USEFUL FACTS FOR MOVING TO INDONESIA

Are you planning to move to Indonesia? Here are a few things that you should know before moving to Indonesia!

About the country

Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is made up of thousands of islands. Its population, estimated according to the World Bank, is 264 million people. Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia lies on the island of Java. Indonesia has two official languages, Indonesian and Malay. Indonesia shares borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Malaysia.

The people of Indonesia follow six different religions of which the Muslim population is the largest. The other religions include Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

Indonesia is known for its food and cuisine. It varies in variety of food that it offers. Indonesia is known for its sea food.

More and more expats are choosing to live in Indonesia because Indonesians are known for being hospitable people. Indonesia offers natural beauty unlike no other country. For tourists and expats alike, Indonesia provides favorable conditions. Other than this, food and other items in Indonesia are cheap as compared to other parts of Asia. Although living in the country maybe expensive, it has a decent healthcare system.

The major cities in Indonesia are overcrowded, the country generally has a cheaper transport system. Indonesia is also known for being more conservative compared to other countries.

Major Airports and Seaports

Since Indonesia is composed of Islands, there are many seaports that are present all over the coastal areas of the country. Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta is known to be the busiest port in Indonesia in terms of traffic. Other ports include Port of Belawan in Medan, Port of Tanjung Perak and others. These ports are among the busiest in the region.

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Ngurah Rai International Airport and Juanda International Airport are the top three busiest airports in Indonesia. Therefore shipping to Indonesia has never been easier.

The custom authorities in Indonesia are allowed to inspect any goods that are imported to the country. The household goods that you bring should be declared. If you are planning to bring pets to Indonesia, you will require special permits from the Directorate of Livestock Service including having your pets vaccinated against rabies.

You will also need to provide relevant documentation such as original passports, original residence permit, original work permit and letter of authorization from the shipping authorities. There is also a list of items that you can bring into the country and those items that are not allowed. Therefore, you should be aware of this.

Why Universal Relocations?

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