Last Updated on 3 September 2022 by Jack
Indonesia, especially Bali, has been a long-time favorite digital nomad destination. Now, remote workers are being welcomed with the new Indonesia digital nomad visa.
While there was talk about creating a visa specifically for digital nomads back in 2021, these plans were put on hold due to rising cases from the pandemic. Now that we are seeing the light at the end of this very long tunnel, Indonesia is back on track to attracting even more digital nomads to the country.
Indonesia is already a popular hotspot amongst digital nomads, who are most likely there on the B211A Business visa. However, this new visa specifically for digital nomads will give remote workers more clarity as to how they identify and their fiscal status.
The term of this digital nomad visa will be five years. We are still waiting to hear about whether it can be renewed or not.
Holders of the visa will be exempt from paying taxes on income earned outside of Indonesia, which is great news! As of now, digital nomads spending 183 days in Indonesia owe taxes on their global income to the country.
The government is still fine-tuning the details about the visa. We will update this article as they release more information.
What is a Digital Nomad Visa?
If you are new to the idea of working remotely while traveling, you may be wondering, what is a digital nomad visa?
A digital nomad visa allows remote workers to claim temporary residence in a foreign country.
The applicant must work remotely for a company, clients, or own a business outside of the country where they wish to obtain a digital nomad visa.
It’s important to note that a digital nomad visa does not entitle the holder to search for employment opportunities in that country.
These digital nomad visas are great for those who want to settle down for a year or two and truly get to know a place while working remotely.
Indonesia Digital Nomad Visa Requirements
We are still waiting for more details about the requirements you need to meet to be eligible for this visa. Here is what we know so far:
- Valid Passport – Your passport must be valid when you apply for the visa
- Work Remotely – You must work for a company, own a business, or freelance for clients located outside of Indonesia
There may be an income requirement as with most digital nomad visas, but we are waiting for more information.
We will update this article as we learn more about Indonesia’s digital nomad visa requirements.
Steps to Apply
Indonesia for Digital Nomads
Digital nomads have flocked to Bali for many years now. Due to Indonesia’s gorgeous beaches, colorful culture, and affordable cost of living, it’s no wonder it is a digital nomad hotspot.
While the country once promoted its sandy beaches and sunny weather, there is much more to it than that. There is a spiritual and serene feeling when you’re in Bali and other parts of the country.
You’ll find digital nomads from all professions living in this beautiful country. With super fast wifi, delicious meals, and coworking spaces on almost every corner, Indonesia offers a unique lifestyle almost free from stress and worry.
With such a large remote worker community, it’s easy to find a friend group in this friendly destination. Hop on a scooter and go exploring with people who have like-minded interests or attend some yoga and meditation classes.
Get Help Applying for Digital Nomad Visas
Don’t let the overwhelming feelings of gathering documents and dealing with bureaucracy keep you from applying for a digital nomad visa.
With the help of Nomads Embassy’s hand-selected partners, you can get your digital nomad visa quickly and easily. Our immigration and visa lawyers will streamline the process and help you live in your dream destination.
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