ITAP (KITAP): Indonesia's Permanent Residency Permit for Foreigners

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Introduction to ITAP and KITAP

ITAP (KITAP) is a permanent residency permit for foreigners residing in Indonesia.
ITAP stands for "Izin Tinggal Tetap," which means Permanent Stay Permit.
KITAP stands for “Kartu Izin Tinggal Tetap” which is the Limited Stay Permit Card issued by immigration after obtaining ITAP. It is issued as a plastic card as well as a printable electronic document.
The first KITAP is valid for five years. After that, it can be renewed indefinitely.
Note that holders of an indefinite ITAP are still required to report to the Immigration office every five years to review the sponsor's status. This reporting is free of charge (Immigration Law, Article 59, paragraph 2).
In addition to ITAP, you need to obtain MERP (Multiple Entry and Exit Permit), which you need to renew every 2 years at the immigration office. The official cost of MERP on 21 May 2024 is 2,500,000 IDR.


With an ITAP, you can obtain a five-year driver's license, open bank accounts, apply for credit cards, and secure loans in Indonesia.

Who Can Apply for ITAP?

To qualify for an ITAP, individuals must first hold an ITAS visa and reside in Indonesia continuously for at least 3 full consecutive years from the issuance of their ITAS, according to Article 60 of Law No. 6 of 2011 on immigration in the Republic of Indonesia.
As per Article 54, ITAP can be granted to:
  • Foreign spouses of Indonesian citizens who have been married for more than 2 years. If the spouses have been married for more than 10 years, ITAP is valid for a lifetime, even in the event of a divorce between the expatriate and the Indonesian spouse.
  • Foreign spouses of a foreign ITAP-holder.
  • Unmarried legitimate foreign children (under 18 years of age) joining a foreign parent who holds ITAP.
  • Foreign investors or majority shareholders of PT / PMA companies.
  • High-ranking employees of Indonesian companies, including directors, commissioners, rare foreign experts, top managers of foreign companies, foreign religious figures with religious duties. (Note that employees in any other managerial-level positions are not eligible for ITAP.)
  • Retirees aged 55 and older.
  • Former Indonesian citizens who wish to reside in Indonesia or reinstate their Indonesian citizenship, including legitimate children of Indonesian parents holding a foreign passport.
However, simply falling into one of these categories may not be enough. Foreign ITAP applicants are also evaluated based on the potential benefits they can bring to national development and their personal characteristics.

Required Documents for a Company-Sponsored ITAP

From the sponsoring company:
  1. Integration Statement
  2. Company Registration Certificate and License
  3. Annual Report of Foreign Employees (WLK)
  4. Foreign Manpower Utilization Plan (RPTKA)
  5. DPKK Tax Payment - Proof of payment for the first year amounting to $1,200
  6. Work Permit (IMTA) of the applicant
  7. Approval from the relevant Ministry addressed to the company (SK)
  8. Company Tax Identification Number (NPWP) and Tax Identification Number for the HR Director
From the applicant:
  1. Original passport and a passport copy
  2. Copy of KITAS with all extensions
  3. Copy of SKTT (optional)

ITAP Fee Structure

Up-to-date fee structure for ITAP can be found on the immigration website:  
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