Golden Visa Regulation

Golden Visa Regulation – Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights (Permenkumham) Number 22 of 2023 concerning Visas and Stay Permits and Regulation of the Minister of Finance Number 82 of 2023 promulgated on August 30, 2023 became the basis for the implementation of the Golden Visa policy. This visa classification is intended for qualified foreigners who will benefit the country’s economic development, one of which is investors, both corporations and individuals.

“Golden visa is a visa granted as the basis for granting a residence permit for a period of 5 (five) to 10 (ten) years in order to support the national economy,” said Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim on Saturday (02/09/2023).

To be able to stay in Indonesia for 5 (five) years, foreign individual investors who will establish a company in Indonesia are required to invest US$ 2,500,000 (around Rp. 38 billion). Meanwhile, for a 10 (ten) year stay, the required investment value is US$ 5,000,000 (approximately IDR 76 billion).

Meanwhile, corporate investors who form a company in Indonesia and invest US$ 25,000,000 or around Rp 380 billion will receive a golden visa with a 5 (five) year stay for its directors and commissioners; for an investment value of US$ 50,000,000, a 10 (ten) year stay will be granted.

Different provisions apply to individual foreign investors who do not intend to establish a company in Indonesia. For a 5 (five) year golden visa, the applicant is required to place funds worth US$ 350,000 (around Rp.5.3 billion) which can be used to purchase Indonesian government bonds, shares of public companies or placement of savings/deposits; while for a 10 (ten) year golden visa the funds that must be placed are US$ 700,000 (around Rp.10.6 billion).

“Because we are targeting qualified travelers, the requirements are more weighty. The longer the stay in Indonesia, the higher the guarantee value, especially for investment activities which can be up to around Rp 760 billion,” he added.

Silmy further explained that the golden visa was a mandate from President Joko Widodo when he assumed his duties as Director General of Immigration so that it was made a priority program to be completed within 6 (six) months.

Silmy said that the 6 (six) months were used to review and formulate the Golden visa policy, including changes to regulations and preparing derivative rules.

“From changes in Government Regulations, Ministerial Regulations, to Director General Regulations. The formulation of the golden visa policy involves many ministries,” he said. Previously, Indonesian immigration regulations did not regulate visas with a 10 (ten) year stay permit.

Golden visa holders are expected to enjoy a number of exclusive benefits from this type of visa. Among them are a longer period of stay, ease of leaving and entering Indonesia, and efficiency because there is no need to apply for ITAS at the immigration office.

“Once in Indonesia, they (golden visa holders) no longer need to apply for a limited stay permit (ITAS) at the immigration office,” said Silmy.

Indonesia is not the first country to implement golden visa. Similar policies have been implemented in various developed countries, including the United States, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand, Italy and Spain.

“Countries that have implemented the Golden Visa policy feel its positive impact. Denmark, for example, has become one of the leading countries in innovation. Then the United Arab Emirates became a favorite destination country for foreign investors. Hopefully, with this policy in the future Indonesia will also receive a similar impact. Moreover, our country has a myriad of potential to be managed and developed,” he concluded.

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Dahsuskim Permit in Indonesia

Dahsuskim permit in Indonesia is an ease of access given to foreign nationals who work as captains, ship crew/floating equipment operating in Indonesian territorial waters such as archipelago, continental shelf, and Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE). In particular, this ease of access is granted in the form of visas, immigration permits, foreign registration and re-entry permits. 

Who is Eligible to Obtain Dahsuskim Permit in Indonesia?

Foreigners who work in the sea are surely obliged to have a Waters Limited Stay Permit (KITAS Perairan). Dahsuskim or Water KITAS can be extended by applying for an extension of stay permit at least 14 working days before the stay permit expires.

