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.