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  1. Overview: Indonesia
  2. Global PEO and payroll
  3. Global HR Compliance
  4. Work permit for hiring expats via PEO
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Immigration support for hiring expats in Indonesia via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Indonesia or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop shop service for the official employment of expats in Indonesia after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring expats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the expat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Indonesia, allowing to payroll expats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating in the country

Hiring and payrolling expats in Indonesia

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and expats employment in Indonesia is backed with years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Indonesi.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Indonesia takes from 3 weeks to 2 months until entry to Indonesia, and a further 1 month before the entire process is completed.

Major steps to get a work permit in Indonesia

  1. RPTKA (Expatriate Placement Plan) Application
  2. Work Permit (IMTA) Application
  3. VITAS/VBS (Temporary Stay Visa/”Telex Visa”) Approval Application
  4. Visa Application
  5. Entry to Indonesia
  6. ITAS Online Application
  7. Limited Stay Permit (KITAS) Card and Multiple Exit Re-entry Permits (MERP) Application
  8. Resort Police Report (STM)
  9. Temporary Residence Certificate (SKPPS / SKPSKPS)
  10. Expatriate Existence Report

Documents for work permit in Indonesia, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Copy of all pages of passport valid for 18 months minimum Color scan of original passport. Must have at least three blank visa pages. One clear copy
Copy of health/life insurance valid for duration of stay The insurance company must have a presence in Indonesia. One clear copy
2 Passport photographs 4cm X 6cm, red background These photos must be taken with full face and without sunglasses, hat or other head covering, unless you wear this for cultural or religious reasons. The photos must be taken against a red background. The photos must be printed on normal photographic paper. The photos must be of good quality, and they cannot be framed or contain any type of backing. Two originals
Bachelor Degree Color scan. Sworn translated into Bahasa Indonesia or English, with a signed duty stamp (meterai) and company stamped and signed by the HR Director of the sponsor company. If the applicant does not have a university degree, the maximum length of work permit issued by the manpower department will be 6 months. One clear and translated copy
Copy of Passport Information Page One clear copy
Curriculum Vitae Signed on each page by the applicant, signed by the HR Director, stamped with the sponsor company’s stamp, and with a signed duty stamp (meterai). One clear copy
Telex Visa Fee 100,000 Rp One original
Copy of IMTA A scanned copy in color of the issued IMTA (work permit). One clear copy
Passport valid for 18 months minimum (Indonesia) With at least 3 full blank visa pages. One original
Temporary Stay Permit / Limited Stay Visa application form One original
VBS Telex approval (copy) One clear copy
Residence Permit (KITAS) Fee Rp 1,055,000 One original
Domicile Permit/Certificate/Letter Original Domicile Permit (Certificate) (Surat Keterangan Domisili) from the hotel management if staying in a hotel, or a statement letter from the RT & RW (neighborhood organizations) and legalised by the Kantor Kelurahan (Municipal Office) if living in a housing area. One original
ITAS Confirmation This is sent as an email attachment within three days of the ITAS Online application. One original
Copy of KITAS (Temporary Residence) Card One clear copy

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Indonesia without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Indonesia.

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