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The Indonesian government has announced the new payment method for the Dana Pengembangan Keahlian dan Keterampilan (DPKK) fee at the time of work permit application, effectively immediately.

Employers hiring foreign workers are required to pay the DPKK fee to the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration’s Skills and Development Fund. The fee is to support training of the domestic workforce.

Under the new process, companies must pay the fee via cash transfer at designated banks: Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Mandiri Bank or Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI). Payment must be made with a specified billing code given during the work permit Izin Mempekerjakan Tenaga Kerja Asing (IMTA) application process. Failure to make payments following the new process may result in a reimbursement, which may take up to one year.

Please note that this is the only payment method. Crown will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates.

No source available at the time of writing.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager, APAC:

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