Rami Formality Services is now authorized to process retirement visas previously handled by a few selected travel agencies.

For more than 5 years now, Rami Services has been appointed by the Tourism Department and the Directorate General of Immigration to sponsor and process retirement visas in warm and sunny Indonesia.

Retired couple enjoying Indonesia´s sunshine Retiring in Indonesia offers many advantages and more and more foreigners have chosen Indonesia as a great place to fully enjoy their well-deserved retirement.  The cost of living index in Jakarta (90) is well below that of Tokyo (150), Sydney (110), Singapore (108) and New York (100).

Effective 31 August 2006, there are changes in the Ministry of Justice Law # M.04-IZ.01.02 year 1998 that foreigners from the following countries may apply for an Indonesian retirement visa are:

South Africa, USA, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Holland, Brazilian, Brunei Darussalam,Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, India, UK, Ireland, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malaysia, Malta, Egypt, Monaco, Norway, Oman, France, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and Greece.

Evidently, retirees will not be allowed to conduct any type of business while holding a retirement visa. In order to do business, the retiree must ask for a suspension and apply for a different type of visa and whatever permits necessary to change his residency status.

The retirement visas requirements are:

    Must be at least 55 years old
    Copy of all passport pages
    The passport should be valid for at least 18 months from the date of application
    Eight (8) 3x4 cm red background photos
    Twelve (12) 6x4 cm red background photos
    Curriculum Vitae
    A copy of marriage certificate if married
    A copy of a savings account statement from your bank (if any)
    A copy of health & life insurance policy
    A copy of third party liability insurance policy
    A statement of intent to employ Indonesian maids and/or driver
           during his/her retirement in Indonesia
    A statement letter from the pension plan institution or bank that
            the pension income is US$1500/month or more
    A statement letter of financial ability to rent an accommodation at
           minimum US$500 per month in Jakarta areas, or minimum US$300 per month
           outside Jakarta areas or own a house under his wife´s name if she is Indonesian

A retirement Visa can be extended five times without having to leave the country. Each extension is valid for one year.

A retirement Visa holder will receive complete permits in a well organized folder comprising the following documents:

   A retirement visa telex approval in the case of a new KITAS
   A retirement KITAS card
   SKPPS / SKTT (a certificate of registration of temporary residency)
   STM/Resort police report


MERP (Multiple Exit Re-entry Permit)

It is valid for 5-6 months. This permit is necessary for KITAS holder who plan to go in and out of the country during their retirement.


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