For first timers in Indonesia, this can present real issues. Having to deal with immigration office and knowing the actual rules and steps, is a challenge even for those that have lived in the country for decades. The visa process itself is quite rigorous and the processing time for visas can take anywhere from 2 – 6 months.
Make sure your employer or organization has all the permits and visas line up and ready by the time you need to relocate. If you are responsible for your and your family’s permits, ensure you choose a trusted agent or relocating firm to help you.