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Visa Regulations for Indonesia

Visa Regulations for Indonesia

So, you’ve decided to visit wonderful Indonesia. Plans are forming, itineraries are being finalized and the mind is drifting to the many adventures that lie ahead. Before you pack the sunscreen and flip-flops, there’s one more thing to be taken care of: your visa.

In this article, we’ll lay out all the relevant information related to tourist visas in Indonesia, so you can enter the country knowing exactly what is required.

Free Visa entry & VOA - Visa on Arrival:

Depending on your passport and where you are from, there are three options to enter Indonesia that apply to most travellers who come for tourist or social purposes:

1. No Visa required (majority of countries - FREE entry, 30 days valid, NOT extendable)
2. Visa on Arrival (35US$, 30 valid for 30 days, extendable (30 more days)
3. Visa needed (apply abroad before arriving in Indonesia)

To get your Visa On Arrival, here’s the details of everything you’ll need:

Passport

All visitors to Indonesia must have a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months onwards from the date of arrival.


Outbound ticket

You will also need to prove to immigration that you do not intend to stay longer than your tourist visa allows. To do this, you just need a return ticket to your home country, or an outbound ticket for your next destination after Indonesia.


Free Tourist Visa

So long as you have your passport and an outbound ticket, the airport officials will give you your visa when you arrive in Indonesia.

Since 2nd March 2016, tourists from 169 countries worldwide have been granted the Visa Free (or free Visa On Arrival / VOA). The visa is valid for 30 days and can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibitions, meetings with head office or representatives office in Indonesia, or transit. It is non-extendable. If you are from one of the 169 countries eligible for a free VOA, you can collect your visa when you arrive at one of Indonesia’s many inbound ports or borders.

Passengers from cruise ships arriving at Benoa in Bali should be aware that the immigration office at the harbour does not currently have a visa free facility. This means you still will need to apply for a Visa on Arrival.

For a full list of the countries entitled to a free VOA

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Andorra
  4. Angola
  5. Antigua and Barbuda
  6. Argentina
  7. Armenia
  8. Australia
  9. Austria
  10. Azerbaijan
  11. Bahamas
  12. Bahrain
  13. Bangladesh
  14. Barbados
  15. Belarus
  16. Belgium
  17. Belize
  18. Benin
  19. Bhutan
  20. Bolivia
  21. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  22. Botswana
  23. Brazil
  24. Brunei Darussalam
  25. Bulgaria
  26. Burkina Faso
  27. Burundi
  28. Cambodia
  29. Canada
  30. Cape Verde
  31. Chad
  32. Chile
  33. China
  34. Comoros
  35. Costa Rica
  36. Croatia
  37. Cuba
  38. Cyprus
  39. Czech Republic
  40. Denmark
  41. Dominica (Commonwealth)
  42. Dominican Republic
  43. Ecuador
  44. Egypt
  45. El Salvador
  46. Estonia
  47. Fiji
  48. Finland
  49. France
  50. Gabon
  51. Gambia
  52. Georgia
  53. Germany
  54. Ghana
  55. Greece
  56. Grenada
  1. Guatemala
  2. Guyana
  3. Haiti
  4. Honduras
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Hungary
  7. Iceland
  8. India
  9. Ireland
  10. Italy
  11. Ivory Coast
  12. Jamaica
  13. Japan
  14. Jordan
  15. Kazakhstan
  16. Kenya
  17. Kiribati
  18. Kuwait
  19. Kyrgyzstan
  20. Lao, People’s Democratic Republic
  21. Latvia
  22. Lebanon
  23. Lesotho
  24. Liechtenstein
  25. Lithuania
  26. Luxemburg
  27. Macao
  28. Macedonia
  29. Madagascar
  30. Malawi
  31. Malaysia
  32. Maldives
  33. Mali
  34. Malta
  35. Marshall Islands
  36. Mauritania
  37. Mauritius
  38. Mexico
  39. Moldova
  40. Monaco
  41. Mongolia
  42. Morocco
  43. Mozambique
  44. Myanmar
  45. Namibia
  46. Nauru
  47. Nepal
  48. Netherlands
  49. New Zealand
  50. Nicaragua
  51. Norway
  52. Oman
  53. Palau
  54. Palestine
  55. Panama
  56. Papua New Guinea
  1. Paraguay
  2. Peru
  3. Philippines
  4. Poland
  5. Portugal
  6. Puerto Rico
  7. Qatar
  8. Romania
  9. Russian Federation
  10. Rwanda
  11. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  12. Saint Lucia
  13. Saint Vincent and Grenadines
  14. Samoa
  15. San Marino
  16. Sao Tome and Principe
  17. Saudi Arabia
  18. Senegal
  19. Serbia
  20. Seychelles
  21. Singapore
  22. Slovakia
  23. Slovenia
  24. Solomon Islands
  25. South Africa
  26. South Korea
  27. Spain
  28. Sri Lanka
  29. Suriname
  30. Swaziland
  31. Sweden
  32. Switzerland
  33. Taiwan
  34. Tajikistan
  35. Tanzania
  36. Thailand
  37. Timor Leste
  38. Togo
  39. Tonga
  40. Trinidad and Tobago
  41. Tunisia
  42. Turkey
  43. Turkmenistan
  44. Tuvalu
  45. Uganda
  46. Ukraine
  47. United Arab Emirates
  48. United Kingdom
  49. United States
  50. Uruguay
  51. Uzbekistan
  52. Vanuatu
  53. Vatican City State
  54. Venezuela
  55. Vietnam
  56. Zambia
  57. Zimbabwe

