• Stricter Documentary Requirements for Work Permit Recommendation Applications
  • November 24, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Indonesia has introduced stricter endorsement and signature requirements for documents submitted with work permit recommendation applications (TA.01), according to a new regulation. The changes affect the following documents submitted with applications dated November 4, 2014 and later (and may affect pending applications):

    • CVs
      • sponsoring employer must stamp CVs with an official corporate stamp;
      • the foreign national must sign each page; and
      • the CV must have a stamp (meterai).
    • Education certificates
      • sponsoring employer must stamp the certificates with an official corporate stamp;
      • the certificate must be translated into Bahasa Indonesia or English; and
      • the certificate must have a stamp (meterai).
    • Reference letter from the previous company (if provided by the applicant)
      • must be endorsed by the local sponsoring entity.

    The TA.01 recommendation is a preliminary step to obtaining a work permit and a limited stay visa. The previous regulations did not require these documents to be stamped or endorsed by the sponsoring entity.

    What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

    Employers and foreign nationals should be prepared to stamp and endorse the appropriate documents prior to submitting work permit recommendation applications.