What is a Visa ?
A visa is issued by an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate upon approval from the Immigration Office in Jakarta. A visa entitles the holder to travel to Indonesia and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration officer at the port of entry determines the visa holder’s eligibility for admission into Indonesia.
- Nationals of countries not included in the list of the 15 countries that are eligible for Visa-Free visits must have a visa to enter Indonesia and should submit their application accordingly.
- National of 62 countries including Great Britain and Ireland, can either get a Visa on Arrival (VOA) upon arrival in Indonesia, which length of stay may not exceed 30 (thirty) days and cannot be extended / transfer,or apply at the Indonesian Embassy to stay longer than thirty days.
- Visa issued at the Embassy has a maximum length of stay is 60 (sixty) days, and cannot be extended /transfer.
- Tourist visa application from certain nationals would need to be referred to the Immigration Office in Indonesia (see various visas issued on Approval). This process can take up to two months before a decision is made and the visa is granted.
- Type of entry for this visa is a Single Entry only.
- To return the passport by post, a Stamp Self Address Special Delivery Envelope should be provided.
- Visa is issued within three working days from receipt of application provided all documents are in order.
Required documents which should be submitted are as follows:
- Passport (with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia).
- One completed visa application form.
- One coloured passport size photograph.
- Travel itinerary (proof of bookings), including details of onward or return journey.
- Hotel Reservation (if applicable).
- Bank Statement dated less than a month with a minimum balance of USD 1,000.-
- A recent letter (less than 1 month old) from applicant’s employer. If applicant is self employed, retired or
pensioner, a confirmation letter from applicant’s solicitor, or accountant, or Bank Manager is required. For
a student, submit confirmation letter of attendance from school, college or university. “au pair” or domestic
help will have to show employer’s passport and submit copy of the said passport and letter from employee. All
of the abovesaid type of letters must certify the applicant’s obligation to return after the visit to Indonesia.
- Written approval from the Immigration Office in Indonesia (only for applications that need referral to the
Authorities in Indonesia ; See various visas issued on Approval)
Fee for a visit of up to sixty days must be paid USD 40.00.- either in postal order or bank draft only payable to Indonesian Embassy which is non-refundable under any circumstances. Alternatively, fees can also be paid by debit card payment during collection. Any other method of payment will not be acceptable.
VISA FREE SHORT VISIT FOR TOURIST
The following countries do not require a visa to enter Indonesia for a short visit of up to 30 (thirty) days:
- Brunei Darussalam;
- Hong Kong SAR;
- Macao SAR
- Viet Nam
- Lao PDR; and
Please be advised that Visa-Free Short Visits may only be extended upon approval from the Minister of Justice and Human Rights/Director General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia based on natural disaster, illness or accident, and cannot be transferred to another type of visa. Overstay visitors incur to pay a penalty of US$20.- per day (for under 60 days stay) whilst over 60 days stay will be a 5 (five) year prison sentence or a fine of IDR25.000.000 (local currency).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA-FREE SHORT VISITS
- Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months as from the date of entry into Indonesia.
- Onward or return tickets are compulsory.
- No compulsory vaccinations.
- Visitors on Visa-Free Short Visits must be enter and exit from certain airports and seaports in Indonesia.
VISA ON ARRIVAL
Nationals of the following countries can apply for their Transit (7 days maximum stay) and/or Tourist visa upon arrival at the following Airports/Seaports in Indonesia for a maximum visit of 30 days:
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Taiwan Territory
- Timor Leste
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
Visitors should be in possession of valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity and a return or an onward journey ticket at the time of arrival. Please be advised that Visa on Arrival may only be extended upon approval from the Director General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia in case of natural disaster, illness or accident, and cannot be transferred to another type of visa. Overstay visitors incur to pay a penalty of US$20.- per day/person (for under 60 days stay) whilst over 60 days stay will be a 5 (five) year prison sentence or a fine of IDR25.000.000 (local currency).
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA)
1. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months as from the date of entry into Indonesia.
2. Onward or return tickets are compulsory
3. No compulsory vaccinations
4. Visitors must enter through the designated airports and/or seaports in Indonesia.
5. Visa on Arrival application fee USD 15