Immigration Procedure

For foreign students who want to study in Indonesia, we suggest them to apply Social Cultural
Visit Visa /Visa Kunjungan Sosial Budaya (VKSB) issued by the Indonesian Embassy or
consulates in their respective countries. VKSB is given only for two (2) months and may be
extended up to six (6) months.

Extension Rules of VKSB, Permits/ KITAS & Study Permit

VKSB is given only for sixty (60) valid days from the date the student arrived in Indonesia and it should be extended every month. The maximum visa duration is six (6) months. For VKSB
extension application, students are required to submit Certificate / Recommendations from the
study signed by the Officer of Institution where they study. Their VKSB Extension is issued at
the Immigration local Office.

A. Conversion Application

Conversion is the change in status from VKSB to KITAS and can only be arranged at the Immigration Office in Jakarta through regional Immigration Office.
To apply for KITAS, a Study Permit is required. To get a Study Permit, the students need to
submit the following documents to Directorate of Higher Education through Office of
International Affairs:

  1. Certificate / Recommendation from UM Palembang
  2. Photocopy of passport (all pages, including pages VKSB extension).
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Statement (students will not work and not join any political activities while studying in Indonesia)
  5. Photographs 3×4 and 4×6 (4 pieces each, red background)
  6. Health Certificate
  7. Photocopy of ID card
  8. Photocopy of Bank account last 3 months
  9. High School Diploma and transcript

Conversion decree issued by the Central Immigration Office will be sent to the student for the purpose of KITAS application.

B. Permit Application / KITAS

Permit Application / KITAS is managed by the student him/herself at the local Immigration Office by submitting the above Decree Conversion.

C. Extension KITAS Application

Extension KITAS Application can only do when there is a new student permit from the
Department of Education or the Religion Department of Indonesia to apply for KITAS extension. The students must submit the following documents at least four (4) months before study permit ending:

  1. Photocopy of KITAS
  2. Photocopy of passport (including pages Permits extension)
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Photocopy of the Study Permit
  5. Letter of Statement (students will not work and not join any political activities while studying in Indonesia)
  6. Photographs (passport size) 3×4 and 4×6 (2 pieces each, red background
  7. Signs Letter Report on Police (STM)
  8. Health certificate
  9. Photocopy of Student Card
  10. Photocopy of Last Transcript
  11. Letter of application and guarantee from UM Palembang


D. Multiple Exit Reentry Permit Application / MERP

This application is included in the KITAS functioning to return to their states, have vacation in other countries or for other reasons. This application is issued at the local immigration office.


Important Note

This guide is only to provide a rough picture for the students to arrange the visa. For further
information, please contact international office of UM Palembang.