After joining the digital nomad visa trend, Indonesia launches the Second Home Visa scheme.
Indonesia has always been one of the favorite destinations for slow travelers. From digital nomads to retirees, the country offers diverse opportunities and activities for foreigners.
Especially after removing the quarantine, Indonesia is launching several initiatives to attract tourists.
The newest Second Home Visa is a product of the 2021 Job Creation Law designed to attract investment to Indonesia. This visa provides new opportunities for those who can’t apply for or Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS) and a Permanent Stay Permit (KITAP).
However, the committee didn’t announce details like application costs; maximum stay; tax requirements; or official launch date.
The Second Home Visa adds up to the previous one-year retirement visa for foreign tourists over 55. The idea is to expand this initiative. And include remote workers and international entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, the Indonesian ministry is also working on fast-tracking a “workcation” visa. In short, this initiative targets digital nomads and remote workers, focusing on destinations like Bali and the islands.
As stated in the press release: “The Second Home Visa gives an opportunity for foreigners, including the elderly, to stay in Indonesia. The idea is that they can play their role to boost national economic growth.”
The Second Home Visa scheme isn’t a solution for those who want a better work-life balance. It’s also a concrete strategy to re-start local economies with healthy and dynamic tourism.