At Bali Insight Living we will advise you on the best visa to suit your individual circumstances. Initially we would not necessarily advise you on getting the Retirement Visa since there are other options available dependent on how long you intend to stay in Bali for your trial period.

Bali Retirement Visa - Indonesian Retirement Visa





The relatively low cost of living, warmer all-year-round climate, and generally slower pace of life have been attracting retirees to Bali and Indonesia for quite some time.

The Indonesian retirement visa allows those aged over 55 to stay in Indonesia for a longer period of time enabling them to live in Bali. With the multiple-entry permit, you may leave and re-enter the country as many times as you like.

Many people who move to Bali to Retire are often taken aback by the bureaucracy and sometimes drawn-out procedures to achieve anything official. At Bali Insight LIVING, we will take care of all your necessary affairs such as Visa applications, Insurances etc to ensure that your life is stress free.

To qualify for a Bali Retirement Visa you must:

Age: -  You must be 55 years of age or over

Note: The primary resident must be over 55 - a dependent visa can be applied for, for those under the age of 55.

Work: - You must have no plan to work in Indonesia

Life & Health Insurance:   - Insurance provider can be a company of your choice but must provide cover in Indonesia


Home:    -  You must have at least a 1-year lease agreement

Maid/Helper:   -   You must hire a maid or domestic helper (1)


Funds:  -    You must give evidence that you can support yourself with either a bank statement showing over US$18,000 in the account or proof of other support payments equalling this such as investment or pension

Benefits of the Bali Retirement Visa are:


Resident:     -   You may live in Bali for years*

Entry/Exit:   -   You can arrive and leave as many times as you want with the multiple exit/entry visa

Lease:          -   You can take out a lease on a property

Drive:           -    You can obtain an Indonesian driving license. An international driving license is only permitted for short stays and no other                                   license is valid in Indonesia

Bank:            -    You can open an Indonesian Bank account

Discounts:    -     Residents will often be offered preferential rates in hotels, attractions in contrast to the tourist prices

With Bali Insight Living we will assist you with the processing and renewals of your Retirement Visa in Indonesia. Many people are often put off by the bureaucracies and quite often controversial advice relating to the Visa and it is for this reason we will ensure that your Retirement Visa is processed at the correct price.


Some of the documentation you will need for us to process your Retirement Visa are:

-       A copy of your Valid passport – the passport should have at least another 18 months validity and also must have at least 6 empty pages           (Indonesia love stamps!)

-       A letter stating that you intend to employ a maid. Employees at The Wana Sandat will come under the community so this should not be            an issue whether you decide to employ your personal maid or not.

-       You need to prove your lease with a copy of your signed contract agreement which clearly shows the amount you leased the unit for and           the owners details.

-       A copy of your health and life insurance policies. This is to ensure that you will not become incumbent on the state in the future and are            able to care for yourself.

-       Copy of your bank account statement or proof that you are receiving a regular dividend from you investment or pension or any other                documentation that proves you have enough funds to support yourself

-       Passport Photographs with red background

-       A sponsor letter will be provided by the agent


Once the visa is ready you will receive a “Telex Visa ” to present to the embassy in your country along with your passport and passport photo. We always recommend you contact your local Indonesian Embassy since they might require additional documentation when processing your Indonesian Visa.


Once you have your Visa you may arrive in Bali and then we will arrange an appointment for you and accompany you to the Indonesian Immigration office for your fingerprint taking and interview in order for the immigration to convert your visa to a Temporary Residence Permit (KITAS).


This KITAS is then renewable annually (which we will take care of). The KITAS will be renewed up to 4 times (5 years) after which you can convert it to a KITAP (Permanent Stay Permit) which is valid for 5-year intervals.


Note that to come and go as you please you need to also have a Multiple exit, re-entry permit (MERP) which is renewable every six months to allow you freely to exit and re-enter Bali.  


At Bali Insight LIving  our aim is to make your life as “hassle-free” as possible and we will ensure we assist you, ensuring peace of mind and security when you retire in Bali.