International Students (Degree level & Exchange level) that study in Indonesia must have :
- Study Permit [from Indonesia Higher Education Institution]
- Student Visa, Visa Code: 316 [from Indonesia Higher Education Institution]
- Police Report [from the Indonesia Police Station]
- Domicile Letter [from the Indonesia Immigration Office]
- Limited Stay Permit / Temporary Residence Permit [from Indonesia Immigration Office]
- The International Office will provide Student Buddy to help the student to process the permit, especially point no. 4
According Indonesian Higher Education Institution Department, for foreigners who want to study in Indonesia, they must have a Study Permit. Study permit is compulsory for Degree level and Student Exchange program. It is also one of the compulsory document for almost all International Student permit application. The duration to process the Study Permit application is 1 – 2 weeks, depending on time peak of Indonesia academic calendar. Study Permit have several period; 3 months / 6 months / 12 months / 24 months, and it can be extended depending on length of study of the program.
STUDENT VISA (Visa Code : 316)
According Indonesian Higher Education Institution Department, for foreigners who want to study in Indonesia, they must have or use Student Visa. The definition of Student Visa is a visa for entering Indonesia territory with the status of a student but not stay in Indonesia to study. If using Student Visa, International Student must apply for apply Limited Stay Permit / Temporary Residence Permit to local immigration in less than 30 days. The first day is counted from the first day when when the International Student arrive in Indonesia Airport. More than 30 days, it will be count as “overstay”, and International Student must pay overstay fee.
The Student Visa will be applied by Host University. The duration to process the Student Visa application is 1 – 2 weeks. Students are obligated to pay for it later on arrival. (150 USD + 200.000 IDR).
International Student must report their arrival or presence to local police station in 1 x 24 hours – 7 x 24 hours. The report can be done by student itself or by the host university. Each year, police report must be renewed due to one of compulsory document for extending Study Permit.
Domicile Letter is letter that show confirmation of your temporary location or address where you stay during your study in Indonesia. This document is one of mandatory documents for applying for a Limited Stay Permit at the local immigration office. Document will be process after the student have temporary accommodation address. The process usually takes around a week.
LIMITED STAY PERMIT
The Indonesia official name for this permit is “ITAS / Ijin Tinggal Terbatas”. This permit is a proof for foreigner that they can stay Indonesia for 6 months / 12 months. The permit validation is counted from the first day student arrive in Indonesia airport. Therefore, we advise for student who apply for Student Exchange Program to arrive at least 1 -2 weeks before semester / class start.