Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical documents required to sign a lease are a valid passport and proof of employment.

Advance payment for the full rent amount will be made upon both parties signing the lease agreement.

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 1 month’s rent. Some landlords require a security deposit and an upfront payment for the whole period of rental before move-in.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned once there is no damage and all bills have been cleared, which usually take approximately 1 to 2 months to process.

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 2.5% to 5% of 1 months’ rent.

Payment of Rental Commission

The agent’s rental commission is typically paid by the landlord.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer in IDR is the most common method of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

School fees vary from school to school and are likely to change each ademic year. However, there typically is a non-refundable admission fee ranging from 150-200 USD. Tuition is often paid up front per the school’s payment schedule.

Accepted Method of Payment

Wire transfer or cash are accepted methods of payment.


Obtaining a Driver’s License


Typical documentation required to obtain a driver’s license include:

• Applicant will need to be above 17 years old
• Original valid KITAS
• Original valid RPTKA
• Original valid passport
• Original valid driver’s license from home country
• Photo taken at the police office

Additional Notes

Eye, written and driving tests are required. The written test is in Bahasa.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• Valid passport (original, not a copy)
• Residence permit
• Company reference letter

Time Required

Typically, opening a bank account can be completed same day (dependent on nationality). Bank cards may take more time to arrive.

Additional Notes

All required documents must be original documents. Photo copies will not be accepted.