Spouse Visa in Indonesia C317

If you're married to an Indonesian you are eligible for something called a Spousal KITAS.

If you’re married to an Indonesian you are eligible for something called a Spousal KITAS.

A KITAS is a temporary residence permit, which is usually valid for one year. Like other visas in Indonesia (apart from a VoA) you’re going to need a sponsor. This could be your employer or in this case, your spouse.

After staying in Indonesia for more than two years on a Spousal KITAS you can ‘upgrade’ to a permanent residence visa called a KITAP.

How Can I Get a Spouse Visa in Indonesia?

It’s fairly easy to get a Spouse KITAS in Indonesia. You just need to:

  • Prove that you’ve been married with an Indonesian national for at least 2-years.
  • If you were married overseas, you’ll need a Surat Nikah or Marriage Letter notification from the Indonesian Embassy in the country you were married.

What Are The Benefits of a Spouse KITAS?

  • You can get an Indonesian ID card called a KTP (Kartu Tanda Penuduk.)
  • You can get an Indonesian driving license, open bank accounts and apply for credit cards.
  • You can become eligible to become an Indonesian citizen.
  • You can become eligible to start your own business.
  • You can become eligible to have joint ownership of property with your spouse.

What Do I Need To Apply For a Spouse KITAS?

To apply for a Spouse KITAS in Indonesia, you’ll need:

  • A valid passport with at least 18-months left on it.
  • A marriage certificate (Akta Nikah) recognised by the Indonesian Government.
  • If you were married outside of Indonesia, you’ll also need a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI).
  • The ID card (KTP) of your Indonesian spouse.
  • The family card (Kartu Keluarga) of your Indonesian spouse.
  • The birth certificate (Akta Lahir) of your Indonesian spouse.
  • Bank statements from your Indonesian spouse showing a minimum balance of IDR 20,000,000.
  • A domicile letter from the sub-district (kantor kelurahan) of where you live or a domicile letter from the building management of where you stay.

Understanding The Different Types of Visas in Indonesia

Short-Term Visit Visas

Available Options

  • Social/ Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa


Validity

  • Single-entry is valid for 60-days and can be extended a maximum of 4-times
  • Multiple-entry is valid for up to 5-years and each visit allows you to stay for up to 60-days.


What You Can and Can’t Do

  • You can participate in social activities.
  • You can conduct business activities.
  • You can’t work or be employed.
  • You can’t earn money or receive an income.

Long-Term Stay Visas

Available Options

  • Limited Stay Visa (KITAS)
  • Permanent Stay Visa (KITAP)


Validity

  • KITAS: valid for 1-year, except for an Investor KITAS, which can be valid for  2-years.  Both can be extended. 
  • KITAP: valid for 5-years and if renewed is unlimited, except for a Spousal KITAP.


Different types of KITAS 

  • Work KITAS
  • Investor KITAS
  • Spousal/ Family KITAS
  • Retirement KITAS

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FAQ's

These are answers to questions we get asked the most about company set ups. If your question isn't here, drop us a line.

Of course. To do so, you need to engage with a local nominee service provider.
Yes, this particularly applies to import and export businesses. Instead of establishing a company, you can use an undername import service, also known as importer of record.
It should take between 1 to 1.5 months. For speedy incorporation, you can choose a shelf company (ready-made company) instead.
Yes. A joint venture company can be in the form of PT PMA (foreign company) or PT (local company). Requirements for each establishment are different.
Business Registration Number is proof that a company, regardless of type, is legally registered in Indonesia. A company that does not have a Business Registration Number may have to face dissolution.

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