On Tuesday, 25 October 2022 the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigarion officially launched the Second Home Visa Policy. This policy is listed in on the Circular Letter Number IMI-0740.GR.01.01 of 2002 about Visa and Limited Second Home Stay Permit. This policy was introduced just before the commencement of the 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit which will be held at Bali in November 2022.
Speaking to the press on Tuesday (25/10), the acting General Director of Immigration Widodo Ekatjahjana explained that the policy was made in order to attract more international tourists to Indonesia. The policy is seen as a necessity in order to improve the tourism sector in Indonesia.
The subject of the policy itself is foreign citizens (Warga Negara Asing) or former Indonesian citizens (ex-WNI) who aspire to stay and contribute to the Indonesian economy. The recipients of a Second Home Visa can choose to stay in Indonesia for 5 or 10 years. It is also important to note that this policy is effective 60 days after the issuance of the circular letter. The application can be submitted online (visa-online.imigrasi.go.id) with the following requirements:
- Valid passport with at least 36 months left before expiry
- Proof of fund, in the form of bank account owned by other foreigners or guarantor worth at least IDR 2 billion or equal
- Identification photo printed in color, sized 4 cm x 6 cm, white background
- Curriculum Vitae
Meanwhile, the following are the procedures that must be followed in order to obtain a Second Home Visa:
- VITAS Application
In this phase, the foreign citizen must apply for the VITAS through the online portal provided by the authorities.
- VITAS Payment
After the application is made, the foreign citizen will receive a PNBP payment bill that must be paid within 7 days since it was issued.
- VITAS Issuance
After the payment is completed, the VITAS will be sent electronically through the applicant’s email.
- Applicant Arrival
Upon the applicants’ arrival in Indonesia, they will be assisted by the Immigration authorities to convert their e-Visa into an ITAS, which must state the applicant’s domicile in Indonesia during 30 days of their time in Indonesia.
- ITAS Application
The applicant must come to the nearest Immigration office to complete the PNBP ITAS payment.
Upon the completion of the PNBP ITAS payment, the applicant will collect biometric information such as fingerprints to the Immigration authorities.
- ITAS Issuance
The Immigration authorities will process and verify all the collected data. The process is expected to be completed in two working days after the biometrics process.
How can Double M help?
Second Home Visa is a newly introduced policy in Indonesia aimed to attract more visitors into the country. Double M strives to help our clients throughout the application process. Should you have any inquiries, please contact us.