Investment Procedure : Recuitment Procedures for Foreign Workers

RECRUITMENT PROCEDURE
FOR FOREIGN WORKERS

First of all, employer (either local or PT. PMA) should submit FOREIGN WORKER EMPLOYMENT PLAN (RPTKA) application via online to the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia to get approval through link http://tka-online.naker.go.id.

Employers who will employ foreign worker shall have RPTKA. RPTKA is a basis to obtain Foreign Worker Employment Permit (IMTA). In order to receive RPTKA, the employer must apply via online to the Directorate General of Guidance Employment and Broaden Employment Opportunities through the Director of Foreign Manpower Management by enclosing:

1.Explanation and reason to employ expatriate.

2.Completed RPTKA form.

3.Licence from authorize ministry.

4.Article of association of legal entity that has been legalized by authorized ministry.

5.Organization structure of the employer company.

6.Letter of the employer domicile from regional government.

7.Letter of Appointment for Indonesian manpower as assistant to the foreigner and mentoring program plan.

8.Letter of Statement for the capacity to provide education and training for Indonesian manpower in accordance with the qualifying position occupied by the foreign worker.

9.Employer Tax ID (NPWP).

10.Copy of valid obligatory report of employment in accordance to State Law No. 7 of 1981.

11.Recommended position that will be occupied by the foreign worker from technical ministries (if required).

Once approved, Indonesia Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia will issue RPTKA Endorsement to the employer. The RPTKA Endorsement will then be used for FOREIGN WORKER EMPLOYMENT PERMIT (IMTA)’S application. This application should be submitted via online to the Directorate General of Guidance Employment and Broaden Employment Opportunities through the Director of Foreign Manpower Management or go to BKPM OSS-C.

General requirement for IMTA as follows:

1.RPTKA Endorsement.

2.Transfer receipt of Compensation Fund for Foreign Worker (Dana Kompensasi Penggunaan or DKP) with the value of USD 1,200 per year from Government Bank, which is appointed by Minister of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia.

3.Proof of insurance policy from the insurance company incorporated in Indonesia.

4.Foreign worker’s passport.

5.Photo size of foreign worker 4×6 cm (2 copies).

6.Sufficient educational background proof from the foreign worker for the job position.

7.Competency certificate or working experience minimum 5 years correspondent with the job position.

8.Contract agreement between the foreign worker and the employer.

9.Reccomendation for the foreign worker from the authorized agency based on the job field (if required).

After receiving IMTA, employee will then be able to apply for TEMPORARY STAY VISA (VISA TINGGAL TERBATAS OR VITAS). General requirement for VITAS application as follows:

1.Application letter.

2.Copy of savings book.

3.Valid passport with minimum 18 months validity for 1 year stay period or 30 months validity for 2 years staying period.

4.Recommendation letter: RPTKA & IMTA.

There are 2 options for VITAS application:

  1. VITAS which is submitted by the employer:
  • The employer submits VITAS application to Directorate of Immigration.
  • The employer has to pay for the telex visa approval cost.
  • When the VITAS application is approved, the employer will get visa approval letter, and the approval was also sent to Indonesian Embassy representative.
  • The foreign worker has to come to the Indonesian representative to apply for a visa while carrying the approval letter and pay for visa fee.
  • After obtaining a visa, the foreign worker will head to Indonesia, and will be granted with admission stamp upon arrival.
  • Foreign worker should report to the local immigration office where he/ she domicile in Indonesia to take biometric and interview and also pay the cost of limited stay permit.
  • VITAS issued.
  1. VITAS which is submitted by the foreign worker:
  • The foreign worker submits VITAS application to Indonesian Embassy Representative.
  • The foreign worker should pay for the telex visa approval cost.
  • The Indonesian Embassy Representative will forward the application to Directorate of Immigration.
  • When the VITAS application is accepted, The Indonesian Embassy Representative will issue the visa. The foreign worker also has to pay for the visa fee.
  • After obtaining a visa, the foreign worker will head to Indonesia, and will be granted with admission stamp upon arrival.
  • Foreign worker should report to the local immigration office where he/ she domicile in Indonesia to take biometric and interview and also pay the cost of limited stay permit.
  • VITAS issued.

The foreign worker should apply for KITAS from the local immigration office where he/ she domicile in Indonesia within 7 days after entering Indonesia. The following procedures also applies to the temporary hired foreigner/ expertise, such as specialized technician for temporary repair work, expert personnel for short-term job position and any affiliated foreigner for specific work function.

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