Indonesia’s New “Digital Nomad Visa” Will Let You Live In Bali Tax-Free For Five Years

Indonesia's new 'digital nomad visa' allows you to live in Bali tax-free for five years

Home workers can stay for five years without paying taxes.

Indonesia will soon start offering a visa that will allow remote workers to live there tax-free as long as their earnings come from outside the country.

According to BloombergIndonesia’s Tourism Minister Sandiago Uno announced the five-year “digital nomad visa” earlier this month, telling reporters he hopes the latest move will bring in up to 3.6 million overseas travelers and create one million jobs for Indonesians.

Mr Uno said the proposed remote work visa means freelancers around the world can live on islands such as Bali, provided their income comes from companies outside Indonesia.

“In the past, the three S were: sun, sea and sand. We are moving it to serenity, spirituality and sustainability. This way we get a better quality and a greater impact on the local economy,” said the Indonesian minister. exhaust pipe.

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Furthermore, Mr Uno revealed that the decision was based on research that showed Indonesia was “top of mind” for 95% of telecommuters who participated in the survey. He also said similar plans for a digital nomad visa were in the works last year but had to be halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Now that the pandemic has been addressed and all ministries are getting involved and working together from the health side to the immigration office, we believe that now is an opportune time to revive this idea,” added Mr Uno.

Currently, there are several visas available for remote workers wishing to visit Indonesia, including Visa on Arrival (VoA), Tourist or Cultural Visa, and the country’s free visa. However, these only last between 30 and 180 days.

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The new visa regime allows holders to stay for five years without paying taxes, but only if they do not earn their income within Indonesia.

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