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  • Exciting Visa News in Bali for 2024: Introducing the Transitional Residence Permit

    Exciting Visa News in Bali for 2024: Introducing the Transitional Residence Permit

    Hello, dear readers! As we step into 2024, there’s some exciting news for all foreigners living in Bali or planning to visit for medium to long-term stays. Indonesia’s immigration policies are evolving, and the latest update is set to make your stay in this beautiful island paradise even more seamless. Let’s dive into the details……


  • Navigating Indonesia’s Immigration Overhaul: Strategic Tips for Foreigners

    Navigating Indonesia’s Immigration Overhaul: Strategic Tips for Foreigners

    Indonesia has recently introduced a set of sweeping changes to its immigration laws under GR 40/2023, which could significantly impact how foreigners live, work, and invest in the country. Here’s a practical guide to understanding these changes and how you can leverage them to your advantage. Understanding the GR 40/2023 Changes GR 40/2023 brings several……


  • Bali’s New Tourism Levy: Insights and Exemptions

    Bali’s New Tourism Levy: Insights and Exemptions

    Bali, Indonesia’s esteemed island province, has recently announced the implementation of a tourist levy aimed at supporting the island’s cultural and environmental conservation efforts. Starting February 14, foreign visitors will be subject to a Rp150,000 (approximately US$9.58) fee upon entry. This initiative, detailed in Bali Governor’s Regulation Number 36 of 2023, marks a significant step……


  • Bali’s New Real Estate Landscape and the Crackdown on Property Purchases through Nominees

    Bali’s New Real Estate Landscape and the Crackdown on Property Purchases through Nominees

    Bali, a destination synonymous with beauty and tranquility, is experiencing a significant shift in its real estate landscape. The Badung Regency is taking decisive steps to address a longstanding issue in the property market: the use of local nominees by foreign investors. This crackdown is aimed at curbing tax evasion and illicit ownership, reshaping the……


  • Respecting the Island of Gods: Understanding Bali’s New Tourist Guidelines

    Respecting the Island of Gods: Understanding Bali’s New Tourist Guidelines

    Introduction Dear readers, as Bali continues to enchant the world as a top tourist destination, it’s essential to navigate its cultural and environmental landscapes with respect and understanding. The provincial government, under Governor Wayan Koster, has introduced a new set of guidelines effective from May 31, 2023, to foster a harmonious coexistence between tourists, local……


  • Navigating Indonesia’s Real Estate Market: A Guide for Foreign Buyers

    Navigating Indonesia’s Real Estate Market: A Guide for Foreign Buyers

    Introduction to Indonesia’s Real Estate Market Indonesia’s real estate landscape has undergone a significant transformation with the introduction of Government Regulation 18 of 2021 (GR 18/2021). This regulation marks a pivotal change, allowing foreigners and foreign legal entities to own apartments and landed houses in Indonesia, albeit with certain conditions and restrictions. Understanding the New……


  • Navigating the B211a Visa in Indonesia: A Guide for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

    Navigating the B211a Visa in Indonesia: A Guide for Digital Nomads and Remote Workers

    Purpose The B211a visa, commonly known as a single-entry visit visa, serves as a versatile option for those wishing to experience Indonesia, including digital nomads and remote workers. This visa is particularly appealing due to its relatively straightforward application process and the flexibility it offers for various activities, including tourism, business meetings, and governmental tasks.……


  • Indonesia Embraces Global Tourism: Visa-Free Entry for 20 Nations

    Indonesia Embraces Global Tourism: Visa-Free Entry for 20 Nations

    Jakarta, Indonesia – In a landmark decision set to reshape the landscape of Indonesian tourism and economic prosperity, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has officially endorsed a visa-free entry policy (original source in Bahasa Indonesia). This strategic initiative targets travellers from 20 countries, aiming to bolster tourism and catalyze economic growth. The Global……


  • The Real Estate Boom Outside Java: Emerging Trends and Opportunities

    The Real Estate Boom Outside Java: Emerging Trends and Opportunities

    The Dawn of a New Real Estate Era: Beyond Java’s Borders Indonesia’s real estate landscape is witnessing a significant shift, as attention moves from the traditional hub of Java to emerging hotspots across the nation. This change is exemplified by the development of Podomoro City Deli Medan, a beacon of the burgeoning real estate potential……


  • Indonesia’s Golden Visa Initiative: A Detailed Look at Bali’s New Facility for Quality Foreign Investors

    Indonesia’s Golden Visa Initiative: A Detailed Look at Bali’s New Facility for Quality Foreign Investors

    Introducing Bali’s Golden Visa: Strategic Investment Opportunities Bali’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights has recently unveiled the ‘Golden Visa’ initiative, specifically aimed at foreign investors. This groundbreaking program, located in Bali, seeks to boost the region’s economic growth by attracting significant foreign investments. Specific Investment Criteria for Eligibility The Golden Visa program is tailored……