Visas & Work Permits

Visas and Work Permits in Bali

As we all notice, many pensioners want to spend their time relaxing in the sun. Bali is one of the most popular destinations. Living in Bali means spending a sweet life in a nice and beautiful country.

Entrepreneurs who come to Indonesia for a business but not to earn any money can apply for single entry business E-visas.

This e-VISA Allow you to stay up to 60 days. If you want to stay more than 60 days, you can extend this visa for maximum 4 more times. Each extension is 30 days. To apply for Indonesia Visa B211 we will need:

  1. Colored photocopy of your passport (12+ months validity, cover, info page)

  2. Address in Bali & your email address

  3. Health Certificate & Health Insurance

Tourists who are already in Indonesia can apply for a new Social visa without leaving country.

This visa is granted for 30 days and can be extended 4 more times for 30 days each. Giving you opportunity to live in Indonesia for 5 month.

Holders of social visa are not allowed to conduct any business activities in Indonesia.

To apply for Social Visa B211 we will need:

  1. Coloured photocopy of your passport (12+ months validity, cover, info page)

  2. Address in Bali & your email address

  3. Health Insurance

KITAS stands for Kartu Izin Tinggal Terbatas. It is a limited stay permit in Indonesia or a temporary residency permit that is valid from six months to five years depending on KITAS type. As the most common type of a permit for foreign residents, it requires an Indonesian sponsorship.

Investor Kitas is issued to applicants who are investing in a PMA company in Indonesia and become actual shareholder for that company.

Indonesian Investor KITAS can be categorised into two types:

  • Index 313: 1-year KITAS

  • Index 314: 2-year KITAS

Retirement Visa Kitas is a temporary residence permit that is issued to applicants older than 55 years for 1 year with the possibility of extend up to 5 years. After 5 years you will be entitled to apply for a KITAP – a permanent stay permit.

The requirements for those who would like to apply for Retirement Visa in Indonesia among others are :

  • At least 55 years old;

  • No plan to work or to run a business;

  • Having a residential home lease agreement to live in Indonesia;

  • Hiring a domestic helper.

To apply for Retirement KITAS we will need:

  • Original passport with validity passport minimum 18 months

  • Copy cover of passport and first page of passport

  • Digital passport size photo on a red background

  • A copy of your health insurance

  • A copy of bank account statement for last 3 months

  • A copy of the maid’s ID

  • A copy of the rental contract for a year


Investing in Indonesia through a company is one of the safest and legal options available, allowing you to avoid risk and comply with Indonesian law.

Foreign-Owned Company (PT PMA) is the common and only way for foreigner to operate a company in Indonesia and it does not need to have a local shareholder if their industry is not mentioned in the Negative Investment List, which means that 100% of the capital can be owned by foreigners. If their industry is listed in the Negative Investment List, there will be a special rule where the foreign-owned company (PT PMA) must have a specified percentage of local Indonesian shareholders.


In Indonesia, if you want to expand your business or distribute your product, you have to apply for particular licenses and register your product (for certain products). Licenses are becoming critical to companies since this would legalize their business activities in Indonesia. Without licenses your business activities may potentially be closed by government.Having years of experience in helping companies to establish their businesses in Indonesia, Essence of Asia can help you get a business license in Indonesia according to your business needs and targets.


When you decide to register you PT PMA company in Indonesia, you need to present the location of your office to obtain a domicile letter. This letter is one of the main requirements to establish a company in Indonesia. A virtual office helps investors to obtain a registered address and domicile letter without renting office space. Your business will be registered in our office in Bali and our team will handle your mail.