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    My wife is Indonesian and I have been working in Jakarta for the last 6 years on a KITAS sponsored by my employer an International company. I will retire in a few months and,as we wish to settle here,I am wondering what the best option is for me regarding my immigration status.  Should I apply for a KITAS or KITAB or just fly to Singapore every 2 months and get a tourist visa....I would welcome any advice on this subject.thanks

  • #2
    Originally posted by willilaw View Post
    ... Should I apply for a KITAS or KITAB ...

    (a) If you married more than 2 years ago , you can request a 5 years KITAP (sponsored by your Indonesian wife) without the need to do a sponsor change process (according to Surat Edaran no. IMI-2971-GR.01.13 Tahun 2013) .

    (b) If you married less than 2 years ago :

    - maybe you can request a sponsor change of your KITAS ; or

    - if you cannot do the sponsor change , you will have to cancel your present KITAS and choose other Visa or KITAS , the easiest being the KITAS sponsored by your Indonesian wife .


    Note : If you married abroad , the 2 years of marriage mentioned in (a) above may become 2 years after you registered your marriage in Indonesia .

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    • #3
      Thank you for the info Marcus. It is indeed most useful

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      • #4
        You can start a Immigration process 3 months before your present KITAS expires . Be sure your wife already updated her KK/family card & KTP/identity card (with both stating : her as married & the correct address) .

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        • #5
          So based on the responses from this thread, does it mean you can convert a work KITAS into a spousal KITAP after two years of marriage (never transferring to a spousal KITAS)?

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          • #6
            In my experience...I had to switch from work KITAS to parent sponsored KITAS first before switching to (ex-WNI) KITAP...so based on that...you might have to switch from work KITAS to spouse sponsored KITAS first and then from that KITAS you can convert to KITAP. Inefficient...unnecessary time/money wasted but I had to do it. I don't know...it was a few years ago, things may be different now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mooker88 View Post
              ... , does it mean you can convert a work KITAS into a spousal KITAP after two years of marriage (never transferring to a spousal KITAS)?
              Yes .


              Originally posted by Banana72 View Post
              ... I had to switch from work KITAS to parent sponsored KITAS first before switching to (ex-WNI) KITAP...
              Although similar , your case is not included in the Surat Edaran I mentioned in post no.2 above . Unfortunately that Surat Edaran only allows Work KITAS holders & Investor KITAS holders to do a direct change to KITAP sponsored by Indonesian spouse .
              Last edited by marcus; 11-08-19, 00:18.

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