The application for the Indonesian Visa on Arrival (VoA) is permissible for citizens of 62 countries and 1 region. This visa may be obtained after applicants have landed at certain locations within Indonesia. The Visa on Arrival allows foreigners to roam around Indonesia for a period of 30 days inclusive of the day the foreigner entered Indonesian territory. The table below lists the 62 countries and 1 region where its citizens can apply for a VoA.
The visa on arrival can be extended through the approval of the Republic of Indonesia’s Immigration Director General. This visa cannot be converted to another kind of visa even in cases of natural disasters, accidents, or illnesses.
Overstaying foreigners need to pay a penalty worth 20 US dollars a day on a per person basis. This penalty remains active for 60 days. If foreigners overstay after this period, they will be reported to local police authorities where they face the possibility of spending jail time of 5 years or being fined 25.000.000 Indonesian Rupee.
Requirements for Indonesian Visa on Arrival (VoA)
The passport of the applicant must be legal for at least 6 months starting from the day of entry in Indonesia. Foreigners also need to show return or onward tickets upon entry in to the country. Vaccinations are not compulsory, but a health certificate must be presented.
Indonesia has 23 seaports and 14 airports with a Visa on Arrival facility. Foreign nationals must enter Indonesia through the following seaports and airports:
1) Ayapura (Jayapura Irian Jaya)
2) Batu Ampar (Batam Island)
3) Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam Island)
4) Belawan (Belawan, North Sumatera)
5) Maumere (Flores East Nusa Tenggara)
6) Nongsa (Batam, Batam Island)
7) Sri Bintan Pura (Tanjung, Pinang Riau)
8) Sekupang (Batam Island)
9) Sibolga (S ibolga, North of Sumatra)
10) Benoa (Island of Bali)
11) Soekarno-Hatta (Makassar South of Sulawesi)
12) Pare-pare (Pare-pare South of Sulawesi)
13) Tanjung Balai Karimun (Sumatera)
14) Bitung (Bitung Sulawesi)
15) Tanjung Mas (Semarang, Central Java)
16) J Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi (Tanjung Uban, Sumatera)
17) Tenau (Kupang in East of the Nusa Tenggara Province)
18) Teluk Bayur (Padang)
19) Tanjung Priok (Jakarta)
20) Batam Centre (Batam)
21) Padang Bai (Bali Island)
22) Yos Sudarso (Dumai)
23) Bandar Seri Udana Lobam (Tanjung Uban, Sumatera)
1. Sam Ratulangi (Manado North of Sulawesi)
2. Adi Juanda (Surabaya, East of Java)
3. Tabing (Padang, West of Sumatera)
4. Adi Sumarmo (Solo within Central Java)
5. Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Pekanbaru Riau Province)
6. El Tari (Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara Province in Timor)
7. Soekarno Hatta (Jakarta)
8. Ngurah Rai (Denpasar, Bali island)
9. Polonia (Medan North of Sumatera)
10. Hassanudin (Makasar South of Sulawesi)
11. Selaparang (Mataram, Lombok Island)
12. Adisutjipto (Yogyakarta in Central Java)
13. Sepinggan (Balikpapan within East Kalimantan)
14. Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta)
This regulation does not pertain to expatriates or foreigners including family members based or assigned in Indonesia. The required visa must be acquired at an earlier time. Nationals of countries excluded from the Visa on Arrival policy should apply for a visa at the Indonesian Consulate or Embassy before entering Indonesia.
Visa-Free for Tourists
Some countries are guaranteed of a visa-free policy in Indonesia for short stays not more than 30 days. These countries are:
• Brunei Darussalam;
• Hong Kong SAR;
• Macao SAR;
• Vietnam; and
The Director General to the Indonesia Immigration or the Justice and Human Rights Minister has the right to extend visa-free short stays of foreign nationals upon entering Indonesian territory. There are some allowances for special cases such as serious illnesses, deaths or natural disasters, but this is not transferable to another visa type.
Requirements for Visa-Free Tourists
Foreign nationals should:
• present a health certificate stating that the applicant is well and free from communicable diseases;
• arrive and leave at certain seaports and airports in Indonesia;
• possess a passport valid for a minimum duration of 6 months starting from the date of arrival within Indonesian territory; and
• have return or onward tickets.
Cultural or Social Visit Visa
The Indonesian Embassy issues this type of visa to foreign nationals who wish to travel in Indonesia for cultural or social purposes. This visa is used by foreign nationals who visit friends or relatives in Indonesia. It is also used for various purposes such as travel exchanges between social and educational institutions, activities of social organizations, research purposes, and attending training programs in Indonesia.
This is a single entry visa. This means it can be used to enter Indonesia once, and the maximum period of stay is only 60 days or 3 months. The Immigration authorities can extend the duration of this visa whenever applicants provide valid reasons for the extension of their stay in Indonesia. They must also wait for the Indonesian Immigration office to approve their visa duration extension request. Applications for visa extensions must be carried out by relatives, friends, or sponsors based or living in Indonesia. The Embassy will issue the visa directly from the Indonesian Immigration office after the applicants receive the authorization.
Foreign nationals granted research, training, or student visas are not allowed to look for employment in Indonesia. They may not stay in this country for purposes other than those indicated by the visa type.
Foreigners with multiple entry visas need a special permit from the Indonesian Immigration Office. The visa validity is within 90 days or 3 months starting from the day of issuance. In order to return a certain passport by snail mail or post, the applicant must provide a self-addressed special delivery envelope. Issuances of visas may take 5 to 6 working days starting from application receipt once all necessary documents are submitted and in perfect order.
Required Documents for Indonesian Visa
Applicants must submit the following documents to acquire an Indonesian visa:
1. A passport with at least 6 months validity starting from the day of arrival at Indonesia
2. Completed and signed visa application and declaration forms
3. A colored passport-sized picture
4. Proof that the applicant has enough money to cover all costs involved in the applicant’s stay in Indonesia
5. original and photocopies of the most recent bank statement of the applicant with at least £1,000 balance or a traveler’s check
6. Proof of responsibility from the applicant’s home country, which can be a note from an employer, school, or college confirming that the applicant’s will return after the intended visit in Indonesia
7. Written consent from the Indonesian Immigration Office if the intended duration of stay exceeds the allowable limit of 60 days.
Applicants should submit the documents above together with the following:
For Training, Studying or Research
1. A registration letter from the school, college, or institution in Indonesia confirming the nature and duration of the training, research, or course
2. Proof of billing – This means all required fees are paid in advance.
3. When the applicant is a part of an award or a scholarship program, the Embassy will require a copy of the confirmation letter or statement letter from the awardees or sponsors.
For visiting social organizations, friends or relatives
1. Invitation letters from the applicant’s relatives, friends, social organizations or family in Indonesia as well as copies of their passport with their main details or the KTP ID
2. Proof of enough financial funds or a letter from the third party shouldering the responsibility of financially helping the applicants throughout their stay in Indonesia along with documentary proof of their ability to do so
Cultural or Social Visa (valid for 60 days) – £ 35.00
Tourist Visa (valid for 60 days) – £ 35.00
Transit Visa – £ 15.00
Multiple-Entry Visa (valid for 12 months) – £ 125.00
Limited Duration Stay Visa
Up to 6 months – £ 50.00
Up to 12 months – £ 100.00
Up to 24 months – £ 175.00
Re-entry Permit Visa – £ 25.00