Foreign Research Permit

According to Government Decree No. 41/2006, effective since 15 December 2007, official permits for foreign researchers pursuing research activities in Indonesia will be issued by the State Ministry for Research and Technology.


Application for the research permit should be submitted to Indonesian Consulate completed with all requirements as follow:

  1. A formal letter addressed to The State Ministry of Research and Technology, a copy of which is addressed to the Indonesian Representative abroad where the researcher will obtain the visa
  2. A research proposal which contains at least: title, abstract, objectives, methodology, location, and duration of the research in Indonesia.
  3. A copy of the researcher’s passport which must be valid until six months after the completion of the proposed research.
  4. Curriculum vitae (CV) of the researcher(s).
  5. 4 (four) recent close-up photographs (4×6 cm)
  6. 2 (two) letters of recommendation from: [a] professor or researcher supervisor and [b] official of the institution or university where the researcher(s) employed
  7. A recommendation letter from a related Indonesian representative abroad.
  8. Letter(s) of support from Indonesian counterpart(s).
  9. Health certificate from a doctor stating that the researcher is physically and mentally in good condition to conduct the research.
  10. A letter guaranteeing sufficient fund to cover research and living expenses during conducting research in Indonesia.
  11. A list of research equipments will be brought to Indonesia, with brief technical specification and estimated value for each equipment.
  12. If researcher plans to bring his/her spouse and children, he/she must also submit a copy of marriage certificate, children birth certificate(s), copies of his/her family passports, and 4 (four) recent close-up photographs of each family member.

For further information, please contact :

Sekretariat Perizinan Peneliti Asing
Kementerian Negara Riset dan Teknologi
Gedung BPPT II, Lantai 8
Jl. M.H. Thamrin 8, Jakarta 10340
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