Kementerian Riset Teknologi Dan Pendidikan Tinggi
Republik Indonesia

Procedure :
  1. Online application : Complete the online application form. Once the form is sent, the applicant is provided with a unique user ID and initial password. Keep these information securely.
  2. Confirmation of application : Relogin to your personal page using the user ID and password, and confirm your application. If you wish, you can also change the password (recommended at your first login to keep your privacy and data secure).
  3. Uploading the required documents : Upload the electronic files, and the scanned ones for the copy of passport, recommendation letters, photographs, etc.
  4. Pre-approval : Once all required documents are completed, the application will be passed to the Coordinating Team for the Approval of Foreign Research Permit (TKPIPA) for reviewing process.
  5. Reviewing process
  6. Final approval : Once the application is approved by the TKPIPA, you will be noticed to collect your research Visa at the Indonesian Embassy or Representatives in your Home Country or other country as requested. The official permit (Letter and Card of Research Permit) will be available for the applicant AFTER the arrival and reporting to the Secretariat of Foreign Research Permit office in Jakarta.

Since 4th July 2011, all applications are strongly encouraged to be done through this system ! However, for about the first six months, we still accept applications sent by conventional method, i.e. by post or by email to If you have any Especially should you encounter any problem with this system, please send your application documents by email. For the existing applicants, please keep yourself up-to-date by login into your personal page using the login window below...

General requirements :
All requirements below are based on the current official regulations (357.896 byte) for Foreign Researchers.
  1. A formal letter of request to do research in Indonesia, a copy of which is addressed to the Indonesian Representative abroad (e.g. Indonesian Ambassador, Consul General, or Consul). This letter should explicitly state the address of the Indonesian Representative from which the researcher will obtain the visa. If this address is not given, it can cause delays in some cases.
  2. A copy of detailed research proposal, which should has a title, stated objectives, and description of the methodology and concepts. It must clearly state the locations where field research will be done. If the work is to be done from one or more field stations, please indicate which one will be the Research Base Station.
  3. A copy of the researcher's curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications. For applications with multiple number of researchers, each researcher must submit his /her CV.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, one from a professor or equivalent senior researcher in the researcher's discipline and the other from an official of the researcher's home institute or university.
  5. Letter(s) of acceptance from Indonesian Counterpart (an Indonesian academic institution and/or a Research Centre).
  6. A letter guaranteeing sufficient funds to cover research and living expenses in Indonesia and fees for the Indonesian Counterpart(s).
  7. Health certificate from a medical doctor stating that the researcher is in good health, both physically and mentally, to carry out research in Indonesia.
  8. A letter of recommendation from an Indonesian Representative abroad.
  9. Four recent red background passport size (4x6 cm) photographs, and two copies of 2x3 cm size photographs.
  10. A copy of the researcher's passport. Note: the passport must be valid for at least six months after the date of completing research in Indonesia.
  11. A list of the equipment brought to Indonesia, if any, to support the research. The value of these equipment should be stated in US dollar.
  12. If a researcher plans to bring his/her spouse and children to Indonesia, the researcher must submit a copy of marriage certificate, spouse's curriculum vitae, children's birth certificate, four recent photographs of each family member and a copy of his/her family's passports.