Visa / Study Permit
There are many types of Indonesian Visas, which includes Social Culture/Visit Visa, Limited Stay Visa (KITAS), etc. KITAS itself serves two different purposes, for work or study. You need to obtain the KITAS for study to be able to study at Pelita Harapan University.

Q: I am a foreign student, what kind of visa do I need to apply?

There are many types of Indonesian Visas, which includes Social Culture/Visit Visa, Limited Stay Visa (KITAS), etc. KITAS itself serves two different purposes, for work or study. 

You need to obtain the KITAS for study to be able to study at Pelita Harapan University.

 

Q: What will be the procedure for applying Student Visa (KITAS)? 

Please refer to the following link: http://international.uph.edu/services/visa-legal-permits.html

 

Q: Can I study at UPH with a tourist visa?

No, you need to apply for Student Visa (KITAS). Tourists Visa known as VOA (Visa On Arrival) is used for Business, Tourist, or Social-Cultural purpose only.

 

Q: Am I allowed to work under the student visa? If yes what kind of work?

No. Student Visa (KITAS) is strictly for studying only.

 

Q: How long does it take to process everything?

First, the Telex (an approval of visa issued by the Immigration Office in Jakarta) and Study Permit process takes approximately one month until issuance.

Second, process for collecting the telex at Indonesian Embassy takes about 2-3 days sometimes even one week (depends on the embassy). 

Up to the point of your arrival in Indonesia, you need to report to the Immigration, have your photograph and fingerprint taken within a week.

At last, you will receive the new KITAS Card approximately 1 week later.

 

Q: What documents do I need to prepare and submit for applying KITAS?


Please see the above answer (POINT No.1)

 

Q: What is a Re-Entry permit? Do I need it?

Yes, as of October 2014 the government has set a new regulation that all KITAS holder must have a MERP (Multiple Exit Re-Entry Permit) with the same period. KITAS holder who have not own MERP must apply for one upon permit renewal.

 

Student Visa (VITAS) is basically a SINGLE entry permit, therefore if you need to travel overseas during your study in UPH you must apply an exit re-entry permit to immigration office via UPH International Office. You must not travel as soon as you arrive in Jakarta if you are entering with VITAS, because your visa will be void without the Exit Re-entry Permit.

 

There are two types of exit re-entry permit available:

MERP (Multiple Re-Entry Permit): Multiple exit and re-entry permit for 1 year or 2 years (depending on the KITAS period you have).  

EPO (Exit Permit Only): must apply at the end of your study period to put closure to your KITAS. Student must return all the documents given by the Immigration i.e. KITAS, blue book & SKLD (if any). Once issued, student must leave the country within 7 days from the date of issued.

 

Q: There are so many procedures to do. How much does each one cost?

Doing the process independently will be cheaper but it is very complicated and time consuming. Which is why the majority of people hire an agent to assist them, whose fees vary based on their level of professionalism.

 

We handover the KITAS application process to our trusted agents, they will handle everything and assist you for the entire process. The Document Service Agent will charge about IDR 5,000,000 (approximately USD $ 530) for 1-year KITAS application only, for 1-year MERP the costs is about IDR 2,000,000. EPO costs about IDR 500,000. The fees are subject to change, so please check with our office for the current fees.

 

The payment can be made through UPH Bank Account. Please refer to your local bank for information about the current exchange rate of your currency to be converted into Rupiah.