The so called Second Home Visa for Bali (Indonesia) is officially launched – and available by the end of 2022
Indonesia was planning to launch a long-term Visa for digital nomads and investors since several years and there have been numerous announcements when a “Digital Nomad Visa” would be available and what would be the conditions. As it looks now, with the conditions of “proof of funds” requiring a substantial amount of money, it would be misleading to call this Visa a Digital Nomad Visa.
On 25th of October 2022, the Directorate General of Immigration has passed a new decree (Circular Number IMI-0740.GR.01.01) and officially announced that the new Second Home Visa will be available by the end of 2022 (60days after the decree has been passed, effective 24th Dec 2022). This new Visa will not be called “Digital Nomad” Visa but Second Home Visa.
Second Home Visa
The aim is clear. Indonesia understands and values the contribution of foreigners living in Indonesia. Until now, there was no clear and easy path for foreigners to stay longer in Indonesia unless they applied for a Retirement Visa. It is logical to expect that in essence the Second Home Visa will at some point replace the Retirement Visa.
Second Home Visa to attract more foreigners living in Indonesia
“Towards the implementation of the G20 Summit, today we officially launched the Second Home Visa today. The aim is to attract foreign visitors to Bali and various other destinations” stated Pak Widodo Ekatjahjana, the Acting General of the Immigration.
This visa is also suitable for former Indonesian Citizens.
However, the “proof of funds” -requirement of USD 140,000 might come as a shock to young digital nomads who hoped, that the visa will be easy to get, allowing them to come to Bali, enjoy the life style, and work as a freelancer or remote worker without having to get the B211A Visa and keeping extending it.