Requirements of Dahsuskim Permit

  1. Dahsuskim application letter and guarantor from the TKA employer
  2. Letter of application for limited stay permit (ITAS)
  3. Letter of recommendation from a government agency
  • Decree of the Director General of Sea Transportation
  • Decree of the Director General of Capture Fisheries
  • Ministerial decree
  1. Copy of Passport
  2. Copy of Entry stamp
  3. Copy of e-Visa
  4. Foreign Ship Agency Approval (PKKA)
  5. Port clearance
  6. International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Crew list

Dahsuskim Permit Application Procedures


  • Employers must obtain a Foreign Ship Agency Approval Letter (PKKA) issued by the Directorate General of Sea Transportation to stop in Indonesian waters.
  • Applicants must have a Permission Ashore Card if they wish to go ashore and is valid 7 days after issue.
  • Application for SK Dahsuskim to the Directorate General of Immigration with the crew list document.


  • Employers apply for RPTKA and IMTA online as approval for work permits.
  • In short, after the work permit is approved and the crew or floating crew come to Indonesian territory with their means of transportation, the employer must attach all the documents required for reporting and making a Waters KITAS to the Immigration office and be given a billing for PNBP payments.


  • After submitting the application and payment of PNBP, foreigners who are crew members of ships or floating crews take biometrics at the Immigration office

Issuance of KITAS

  • Immigration will issue a KITAS in accordance with the application of the employer who has completed the work contract of foreigners who are crew members of ships or floating crews. Overall, KITAS issuance is 2 working days after the biometric

How can Double M help?

Dahsuskim Permit is a special immigration facility in Indonesia that will help you conduct business in the country with ease. Thus, with Double M’s help, you will be able to complete the procedures with no hassle. 

Naturalization in Indonesia

Advantages of Naturalization in Indonesia

Naturalization in Indonesia is a process where foreign citizens can earn a new status as Indonesian citizens because they have lived in Indonesia for a certain amount of years or go through a series of specific procedures. 

In Indonesia, naturalization increased in popularity after famous footballer Cristian Gonzales was naturalized as an Indonesian citizen in 2010. Over the years, not only footballers have followed suit but regular citizens as well. Here are the advantages of naturalization in Indonesia.

  1. Protection from Deportation

There have been many cases where tourists or temporary visitors are deported from Indonesia because they committed crime. By being an Indonesian citizen, Indonesia will automatically be your country of origin. As a result, there shall be no possibility of a deportation for you. This does not mean you can do everything as you please without obeying the law. Should you commit a violation, the existing legal regulations will apply on you and consequences will occur .

  1. Government Job Eligibility

In every job in the Indonesian government, the main requirement for potential applicants is that they must be an Indonesian citizen. You will be eligible to apply for a job in the Indonesian government by getting naturalized as an Indonesian citizen. One of the most known advantages of getting a government job is that you will receive a monthly pension money after you retire for the rest of your days. 

  1. Ease to Travel

Upon the successful completion of your naturalization process, you will be eligible to apply for an Indonesian passport. Having an Indonesian passport is so beneficial since it will allow you to travel overseas as an Indonesian citizen. 

  1. Right to Vote

As an Indonesian citizen, you will obtain the political right to vote in elections, either for city officials, legislative members, and Presidents/Vice Presidents. Electoral voting right is one of the most profound rights for an Indonesian citizen, allowing you to take part in a huge democratic event and play a part in the country’s political process. 

How can Double M help?

Naturalization as an Indonesian citizen could potentially bring you many advantages. With Double M’s help, you will be able to complete the procedures with no hassle.

Emergency Notice: Force Majeure Causing Delay in Immigration Services

Visa Emergency Notice Indonesia – According to the Press Release number SPIMI/012/2022/03 issued by the Directorate General of Immigration, it was reported that their primary office was caught on fire at 10.49 a.m. on Thursday (8/12/12). As a result, there will be a delay in immigration services such as visa approval, living permit approval, and M-Passport. 

Due to this unforeseen circumstance, the entire building has now been evacuated. Immigration employees were permitted to go home and finish their work remotely. This may cause the delay in the services as most of the documents and resources are located in the office. 

