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Remote work in Indonesia.

Learn about remote work in Indonesia thanks to Horizons’ up-to-date guide.

Horizons is where real, local hiring expertise meets world-class customer service. Quickly and compliantly hire employees in more than 150 countries worldwide, without the need to open a local entity.

Remote work in Indonesia – Overview

Indonesia is a well-loved hotspot for remote workers. Why is remote work in Indonesia so desired? 

  • Beautiful scenery and nature
  • Great weather (tropical climate)
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Remote worker hotspot – which means more goods, services, and amenities targeting remote workers

As far as infrastructure, the WiFi in Indonesia is generally suitable in major cities for remote work. Like many countries, the more remote you go the more difficult it is to find reliable internet connection, but this won’t be a big problem for the majority of experienced remote workers. 

Remote work in Indonesia – Laws & Regulations

In June 2022 the government of Indonesia announced an aggressive remote worker visa program. The digital nomad visa in Indonesia is valid for 5 years (one of the longest digital nomad visas globally) and offers its foreign guests the ability to work in Indonesia tax-free for the duration of the visa, including in Bali, one of the most desirable locations in Indonesia. Income for those working on an Indonesia digital nomad visa must be foreign-sourced and proof of clientele must be provided as part of the application process.

For those who want to work in Indonesia remotely for an Indonesian company, or for companies who want to hire local or foreign staff, the digital nomad visa wouldn’t apply properly. In those cases, there are other options, such as partnering with a local hiring company like Horizons which can take care of all employment formalities, including visa assistance, for those who want to hire employees to do remote work in Indonesia.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ):

Indonesia is consistently a top choice for employees who want to do remote work. Remote work in Indonesia is an attractive option for good reason. The tropical climate, wonderful nature, low cost of living, and digital nomad communities make it a good option for remote work.

If you want to hire remote full time employees in Indonesia, there are two choices:

  1. Create an entity in Indonesia. This is a long and costly process, but at the end you will have your own Indonesian company on which you can hire your staff, manage payroll, and offer benefits.
  2. Engage a hiring partner like Horizons. An employer of record can take care of all hiring and employment formalities while you retain 100% control over the activities of the employee. Companies who engage an EOR vs. establishing an entity save on average 85% on the cost of hiring employees. Contact us today for a consultation on your specific situation.




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