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Posted on June 09 2022

Indonesia announces a 5-year work visa for digital nomads

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Updated October 18 2023

Key Aspects

  • A special five-year visa for the remote employees, will be announced soon
  • The number of tourists in Indonesia reached 111,000 in April 2022
  • Bali tops among the prioritized remote work destinations
  • The country has relaxed most of the COVID travel restrictions

Overview

The government of Indonesia has relaxed most of the travel restrictions and put a quarantined-free trial period into practice as well as Visa On Arrival (VOA) scheme on March 7, 2022, for 72 nations..

Indonesia, the top tourist attraction

To attract higher-spending and longer-staying travelers, Indonesia looks past its tourist beaches and invites them to its islands. Most importantly, a five-year visa will be introduced for the digital nomads soon. Bali has relaxed the restrictions and started welcoming the international tourists since October 14, 2021, when the government of Indonesia is about to restart the local economy further by relaxing the limits and adding more benefits for all the travelers. The government of Indonesia has relaxed most of the travel restrictions and put a quarantined-free trial period into practice as well as Visa On Arrival (VOA) scheme on March 7, 2022, for 72 nations. The number of tourists in Indonesia reached 111,000 in April 2022. *For more information, check out the Y-Axis blog page... Moreover, the nation removed its RT-PCR requirements on May 18, 2022, with multiple companies permitting the employees to work from anywhere as it is a perfect opportunity for the digital nomads.

Digital Nomad visa

A special five-year visa has been provided for remote employees since early 2021. This visa allows the individuals to work and stay within the country for up to five years with no taxes on the foreign-sourced income. Sandiaga Uno, the country’s Tourism and Economy Minister, stated that individuals would be taxed if they earn within Indonesia, but the tax is zero if it is solely overseas. The Minister mentioned that around 95% of surveyed “digital nomads” prefer Indonesia, specifically Bali, as their top priority as their remote work destination. You will require an IMTA (Ijin Mempekerjakan Tenaga Kerja Asing), also known as an IKTA (Expatriate Work Permit) to work in Indonesia. The company that is willing to hire will sponsor it. You will require a residence permit for Indonesia along with your work permit. The Kartu Izin Tinggal Terbatas (KITAS), or Temporary Stay Permit Card, will also be sponsored by your employer. Want to visit Indonesia? Get guidance from Y-Axis, the leading Overseas Consultant in Australia If you found this article engaging, continue to read... Switzerland and Greece remove all COVID travel restrictions

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