Wow! This thread “went south” in a heart beat!
Allow me to start over with what I think is being discussed.
-chemenger21, who is Pakistani, but here in Indonesia on an non Pakistani passport wants to know if there are any companies who (for a legal fee) could sponsor his friend who is also Pakistani (and presumably without a passport from another country), to visit Indonesia.
-Tom, aka “happyhour” suggests: “If you are here on a KITAS you may yourself can sponsor.”
First off, that’s impossible. A foreigner on KITAS visa is not an eligible sponsor for ANY Indonesian visa…period. A foreign owned company could, but not a person.
Next point…visas to Indonesia by Pakistani nationals are a tricky matter as they require in advance approval:
Citizens of Pakistan must obtain an approval from the authorities in Indonesia prior to applying for a visa.
To obtain an approval please follow the following instructions:
1. Contact your sponsor or counterpart in Indonesia – this could be a hotel, travel agent or an individual – to pursue the Authorization (Otorisasi) at the Clearing House of the Department of Foreign Affairs or with Indonesian Immigration.
2. Once the Authorization has been approved, the original will be sent to the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate nearest to you – to apply with VisaHQ it must be sent to the Embassy in Washington DC. A Notification (Pemberitahuan) of the approval is sent to your sponsor in Indonesia. Your sponsor needs to send this document to you to present with your application.
source: http://indonesia.visahq.com/requirement … ed_States/
So now let’s move on to the “nitty gritty” meaning, how does the original poster get his friend over to Indonesia?
First off…YES there are plenty of visa agency companies which can legally sponsor foreigners for visas. Yes, they will charge for this service, but no, there is nothing illegal about that sort of activity. The fact that the OP (original poster) chemenger21 asked about that sort of service is surely reasonable, and for certain does not reflect any kind of illegal intentions whatsoever. “Nuff said on that.
Secondly…this friend, a lady studying medicine in the US, has already gone under a HUGE microscope of examination by the NSA and US immigration. As she has already “passed” that scrutiny, she would surely be approved for entry on a visit visa to Indonesia.
My advice to chemenger21, is for your friend, armed with endless documents from whatever university or hospital she is currently studying at, to visit the nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate closest to where she is in the US, (and there are several in the US), and state her intentions to visit you, and Indonesia. She may very likely not be asked to provide an Indonesian sponsor…in fact, I’ll place a sizable bet on that.
If I loose my sizable bet, (and that sort of thing is very rare), then send me a PM and we'll go on to Plan B.
I sense a romance here, but that's not any of my business...it's just that I am a hopeless romantic, and will always bend over backwards to help foster romance and relationships whenever I can.