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Research KITAS 

Research Kitas (Kartu Izin Tinggal Terbatas) in Indonesia is a crucial document for foreign researchers and academics who wish to live and work in the country while conducting research activities. Kitas is a temporary residence permit that allows foreign researchers to legally reside in Indonesia for a specific period. This document is essential for anyone planning to conduct research in Indonesia, whether they are affiliated with a university, institution, ministry or conducting independent research.

Here is an overview of the key aspects of Research Kitas in Indonesia:


Research Kitas is specifically designed for foreign researchers, scholars, and academics who intend to carry out research activities in Indonesia. It allows them to stay in the country legally while conducting their research.

Application Process:

The process for obtaining a Research Kitas including obtaining a sponsorship from an Indonesian institution, securing a research permit, and applying for the Kitas C-315 through the Indonesian immigration authorities.

Applicants must work with a sponsoring institution, such as a university or research organization in Indonesia, which will help facilitate the process.


The validity of a Research Kitas can vary depending on the nature and duration of the research project. It is usually issued for a period of 6-12 months, with the possibility of extensions. Research KItas is a multiple entry Kitas. 


If a researcher's project extends beyond the initial Kitas validity, they can apply for an extension by providing the necessary documentation and meeting the requirements.

Benefits and Limitations:

Research Kitas provides legal status in Indonesia, allowing researchers to access research facilities, libraries, and other resources.

However, it is essential to comply with the specific terms and conditions of the research permit and Kitas, including reporting requirements.

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