VITAS and ITAS

Upon receiving the Letter of Acceptance, international students should begin the process of applying for the Study Permit and Student Visa. The following isthe guideline of visa and permit you need to acquire:

Prior to Arrival
  • Study Permit
  • VITAS (Visa Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Limited Stay Visa) for study
After Arrival/During Study Period ITAS (Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Limited Stay Permit) for study

Study Permit

Since your purpose to come to Indonesia is for studying, your VITAS application will require a study permit from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia in order to issue visa authorization from the Immigration Office in Indonesia. It takes quite a long time to process, often up to two or three months. It is our responsibility as your host institution in Indonesia to help you get the study permit in order to get your visa authorization of your entry to Indonesia. Please contact us to give you assistance in this matter. We will be happy to forward all the information and the procedures to you. The documents you need when you apply for a Study Permit from the Ministry of Education include:
  • Passport photo (3×4) in color
  • Valid passport copy
       Passport minimum validity         – 30 months for a maximum of 24 months visa application         – 18 months for a maximum of 12 months visa application.
  • Acceptance Proof from Universitas Padjadjaran (Student ID Card)
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence
  • Letter of Agreement
  • Latest Diploma or Academic Transcript
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
     Containing:      – Full name      – Phone number      – Full address in home country
  • Letter of Financial Guarantee
  • Current Bank Statement with a minimum balance of USD 1,500 or equivalent
  • Medical Statement
  • Indonesian Police Report Letter

Student Visa

An international student who wishes to study at Universitas Padjadjaran is strongly recommended to come to Indonesia with a VITAS (Visa Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Limited Stay Visa), which can then be converted to an ITAS (Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Limited Stay Permit) upon your arrival to Indonesia. With the visa authorization faxed to your address, you can apply for a VITAS at the Embassy/Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in your country. First thing to do upon your arrival Those who come to Indonesia with a VITAS (6/12/24 months’ visa) should be aware of the ‘arrival stamp’ on your passport and white landing card (departure card). The process of getting your ITAS in Indonesia can take up to four weeks. During this time you will not have your passport and of course you will temporarily be unable to go abroad, open a bank account, or obtain a local driving license. Please remember to have a copy of your passport with you at all times. Once you have your ITAS and ‘Buku Mutasi’ (a small blue book used to register changes of sponsor/location of the associated office of immigration), it is your responsibility to keep them in a very safe place along with your passport. If you are going to another city/town, please always bring your ITAS with you. Remember, ITAS and ‘Buku Mutasi’ are very important. If they get lost or stolen you should report immediately to the nearby Police station. If it is lost in Bali for example, you must report the loss to the nearest police station in Bali and get a Surat Keterangan Kehilangan Barang (SKKB) or lost report. This SKKB must be brought with you when you come to the Immigration Office in Bandung to get a replacement card. In this case, you will also need a letter from the International Office Universitas Padjadjaran as your sponsor, therefore please also report your loss to us to get the letter. Important: As a student and/or researcher in Indonesia with a limited stay visa, your visa requires you to give legally binding commitments as follows:
  1. Being able to give evidence of adequate financial support;
  2. Abide by all Indonesian laws and university regulations;
  3. No use of illegal drugs;
  4. No paid work in Indonesia;
  5. It is prohibited for you to participate in political activities, protest, and public demonstrations
  6. Please give notification of any change of address.
Those who wish to stay in Indonesia for less than four months may obtain a Social and Cultural Visa (VKSB) and must also come to the Office of International Affairs to report your arrival and be registered by our office. Our staff will then explain how to extend your Social and Cultural Visa. Please always keep a copy of your passport, 15 photos with a red background for each size (2×3 cm, 3×4 cm, and 4×6 cm), and other documents with you for your stay permit needs. During your stay The following procedures apply for students who hold a VITAS (Limited Stay Visa), which is valid for at least 6 months.
  1. Extension
  2. Index B-211 Visa (VKSB)
The extension for Index B-211 Visa (VKSB) can be done up to four times within the same local immigration office. The first three extensions will be granted by the local Immigration Office governing your place of residence, and the fourth extension will require an approval from Kantor Wilayah Hukum dan HAM (Regional Office of Laws and Human Rights). After getting the approval, the local Immigration Office will proceed with your visa extension. The following is the documents you need to prepare for extending your Index B-211 Visa (VKSB)
  1. A sponsor letter for visa extension application
  2. Visa Extension form (immigration office form)
  3. Update form (immigration office form)
  4. Surat pernyataan dan jaminan (immigration office form)
  5. A copy of the sponsor ID Card (KTP)
  6. Passport and the copy of Passport
  7. ITAS
You are highly recommended to start processing your ITAS extension 2 months before the expiry date. The following are the documents you need to prepare for extending your ITAS.
  1. A sponsor letter for ITAS Extension Application
  2. ITAS Extension form (immigration office form)
  3. Update form (immigration office form)
  4. A copy of the sponsor ID Card (KTP)
  5. Passport and the copy of Passport
  6. Immigration Report Book /Buku Biru (Buku POA)
  7. ITAS and the copy of ITAS
  8. Photograph 2×3, 3×4, 4×6 (3 sheets each)

