Passports for your family members are issued by a passport office from your own country. While your government may allow children to follow on their mother’s passports, it is better to have separate passports for every family member, just in case separate travel is required.
In order to apply for an ITAS visa (semi-permanent stay permit) to Indonesia, your passport must be valid for:
- 12 months passport validity remaining to apply for a 6 months ITAS
- 18 months passport validity remaining to apply for a 12 months ITAS
- 30 months passport validity remaining to apply for a 24 months ITAS
If your passport is nearing expiration, we recommend you renew it to the maximum time allowable before you begin procedures to apply for an Indonesian work permit and visa. You do not want to have your sponsoring office go through all the paperwork of getting your visa and work permit, only to have to repeat the procedure after six months because your passport has expired.
What do you do if you get a new passport, but your visa or MERP is still valid and stamped in your old passport?
Your visa KITAP & MERP continue to be valid until their expiry date regardless of passport expiring or if you have a new passport issued because it had no more blank pages. Each issuing government may handle the full passport issue differently. The relevant consular officials may just staple in additional passport pages.
One Expat Forum poster also said that his Immigration officer just took off the Permit pages from the his/her old passport and annexed them to the new passport.
Company sponsorship is required as a FIRST STEP in order for a foreigner who wants to work in Indonesia to be issued a work permit/visa. This sponsorship is required BEFORE a semi-permanent visa and work permit can be processed.
As per a Memorandum (Surat Ederan) signed on January 25th, 2013 by the Director General of Immigration, Bambang Irawan, SE, effective from February 4th 2013, the map (folder) including all immigration application forms (Paspor RI, Izin Tinggal, Izin Masuk Kembali,etc.) MUST be given FREE of charge by the immigration officers in all Immigration offices across the Indonesian archipelago.
The so called ‘map’ was until now charged for – from anything in between a few thousand rupiah to up to IDR 25.000. For years, many Indonesian citizens and foreigners alike have been complaining about this dubious charge. It is now officially forbidden for an Immigration officer to charge anything for the folder or the forms.
Source : http://www.expat.or.id/info/docs.html#Passports