Indonesian Visa & Entry Requirements
All information on visa requirements below has been suspended since March 2020 until further notice. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, entry and visa regulations are permanently adapted to the respective pandemic situation. Please contact the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your country for current entry and visa regulations.
Indonesian Visa & Entry Requirements
Indonesia / Bali offers tourists from most countries around the world a “free entry visa” that is valid for 30 days and can be extended once for a further 30 days at the local immigration office in Denpasar for a small fee. If you are staying in Indonesia for more than 60 days, you can apply for a special student visa (Educational Visa or Visit Visa – see below!) at the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your home country a few weeks before your departure to Indonesia. Please check with the Indonesian embassy (or consulate) closest to where you live. Of course, we will provide you with the necessary “Sponsor Letter” for your internship (more than 60 days) on request and also support you with your visa extension at the responsible foreigners authority (immigration) here in Bali.
The application should be made no earlier than 8 weeks – no later than 4 weeks – before departure.
Indonesian Visa & Entry Requirements – What you need for a visa application:
– Original passport, which is valid for at least 6 months beyond the departure date
– Min. 4 blank pages in your passport (especially if you want to stay longer than 30 days, otherwise there may be problems with visa extensions)
– 1 fully completed visa application (original, signed by the applicant), which you can download online
– 2 color biometric passport photos 3.5 x 4.5cm
– Copy of the outward and onward journey or return flight ticket
– The amount of the visa fee and the payment options depend on the country or embassy in which the visa application is made.
– Copy of passport (only the page with names, date of birth, etc.)
– You are often asked about your income (bank statement, etc.)
– A sufficiently stamped return envelope by registered mail (or you can pick up the visa yourself at the embassy)
The Visit Visa contains all areas that previously had different names (including tourist visas and social visas).
If you don’t have the time or inclination to obtain your visa yourself, take a look at Visabox.de. For a service fee, the visabox staff will take care of the smooth procurement of a visa for Indonesia!
Indonesian Visa & Entry Requirements – Extension of the VISIT VISA up to 6 months
Since July 11, 2016, the Visit Visa (basic validity 60 days) can officially be extended 4 times by 30 days. So you can stay in Indonesia for a whole 6 months (180 days)!
After the 6 months you have to leave the country – a further extension is then no longer possible.
In most cases, you have to show a sponsor for the extension, i.e. a local who is liable for you. They have to fill out a form for you, which goes to the immigration authorities with a copy of the sponsor ID.
The procedure is similar to extending the Visa on Arrivals (VoA). You have to go to the immigration office three times (1. hand in passport and forms, 2. fingerprint and take photos and 3. pick up passport). The “Imigrasi” office in charge of visa extension is only 5km away from our facility.
It is also possible (mainly because of the sponsor) to hire a local visa agency to extend the 60-day visa.
The agencies organize a complete visa extension for 650,000 to 950,000 rupiah (approx. 40-60 euros). In this case, you only have to go to the immigration office/immigration once to take fingerprints and photos.
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