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Indonesia Visa Application and Requirements

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The visa regulations in Indonesia are quite flexible. Visitors from select countries need not go through the visa application process for stays of up to 30 days. Moreover, many other nationalities can opt for an Indonesian Visa on Arrival. Indonesia is also a member of the ASEAN agreement, which facilitates visa-free travel between Indonesia and nine other member nations.

Major Visa-free Countries to Indonesia

Indonesia allows citizens of the 10 ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries to visit without a visa. These countries include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Timor Leste. Visitors from these nations can stay in Bali or Indonesia for up to 30 days without needing a visa.

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How to Apply for an E-Visa to Indonesia?

The online Visitor Visa system, also known as e-Visa, is available to citizens of 36 countries. These countries include Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, and Kuwait.

How to apply for an e-Visa?

To apply for an Indonesia e-Visa, you can follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Start by visiting either the official Indonesia e-Visa website or a reputable third-party service.
  2. Sign up by providing your information and uploading necessary documents, like your passport photo and supporting papers. After registration, you’ll receive an email containing your username and password.
  3. Log in using the provided credentials and choose the type of visa you want to apply for. You have two options: an e-VOA (Electronic Visa on Arrival), which permits a stay of up to 30 days, or a Visitor Visa B211A, allowing a maximum stay of 60 days.
  4. Pay the visa fee using a credit or debit card. Keep in mind that the fee varies depending on the visa type and the service provider. Ensure all your information and documents are accurate before submitting your application because fees are non-refundable in case of rejection.
  5. Once your application is approved, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your e-Visa. You can either print it or save it on your mobile device.
  6. Upon arrival in Indonesia, present your e-Visa along with your passport and other required documents at the immigration checkpoint.
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Indonesia Visa on Arrival (VOA)

For Visa on Arrival (VOA), there are 86 countries that are eligible to obtain a visa upon arrival at certain airports and seaports in Indonesia.

To apply for Indonesia’s Visa on Arrival (VoA), you’ll need the following documents:

  • A valid passport that’s good for at least six more months.
  • A return ticket or a ticket for onward travel to another country.
  • A Covid-19 vaccination certificate showing that you’ve received the full dose.
  • Proof of payment for the Visa on Arrival.

You can apply for the VoA in two ways:

  • Online, through the official eVisa website for Indonesia.
  • In person, at the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) counter situated before the immigration checkpoints at specific airports and seaports in Indonesia.

The Visa on Arrival costs Rp 500,000 and is valid for 30 days. If you want to stay longer, you can extend it for an additional 30 days if desired.

How to Apply for an Indonesia Visa at an Embassy or Consulate?

To apply for an Indonesia Visa at an Embassy or Consulate, follow these straightforward steps:

  1. Locate the nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate in your country.
  2. Review the requirements and fees for the specific type of visa you need. While you can find some general information on the Indonesia Tourist Visa Application on the embassy’s website, it’s advisable to contact the specific office for more detailed instructions.
  3. Gather the necessary documents, which typically include your passport, a passport photo, a completed application form, a round trip or onward travel ticket, proof of sufficient funds, and a Covid-19 vaccination certificate.
  4. If required, make an appointment and visit the embassy or consulate to submit your application and pay the visa fee. Payment methods may vary depending on the specific office.
  5. Be prepared to wait for your visa to be processed and approved. Processing times can vary, but it typically takes around 5 working days or longer, depending on the office and your nationality.

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