“Foreigners who intend to work in Indonesian territory must complete the various required documents. Thus, it may not be possible to surmount with only the passport.”

Indonesia’s Manpower policy is addressed to develop the local human resource manpower. Thus, the utilization of expatriate in Indonesia must be well regulated and supervised. The Expatriate who intends to work in Indonesia should at least have the prior working experience and the minimum level of certification. In addition, some industries which plan to employ expatriates should apply for technical recommendation to the related institutions.

Required Documents for Expatriates
As frequently pertained to previous articles, the primer documents for expatriate contain:

  1. Manpower Utilization Working Plan (RPTKA) as enacted on Article 5-35 Ministry of Manpower Law Number 16/2015 jo Ministry of Manpower Law Number 35/2015 Concerning Guidelines and Procedures of Expatriate Utilization;
  2. Manpower Utilization Working Permit (IMTA) as enacted on Article 37-57 Ministry of Manpower Law Number 16/2015 jo Ministry of Manpower Law Number 35/2015 Concerning Guidelines and Procedures of Expatriate Utilization;
  3. Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) as enacted on Article 141-151 Government Regulation Number 31/2013 was amended by the Government Regulation Number 26/2016 Concerning Immigration.

Those documents are submitted by the employer of expatriates. However, the foreign representative office that employs expatriate as diplomatic-employee and/or consular is not needed to apply for IMTA. The Director of the company also has the exceptional requirements for documents completion. We can highlight that the regulations expressly state every single of supporting-document to obtain those three as follows:

  1. Manpower Utilization Working Plan (RPTKA)
  2. No

    Required Documents for RPTKA

    Non Director

    Director

    1.

    Reasoning of Expatriate utilization

    V

    V

    2.

    Filled out RPTKA Forms

    V

    V

    3.

    Business License from authorized institutions

    V

    V

    4.

    Notary’s deed of company establishment and Approval Letter from Ministry of Law and Human Rights (and Its amendment if any)

    V

    V

    5.

    Company organizational Structure

    V

    V

    6.

    Taxpayer Identification Number of the Company

    V

    V

    7.

    Appointing letter of assisting local employee (TKI) and assistance program plan

    V

    X

    8.

    Statement letter to conduct the education and training for TKI as well as the position qualification of TKA

    V

    X

    9.

    Receipt of the valid Mandatory Manpower Report (Wajib Lapor Ketenagakerjaan / WLK)

    V

    V

  3. Manpower Utilization Working Permit (IMTA)
  4. No

    Required Documents for IMTA

    Non Director

    Director

    1.

    Receipt of TKA compensation payment

    V

    V

    2.

    RPTKA Approval Legalization

    V

    V

    3.

    Passport of Expatriates

    V

    V

    4.

    Colored Photograph of Expatriates with the size of 4×6 cm

    V

    V

    5.

    Appointing letter of assisting local employee (TKI) and assistance program plan

    V

    X

    6.

    Pass the qualified education background as the job and position’s qualification

    V

    X

    7.

    Has the competence certificate or the minimum working experience of 5 years

    V

    X

    9.

    Personal insurance at the National Insurance Company

    V

    V

    10.

    Recommendation Letter from related Institutions (if any, for specific industries)

    V

    V

    Note:
    X means not needed by the position
    V means needed by the position

    However, IMTA is not required for foreign representative company which employs the expatriates as diplomatic and consular employee.

  5. Limited Stay Permit (KITAS)
    • Guarantee statement letter from the Sponsor Company;
    • Valid RPTKA;
    • Valid IMTA;
    • Limited Stay Visa (VITAS);
    • Valid Passport of expatriate; and
    • Expatriate domicile certificate.

Accordingly, it can be concluded that passport is only one of the personal documents through which foreigners obtain the complete working permit. Expatriate could not only submit the passport to applying for the working permits in Indonesia.

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Author                   :Hanan Khalifah / Elson