For applicants currently using one of the Immigration services, you are advised to visit the and @ditjen_imigrasi Instagram account in order to keep up with the latest information. For further information, you may contact the Public Relations Subcoordinator of the Indonesian Immigration Service, Mr. Achmad Nur Saleh at 0812-9126-2833 regarding the Visa Emergency Notice Indonesia.

How can Double M help?

In order to obtain a visa, you must go through the procedures at the Indonesian Immigration Service. With Double M’s help, you will be able to complete these procedures with no hassle.

Multiple Entry Visa in Indonesia

Multiple Entry Visa in Indonesia – Acting Director General of Immigration Widodo Ekatjahjana officially conducted a trial for the reopening of Multiple Entry Visa (VKBP). This policy was stopped during the Covid-19 pandemic and was reintroduced for trial on Tuesday, (22/11/2022). The policy is mostly aimed for high level business people and potential investors with large capital, which could potentially support the economic recovery in Indonesia. 

It is important to note that you cannot use VKBP to work in Indonesia. Holders are permitted to enter Indonesian territory within 1 year with a stay period of 60 days for each entry, and VKBP holders can only enter and exit Indonesia from the Immigration Checkpoints (TPI) in the Riau Archipelago, but can travel to other Indonesian territories. 

Multiple Entry Visa Requirements

  • Passport valid for 18 months at the minimum
  • Application letter from the Sponsor
  • Proof of having living expenses in an amount of at least USD 2,000 in the form of a checking account, savings book, or time deposit for the last 3 months
  • Proof of return ticket/onward ticket
  • Coloured photo with size of 4 x 6 cm (white background)

Additional Covid-19 Requirements

  • Evidence of having received the full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and a booster
  • Proof of ownership of health insurance/travel insurance which includes health financing, and a statement of willingness to pay independently if affected by COVID-19 while in Indonesian Territory.
  • Statement letter willing to comply with all applicable health protocols in Indonesia.

Multiple Entry Visa application procedures

  1. Submission

VKBP applicants must have a sponsor in the form of a corporation or company in Indonesia.

  1. Issuance of Visas

Upon successful submission and payment processes, The Directorate General of Immigration will issue the VKBP within 8 working days.

How can Double M help?

Obtaining a Multiple Entry Visa in Indonesia will help you conduct business in the country with ease. With Double M’s help, you will be able to complete the procedures with no hassle.

Electronic Visa on Arrival Indonesia

Electronic Visa on Arrival Indonesia – Following the successful introductions of Visa on Arrival (VoA) and Second Home Visa, the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration plans to introduce the all-new Electronic Visa on Arrival (EVoA). The authorities have conducted full scale trials of the EVoA alongside its new payment gateway. On Friday (4/11), Indonesian representatives serving as Immigration Attachés abroad were the first ones to conduct a full scale trial of the system, arriving at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport at 10.40 p.m. local time. 

The successful trial means that the system is fully ready for launch on Wednesday, 9 November 2022. The introduction of the EVoA coincides with the G20 Conference on 15-16 November 2022. 

Electronic Visa on Arrival (EVoA) Indonesia Requirements

  1. EVoA applicants must pay a fee of IDR 500.000 and will be granted a stay permit of 30 (thirty) days in Indonesia for purposes such as tourism, government visits, business meeting, goods purchasing, and transit. You also have the option to extend the stay for a further 30 days. 
  2. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Indonesia for a EVoA with a 60-day stay duration
  3. eVoa can be used 90 days at the latest after the payment is completed.
  4. EVoA will be implemented gradually, prioritizing applicants arriving in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta and Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali. 
  5. For now, EVoA will be available for citizens from 26 countries. You can view the list of countries here.
  6. You can process the EVoA through 
  7. You must write down the document number exactly as displayed in the passport or identity card (ID card)
  8. You must write down the “expiration date” or “valid until” as displayed in the passport or identity card (ID card).

Electronic Visa on Arrival (EVoA) Procedures

  1. Apply

To apply, you must visit the and register for an account. You will have to fill in the following details: personal information, passport information, and account information (the email and password you used to register on the website), and upload your latest color softcopy photo file, with the face facing forward, size 4 x 6 cm with a resolution of at least 400 x 600 pixels, and a maximum file size of 200 KB in JPEG, JPG or PNG format.

