Jakarta: After being halted during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) is considering reopening Multiple-Entry Visitor Visa (VKBP) starting Tuesday (22/11/2022). Acting Director General of Immigration Widodo Ekatjahjana conveys the news in Jakarta on Monday (21/11/2022).
"VKBP will be launched as the Immigration support for global business people, bona fide potential investors, and world billionaires with large capital so they can easily travel to Indonesia. This is clear proof of the ease of immigration policy for business people with high mobility, which will have a significant impact on Indonesia's economic recovery," said Widodo.
Widodo said that foreign business people applying for VKBP must have a sponsor in the form of a corporation or company in Indonesia. Sponsors lodge VKBP online through visa-online.imigrasi.go.id or through Indonesian missions abroad.
A multiple-entry visitor visa, according to Widodo, is a type of visitor visa that allows foreigners to travel in and out of Indonesia for one year. Foreigners are granted a stay permit for 60 days every time they enter Indonesia.
"VKBP is subject to a fee of IDR 3,000,000 per person/year so that these foreigners can enter and exit from Indonesia without extending their stay permit," he said. Widodo emphasized that VKBP cannot be used to work in Indonesia. Foreigners holding VKBP can carry out activities, including business talks, tourism, government assignments, purchasing goods, meetings, humanitarian reasons, and transit;
The principal requirements for submitting VKBP are as follows:
1. a valid national passport for at least 18 (eighteen) months;
2. Letter of sponsorship from the sponsor except for tourism purposes;
3. Proof of having living expenses for himself and his family while in Indonesian in the form of a checking account, savings book, or deposit for the last 3 (three) months belonging to the foreigner or sponsor in an amount of at least USD 2,000 (two thousand US dollars) or equivalent;
4. A return ticket or connecting ticket to continue their journey to another country, except for crews of means of transport who join the ship/vessel in Indonesia and continue their trip to another country.
5. A recent color photograph with a white background was taken for at least the last 3 (three) months.
In addition, there are additional requirements during the Covid 19 pandemic, as follows:
1. Statement letter willing to comply with all applicable health protocols in Indonesia;
2. Proof of having received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
3. Proof of ownership of health insurance/travel insurance, including health financing, or a statement letter willing to pay independently if affected by COVID-19 in Indonesia.
"We hope this immigration policy can be used by foreign business people who are going on business trips or investing in Indonesia," concluded Widodo.