Provisional permits no longer available

18 Jul 14

INDONESIA

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Indonesia has eliminated 30-day provisional temporary stay permits.

What does the change mean? Work permit holders can no longer use the provisional permits to cover their stay when their work permits expire while waiting for renewals.

  • Implementation timeframe: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: Work permits.
  • Who is affected: Employers and foreign assignees holding work permits.
  • Impact on processing times: None.
  • Business impact: The change takes away flexibility for workers whose permits expire during pending renewal applications.
  • Next steps: Employers and foreign workers should track expiration dates of work permits and plan to file for renewals as early as possible.

Background: The elimination of the permit means that foreign workers no longer have an option to bridge their stay if there is a gap between the expiration of date of their current work permits and the approval of the renewed permits.

BAL Analysis: Companies and assignees must pay closer attention to expiration dates of work permits and allow enough lead time to complete the renewal process so that permits do not expire before the renewal is approved.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Indonesia. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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