Spouse VISA (KITAS)
Who is the Spouse Visa (Spouse KITAS) for, and what are the benefits?
They can be unduly complicated and time demanding, as with all Visas in Indonesia. We look at the different sorts of Spouse Visas available, the benefits, and offer suggestions and guidance to ensure you get the right visa for your needs in this article.
Are you married to an Indonesian national?
If you are a foreigner married to an Indonesian citizen, you will need the Spouse Sponsored KITAS Visa. There are two possibilities: 1. Spouse Sponsored KITAS (Kartu Izin Tinggal Terbatus), which is valid for one year, and 2. Spouse Sponsored KITAP (Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap), which is valid for five years.
There are numerous benefits to obtaining a Spouse Sponsored Visa, including:
Validity for a period of up to 5 years in Indonesia
KTP (Indonesian Identification Card) (Kartu Tanda Penuduk)
Obtaining a driver’s license, opening a bank account, and applying for loans and credit cards
Eligibility for citizenship in Indonesia
Eligibility to work or start your own firm as a lone proprietor without the need to apply for a work permit.
Possibility of shared property ownership with your spouse
You will also be given a range of other documents, such as a multiple entry permission, an Indonesian ID, and an SKLD (national police registration card).
You will need a Dependant Visa if you are married to a non-Indonesian citizen and need a Spouse Visa.
The Dependant Visa works in the same way as the ordinary work visa (KITAS), but you won’t have to apply for a work permit (IMTA). The length of this visa varies, and the amount of time allowed is determined by the principal working visa.
Approval by VITAS is the first step.
1, To begin, gather the necessary documents: a valid passport and a copy of your passport, a marriage certificate, a copy of your Indonesian spouse’s ID and family card with the ‘Married’ status, a copy of your Indonesian spouse’s most recent bank statement, and a sponsor letter.
2, Fill out an application for a VITAS (Temporary Stay Visa pre-approval)
3, The VITAS will be sent to you through email in the form of an Electronic Visa (E-Visa), which you can print and carry with you.
4, You will be able to enter Indonesia once you have received your E-Visa.
Converting your VITAS to a KITAS is the next step. (Step 2)
You will have seven days to convert your VITAS to a KITAS after returning to Indonesia. You will be prohibited from leaving Indonesia during this time. You will be needed to attend a biometric session at your local Immigration office, which will entail taking photos and supplying your fingerprints.
A Multiple Entry Permit (MERP) will be included with your Spouse Visa, allowing you to freely travel to and from Indonesia.
Please keep in mind that this is a non-working visa, which means you will be unable to work or open a business in Indonesia. You will need to apply for a work permit if you desire to work at a later time.
Civil Registration & Reporting (Step 3)
Within 14 days of receiving your KITAS, you must register with the civil department to get your SKSKPS (Certificate of Temporary Resident Family Formation) and STM (Police Report Certificate).
Please keep in mind that if you choose Lets Move Indonesia to assist you with your Spouse Sponsored KITAS.
How to Make Your Spouse Dependent in 6 Easy Steps
1, Provide all KITAS-related documentation.
2, The online immigration system will be used to upload all documents. The applicant will receive an E-Visa (Electronic Visa) once the visa has been approved, which they must print.
3, The Applicant may now use the E-Visa to enter Indonesia.
4, Upon arrival in Indonesia, the applicant must complete a biometric, which includes taking a profile photo and providing fingerprints.
5, The KITAS (Stay Permit) will be issued and given to the applicant within 3 days
6, Withn 14 days of the KITAS issuance, you must register as the civil departmenet, whereby you will obtain your SKSKPS (Certificate of Family Formation Of Temporary Residents) & STM (Police Certificate)