foreigners from Japan, who will travel to Indonesia for business purposes are eligible for Visa on Arival or VOA (Visa Kunjungan Saat Kedatangan). All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival and have valid return ticket. The immigration officer at the port of entry may ask the passenger to produce any necessary documents (such as hotel reservation and proof of finance).
Regarding the purpose of visit, the visitors with ASEAN Countries nationalities are able to visit Indonesia without any visa for the purpose of official duties, education, tourism, business, government and social culture purpose. They may stay up to 30 days with no option of renewal or converted to other type of visa.
Any foreigner intending to work and stay in Indonesia must get Temporary Stay Visa (VITAS). To get VITAS, applicant must have a sponsor both in their home country and in Indonesia.
The applicant can apply online bygoto website www.imigrasi.go.id and click Visa Section or come directly to Directorate of Immigration.
The application should be submitted by sponsor in Indonesia to the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta. Once the application approved, the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta will give the approval letter to the sponsor or counterpart in Indonesia and to the Indonesian Embassy where the visa will be collected.
The embassy will issue the VITAS only after receiving approval from the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta. Once the foreigner enters Indonesia by using VITAS, they should apply for Temporary Stay Permit Card (KITAS) from the local immigration office. Investor can bring family to Indonesia. They should get Temporary Stay Visa (VITAS) and Temporary Stay Permit Card (KITAS) byfollowing the same procedures mentioned above.
Application of working permit will be explained further in the Chapter of INVESTMENT PROCEDURES: RECRUITMENT FOREIGN WORKERS