  1. Payment

After filling your personal details, you must pay a service fee of IDR 500.000 through the payment gateway which includes credit cards and debit cards with Visa, Mastercard, and JCB logos. 

  1. Download

Upon the completion of your payment, you will be able to download your EVoA. The visa will be electronically linked to this Passport. The visa is only valid if you are traveling to Indonesia with this passport.

The introduction of EVoA is there to provide ease of access for foreign visitors to visit Indonesia. With this system, foreign visitors can complete their visa applications before their departure or while on transit. Visitors will also avoid the hassle of finding money changers since payment gateway will convert the currencies automatically. The hope is that with this policy, more visitors will come to Indonesia. 

How can Double M help?

Electronic Visa on Arrival Indonesia application has several procedures. With Double M’s help, you can obtain your EVoA with no hassle.

Second Home Visa Indonesia Policy

On Tuesday, 25 October 2022 the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigarion officially launched the Second Home Visa Policy. This policy is on the Circular Letter Number IMI-0740.GR.01.01 of 2002 about Visa and Limited Second Home Stay Permit. The introduction of his policy was just before the commencement of the 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit 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 ( with the following requirements:

  1. Valid passport with at least 36 months left before expiry
  2. Proof of fund, in the form of bank account owned by other foreigners or guarantor worth at least IDR 2 billion or equal
  3. Identification photo printed in color, sized 4 cm x 6 cm, white background
  4. Curriculum Vitae

Procedures to obtain a Second Home Visa

  1. VITAS Application

In this phase, the foreign citizen must apply for the VITAS through the online portal provided by the authorities.

  1. VITAS Payment

After the application, the foreign citizen will receive a PNBP payment bill that must be paid within 7 days since it was issued. 

  1. VITAS Issuance

After completing the payment, the applicants will get the VITAS electronically on their email.

  1. 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. 

  1. ITAS Application

The applicant must come to the nearest Immigration office to complete the PNBP ITAS payment.

  1. Biometrics

Upon the completion of the PNBP ITAS payment, the applicant will collect biometric information such as fingerprints to the Immigration authorities. 

  1. ITAS Issuance

The Immigration authorities will process and verify all the collected data. The process is for two working days after the biometrics process.

How can Double M help?

Second Home Visa is a new policy in Indonesia which aims to attract more visitors into the country. Double M strives to help our clients with our immigration services. Should you have any inquiries, please contact us.

Visa on Arrival in Indonesia

Visa on Arrival (VoA) in Indonesia

Visa on Arrival (VoA) is a type of visa that is issued to foreign travelers upon their arrival in Indonesia. This type of visa is eligible for foreign travelers coming to Indonesia for business trips, vacation, and social visits. It is important to note that there are several requirements in order to obtain a VoA.

VoA Requirements in Indonesia

  • Passport (ordinary/official/diplomatic) that is valid for a minimum period of 6 (six) months
  • A return ticket or a pass for the trip to the next country
  • Receipt of payment for PNPB Visa on Arrival worth IDR 500.000 

VoA Registration Procedures in Indonesia:

  • Travel to Indonesian airports, seaports, and cross-border ports that offer the service of VoA
  • Upon arrival, locate the counter to apply for VoA and follow the queue
  • Complete the payment of the VoA
  • Continue to the Immigration Counter and show your passport to obtain the stamp.


  • VoA is valid for 30 days since the day of arrival. You can only extend VoA at the Immigration Office of your choice for once. VoA cannot be converted to another stay permit in Indonesia.
  • The Indonesian government regularly updates the list of countries whose citizens are eligible to obtain VoA upon their arrival in Indonesia. See the updated list of countries for VoA on tourism purposes.

How can Double M help?

Getting Visa On Arrival in Indonesia is not easy. With Double M’s help, you will be able to find them with ease.