News report | | 01-07-2022 | ±2 minutes reading time

Before corona, the Indonesian government was already planning to introduce a digital nomad visa, which, of course, was delayed. However, now that the borders are open, the plan is back on the table. What does the digital nomad visa actually entail, and what should you do if you are planning a business trip or holiday to Indonesia? Read on to learn more about the Indonesia visa and how to apply for the visa.

The digital nomad visa

The visa is aimed at people who work “from home”, regardless of where this “home” is. They are also known as “digital nomads”. The visa allows you to live in a country other than the one where your income comes from without having to pay taxes in the country where you reside. The digital nomad visa will probably be valid for five years, which is quite long compared to digital nomad visas offered by other country. Applying for this visa will be a lot easier, as you will not have to change your whole life to work in another country.

Indonesia requirements

Currently, it is only possible to go to Indonesia on a tourist visa or work visa, which have a shorter validity period than the proposed digital nomad visa. Therefore, the digital nomad visa seems to be the “golden mean” between the holiday and work visa. It does not let you work for a company based in Indonesia, just like a holiday visa. Unlike the work visa, it does not oblige you to pay local taxes or comply with the local work-related laws. Conversely, the digital nomad visa would also be advantageous for Indonesia, since the country earns a lot from tourism thanks to visitors spending money in Indonesia daily.

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Working in Indonesia

Since the new digital nomad visa is still a concept, if you want to work in Indonesia, you should apply for a B211A Working Visa. However, this visa has more conditions attached to it than the digital nomad visa. Since 2022, you may also make use of the visa on arrival. As the name implies, you may apply and pay for this visa at the counter upon arrival at the airport in Indonesia. This visa can be extended once by thirty days, making the maximum length of stay 60 days. For a business trip, a visa on arrival is not sufficient. For that, you need to apply for an Indonesian visa at an embassy or consulate before departure. In that case, check the required documents in advance.

Please note: this news article about the visa for Indonesia is more than one year old. It might contain outdated information and advice, and no rights can therefore be derived from this article. Are you going on a trip soon and do you wish to do know what rules currently apply? Read all about the up-to-date information about the visa for Indonesia.

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