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    Good day, I have been living in Indonesia now 10 years. I have had several visas during this time. Currently on a wife sponsor Kitas visa. I would prefer a Kitap visa however i travel extensively overseas and require my passport. I do however have 2 (perfectly legal) valid Uk passports. Would i be able to utilise the 2nd passport for the Kitap application ? This application would be ongoing whilst i was overseas.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Johnmm1960 View Post
    ... Would i be able to utilise the 2nd passport for the Kitap application ? This application would be ongoing whilst i was overseas.

    Probably you cannot do that because if you start a KITAP process , you would need to do it with the passport having the "Limited Stay & Re-entry" stamp (which will be held by Immigration until the process is finished) . So you could not travel overseas with the other passport that does not have the "Limited Stay & Re-entry" stamp , except if you are too lucky that the Indonesian officers would not check it if you show them a copy of you KITAS (the original would be retained in the KITAP process too) in at least 2 occasions (when leaving/entering Indonesia) .

    Anyway , you can ask your Kantor Imigrasi about that (who knows an officer can stamp the "Limited Stay & Re-entry" in the second passport too) . Be alerted that Immigration officers may think you did something illegal as according to Indonesian Immigration Law (UU no.6 , year 2011 , Article 30) , Indonesians can have only one Indonesian passport (I guess it is the same in my country) .
    Last edited by marcus; 13-03-18, 15:12.

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    • #3
      Marcus,thank you for that information,the Mrs is away at the immigration office today with my query so lets see what they say. You have pointed out it may well be a non starter. Shame it can take 6 months or so. Thanks again

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Johnmm1960 View Post
        ... Shame it can take 6 months or so.

        In many places people are getting it in around 40 days . If your Kantor Immigration usually delay the process that much , I would suggest you to start the process online , because I understand that this way Jakarta's Immigration Directorate may put pressure to the Kantor Imigrasi in order to do things in a standard way .


        https://izintinggal.imigrasi.go.id/I...05578C16?tab=1 (KITAS , KITAP , .. , online process)

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        • #5
          A Kitap in 40 days would have be excellent. Unfortunately i spoke with the immigration officer a few days back. He actually can to house to hand deliver my Kitas.Here in Malang City,he said it will take 6 months to do here. Unfortunately i don't have time for that so shall continue with these annual Kitas visas.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Johnmm1960 View Post
            ... Unfortunately i spoke with the immigration officer ... He actually can to house to hand deliver my Kitas ..he said it will take 6 months to do ...

            I would not trust an officer who delivers KITAS to the foreigner's home (by the way , are you hiring him as your agent or giving him a big "tip"?) . Did he tell you why a KITAP takes 6 month ?

            Do you know that the first KITAP process is exactly the same as the first KITAS process from a Sosbud Visa conversion ? Only a few required documents/forms are different . So if you get a KITAS quicker , you are able to get a KITAP quicker too .
            Last edited by marcus; 05-04-18, 08:27.

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            • #7
              He actually lives just up the road from me. Its a fairly friendly village where i live, friendly police too, the crimes here are fellas stealing apples!

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