(2) Yes .
(3) Official cost is Rp700k , for a year KITAS or Rp350k for a 6 months KITAS . But there are some fee for digital fingerprints/photo (Rp55k to Rp70k) + "special" folders .
(4) The 2 best ways to get the KITAS are :
a) Wife wait in her country , husband/agent request the KITAS in Jakarta , immigration send a message to the Embassy in Philippine which will give her a VITAS which should be converted in a KITAS within 7 days after she arrives in Indonesia , or
b) Husband send to her : copy of his KITAS , copy o marriage certificate and sponsor letter , she request a Visit Visa/Social Cultural (Visa Kunjungan Sosial Budaya , Sosbud Visa) in Philippine , and when in Indonesia , at any time within the validity of the Sosbud or it extension(s) , convert it to a KITAS .
http://www.kbrimanila.org.ph/consula...-cultural.html (Sosbud Visa requirements)
The process for a KITAS , except for some documents , is similar to the example in the ref. below .
http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...2841#post72841 , posts no. 246/247 (my case)
The KITAS process through VITAS is also similar , except for order of the immigration offices approval .
(5) No . The USD1200/year tax/fee refers to the work permit (IMTA) . She cannot work with her dependent spouse KITAS .
(6) The best 2 options for until March are :
a) Stay with a Sosbud Visa (up to 180 days if extended 4 times) , or
Cost by doing yourself : Embassy : around USD50 , 4 extensions : around Rp1050k (using agent for 4 extensions : around Rp2600k)
b) Get a 6 months KITAS
Cost by doing yourself , except transport/hotel , if the case : VITAS > KITAS : USD50 (?) + around Rp300k (using an agent : around Rp3 Juta to Rp5 Juta) .
Cost by doing yourself , except transport/hotel , if the case : Sosbud > KITAS : US50 + around Rp420k (using an agent : around Rp3 Juta to Rp5 Juta) .
Agents (I don't know any of them) :
http://www.produkdalamnegeri.com/pt.php?id=275&lang=en (KITAS & work permit:Rp3.9J)
http://www.balimode-biz.com/temporary_visa.php (Rp4 J for dependent KITAS)