Rights Adds Types of Activities for Foreigners Who Can Apply for an RI Visa

Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, Yasonna H. Laoly updated the list of activities for foreigners for visa applications for the Republic of Indonesia on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Additional types of activities for foreigners are stipulated through a Decree Minister of Law and Human Rights (Kepmenkumham) Number M.HH03.GR.01.01 concerning Types of Activities of Foreigners in the Context of Granting Visas in the Period of Handling the Spread of Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery.

“In the previous Kepmenkumham, a Limited Stay Visa (Vitas) that could be applied for, among others, was for work (C312), investment (C313 or C314), family union (C317) and attending education (C316). After the issuance of the new Minister of Law and Human Rights Decree on April 28, foreigners can apply for Vitas in order to participate in training and scientific research (C315) and repatriation (C318),” said Sub Coordinator of Public Relations of the Directorate General of Immigration, Achmad Nur Saleh.

In addition, the latest Minister of Law and Human Rights stated that foreigners can now apply for a Visit Visa in the context of transit and sports visits (B211A) as well as journalistic visits and film-making visits (B211C).

“For the application for a Visit Visa for the purpose of a sports visit, the applicant is required to attach additional requirements in the form of an invitation letter from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or a letter of recommendation from an organization that organizes international sports activities. Meanwhile, journalistic visits and film-making visits must include permission from the competent authority,” he added.

Regarding visa applications, the Government through the Minister of Finance has set new rates for immigration services through PMK Number 9/PMK.02/2022 regarding Types and Tariffs for Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) for Immigration Services which is effective from April 16, 2022. Based on these regulations , the application for a One Time Visit Visa is now subject to a fee of IDR 2,000,000, with the payment component only in Rupiah. The cost of a Limited Stay Visa is still the same, which is 150 US Dollars plus Rp. 200,000.

“Foreigners who enter Indonesia using Vitas must come to the immigration office according to their domicile no later than 30 days from arrival to report and carry out the procedure for changing the status of their residence permit to a Limited Stay Permit (ITAS),” concluded Achmad.