Nationals of the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports, seaports and land borders as follows:

Airports:

  1. Adi Soemarmo, Surakarta
  2. Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
  3. Ahmad Yani, Semarang
  4. Bandara International Lombok, Mataram
  5. Belitung, Tanjung Pandan
  6. Binaka, Gunung Sitoli, Nias Island
  7. El Tari, Kupang
  8. Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
  9. Halim Perdana Kusuma, DKI Jakarta
  10. Hang Nadim, Batam
  11. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
  12. I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
  13. Juanda, Surabaya
  14. Kuala Namu, Medan
  1. Maimun Saleh, Sabang
  2. Minangkabau, Padang
  3. Mopah, Merauke
  4. Mozes Kilangi, Tembaga Pura
  5. Pattimura, Ambon
  6. Sam ratulangi, manado
  7. Sepinggan, balikpapan
  8. Soekarno Hatta, Banten
  9. Sultan Hassanudin, Makassar
  10. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
  11. Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II, Palembang
  12. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru
  13. Supadio, Pontianak
  14. Tarakan, Tarakan

Seaports:

  1. Achmad Yani, Ternate
  2. Amamapare, Tembaga Pura
  3. Anggrek, Gorontalo
  4. Bagan Siapi-api, Bagan Siapi-api
  5. Badar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban
  6. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban
  7. Bandar Seri Setia Raja, Bengkalis
  8. Batam Center, Batam
  9. Batu Ampar, Batam
  10. Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang
  11. Belawan, Belawan
  12. Benete, Sumbawa Besar
  13. Biak, Biak
  14. Boom Baru, Palembang
  15. Celukan Bawang, Singaraja
  16. Citra Tri Tunas, Batam
  17. Ciwandan, Cilegon
  18. Dumai, Dumai
  19. Dwi Kora, Pontianak
  20. Gunung Sitoli, Sibolga
  21. Jambi, Jambi
  22. Jayapura, Jayapura
  23. Kabil, Batam
  24. Kendari, Kendari
  25. Kota Baru, Kota Baru
  26. Kuala Enok, Tembilahan
  27. Kuala Langsa, Aceh
  28. Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  29. Kuala Tungkal, Jambi
  30. Lauren Say, Maumere
  1. Lembar, Mataram
  2. Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe
  3. Malahayati, Aceh
  4. Malundung, Tarakan
  5. Manado, Manado
  6. Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam
  7. Marore, Tahuna
  8. Merauke, Merauke
  9. Miangas, Tahuna
  10. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam
  11. Nusantara, Pare-pare
  12. Nusantara, tahuna
  13. Padang Bai, Singaraja
  14. Panarukan, Panarukan
  15. Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang
  16. Panjang, Bandar Lampung
  17. Pantoloan, Palu
  18. Pasuruan, Pasuruan
  19. Pemangkat, Sambas
  20. Probolinggo, Probolinggo
  21. Pulau Baai, Bengkulu
  22. Sabang, Aceh
  23. Samarinda, samarinda
  24. Sampit, Sampit
  25. Samudera, Bitung
  26. Sekupang, batam
  27. Selat lampa, Ranai
  28. Semayang, Balikpapan
  29. Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak
  30. Sibolga, Sibolga
  1. Sintete, Sambas
  2. Soekarno Hatta, Makassar
  3. Sorong-Sorong
  4. Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang
  5. Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
  6. Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan
  7. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun
