Rabu, 01 Juni 2022

Stages of Obtaining Indonesian Citizenship

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Team Hukumindo

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "Knowing The Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia", "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia", "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia" you may read also "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Stages of Obtaining Indonesian Citizenship'.

Recently I received an email from abroad regarding the stages of obtaining Indonesian citizenship. Netizen: "Hi, I’m a X citizen by birth and with the ongoing political targeting of Muslims, I am planning to change my citizenship. I’ve done some study and have asked a few friends. They have all suggested Indonesia to a good place to leave". For those of you who want to become Indonesian citizens for other reasons such as work, spouse, investment or falling in love with its natural beauty, here are the stages in obtaining Indonesian citizenship. Let's check it out.

First Stage: Visiting Indonesia for the First Time by Obtaining Visiting Visa or Visa on Arrival

For those of you who are interested, of course this can be one of the considerations. For the initial stage, you just need to visit the country, be present on the spot. You can visit Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, Lombok, Likupang, Labuan Bajo or taste delicious dishes like Nasi Kapau in West Sumatra. to do so you must apply for a Visiting visa and/or 'perhaps', Visa on Arrival.[1] You may read the term and conditions to obtain this variety of visa by reading our link article as follow: "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia".

Second Stage: Residing in Indonesia Territory for Maximum 1 Year and Extendable By Obtaining Limited Stay Permit Card (KITAS) Visa

KITAS is a 'Limited Stay Permit Card', before being named 'KITAS' it was called 'KIMS' or 'Temporary Resident Permit Card'. This card is intended for Foreign Citizens working in Indonesia so that they can stay in Indonesia (a kind of resident permit) and must be extended once a year. To get this card, you must have a job in Indonesia and be sponsored by the company where the foreign citizen works.[2] You may read the term and conditions to obtain this visa by reading our link article as follow: "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia".

Third Stage: Continue to Stay in Indonesia by Obtaining Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP), Valid for Five Years

KITAP stands for Permanent Stay Permit Card. Unlike other visas in Indonesia, the KITAP is valid for five years, and if after five years there is no change in the status of the expat, the visa will be automatically extended. All you need to do is apply for a new card. A permanent residency visa means no more having to visit the immigration office every year (this is what you have to do with an ITAS/KITAS), no more costly visa extensions and no more paperwork.[3] You may read the term and conditions to obtain this visa by reading our link article as follow: "Knowing the Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia".

Fourth Stage: Registering for Indonesian Citizenship 

Definition of Citizen according to Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia. The following is the definition of a citizen according to the law as stated in Article 4 letter "a" (most relevant to this article):[4]
"Any person based on laws and/or based on an agreement between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia with other countries prior to the enactment of this Law has become an Indonesian citizen";
This means, in this article, it is assumed that you are a foreign citizen who wishes to acquire Indonesian citizenship. And based on the provisions of Article 4 letter "a" Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia above, as far as it fulfills the legal provisions governing it, it is legal to obtain Indonesian citizenship. The phrase 'based on laws' above, is in line with the meaning of as long as it fulfills the applicable legal provisions. To fulfills the requirements, you may reading our link article as follow: "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?".

Those are the stages in obtaining Indonesian citizenship according to the www.hukumindo.com platform version. And if you have any legal issue to obtain variety of visas or Indonesian citizenship, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist you. 


*) For further information please contact:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com

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References:

1. "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2022/05/knowing-terms-of-visiting-visa-in.html
2. "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2021/10/knowing-kitas-limited-stay-permit-card.html?m=1
3. "Knowing the Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2022/05/knowing-permanent-stay-permit-card.html
4. Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia.
5. "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2021/10/how-to-obtain-indonesian-citizenship.html

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