Request to assign correspondent in Indonesia should be done by related foreign media by submitting proposal to the Minister for Communication and Information Technology, through Indonesian Missions abroad regarding the assignment of their foreign media’s correspondent in Indonesia.
Please attach the letter of assignment from the News Agency/Editor and other supporting documents. Indonesian Missions abroad should then forward the proposal to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs c.q. Directorate of Information and Media Services with carbon copy to be furnished to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology c.q. Directorate General of Communication Facility and Information Dissemination; Ministry of Legal Affairs and Human Rights c.q. Directorate General of Immigration; Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration c.q. Directorate General of Manpower Placement Training, and related institution.
Permit will be granted from the agreement of interdepartmental-meeting under coordination of Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the request to assign a foreign correspondent in Indonesia get its permission from Minister for Communication and Informatics (according to PP No. 49, dated November 16, 2005 regarding Pedoman Kegiatan Peliputan Lembaga Penyiaran Asing).
Foreign correspondents who already get the permit to work in Indonesia, are obliged to report to the Directorate of Information and Media Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs to collect relevant documents pertaining to his assignment i.e. from the Ministry of Legal Affairs and Human Rights for Staying Permit; the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration for Working Permit and Police Headquarters for Police Registration Card.
Foreign correspondents who's granted the abovementioned permit from related institutions should be furnished with a press card/press ID by the Directorate of Information and Media Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
To collect this press card, the foreign correspondent must attach the recommendation letter from his/her News Agency/Editor, copy of passport, copy of Stay Permit, copy of Work Permit, copy of Police Registration Card, Copy of information letter stated his/her address in Jakarta from District Officials and two coloured photographs (3X4 cm).
According to Minister for Foreign Affairs Regulation number 09/A/KP/XII/2006/01 on 28th of December 2006 (point “53.b”), foreign correspondent should resides in Jakarta.