  8. Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar
  9. Tanjung Emas, Semarang
  10. Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang
  11. Tanjung Harapan, Selat Panjang
  12. Tanjung Intan, Cilacap
  13. Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang
  14. Tanjung Lontar, Kupang
  15. Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
  16. Tanjung Perak, Surabaya
  17. Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta
  18. Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban
  19. Tanjung Wangi, Jember
  20. Tarempa, Tarempa
  21. Teluk Bayur, Padang
  22. Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  23. Tembilaha, Tembilahan
  24. Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin
  25. Tual, Tual
  26. Tunon Taka, Nunukan
  27. Yos Sudarso, Ambon
  28. Yos Sudarso, Cirebon

Land Borders:

  1. Aruk, Sambas
  2. Entikong, entikong
  3. Metamauk, Atambua
  4. Mota’ain, Atambua
  5. Nanga Badaum Sanggau
  6. Napan, Atambua
  7. Skouw, Jayapura

For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.

If the 30 days of Visit Visa Exemption facility feels insufficient, visitor still can apply for Visa on Arrival (given for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days) or Visit Visa.

Visa-on-Arrival:

The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VoA) to nationals of 61 countries which can be obtained at designated entry airports and sea ports. Visa-on-Arrival are valid for 30 days and are extendable with another 30 days to be applied at Immigration offices in Indonesia. Visas cost US$35

Please note that starting 26January 2010, the 7-day Visa-on-Arrival has been discontinued.

Exception to this is the Special Economic Zone in the Riau Islands province, where the 7-day Visa on Arrival (VoA) can still be obtained at the seaports on the islands of Batam, Bintan -including Tanjung Pinang and Bandar Bentan Telani - and Karimun. The7-Day VoA Visa fee is US$ 15.

Countries extended Visa-on-Arrival facility are:

  1. Algeria
  2. Australia
  3. Argentina
  4. Austria
  5. Bahrain
  6. Belgium
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Canada
  10. Cyprus
  11. Denmark
  12. Egypt
  13. Estonia
  14. Fiji
  15. Finland
  16. France
  17. Germany
  18. Greece
  19. Hungary
  20. Iceland
  1. India
  2. Iran
  3. Ireland
  4. Italy
  5. Japan
  6. Kuwait
  7. Lao PDR
  8. Latvia
  9. Libya
  10. Lithuania
  11. Liechtenstein
  12. Luxemburg
  13. Malta
  14. Maldives
  15. Monaco
  16. Mexico
  17. New Zealand
  18. the Netherlands
  19. Norway
  20. Oman
  1. Panama
  2. The People’s Republic of China
  3. Poland
  4. Portugal
  5. Qatar
  6. Rumania
  7. Russia
  8. South Africa
  9. South Korea
  10. Switzerland
  11. Saudi Arabia
  12. Spain
  13. Suriname
  14. Sweden
  15. Slovakia
  16. Slovenia
  17. Taiwan
  18. Tunisia
  19. The United Arab Emirates
  20. The United Kingdom
  21. The United States of America

Now that the visa stuff is out of the way, you can focus on more interesting things, like packing your bags, seeking out some inspiration for great places to visit during your stay and discovering more about why Indonesia is so awesome!

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