RPTKA stands for Rencana Penempatan Tenaga Kerja Asing, or Expatriate Placement Plan.
The Indonesian government has strict guidelines on what foreign expertise is required for the development of the country. These guidelines determine who can be issued work permits. See Employing Expatriates for other info.
National, multinational or joint venture firms must submit a manpower plan to Kemenakertrans (Article 42 Manpower Act number 13 year 2003, Download detailing their annual foreign labor requirements. Foreigners can only get a limited stay visa/permit and an ITAS card if they already have been issued a TA01 recommendation (from the Manpower Department if the company is a domestic company; or from BKPM/Investment Board Department if the employing company is a foreign investment company, a so-called PMA company). A TA-01 is based on an approved Expatriate Placement Plan (RPTKA).
Typical documents required to obtain a RPTKA for a job position for expats:
- A letter detailing the reasons for hiring the expat and what specific positions the expat/s will hold
- RPTKA application form
- The company’s Deed of Establishment, Ministerial Approval and adjustments
- The company’s paid up capital must be at least Rp. 1,000,000,000
- The standard company dcouments: LOD, NPWP, TDP and SIUP (or IUT for a PT PMA)
- Company organization chart
- Letter of recommendation from a technical ministry (e.g. Education, Transportation, Oil 7 Gas, Mining) This is not needed for a trading or consulting company.
- One Indonesian counterpart employee per expat – not required for directors and commissioners or non-resident directors/commissioners
- An education and training plan for the Indonesian counterpart
- The Wajib Lapor Ketenagakerjaan (WLK), an annual report stating the numbers of expats and local employees
Source : http://www.expat.or.id/info/docs.html#RPTKA