General Information Visa & Immigration Policies

Visa & Immigration Policies

Another important thing to know before you travel to Indonesia are these types of visas which has specific requirements, as listed below:

Visa Exemption

Foreigners nationals from countries which are included in the 169 Visa Free Country List are entitled for visa exemption, may enter Indonesia from 124 immigration checkpoints and granted a 30 days stay that cannot be extended. Mandatory requirements includes : passport with minimum 6 months validity and return / through tickets.

Visa on Arrival

Foreigners can apply this visa upon arrival in Indonesia, if their nationality is included on visa-on-arrival 68 countries list. A holder of Visit Visa on Arrival is given 30 days stay and can be extended in the
Immigration Office for 1 (one) time, in order to have another 30 days stay. Mandatory requirements includes : passport with minimum 6 months validity and return/through tickets.

Visit Visa

Foreigners can apply Visit Visa in the Indonesian Embassy or Consulates, or the guarantor could apply to the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Visit Visa is issued in the Indonesian Embassy or Consulates with mandatory requirements of: Application/Guarantee Letter, passport with minimum 6 months validity, copy of bank accounts, return /through tickets and re-entry permit (or stateless / non nationality person) . A holder of Visit Visa is given up-to 60 days stay and can be extended in Immigration Office for 5 (five) time, each extension will be given for another 30 days stay.

Multiple Visit Visa

Foreigners that travel frequently to Indonesia for Family, Business, and Governmental visit purposes
may choose this type of visa. Multiple Visit Visa is issued in the Indonesian Embassy or Consulates, with mandatory requirements of : Application/Guarantee Letter, passport with minimum 18 months
validity, copy of bank accounts, return/through tickets and re-entry permit ( or stateless / non nationality person ) . Multiple Visit Visa is valid for one year, a holder of multiple visit visa is given up-to
60 days stay each visit and can’t be extended.

For more details you can also log on to http://www.imigrasi.go.id

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 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$ 35 Islands

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,
  21. India,
  1. Iran,
  2. Ireland,
  3. Italy,
  4. Japan,
  5. Kuwait,
  6. Lao PDR,
  7. Latvia,
  8. Libya,
  9. Lithuania,
  10. Liechtenstein,
  11. Luxemburg,
  12. Malta,
  13. Maldives,
  14. Monaco,
  15. Mexico,
  16. New Zealand,
  17. The Netherlands,
  18. Norway,
  19. Oman,
  20. Panama,
  1. The People’s Republic of China,
  2. Poland,
  3. Portugal,
  4. Qatar,
  5. Rumania,
  6. Russia,
  7. South Africa,
  8. South Korea,
  9. Switzerland,
  10. Saudi Arabia,
  11. Spain,
  12. Suriname,
  13. Sweden,
  14. Slovakia,
  15. Slovenia,
  16. Taiwan,
  17. Tunisia.
  18. The United Arab Emirates,
  19. The United Kingdom,
  20. The United States of America.

More Information on imigration available at: http://www.imigrasi.go.id

A

    1. Albania
    2. Algeria
    3. Andorra
    4. Angola
    5. Antigua and Barbuda
    6. Argentina
    7. Armenia
    8. Australia
    9. Austria
    10. Azerbaijan

B

    1. Bahamas
    2. Bahrain
    3. Bangladesh
    4. Barbados
    5. Belarus
    6. Belgium
    7. Belize
    8. Benin
    9. Bhutan
    10. Bolivia
    11. Bosnia & Herzegovina
    12. Botswana
    13. Brazil
    14. Brunei Darussalam
    15. Bulgaria
    16. Burkina Faso
    17. Burundi

C

    1. Cambodia
    2. Canada
    3. Cape Verde
    4. Chad
    5. Chile
    6. China
    7. Comoros
    8. Costa Rica
    9. Croatia
    10. Cuba
    11. Cyprus
    12. Czech Republic

