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For newcomers to Indonesia, learn about the upcoming Lebaran holidays and see how it will affect your lives! May 13-19 May - Hari Raya Idul Fitri - May 10, 2021
In response to the spike in COVID cases in India, Indonesia is now banning travelers from India and Pakistan or persons who have traveled there recently. May 10, 2021
COVID Vaccines for Foreign residents (eItas and eItap holders) in Bali. March 31, 2021
Retirees can try registering for a COVID vaccine on this government health website. March 31, 2021
NEW Visa applications opening up for certain types of visas, but NOT for tourists on VOA or Visa-free entry.
Five-day Quarantine upon entry in Jakarta - read one person's account. January 18, 2021
COVID TEST Required for flights to/from Indonesia, with PCR test required at least 48 hours before departure to Indonesia. The results must be uploaded through the Indonesia Health Alert Card Alert prior to departure - see COVID entry requirements process.
Public Activity Restrictions - extended to February 22, 2021.
Aternative to getting a Letter of No-Impediment to Marriage, if your embassy's consular office is closed due to COVID and not issuing the usual documents. April 9, 2021
Welcome to our newest sponsor, The Independent School of Jakarta offering a British education from their Pondok Indah campus for children aged 2-13 years old. March 5, 2021
The Expat Family Guide to Living in Bali - This book will help your family prepare for the move to bali, smooth the settling in process and explain some of the common problems you may encounter along the way and how to deal with them. If you are still on the fence about moving to Bali, this book will give you a good idea of what to expect, as it doesn't take long for anyone to realize that living in Bali is not all about sitting around a pool, sipping cocktails! The book includes information on Culture shock and children, what to bring and what to leave behind, where to live - highlighting popular neighborhoods, renting a house or villa, education, health concerns, cost of living, finding work, managing staff, visas, and other helpful information specific to relocating to the island paradise of Bali.
"How to Retire in Bali" - as the title suggests is a complete guide to retiring in Bali. The guide book covers all of the essential information you need to know before contemplating a move to Bali, such as visas, health care, insurance, buying property, finding accommodation and adapting to life in Bali. The book includes interviews with retirees who have already made the move to Bali. You can learn from their experiences and come out with a better understanding of what it is actually like to live in Bali, rather than just visiting the island for a holiday
How to Start a Business in Bali - It can be difficult enough starting a successful business in your own country, let alone in a foreign country like Indonesia. The dream of running your own guesthouse or restaurant by the beach on a tropical island like Bali, doesn't stop people wanting to give it a try. This guide on how to start a business in Bali was written to help guide people through the ropes of setting up a company and establishing a successful business. The book goes beyond the author's experience by including interviews with successful expat entrepreneurs who have a combined experience of over 80 years in Indonesia. The advice is practical and to the point. While the guide focuses on Bali, the information could also be applied to other locations in Indonesia as well.
Special promotion for expatriate residents of Indonesia being offered by WOW Borneo for a Kalimantan Getaway Package if booked by February 28, 2021.
Our thanks to Joe and Ratih Kirk for updated the information for our Expat Living in Malang, East Java page! January 11, 2020
Great source of information on COVID-19 numbers in Bali - Bali Covid-19 Update Facebook page. December 29, 2020
Mark your calendars for the official Indonesian Public Holiday Schedule for 2021 December 27, 2020
Beginning January 1 2021, the official stamp duty (meterai) in Indonesia increases 66% to Rp. 10,000 per stamp. Previously the cost for this tax stamp on official documents was Rp 6,000.
Welcome to our newest sponsor, TopRemit, providing international money transfer to 50+ countries through the convenience of your phone! November 6, 2020
We are continuously working on updating ALL of our community organization information pages as we know that many expats leave throughout the year and club leadership positions change. If you are a member of a expat community organization in Indonesia, can we ask your help to check the listings for the groups you belong to, to see if our contact information should be updated. If so, please write to us with the changes.
We've just updated our Embassy listing with new information. November 4, 2020
Learn about the upcoming holiday ... Thursday, October 29, 2020 – Birthday of the Prophet Muhammad SAW
Check out the many great books on Indonesia - Fiction, Non-Fiction and Community Publications on the Recommended Publications page.
We've passed our 23rd anniversary on September 1, 2020. The Living in Indonesia website has now been online helping expats for 23+ years! It's been our pleasure to help literally hundreds of thousands of expats ease their transition to their new lives in Indonesia! September 1, 2020
Did you find a needed update on this site? We update various bits of info on a daily basis, but it's impossible to stay on top of 1,200+ articles by ourselves. If you find something that is out of date, or inaccurate please let us know so that we can get it up to date!Did you find a needed update on this site? We update various bits of info on a daily basis, but it's impossible to stay on top of 1,200+ articles by ourselves. If you find something that is out of date, or inaccurate please let us know so that we can get it up to date!
In the light of increasing inquiries for information on expatriate communities Outside Jakarta, we continue to gather more information for visitors to this site. If you live in a city outside Jakarta, consider contacting us about expat living your town so that we can share your insights with future expatriate residents. They'll sincerely appreciate your help.
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Last updated April 9, 2021