How to Get KTP indonesia?

Indonesian law is very strict when it comes to people living in Indonesia, particularly foreigners. There are many foreign rules in Indonesia for those living, studying or working in Indonesia.  The government requires every foreigner to possess identity documents issued by the Civil Registry (Dinas Kependudukan dan Catatan Sipil).

If you fail to follow these rules, you might be in jeopardy of being deported. So, make sure you know your rules and follow your visa visit stay moreover act in accordance to the law apply in Indonesia, you should be fine.

Therefore, the Indonesian Civil Registry (Dinas Kependudukan dan Catatan Sipil) issues ID cards for foreigners. There are two types of ID cards available: KTT and KTP-OA. However, many people are not aware of this rules. It gives them disadvantaged and receives penalties due to lack of proper documentation.

If you take the time to ask questions and handle the proper document. Your stay in Indonesia can be very satisfying. In addition, having these Indonesian IDs makes enable you to travel around, rather than using your passport.

Immigration also requires SKTT to extend a KITAS. Furthermore, you need to have KTP-OA to extend KITAP and to process multiple exits and re-entry permit. Based on these facts, it is now more important than ever, that you have these documents prepared.

Type of KTP Indonesia

You can apply for Indonesian ID Card or something similar to KTP Indonesia. There foreigners ID Card can be obtained from the local administrator in your area. You can either apply for an SKTT and or a KTP-OA. Both apply as ID Card and you only need to choose one, based on your current conditions.

An SKTT (Surat Keterangan Tempat Tinggal)

Identity card for foreigners that fits several descriptions such as

  • Hold a KITAS (Kartu Ijin Tinggal Sementara) – temporary stay permit.
  • 17 years of age or above
  • Married.

A KTP-OA (Kartu Tanda Penduduk – Orang Asing) It is issued for KITAP (Kartu Ijin Tinggal Tetap) – permanent stay permit holders who are at least 17 years of age or are married.

Both documents are similar in appearance to the Indonesian National ID card (KTP), they only differ in color. The SKTT comes in green. and as for The KTP-OA is has almost same color as to the KTP that Indonesians use.

The Civil Registry office in your city or regency (Kabupaten) can issue them. So, make sure you report you to document the nearest RT and RT. The residence officer in your regency. The ID cards are valid in accordance with the validity period as the KITAS or KITAP that the applicant is holding.

Application (or extension) process

Local law governments process the application procedure in each area. Therefore, the application process does vary slightly between localities. You can’t compare what applies are one area to another. Some slight different though it is not too distinct.

Overall, an area will require you fill in documents, attach any proper documents and present at the local government. In general, all require to prepare the following:

1) Passport + copy
2) KITAS/KITAP + copy
3) Passport Photos
4) Police Report (Surat Tanda Melapor)
5) Surat Domisili (from Desa/Kelurahan)
6) Application fee
7) KTP of Sponsor + Copy
8) Kartu Keluarga (KK) Sponsor
9) Buku Nikah/Akta Nikah/or marriage report


Amount and size of photos differ by locations. The local administrator determines the fees. It should be free but some case you need to pay between Rp 100,000 to Rp 250,000. If you married an Indonesian, if you are an ex-WNI KITAP holder, you will be issued a new KK with your name in it

If you have everything in hand, go to the local Civil Registry office. Most likely, they should issue the ID card on the same day.

However, sometimes you may have to go back and forth to fulfilled some signage and documents. Don’t expect thing will be over in two days. However, if you are in any luck, it may just need 3 days or so.

Penalty for non-compliance

The law states clearly that according to Undang Undang  Nomor 23 Tahun 2006, specifies the following penalties:

  1. If someone doesn’t have the correct identity card or no identity card at all, a fine of up to Rp 2 million.
  2. If you fail to report changes in status such as marriage or name change, a fine of up to Rp 1 million
  3. Failure to show any ID cards such as SKTT/KTP-OA upon request by an official, a fine of up to Rp 100,000

This number seems huge, but most of the time it never made it to court. You will likely have an agreement with the officer in the Local governments set the actual amount of penalties. It is, of course, lower than the maximum allowed by national law.

Pay attention to rules and dates can avoid any additional fee. However, sometimes these officers just make thing up to receive some money for their service outside the required fees.

Best time to apply for SKTT or KTP-OA

After you have your KITAS or KITAP, there is a 14 days spend to apply for SKTT or KTP – OA. There are officers near your place of stay that handle these things. You can even google them, through Dinas Kependudukan dan Catatan Sipil or apply at your local Civil Registry.

These documents need to be valid and updated regularly. If there is any change, then you are required to update within 14 days of the change.

Some of the data changes include changes in address, marital status, etc. It is always better to do this as fast as possible.

Those are the requirements that you need to complete to obtain your KTP Indonesia. Follow all the regulations, ask questions if you are confused.

Moreover, keep in mind that Indonesian are very friendly, they would be happy to help you. Stay safe and be smart in handling your document during your stay.

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