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Can foreigners buy a house in Bali? – FAQ BaliFabulous

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Question :

Can foreigners buy a house in Bali?

Answer :

In that, what is meant by foreigners are foreigners who come to Indonesia whose existence provides benefits, does business, works, or makes investments in Indonesia. Here are some requirements that must be met by foreigners before buying property in Indonesia.

  1. Can only buy property with a Right to Use Certificate
    Based on PP No.103 of 2015 Article 5, Foreign Citizens (WNA) only come from owning property with a certificate of use rights not ownership rights.

In the next Article, namely Article 6 PP No. 103/2015, that the certificate is valid for 30 years, then extended back to 20 years and will again for 30 years.

So, the length of time that a foreigner can stay on the property purchased is 80 years. Even then, only use rights, not property rights. Because what is owned is only the right to use, automatically when the right has finished it will return to the owner of the property.

  1. Have a Kitas (Limited Stay Permit Card)
    As written in PP No.103 of 2015 Article 2 Paragraph 2, it states that only foreign citizens (WNA) who have permission to stay and stay can buy property in Indonesia.

The permit is a Limited Stay Permit Card, or commonly known as KITAS, issued by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

To have this card, you have to pass various difficult requirements, such as foreign citizens (WNA) who must first be in Indonesia. The card must also be renewed for every 2 years.

What is interesting is that the total given residence permit in the Indonesian Territory is not more than 6 (six) years. This is in accordance with Article 148 of PP 31/2013. That means, even though people have usage rights for up to 80 years, their residence permit is only 6 years.

Mentioned in paragraph (2) Article 148 PP 31/2013: Each time the addition referred to in paragraph (1) is given a maximum of 2 (two) years provided that the total Stay Permit in Indonesian Territory is not more than 6 (six) years.

  1. Can Only Buy Single Houses or Flats
    Foreigners Buy Property in Indonesia
    Not all types of housing can be bought by foreigners. The law has limited it to certain types of housing. In Article 1 paragraph (2) and paragraph (3) of PP No.103 of 2015, it states that foreign citizens (WNA) can only buy single houses and flats.

What is meant by a single house is a house that has one lot and one wall of the building is not built right on the boundary of the lot.

Meanwhile, what is meant by flats, or also known as Sarusun is an apartment unit that is used as a place to live and is connected to public roads.

Also Read: Get to Know the 11 Criteria for a Good Developer Before Buying Property Products

  1. Property prices range in billions
    Foreigners Buy Property in Indonesia
    Even though they have a lot of money, foreigners buy property in Indonesia also not just property. But has the price. Based on the standardization from the Indonesian government, foreign citizens (WNA) who want to buy property must comply with the set limits. Property price limits also adjust to the area to live in.

For example, for the DKI Jakarta area, the minimum price for a residential property is around 10 billion and 5 billion for an apartment property. In other areas, call it Bali, the minimum price for a house to be purchased is 3 billion and an apartment is 2 billion.

Here’s a list of the minimum property prices foreigners can buy for a single home:

DKI Jakarta 10 billion
Banten 5 billion
West Java 5 billion
Central Java 3 billion
Yogyakarta 3 billion
East Java 5 billion
Bali 3 billion
NTB 2 billion
North Sumatra 2 billion
East Kalimantan 2 billion
South Sulawesi 2 billion
Other areas 1 billion
For Apartment Units:

DKI Jakarta 5 billion
Banten 1 billion
West Java 1 billion
Central Java 1 billion
Yogyakarta 1 billion
East Java 1.5 billion
Bali 2 billion
NTB 1 billion
North Sumatra 1 billion
East Kalimantan 1 billion
South Sulawesi 1 billion
Other areas 750 Million
The determination of property price limits is made with the aim that low-income Indonesian citizens can still buy housing at a low price. Don’t let it be that foreigners buy cheap housing.

  1. Married an Indonesian
    For the property requirements of foreigners to buy property in Indonesia, a foreign citizen (WNA) is required to marry an Indonesian in order to buy. With a marriage, foreign citizens (WNA) have the opportunity to become Indonesian citizens (WNI).

Now that’s all I can explain, hopefully what I have explained above can be understood by you and if you are still confused you can contact us below!

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