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Henrik Olsen

"I was amazed how many other members in Jakarta share the same interests as me. And some of them come from Norway, too ! "

Megan Turner

"It's a really helpful site: Via InterNations, we found an international playgroup for our kids (6 and 8 years old) here in Jakarta."

Make the most of living and working in Jakarta

Expat living in Jakarta raises plenty of questions, for instance: ʺWhat are the requirements from Indonesian authorities to get a residence permit?”, ʺIs it difficult for expat spouses to find employment?ʺ, or ”Who can recommend doctors and dentists in town?”

Finding all this expat information about living and working in Jakarta takes a lot of time. Our Jakarta expat guide is there to make your relocation to Jakarta as easy as possible. Starting with education and children to information about local infrastructure, the guide covers all the different aspects of expat life in Jakarta.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Jakarta. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world - from living in Santiago de Chile to living in Baghdad.

Top Articles in the Jakarta Expat Guide

  • Moving to Jakarta

    Moving to Jakarta will take you to a bustling city, complete with skyscrapers and traffic jams. Indeed, Jakarta is often considered to be the “Big Apple” of Southeast Asia. Our guide on moving to Jakarta will help you with your move by providing you with advice on housing, education, visas and more.
  • Living in Jakarta

    As an expat living in Jakarta, you will be living in Indonesia’s largest city. With over ten million inhabitants, Jakarta is a metropolis with international flair. Read the InterNations Guide on Jakarta for more information on Southeast Asia’s “Big Apple,” from culture to healthcare.
  • Working in Jakarta

    Are you thinking of working in Jakarta, also known as the “Big Durian” or “Big Apple”? Indonesia’s capital and largest city, as well as its economic and political center, has plenty of job opportunities. Our guide on working in Jakarta provides info on the economy, visas and health.

Information on the Expat Life in Jakarta

Are you looking specifically for car rental agencies in town or a doctor speaking your native language in Indonesia? In addition to our expat guide, the expat directory for Jakarta provides you with listings of all expatriate-relevant locations and relocation services in Jakarta. Furthermore, you might want to also consider our Jakarta expats forum to receive first hand information from your fellow expats.

Simply become a member of InterNations Jakarta and you’ll be warmly received with a friendly Selamat siang among our expats living and working in Jakarta.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Jakarta? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Montréal or living in Dhaka!

Henrik Olsen

"I was amazed how many other members in Jakarta share the same interests as me. And some of them come from Norway, too ! "

Megan Turner

"It's a really helpful site: Via InterNations, we found an international playgroup for our kids (6 and 8 years old) here in Jakarta."

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