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[November] Summary of the Recent Indonesia Regulations

Posted 21 days ago by JAC Consulting

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29 November 2022: Minimum Wage Stipulation

The Minister of Manpower has issued Regulation Number 18 of the Year 2022 concerning the 2023 Minimum Wage Stipulation. The regulation was issued on November 16th, 2022 and further authorized by the Minister of Law and Human Rights on November 17th, 2022. Below are the highlighted points of the decision letter as detailed in the attached newsletter:

  1. The adjustment to the Minimum Wage value for 2023 is calculated using the Minimum Wage calculation formula considering the variables of economic growth, inflation, and certain indices;

  2. Determination of adjustments to the value of the Minimum Wage may not exceed 10% (ten per cent);

  3. If the result of calculating the adjustment to the value of the Minimum Wage exceeds 10% (ten per cent), the Governor determines the Minimum Wage with a maximum adjustment of 10% (ten per cent);

  4. The provincial Minimum Wage for 2023 is determined and announced no later than November 28th, 2022;

  5. District/municipal Minimum Wages for 2023 will be determined and announced no later than December 7th, 2022.

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28 November 2022: Multiple Entry Visas Trial Period

The Directorate General of Immigration has released a new statement regarding the implementation of Multiple Travel Visit Visas (VKBP) or Multiple Entry Visas on the immigration website from November 22nd, 2022. Trials for the reopening of Multiple Entry Visas has been performed since the day of the news, with the official announcement from the regulation has yet to be received. The recent quota given is on 30 visas as for today from the visa online website, from the previous 10 visas quota.

Below are the highlighted points of Multiple Entry Visas application process as detailed on the news:

  1. Multiple Entry Visa application is carried out by the guarantors, both online through the application website and through Indonesian Representatives abroad.

  2. Multiple Entry Visa is a type of visit visa that allows foreigners to travel to and from Indonesian Territory within 1 year. Each visit to Indonesia, visa holder is given a stay period for 60 days.

  3. Multiple Entry Visa cannot be used as a working permit in Indonesia. Foreigners holding Multiple Entry Visa can carry out activities, including conducting business talks, vacations, government assignments, purchasing goods, meetings, humanitarian reasons, and transit.

24 November 2022: The Implementation of Public Activities Restrictions for Java and Bali (PPKM)

Please kindly find the summary of the latest extension of Public Activity Restriction for Java and Bali. Written below, is numerous key points from the latest Instructions:

  1. The Public Activity Restriction for Java and Bali will be extended for 2 weeks, from November 22nd to December 5th.

  2. Workplace capacity has changed to 100% for all sectors, both for operational and administration services.

  3. Time restrictions for public places, mainly restaurants and markets, are no longer regulated. (From the previous maximum time until 22.00)

8 November 2022: Implementation of Insurance Program for Foreign Workers Who Work for 6 Months or Less

The Ministry of Manpower has implemented the insurance program for foreign workers who work for 6 months or less in relation to the Decision Letter of the Director General of Manpower Placement and Expansion of Job Opportunities No. 3/144/PK.04/V/2022. The decision letter was issued on May 23rd, 2022, the initial implementation has started from November 8th, 2022, and will be effective until further changes made by the related institution. Below are the highlighted points of the decision letter as detailed on the attached newsletter:

  1. Employers of foreign workers are required to register foreign workers who will work for 6 (six) months or less in the insurance program for foreign workers.

  2. The amount of the insurance premium for foreign workers who will work for 6 (six) months or less, as stated in the appendix, are as follows:

    • 1 Month coverage period on IDR 762,000

    • 3 Months coverage period on IDR 1,715,000

    • 6 Months coverage period on IDR 2,477,000

  1. Designated Insurance company is required to provide membership data in a system that is connected and integrated with the TKA Online system at the Directorate of Foreign Workers Use.

  2. Data on the participation of the foreign worker insurance program includes at least the following:

    • Insurance number.

    • Foreign workers identity data; (name, place of origin and date of birth, passport number, nationality, job title, address)

    • Foreign workers working location.

    • Employers' information data; (address, type of business)

    • Coverage period

    • Validity period.

8 November 2022: The Implementation of Public Activities Restrictions for Java and Bali (PPKM)

Effective November 8th the extension of Public Activity Restriction for Java and Bali will be extended for two weeks until November 21st. There are no significant changes from the previous regulations regarding the capacity of workplace/public facilities or time restrictions.

​Fill in the form to get the summary of the latest extension regulations. Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach us: indonesia@jac-consulting.co.id

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