Is it necessary to close KITAS at the end of its validity period?
Many people probably know that a temporary residence permit in Indonesia is called KITAS. There are many types of such permits designed for specific situations: work, study, investment, family reunification, and so on. For each type of KITAS, there are separate conditions for its provision and government fees associated with its issuance. Each type of KITAS carries its own rights and imposes certain obligations on its holder. Failure to comply with the regulations imposed by KITAS is at least an administrative offense and carries various administrative sanctions, including deportation. Today we will talk briefly about this, in particular about whether it necessary to close KITAS. What happens when KITAS expires? Is it canceled automatically or is some special procedure required? Let’s look into this a little.