Digital Nomads and Remote Workers in Bali

Bali has become very popular among Remote Workers and what people nowadays call Digital Nomads. Bali is very affordable, it offers a great life-style and one can meet wonderful and interesting people from all over the world and all walks of life.

Indonesia has updated the Visa & Temporary Resident Permit requirements, the Visa Codes and application processes, online and offline. 

In response to the growing trend of people opting for the remote worker and digital nomad lifestyle, the Indonesian Immigration Department has introduced a new “Remote Worker Visa (E33G), Temporary Resident Permit (KITAS)

The Remote Worker KITAS / Visa is one way to legalize your stay in Bali while you live in Bali and work for a company abroad.

Only Digital Nomads and Remote Workers who want to live and work in Bali (Indonesia) while being employed by a company outside of Indonesia can apply for the E33G KITAS Remote Worker Visa.

Two main requirements:

  • Employment Contract (with a company registered outside of Indonesia)
  • Yearly income of at least USD 60,000
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Frequently Asked Questions FAQ about the Remote Worker Visa

Requirements & Regulations according to the Indonesian Immigration Department:

Length of Stay

Up to 1 Year

Cost (Immigration Fee)

US$150 + Rp2,700,000 (1 Year) – official visa fees from the Indonesian Immigration Department known as ‘PNBP”. Not including service fees from third party providers/agencies.

If you hire a visa agent or consultant extra fees will occur.

With this visa you can

  • Carry out assignments from overseas company.
  • Bring eligible family to live in Indonesia.
  • Travel to and from Indonesia.
  • Conduct activities related to tourism, and visiting friends or family.

You must

  • Comply with laws and regulations.
  • Respect local customs, culture, and wisdom.
  • Have sufficient living expenses while in Indonesia.

Other information

  • Staying in Indonesia over the period of your stay permit, engaging in prohibited activities, not complying with visa conditions, and/or not complying with Indonesian laws may result in you paying fines, being deported, and/or other legal charges.
  • In addition to the electronic limited stay permit, the limited stay permit also has a physical card available at the immigration office.
  • You are prohibited from selling goods or services.
  • You are prohibited from working by receiving compensation, wages, or any similar from individuals or companies in Indonesia.

Required Documents

  • Passport valid for at least 6 (six) months of day of arrival
  • Personal bank statement with minimum amount USD $2000 or equivalent the last 3 months period (including name, date of period, and balance account).
  • Recent photograph.
  • Bank account that proves income in the form of salary or income worth at least US$60,000 per year;
  • Employment contract with a company established outside the Indonesian Territory.

Visa Validity

  • This visa must be used to enter Indonesia within a maximum of 90 days from the date of issue.
  • Please note that the validity period of the visa is different from the period of stay, please check your visa for information on the period of stay.

Almost all nationalities can obtain this Visa / KITAS.

Foreigners from following countries cannot apply for this Visa:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Cameroon
  3. Guinea
  4. Israel
  5. Kosovo
  6. Liberia
  7. Nigeria
  8. North Korea
  9. Somalia

Unfortunately, one requirement to apply for this visa is to have an employment contract with an organization (business/ NGO/ governmental institution) that is registered outside of Indonesia.
So you need to be formally employed by such an organization to be able to apply for this visa.

Yes, you will get a KITAS with the E33G Visa.

KITAS is short for “Kartu Ijin Tinggal Terbatas” (temporary residency stay permit card). The Remote Worker Visa will grant foreign-nationals a KITAS which mean that they will subject to be a temporary resident in Indonesia.

The perks of being an Indonesian resident on KITAS is: opening a local bank account, buying vehicles under your own name, applying for a local driving licenses (Surat Ijin Mengemudi/ SIM A & SIM C), obtaining local insurance, and getting discounts at tourist destinations, hospitals, and many more.

However, there comes also responsibility when being an Indonesian resident. Beside obtaining the right to stay in Indonesia long-term, which will be covered by getting the KITAS Temporary Resident Permit, it is important to look into potential fiscal consequences – in Indonesia and also in your original home country.

Tax Residency in Indonesia

By having a KITAS, foreign nationals become an Indonesian tax resident and therefore must apply for an NPWP (Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak/ Tax File Number) at the local tax office.

They must be responsible to file their annual tax report (usually in March). 

Please contact a reputable tax consultant for more information about your tax status if you are a foreign nationals with KITAS (temporary resident) or KITAP (permanent resident).

Domicile registration SKTT

Foreign-nationals who live in Indonesia with KITAS or KITAP are also obligated to report their home address in Indonesia to local authorities such as: Banjar or RT/RW (local community), Desa (local village), and sometimes to local police.

Any changes of the address and passport information must also be reported to the immigration office and local authorities. They also need to apply for their SKTT (surat keterangan tempat tinggal/ domicile letter) to the local Department of Civil Registration (Disdukcapil).

EPO/ ETK Process

One obligation as KITAS/ KITAP holders is to do the EPO/ETK process (Exit Permit Only) if you want to leave Indonesia for good. EPO/ ETK process must be done at the immigration office with the sponsor.

Check out our “Moving to Bali Guide” for more information when planning to move to Bali

The nature of your work must not involve dealing with Indonesian companies or Indonesian clients.

You strictly cannot work or get paid in Indonesia and provide paid services to Indonesian companies or Indonesian clients. You have to work for the company abroad and not offer any services here in Indonesia. 

You can’t be employed therefore for example by a foreign company but be a Yoga Teacher, Real Estate Agent, or Coach here in Indonesia. 

