Work Permit in Indonesia

In Indonesia, work permits are issued by the Ministry of Manpower. Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (Kemnaker) records that there are approximately 100.000 foreigners working in Indonesia from 2019 to 2021. Indonesia opens its borders for citizens worldwide to come and work there, but it’s crucial to note that they must first obtain a work permit.

Generally, work permits are divided into two, RPTKA and IMTA. RPTKA (Rencana Penggunaan Tenaga Kerja Asing) is a document stating the identity and work plan of the foreigner set to work in Indonesia. This document verifies details like the job position, location of work, numbers of local worker companions among others. Once the RPTKA is acquired it will be used to apply for RPTKA validation, which is a license allowing the company to employ a foreign worker.

Technically, RPTKA and IMTA have different administrative documents. But we strongly advise our clients to prepare all the documents required between the two in order to smoothen the application process.

RPTKA Application Procedures

First, the applicants must submit all the required documents to the authorities. Second, the documents will be verified by the authorities in order to check their authenticity. Third, the authorities will schedule BAP Ekspos, which is an interview for the prospective foreign worker or with the employer. Fourth, the applicant/employer will be interviewed by the authorities regarding their plan to work in Indonesia. Fifth, the RPTKA will then be issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower.

Notification and IMTA Application Procedures

First,  the applicant must submit the documents required by the authorities. Second, the submitted documents will be verified by the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower in order to ensure their authenticity. Third, the applicant must wait while the submission is reviewed and approved by the authorities. Fourth, the applicant must pay a DPKK fee as the service’s payment. Fifth, he Notification and IMTA will be issued by the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower

Work Permit Requirements

  1. Covid Vaccine Certificate, complete doses and acquired min. 2 weeks before entering Indonesia
  2. Passport, ID page with a min. Validity of 19 months with recent entry stamp to Indonesia
  3. Recent photo (formal)
  4. National ID Card
  5. Work experience letter (stating min. 5 years of work experience)
  6. Personal information: phone number, email address, address of residence in Indonesia, Bachelor’s Degree certificate, health insurance, marital status, blood group, police clearance certificate (SKCK), bank statement, letter of consent
  7. Work information: contract, job description, company address

How can Double M Help?

Work permit application is a very crucial requirement for foreigners intending to work in Indonesia. Double M strives to help our clients throughout the whole process and submit the application successfully. Should you have any inquiries, please contact us

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