New Presidential Regulation for Expatriate Worker and the Employer
On 29 March 2018, the President of Indonesia signed Presidential Regulation No. 20 of 2018 on Expatriate Manpower Utilization (“PR 20/2018”). While the regulation provides a variety of facilities for easing the process of employing expatriate manpowers and simplifying the related immigration issues, it also obscures several requirements that were previously clearly regulated.
PR 20/2018 revokes Presidential Regulation No. 72 of 2014 on Expatriate Manpower Utilization and the Implementation of Education and Training of Companion Workers (“PR 72/2014”), which is considered unbefitting with the government’s ambitious plan to increase the overall foreign investment and development in Indonesia. PR 20/2018 will be effective on 29 June 2018.
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