Moving to Indonesia

For an Expatriate (Including RETIREMENT VISA, Excluding DIPLOMATIC):

  • Shipper’s original passport
  • Shipper’s Residence permit (KITAS Card) valid for a minimum of 12 months
  • Shipper’s Working Permit valid for a minimum of 12 months
  • Original Bill of Lading and Copy of Non Negotiable Bill of Lading
  • Original Packing list

For a Returning Indonesian Citizens:

  • Shipper’s original Passport
  • Original Inventory list legalized/stamped by Indonesian Embassy/consulate at origin
  • Original Statement from Indonesian Embassy/Consulate stating his/her arrival and returning date back to Indonesia. Shipper’s must has been living abroad for a minimum of one year.
  • A copy Assignment and Reassignment letter from shipper’s company
  • A copy of school certificate or diploma for students
  • Original Bill of Lading and Copy of Non Negotiable Bill of Lading
  • Original Packing list




  • Shipments will be subject for complete customs inspection
  • A returning Indonesian citizen must have lived abroad for a minimum of one year and must have been in possession and use of the items for at least two years, with continued use of the items while in Indonesia, to be allowed duty-free entry
  • For expatriates, household goods must have been in customer’s possession and use for at least one full year, and be for the Customer’s continued private use in Indonesia (not for resale)
  • Only one air and one sea shipment of household goods allowed for free duty
  • Shipments must arrive within three months of the date of issuance KITAS Card consignee must have complete documents (Original passport, KITAS and IKTA) upon shipment arrival, failure to provide the documents the goods will be treated as General cargo and subject to clear under General Cargo import regulation.


  • New articles and items not listed on inventory
  • Material in Chinese (pictures, tapes, etc.) will require proper permits and is subject to censorship and confiscation
  • Medicines (prescription required)
  • Antiques (may have problems re-exporting)
  • Large quantities of any type of product will slow clearance and result in high duty


  • Explosives, weapons, firearms, and ammunition
  • Narcotics and drugs of various kinds
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Video tapes, CD’s, DVD’s, laser discs and books are subject to censorship.
  • Animal skins
  • Pornographic or politically sensitive literature
  • Large quantities of foodstuff
  • Presence of any DUTIABLE/RESTRICTED/PROHIBITED items in shipment will greatly delay clearance and increase charges considerably.
  • Any kind of motorized vehicle


  • Allowed only for Full Diplomatic Status shipments
  • All other motorized vehicles are prohibited


  • Copy of owner’s passport
  • Letter of Recommendation from the Department of Veterinary Science
  • Original of Health Certificate, Vaccination Book and Rabies Vaccination are required
  • Local Import/Export permit must be obtained from the Indonesian Agricultural Department
  • before pet arrives
  • Subject to import duties and taxes
  • Must be for personal/private use and not for resale
  • Pet’s name, breed, sex, age and color on paperwork

Indonesia can be a difficult destination for customs clearance. Normal customs clearance takes from 5 to 7 working days, if requested
documentation is in order. If duties have been assessed, allow 2 to 3 days for additional clearance time after duty payment to Indonesian Customs Cashier.
The average time to obtain documentation certifying valid work and residence permits is about four (4) to six (6) weeks after arrival of the shipper in Indonesia with a one-year visa from the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate.
It is recommended that the shipper prepare a list of titles and authors of books/publications to allow customs the option of cursory inspection. It is unwise to include any others shipment boxes which are marked with any name but the shippers. This could jeopardize clearance.

NOTE – Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to used household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers. Since regulations are subject to change without notice therefore it cannot be held to liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance. Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

Moving to Indonesia

When moving from Canada to Indonesia it is very important to choose the best overseas moving company. Orbit International Moving Logistics is the best international moving company in Canada. With our extensive experience with international relocations to Indonesia, Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Indonesia and finding the right international relocation companies and choosing the best international moving service overseas moving companies. We have listed below helpful ideas and tips that can help you plan you’re moving to Indonesia. Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call (416) 661-4228.

The Best Overseas Moving Companies:

There are many overseas moving companies who claim to be the best mover and best relocation company in the country. Of course this cannot be true because then, all the international shipping companies would be the best.

To help determine which overseas moving company is right for you, Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd has gathered some vital points for you to consider.

  1. The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
  2. Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
  3. Make sure that you are performing an equal comparison between the quotes of the various companies. You compare international relocation rates from the overseas moving companies based on shipping an equal volume of goods and contracting the same exact shipping service on the same dates. Pay special attention to the “EXCLUDES” of each quote to insure that you are not overlooking any hidden fees.
  4. Check the overseas moving company’s referrals and reputation. Ask each company for testimonials from past clients. A reputable overseas moving company should have some for you to review.
  5. Visit the physical office of the overseas moving company you are considering. Never trust an international moving company without a physical address!. In this day and age anyone can have an office in their basement.
  6. Make sure that the overseas shipping company you choose has reputable overseas forwarding agents who can assist you in the same manner that you are getting from the company moving you from Canada.

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd was established by 2 long time family friends who had experienced moves with mixes results. However, none have satisfied the quality of service needed during such an emotional and straining event. We have extensive experience relocating customers worldwide by Ocean Freight and Air Cargo as we are an international shipper. Our rates are always All-inclusive. What sets us apart is the level of service we offer our customers.  We provide free, no-obligation estimates, listen to your concerns, and find the solutions best suited to meeting your removal and relocation needs – whether you’re moving your family.(i.e. door-to-door, door to port, full containers, RO-RO, custom crates, etc.) We offer free consultations with one of our relocation specialist and assist you in planning moving to Indonesia and choosing the right overseas moving services.

Indonesian consulates

Embassy of Indonesia in Ottawa, Canada
55 Parkdale Avenue, Ontario K1Y 1E5
City: Ottawa
Phone: (613) 724-1100
Fax: (613) 724-1105

Consulate General of Indonesia in Toronto, Canada
129 Jarvis Street, Toronto,
Toronto – Ontario M5C 2H6
City: Toronto
Phone: (416) 360 4020
Fax: (416) 360 4295
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday – Friday : 09:30 am – 12:30 pm

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Vancouver, Canada
1630 Alberni Street
Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6G 1A6
City: Vancouver
Phone: (1-604) 682-8855
Fax: (1-604) 662-8396
Web Site:
Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.