Moving to Indonesia

Moving to Indonesia

Ports: Jakarta

Prohibited: Narcotics, Drugs, Explosives, Weapons, Pornography, Alcoholic Beverages, Vehicles, Firearms

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Diplomatic Private Vehicles

Required Documents:  (1) Proof of ownership (2) PP-8 letter (3) OBL (4) Invoice and description of car

Customs Regulations: Free duties/taxes only one for official and private use.

Clearance3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksIf shipper fails to provide the documents required, the vehicles must be re-exported.

Diplomatic Household Goods

Required Documents:  PP-8 Letter Obtainable from Indonesian foreign affair office by providing (1)OBL or airway bill (2) Passport(photocopy) (3) Inventory list (4) Visa valid for minimum 12 months

Customs Regulations: Several by sea and several by air are allowed. Indonesian customs has right of inspection but no duties or confiscation apply if valid semi diplomatic privileges have been granted by Indonesian Foreign Affair Department.

ClearanceIf approved by Indonesian Foreign Affair Department it takes 3 working days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

Remarks: It takes minimum one week to obtain the PP-8 letter and only obtainable through the embassy or consulate. Forward immediately the OBL for obtaining the PP-8 letter. Due to the slowness in obtaining the PP-8 letter usually port storage cannot be avoided particularly for air freight.

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Required Documents:  (1) OBL and Airwaybill (2) Inventory list (3) Passport (not photocopy) of husband and wife for married status and single status needs certification from the Embassy or Consulate (4) Residence permit valid for minimum 12 months (5) Working permit valid for minimum 12 months Numbers (3), (4), and (5) must be originals.

Customs Regulations: One by Sea and One by Air are allowed. Used household goods are duty free if: (1) They have been in owner’s possession and utilization for at least one full year and are for owner’s continued use in Indonesia (2) Shipments must arrive in Indonesian ports not over 6 months after the shipper arrival date as it is stated in the staying permit (3) On each shipment can only include one each of Major Household Appliances and Home Entertainment Equipment (4) For books, it is advisable to prepare a list of titles and authors

ClearanceFree entry clearance 3 to 5 days. If duty payments are necessary, it could be 3 to 4 days after payments are made to Indonesian Customs. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksAverage time to obtain the working and staying permit is 2 to 4 weeks upon the arrival of the shipper in Indonesia in which he already has the one year entry visa from the Indonesian Embassy. It is advisable to send the Agent a telex or fax, once you have a shipment to Indonesia, providing: shipper name, shipper’s sponsor company in Indonesia, and date that shipper is expected to arrive in Indonesia. With this message, they will trace the documents required, and then they will advise the permit status. The incomplete documents and the new items found during physical inspection can result in a heavy import duty. Port storage and demurrage are mostly free of charge up to the ninth days upon vessel arrive for sea shipment, and 24 hours free of airport storage upon aircraft arrival for air shipment.

Pets and Animals

Required Documents:  Provide by Telex or letter: name, sex, race, color, age

Customs Regulations: Import permit must be obtained from Indonesian Agriculture Department before the pet’s/animal’s arrival. Pets or animals cannot be for resale. Pets are subject to duty. The Import Permit is valid for 30 days.

ClearanceOne hour upon arrival if import permit is approved before Pets/Animals arrive… Customer presence required for clearance? No.

Remarks: It takes 2 days to obtain import license approved by Indonesian agriculture department upon received the telex or letter. The flight number, name of arrival, and ETA Jakarta airport must be provided before the pet arrival to arrange the quarantine and custom clearance.

Returning Indonesians

Required Documents:  (1) OBL or Airwaybill (2) Legalized inventory list by Indonesian Embassy or Consulate (3) Statement from Indonesian Embassy/Consulate that shipper has been living abroad (the purpose) (4) Letter of assignment and re-assignment by shipper sponsor company

Customs Regulations: Used household goods are duty free if: (1) Shipper has been living in overseas for a minimum three years (2) They have been in owner’s possession and utilization for at least two full years and are for owner’s continued use in Indonesia (not for resale) (3) On each shipment can only include one each of major household appliances and home entertainment electronic.

ClearanceFree entry clearance 3 to 5 days. If duty payments are necessary, it could be 3 to 4 days after the payments are made to Indonesian Customs. Customer presence required for clearance? No.

RemarksAny incomplete documents can result in heavy import duty. The incomplete documents and new items found during physical inspection can result in heavy import duty. Port storage and demurrage are mostly free of charge up to the ninth day upon vessel arrival for sea shipments, and 24 hours free of airport storage upon aircraft arrive for air shipments.

Semi-Diplomatic Service Passport

Required Documents:  PP-19 Letter Obtainable from Indonesian State Ministry Office by providing (1) OBL or airway bill (2) Passport (photocopy) (3) Inventory list (4) Visa valid for minimum 12 months

Customs Regulations: One by sea and one by air are allow. Indonesian customs has right of inspection but no duties or confiscation apply if valid semi diplomatic privileges have been granted by Indonesian State Ministry office.

Clearance: If approved by State Ministry office, it takes 3 working days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksIt takes minimum one week to obtain the PP-19 letter. Forward immediately the OBL for obtaining the PP-19 letter. Due to the slowness in obtaining the PP-19 letter, usually port storage cannot be avoided particularly for air freight. The incomplete documents and new items found during physical inspection can result a heavy import duty.

Semi-Diplomatic Vehicles

Required Documents:  (1) Proof of ownership (2) PP-19 letter (3) OBL (4) Invoice and description of car

Customs Regulations: Free duties/taxes only one for official and private use.

Clearance3 days. Customer presence required for clearance? No

RemarksIf shipper fails to provide the documents required, the vehicles must be re-exported. Private vehicles are prohibited.

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