Indonesia: Work Permit Extension Requirements Enforced

Foreign nationals seeking to renew their long-term work permits will need to show proof of enrollment in Indonesia's social security, healthcare and insurance programs and an Indonesian tax card. Employers are reminded to make these arrangements for their foreign employees as soon as possible to avoid delays with the renewal process.

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Jun 08, 2016

The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is enforcing the requirement for foreign nationals to submit additional documents to apply for long-term work permit (IMTA) extensions. Although this was previously stated in the regulations, the MOM did not strictly enforce these requirements until recently.

The MOM has clarified that the following additional documents must be submitted for IMTA renewal applications:

• Proof of enrollment in Indonesia's BPJS Kesehatan program (Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial, which is akin to a healthcare and insurance program);
• Proof of enrollment in Indonesia's BPJS Ketenagakerjaan (manpower and social security program); and
• Foreign employee Indonesia Tax Card (NPWP).

What This Means for Employers

Employers should work with Fragomen to identify which of their employees will require work permit renewals, and arrange to obtain these additional documents if they have not already done so. Failure to provide these documents might result in delays with the renewal process.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen Worldwide or send an email to

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