Since your purpose to come to Indonesia is for studying, your VITAS application will require a study permit from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia in order to issue visa authorization from the Immigration Office in Indonesia. It takes quite a long time to process, often up to two or three months. It is our responsibility as your host institution in Indonesia to help you get the study permit in order to get your visa authorization of your entry to Indonesia. Please contact us to give you assistance in this matter. We will be happy to forward all the information and the procedures to you.

The documents you need when you apply for a Study Permit from the Ministry of Education include:

a. Passport photo (3×4) in color

b. Valid passport copy

       Passport minimum validity

       – 30 months for a maximum of 24 months visa application

       – 18 months for a maximum of 12 months visa application.

c. Acceptance Proof from Universitas Padjadjaran (Student ID Card)

d. Letter of Recommendation from the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence

e. Letter of Agreement

f. Latest Diploma or Academic Transcript

g. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Containing:

     – Full name

     – Phone number

     – Full address in home country

h. Letter of Financial Guarantee

i. Current Bank Statement with a minimum balance of USD 1,500 or equivalent

j. Medical Statement

k. Indonesian Police Report Letter

An international student who wishes to study at Universitas Padjadjaran is strongly recommended to come to Indonesia with a VITAS (Visa Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Limited Stay Visa), which can then be converted to an ITAS (Izin Tinggal Terbatas – Limited Stay Permit) upon your arrival to Indonesia. With the visa authorization faxed to your address, you can apply for a VITAS at the Embassy/Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia in your country.

 First thing to do upon your arrival

Those who come to Indonesia with a VITAS (6/12/24 months’ visa) should be aware of the ‘arrival stamp’ on your passport and white landing card (departure card).

The process of getting your ITAS in Indonesia can take up to four weeks. During this time you will not have your passport and of course you will temporarily be unable to go abroad, open a bank account, or obtain a local driving license. Please remember to have a copy of your passport with you at all times.

Once you have your ITAS and ‘Buku Mutasi’ (a small blue book used to register changes of sponsor/location of the associated office of immigration), it is your responsibility to keep them in a very safe place along with your passport. If you are going to another city/town, please always bring your ITAS with you.

Remember, ITAS and ‘Buku Mutasi’ are very important. If they get lost or stolen you should report immediately to the nearby Police station. If it is lost in Bali for example, you must report the loss to the nearest police station in Bali and get a Surat Keterangan Kehilangan Barang (SKKB) or lost report.

This SKKB must be brought with you when you come to the Immigration Office in Bandung to get a replacement card. In this case, you will also need a letter from the International Office Universitas Padjadjaran as your sponsor, therefore please also report your loss to us to get the letter.

 

Important: As a student and/or researcher in Indonesia with a limited stay visa, your visa requires you to give legally binding commitments as follows:

 

  1. Being able to give evidence of adequate financial support;

  2. Abide by all Indonesian laws and university regulations;

  3. No use of illegal drugs;
  4. No paid work in Indonesia;
  5. It is prohibited for you to participate in political activities, protest, and public demonstrations.
  6. Please give notification of any change of address.

     

     

     

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