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Living in Indonesia guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Indonesia with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • Indonesia is a very diverse country with different cultures and lifestyles. If you have decided to settle there, you will definitely like its environment.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • In general, most foreign nationals require a visa to travel to Indonesia. However, visa application formalities are not very complicated.

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Besides the tourist visa, you can choose among other types of visas to stay in Indonesia, namely the student visa, transit visa, business visa, etc.

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  • Indonesia is a dream destination for many retired expatriates worldwide. You can be one of them provided you fill in required formalities.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • If you have always dreamed of working in an idyllic setting, Bali, one of Indonesia's major islands, is definitely the perfect place for you.

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  • Java is deemed to be Indonesia's most densely populated island. Hence, finding a job there as an expatriate can be a bit difficult.

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  • Medan, which is Indonesia's fourth biggest city, hosts many international companies which are likely to recruit skilled expatriates.

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  • Every year, Jakarta, Indonesia's capital city, attracts thousands of foreigners looking for new career prospects in an exotic setting.

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  • Professional expatriation to Indonesia is not restricted to Jakarta, the capital city. You can also turn to Surabaya which is the second largest city.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • If you are moving to Indonesia, finding accommodation will be one of your priorities. The country provides various options for expatriates.

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  • Surabaya, Indonesia's second biggest city, offers a range of accommodation options to foreigners wishing to settle there.

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  • It is not difficult for expatriates to find affordable accommodation in Medan, provided they have the right contacts and addresses.

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  • Jakarta is one of Asia's major cities. Most of its neighborhoods provide a range of accommodation options at different rates.

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  • Bali is Indonesia's most popular region, attracting foreigners in large numbers every year. The city offers a range of accommodation options.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • Traveling to Indonesia is not only meant for tourists. The country also attracts thousands of foreign students every year.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • Health care will definitely be an important issue during your expatriation in Indonesia. The country offers a quite developed health system.

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  • The Health care system in Indonesia is likely very different from what you would have been used to in your home country. This guide will help you understand these differences and on what you can do to avoid the pitfalls that could make your stay very unpleasant, or perhaps even fatal.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • If you are living and working in Indonesia, you will probably want to open a bank account there. Related formalities are rather simple.

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  • What I have found out and have experienced in the banking world of Indonesia

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • If you have chosen to live and work in Indonesia, it is better to be aware of the country's tax system as you will have to declare your revenue.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Moving around Indonesia will be part of your expatriation if you have decided to settle there. You can choose among various means of transport.

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  • Driving in the streets of Indonesia, especially in its major cities such as Jakarta, Bandung and Surabaya is like driving in Demolition Derby. Save yourself from ridiculous and annoying accidents by hiring a driver to drive for you.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Foreigners who wish to drive in Indonesia or obtain a driver's license, have to comply with certain formalities and conditions. Here's how to proceed.

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  • There are many pitfalls that will catch out tourist that ride scooters in Bali.

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  • Stay legal on the roads in Indonesia.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Relocating to Indonesia requires appropriate planning. It is better to hire removal experts who will take care of all related formalities on your behalf.

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • You are advised to be aware of some useful and emergency numbers on your arrival in Indonesia. Here are some examples.

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  • Like many other Asian countries, Indonesia also has a wide telecommunications network which will allow you to stay connected all the time.

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Expat life in Indonesia is far from being boring. You can enjoy various leisure and sports activities during your stay in the country.

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  • Traveling to Indonesia with your pet might not be as easy as it would be in other countries. Therefore, advance planning is advised.

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  • Moving to Indonesia definitely means discovering a different society and lifestyle. Learning about these shall be an exciting experience.

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  • It's your first holiday trip to Bali? You're confused or you need more information on Bali? Then read this! A MUST-READ guide to bali! Full of insights and tips for you that will definitely ensure you enjoy your stay in Bali.

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