You can’t sell any products here in Indonesia and for  example you can’t  rent rooms in your villa (sublease to the guests). Foreigners have been deported because they rented their villa or single rooms.

There are 2 ways to apply for your Remote Worker (E33G) Visa:

(1) Apply using our Visa Agent Service online

Prices and Services below

2) Apply directly online through the official Indonesian Immigration website.

Please note that if you encounter any problems when submitting your visa application, you need to contact the immigration department directly by yourself at humas@imigrasi.go.id.

(3) Get assistance from another visa agency.

When you are using assistance from the third party provider/agency (company), please make sure to choose the reliable and transparent company with a good rack record, There are many agencies that we would not recommend for various reasons. 

You can apply onshore and offshore.

An offshore Application means, that you are NOT YET in Indonesia and apply from “outside”.

For remote worker visa (E33G), in case of an offshore application, you will first get a single entry Visa and then complete the KITAS process while in Indonesia. 

An onshore Application means, who are ALREADY in Indonesia and are applying for a Visa or Stay Permit.

This process is called “Alih Status Keimigrasian (Change of the Immigration Status)”.

Onshore applications are available for quite a few Visa and Stay Permit Types. However, you cannot apply onshore for any Visa or Stay Permit, if you have arrived with a Visa on Arrival (simple Visit Visa/ VOA). 

For remote worker visa/KITAS onshore applications you must have arrived at least with a 211A visit visa (tourism).

Unfortunately, you cannot change your immigration status onshore if you are coming to Indonesia with a Visa on Arrival (VOA).

You can only apply for the Remote Worker Visa onshore (while in Indonesia) if you have arrived with a 211A visit visa or hold another KITAs type (depends). 

Unfortunately NO, you cannot set up nor run any business with your Remote Worker Visa/KITAS.

Your Spouse and Family can apply for “Dependent / Family / Spouse KITAS. 

In general one ca say, that a remote worker has the flexibility to work from any location without the need to be in a fixed office environment. This means they can perform their job duties from home, a café, or anywhere they have internet access, and also anywhere in the world. They can be employed by a company, or self-employed.

A digital nomad, however, takes this concept further by integrating travel as a fundamental part of their lifestyle. They are a type of remote worker who lives abroad, and might frequently move, often working from various cities or countries, embracing a lifestyle that combines work with exploration and travel

During your stay in Bali, following fees for documents and services may occur:

  • Extension of the Visa/KITAS after one year
  • SKTT (Surat Keterangan Tempat Tinggal/ Domicile Letter): IDR 2,000,000
  • EPO (Exit Permit Only) to clear your name in the immigration system when you decide to leave Indonesia for good: IDR 1,500,000
  • Change of passport information/ address/ etc. to the immigration office: IDR 1,000,000

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Prices for Remote Worker KITAS Application and Consultation Service

1. Applying while you are OUTSIDE  indonesia (OFFshore)

You will first receive a Single Entry Visa, once you arrived in Indonesia you need to let us know immediately that so we will start the second phase of your application. After the Single Entry Visa is Issued (e-visa), you will have 90 days to arrive in Indonesia.

Standard Service OFFSHORE Application
IDR 12,900,000
10-14 business days to get the single Entry Visa
30 Business Days after your arrival to finalise the 2nd phase of getting the KITAS
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Express Service OFFSHORE Application
IDR 14,950,000
5-7 business days to get the single Entry Visa
15 Business Days after your arrival to finalise the 2nd phase of getting the KITAS
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2. Applying while you are ALREADY IN indonesia (ONshore)

Change of immigration status process. You need to arrive with a 211A Visa at first, which is 60 days valid (we can facilitate this Visa for you too). The 211A Visa must not be sponsored by another company or guarantor, if you purchase the visa through our service.

Standard Service Onshore Application
IDR 14,400,000
Processing time ca. 3 months (60 business Days)
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Express Service Onshore Application
IDR 16,500,000
Processing time ca. 1.5 months (30 business Days)
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What is included in your Service and what esle should I know before applying?

Application Service for a Remote Worker KITAS, valid for 1 year (E33G) 

In collaboration with our trusted partner and visa agency law form of many years, we provide following services for you:

  • Consultation
  • Document Verification
  • Application Service
  • Communication and Handling of the Process with you and the immigration department
  • All Immigration Fees are included in the Price
  • Communication & coordination with Visa Law Firm
  • Customer Support, we will guide you through the process from A to Z
  • You will receive the Permits and Visas per email (e-visas)

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Before you apply for a Visa:

  • Once the visa application is in process, it cannot be cancelled, and no refund of the fee can be granted.
  • The invoice will be issued by our partner law firm in Indonesia, which will be your contract partner (and depending on the Visa typa also the guarantor)
  • Only once we ave received the payment, we can start to process of your visa application with the immigration officials.
  • The immigration has the right to decline any application without giving any reason. In such as case no refund can be given / very rare, but it can technically happen.
  • We adhere to Indonesian immigration rules and regulations. We are not responsible if there are any sudden regulation changes published by the immigration, which may cause a delay or rejection of applications or entry into the country (no refund policy).
  • In case of any delay in the process, such as but not limited to: public holidays or other reasons for closure of immigration office, technical errors on the immigration sites, etc,  we ate not responsible for any delays occurring.
  • All the form fields below are mandatory and need to be filled in without any errors. The immigration office could otherwise reject the application. All documents must be in English. We will help you to make sure all documents are as required.

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