Differences Between Indonesia Business Visa & Work Permit
Business Visa in Indonesia online
If you visit Indonesia for a business-related purpose without any intention to obtain any income in Indonesia, the document you will need is a multiple (MBV) or single (SBV) business visa. Luckily, obtaining a business visa in Indonesia is a simple and fast procedure that Cekindo can help you process completely online. An MBV allows multiple entries and is valid for 1 year, and an SBV allows a single entry that can be extended up to 6 months. The whole procedure will take 14 working days.
The main purpose of the Indonesian Business Visa is to enable the holder to carry out business activities in Indonesia such as attending a conference or seminar. This does not include being employed or receiving a salary in Indonesia.
A Business Visa in Indonesia provides the following benefits:
- Fast, simple, and online order and purchase.
- It is cheaper than a work permit.
- You are allowed to stay 60 days (for offshore application) and 30 days (for onshore application).
- You can apply for an extension and each extension is valid for 30 days. Offshore applications are limited to 4 applications, while onshore applications are limited to 5 applications.
- The visa is valid for up to 6 months.
Work Permit Indonesia (ITAS)
Any foreigner that is planning to work or receive any income in Indonesia must apply for a work permit. This application represents a bureaucratic procedure, in which both the Ministry of Manpower and Immigration Office is involved. The entire procedure will take 2 months. A work ITAS is valid for up to 12 months, depending on your intention to work and stay in Indonesia. Similar to an MBV, an ITAS can also be used for multiple entries into Indonesia.
The main purpose of an ITAS is to enable the holder to legally obtain employment and salary in Indonesia quickly.
ITAS provides the following benefits:
- Opportunity to open a local bank account in Indonesia
- The right to stay without regularly leaving the country
- Valid for 6 months, or 1 year if you are the director of the company
- Opportunity to obtain permanent residency (KITAP) in Indonesia after 3 years if you have a high position in the company