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Your Guide to Getting a Work Permit in Bali


Bali's attraction draws tourists from all over the world, and many individuals dream of working among its natural beauty. However, understanding the legal requirements for foreign workers in Bali is critical.


In general, foreigners must have a valid work permit to engage in employment activities in Indonesia.


A work permit in Bali requires sponsorship by a local PT business. This company will apply for a Kartu Izin Tinggal Sementara (KITAS), or Temporary Stay Permit, on your behalf. The KITAS is valid for one year and can be extended if necessary.


Obtaining a KITAS can be a complicated and time-consuming process. You will be required to provide a number of documents, including your passport, educational certificates, CV, a photograph, and health insurance.


Once you have a KITAS, you have the legal right to work in Bali. Nonetheless, tax duties and adherence to Indonesian labor standards must be met.


Here are some important insights and considerations for people looking for work in Bali:


Start the application process early: The work permit application process can take several weeks, so it is important to start the process early.

Cost incurred: There will be fees for the KITAS applications and the Expertise and Skills Development Fund (DPKK) need to be paid to the government.

Temporary residence card: After your KITAS is issued, you will have to apply for the Temporary Residence Card (SKTT) at the civil registration office

Meet the health requirements: You will need to meet certain health requirements in order to get a work permit.

Pay taxes on your income: Foreigners who work in Indonesia are subject to tax regulations on their earned income.


You can improve your chances of receiving a work visa in Bali and working lawfully in Indonesia by following these insights and considerations.


If you have any questions regarding the work permit requirements in Bali, you should speak with our legal specialist who specializes in foreign work permits.


Contact us now for your assistance in comprehending the requirements and navigating the application process.



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