INDONESIA – Simplified Work Permit Application Process for Oil and Gas Companies

Effective immediately, oil and gas companies that intend to hire foreign workers in Indonesia no longer require RPTKA (request for approval to hire foreign workers) or IMTA (work permit) recommendation letters from the Directorate General of Oil and Gas (“Dirjen MIGAS”) and can now apply for a work permit directly at the Ministry of Manpower.

This change should significantly decrease processing times for work permits in the oil and gas sector.

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