C.A.I.T. (Note: English speakers shorten the acronym to "Kate". Indonesians pronounce it as "Chite")
The cruising permit (for the boat) is for three months and begins on the day you nominate in your application.
We used Kustarjono Prodjolalito, whose company name is PT. Kartasa Jaya. The person who actually did the work is called Lytha Kustarjono, who I assume is his wife or daughter. I recommend them unreservedly.
We paid $150(US) for the CAIT and $26 (US) for the sponsor letter.
The process was all done by email while we were in Cairns for a week, with the original being sent to our postal address in Brisbane. We sent the first email about 15 June and the original was dated 29 June. When she posted the original Lytha emailed a coloured photocopy of it to us so we knew it was on its way. I believe the consulate in Darwin will accept this to get the ball rolling for the visa.
Copies of the emails are attached. Note the fee for funds transfer does not apply if you use the National Australia Bank (NAB) but you need some sort of an account with them apparently.
A copy of our CAIT original is also attached.
Details are: PT Kartasa Jaya Phone: 62 21 5358404 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your visa (one for each crew member) is for two months and starts on the date you check into Indonesia. It can be extended month by month for up to six months providing you do this before it expires, but no-one can say how much this costs.
You need your CAIT and a sponsor letter to get the two month visa (social and educational visa) from the Indonesian consulate in Darwin. If you do not apply for a two month visa in advance, you are issued with a one month (non extendable) visa when you arrive in Indonesia. The 2 mth visa costs $60AUD (cash.)
The Indonesian consulate in Darwin is located at 18 Harry Chan Avenue, Darwin. NT 0801. Phone number is 89410048. Hours are 9.00am to 4.00pm but are closed for an hour at lunchtime (check this)
Dear Lytha Kustarjono,
THIS IS MY APPLICATION FOR CAIT. I HAVE NOT YET TRANSFERRED THE MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT. PLEASE ADVISE WHETHER THIS INFORMATION IS SUFFICIENT AND WHETHER YOUR CHARGE IS STILL US$176. WHEN I RECEIVE YOUR EMAIL CONFIRMING THAT YOU CAN COMPLETE OUR CAIT AND SPONSOR LETTER I WILL IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER THE MONEY TO YOUR ACCOUNT. PLEASE REPLY AS SOON ASPOSSIBLE.
SUE AND PHILIP GOODRICK
*********************************************************************************************************************I I wish to apply for a Clearance Approval for Indonesian Territory (CAIT) for the vessel,"Lifeline". Details, as requested in your email of 4 February, are below:
1. Copies of the passports of both crew are attached to this email.
2. A passport photo of the captain is also attached.
3. A copy of the yacht's Australian Registration and call sign is attached.
4. The last port of call before entering Indonesia will be DARWIN.
5. The first port of call after leaving Indonesia will be SINGAPORE.
6. Our itinerary with approximate dates is as follows:
Tanimbar Islands 10 August
Kupang 11 August
Roti 12 August
Savu 13 August
Sumba 14 August
Babar Islands 15 August
Sermata Islands 16 August
Leti Islands 17 August
Barat Daya Islands 18 August
Wetar Island 18 August
Alor Islands 19August
Solor Islands 20 August
Flores 21 August
Bone Rate Islands and Atolls 27 August
Rinca 10 September
Komodo 14 September
Sumbawa 17 September
Lombok 25 September
Bali 30 September
Kangean 6 October
Java 7 October
Madura 9 October
Bawean 11 October
Kalimantan 14 October
Kumai 15 October
Ketapang 18 October
Pejantan Island 19 October
Karimata 22 October
Belitung 23 October
Bangka 25 October
Sumatra 26 October
Lingga Islands 28 October
Singkep 29 October
Riau Islands 3 November
Bintan 5 November
Batam 10 November
7. We would like to visit Indonesia for three months. Please issue a sponsor letter addressed to the Indonesian consulate in Darwin requesting a social visa.
8. I have transferred US$176.00 to the following account to cover the cost of the CAIT (US$150) plus the cost of the sponsor letter (US$26). A copy of the transfer confirmation is also attached to this email.
Name of Account: Kustarjono Prodjolalito
Bank: Standard Chartered Wisma Standard Chartered
BankAccount: 306 0000 7976
ABA routing number SCB: 56946 (Jakarta)
9. We will be requesting our visas from the Indonesian consulate in Darwin.
10. Please send our original CAIT and sponsor letter to:
Sue and Philip Goodrick
Motor Vessel, LIFELINE
Post Office Box XXXX
XXXX. QLD. XXXX
11. Please contact me on this email address to confirm that you have my application and all information that you need.
Email Reply 1
I have received your complete documents sent by email.
Our fee of US$ 176,00 (CAIT and sponsor letter) is nett. Meaning that cost of transfer as well as service charge of correspondence's bank is not ours. This correspondence bank charge 13% of total amount transferred. If it is not paid by your end, it will be charge to us and than credited to our account less 13%.
If you are in Australia, you may transfer from National Bank to avoid correspondence bank charge.
Should you need more information, please feel free to contact us.
Today I have spoken with my bank here in Australia and it seems that there may well be a fee to you for a telegraphic transfer from my bank (St George).
May I just clarify with you that if I send the money by telegraphic transfer from the National Australia Bank (N.A.B.), there will be no charge to you. I was not sure whether you were referring to A national bank, (such as the Commonwealth Bank of Australia) or THE National Bank (N.A.B.).
Please respond as soon as you can so I can transfer the money tomorrow morning.
Email Reply 2
Good morning Sue,
Thank you for your e-mail.
The Bank is : NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LTD. N.A.B. LTD ).
We are preparing your application and soon I have received information from you that the transfer has been made, I will immediately process your application.
Attached is the receipt for the telegraphic transfer of U.S.$176 to your account, which is being carried out by the National Australia Bank Ltd.
Please email me to confirm that you have received this or if there are further details you require.
Thank you for your prompt responses to my emails.
Email Reply 3
Thank you and I will inform you as soon as I have received your transfer. Iwill check with my bank on Monday, June 13, 2005.
Have a nice week end and best regards,
Email 4 (requested Indonesian translation for CAIT)
Email Reply 4
Dear Sue and Phillip,
Bahasa Indonesia of CAIT is Ijin Berlayar. The exact translation of ijin berlayar is permit to sail. Will be most welcome if you need other information.
Best Regards, Lytha