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  1. A

    Your experience: relocation for business

    Hi all, I love Indonesia and think of relocating there and run a restaurant or a tourist business. As options seem to be limited to setting up a new company or taking over an existing one, I would like to ask those who run a business already about their experience. Recently I've been offered to...
  2. josh87

    Spouse Volunteering

    Hi All, What's the go with my wife doing some volunteer work in Bali? She's here on a Spouse dependent KITAS through my company. Is she allowed to to any volunteer work so that she doesn't go crazy sitting at home? If she was to get sponsored by a Volunteer organisation, is there a multiple...
  3. S

    PT Company and KITAS/ Work Permits --- How Difficult?

    Hello all, Loving this community and learning a lot -- thanks! I'm curious if anyone has any 1st, or 2nd hand experience with setting up a PT company through a local partner - and then getting the paperwork sorted to legally work at (run) the business. It seems Indonesia only wants to...
  4. Markit

    Kitap Time DIY?

    Got about another 8 or 9 months to run on my latest Retiree Kitas and am considering doing the KITAP (5 year visa for Retirees) myself. Being a bit stupid I figured if I start now I should just about have it when the old one runs out. Anyone done this recently? Apparently most of the needed...
  5. T

    Mobile plans and credit topup

    I am with Telkomsel, but always find it very confusing when buying extra data on the phone when dealing the standard *363# routine. Apart from it all bing in Bahasa, the deals seem to be very different every time and include really strange extras. Other hard thing to know is how long the data...
  6. N

    KITAP help?

    This might be a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone here can offer me some advice. Pretty I've been on a family KITAS for a few years and in recent years been trying to move over to a KITAP. The problem we keep running into is we live in Kerobokan (at a rental), and my husband's KTP & KK...
  7. C

    Searching for options to move to Bali for some time

    Hi. So decided to post something here, to maybe get some info. As I am (and have been) looking for some.. lets call it easy living.. ways to locate to Bali for a month or two (on and off sorta), I haven't really struck on a good deal yet. I'll give bit info what I'm interested. First, as I...
  8. lush4111

    Agent rules changed??

    Does anybody know if this is true or had any recent attempts to get their agent to renew their visa?? Breaking: Expats Can No Longer Rely Solely on Agents to Get Permits - Indonesia Expat
  9. Billt4SF

    Agents cannot help you with a visa?

    Anyone know if this is legit? I was counting on the help of an agent, because I will shortly return from outlying islands to Bali with an almost-expired 211 (Sosial) visa which needs renewing in a hurry. I contacted the agent Yani but she hasn't responded to me yet! Thanks, Bill Breaking...
  10. spicyayam

    Living on Bali for $175 a week

    I am sure this doesn't includes things like flights, insurance, visa
  11. C

    Kintamani Tourist Tax

    Has anyone else fallen fowl of the Kintamani Tourist Tax? We went through there the other day and got stopped for 'tourist tax' 160,000!!! 6 of us in the car, made us pay for 5, I didn't have to pay as I was driving. Kitas holders with family. Even if you are just traveling through or not...
  12. T

    Does this plan stand up to scrutiny

    Hi, Reformed lurker here and first posting to a very useful forum. I appreciate all the information shared publically by the members. It has been helpful in planning for my imminent retirement to Bali. By way of background I lived before in Bali in the early 90s (Legian area) and have returned...
  13. M

    Tax Amnesty For Trustees?

    By searching the archives I failed to come up with this specific topic. It seems that Indonesian citizens have been offered a tax amnesty on property acquired between 1985 and 2015 that they have not previously declared as taxable, and if they pay up by the end of September 2016 will only have...
  14. K

    Spouse sponsored kitas and return ticket

    This is the first time I'll be returning to Indonesia with a spouse sponsored kitas. My kitas is valid for 1 year, do I need to show a ticket out of the country before that date or is there no need for that with a kitas?
  15. klaatu


    There was a raid on all the kos aroind here,Pemogan,Denpasar,yesterday for KIPEM,of course the missus had the wrong adressed one,so she ad to go to local banjar somewhere in Denpasar selatan.I got her to ask about SKTT(or whatever they are called here). They say can process all but must go to...
  16. balinews

    Emergency law to allow foreigners to purchase apartments in Indonesia

    Property sector needs reform to attract investments, says minister. Indonesia plans to issue an emergency law - known as a perppu - to break an impasse of more than a decade in efforts to streamline unfriendly laws as the country aims to allow foreigners to purchase apartments in Indonesia...
  17. ronb

    Unlimite KITAP

    Just for your info, I have just achieved this milestone. It consists of a letter from Immigration with the heading Permanent Stay Permit Extension, and down in the letter it says "for an indefinite period". With it comes a KITAP card that says "Date to Report" is 5 years from now. Likewise...
  18. B

    Just another one moving

    Hi All Well this is my first post. We are another family of expats on the move to Bali. Unlike many of the threads I have read we aren't coming over here with the intention/plan/idea of starting a business. Nor will we be selling anything to move here. We also won't be working here. Or...
  19. klaatu

    VITAS from Darwin

    I have just submitted my application for VITAS at Darwin Indo Consulate..All i had to do was show them the receipt (or copy) of telex from Jakarta,fill in the form and give them a copy of my ticket to get out of Indonesia...No bank statements ,sponsorship letter or any thing..Have been told to...
  20. davita

    Interview with British Ambassador to Indonesia.

    Here is a link to an interview, conducted by the Jakarta Globe, with the UK Ambassador to RI. Why Indonesia Matters to the World: British Ambassador Moazzam Malik's Economic Perspectives | Jakarta Globe IMO he was very direct in his criticism of how Indonesia is contradicting its economic...