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Can I open a bank account in Indonesia?

Jonny's picture
By Jonny - Posted on
13 February 2013

Can anyone help me with this? I'm moving to Jakarta and need to know if I can open a bank account there. I'm Irish, are foreigners allowed to have bank accounts in Indo?

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Hi Jonny

Yes you can definitely open a bank account in Indonesia as a foreigner. You can also get a credit card if you need to, but be aware that credit card fraud is a problem in Indo.

Have a look at our page on Banking, money and taxes in Indonesia to find out everything you need to know about opening a bank account in Indonesia. We have listed all the documents required and also explain how expats in Indonesia are taxed.

I hope this helps.

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Anonymous's picture

Hi Jonny, you will need your work permit and stay permit before you can open a bank account. There are plenty of options available with local and foreign banks but you need to have that document in place

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Anonymous's picture

of course you can open bank account in jakarta by using kitas, please do not hesitate to contact me

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yes, you can open bank account by using kitas, please do not hesitate to contact me:

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