D

    1. Denmark
    2. Dominica (Commonwealth)
    3. Dominican Republic

E

    1. Ecuador
    2. Egypt
    3. El Salvador
    4. Estonia

F

    1. Fiji
    2. Finland
    3. France

G

  1. Gabon
  2. Gambia
  3. Georgia
  4. Germany
  5. Ghana
  6. Greece
  7. Grenada
  8. Guatemala
  9. Guyana

H

    1. Haiti
    2. Honduras
    3. Hong Kong
    4. Hungary

I

    1. Iceland
    2. India
    3. Ireland
    4. Italy
    5. Ivory Coast

J

    1. Jamaica
    2. Japan
    3. Jordan

K

    1. Kazakhstan
    2. Kenya
    3. Kiribati
    4. Kuwait
    5. Kyrgyzstan

L

    1. Lao, People’s Democratic Republic
    2. Latvia
    3. Lebanon
    4. Lesotho
    5. Liechtenstein
    6. Lithuania
    7. Luxemburg

M

    1. Macao
    2. Macedonia
    3. Madagascar
    4. Malawi
    5. Malaysia
    6. Maldives
    7. Mali
    8. Malta
    9. Marshall Islands
    10. Mauritania
    11. Mauritius
    12. Mexico
    13. Moldova
    14. Monaco
    15. Mongolia
    16. Morocco
    17. Mozambique
    18. Myanmar

N

    1. Namibia
    2. Nauru
    3. Nepal
    4. Netherlands
    5. New Zealand
    6. Nicaragua
    7. Norway

O

    1. Oman

P

  1. Palau
  2. Palestine
  3. Panama
  4. Papua New Guinea
  5. Paraguay
    1. Peru
    2. Philippines
    3. Poland
    4. Portugal
    5. Puerto Rico

Q

    1. Qatar

R

    1. Romania
    2. Russian Federation
    3. Rwanda

S

    1. Saint Kitts and Nevis
    2. Saint Lucia
    3. Saint Vincent and Grenadines
    4. Samoa
    5. San Marino
    6. Sao Tome and Principe
    7. Saudi Arabia
    8. Senegal
    9. Serbia
    10. Seychelles
    11. Singapore
    12. Slovakia
    13. Slovenia
    14. Solomon Islands
    15. South Africa
    16. South Korea
    17. Spain
    18. Sri Lanka
    19. Suriname
    20. Swaziland
    21. Sweden
    22. Switzerland

T

    1. Taiwan
    2. Tajikistan
    3. Tanzania
    4. Thailand
    5. Timor Leste
    6. Togo
    7. Tonga
    8. Trinidad and Tobago
    9. Tunisia
    10. Turkey
    11. Turkmenistan
    12. Tuvalu

U

    1. Uganda
    2. Ukraine
    3. United Arab Emirates
    4. United Kingdom
    5. United States
    6. Uruguay
    7. Uzbekistan

V

    1. Vanuatu
    2. Vatican City State
    3. Venezuela
    4. Vietnam

Z

  1. Zambia
  2. Zimbabwe

Airports:

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

Visitors from other countries must apply for visa at Indonesia Embassies or Consulates in their home country. In addition,  visas cannot be replaced with any other immigration letters.The visa shall then be administered by  the Visa Officer in the presence of the applicant concerned.

You may find information on Indonesia embassies and consulates contact details at the Ministry of Foreign Affair website on the following direct link: http://www.kemlu.go.id/

Free entry visa is also provided to delegates registered in a conference that is officially convened. In addition, tourist visa can be obtained from every Indonesian Embassy or Consulate. You can visit Indonesia through certain means and gates, by air via Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Manado, Biak, Ambon, Surabaya and Batam; by sea via Semarang, Jakarta, Bali, Pontianak, Balikpapan, Tanjung Pinang and Kupang. Maximum stay in Indonesia is two months.

Upon Arrival

You will need to complete a Passenger Arrival Card before passing through Customs Passport Control. A passenger arrival card will be given to you during your flight; if not, cards are available in the arrival area. Customs prohibited and restricted goods, Bio security risk goods. After you’ve cleared passport control, you should collect your baggage and proceed through customs and bio security checks. In order to protect Indonesia and its environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry or must be declared if they are deemed to present a bio security risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment.

Airport Tax

An airport tax of IDR150,000 isle vied by airports on departing passengers on international flights and IDR40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airlines today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included. 

Tipping

Most hotels add a 10% service charge to the bill on top of the 10% tax. In restaurants where service charge is not added, a tip of 5 to 10% on the bill will be appropriate depending on the service and type of establishment.

Customs

Maximum items allowed by customs when you visit Indonesia:

1 liter of alcoholic beverages
200 cigarettes OR 50 cigars OR 100 grams of tobacco
Reasonable amount of perfume per adult, meaning if you arrive drenched in perfume the customs probably will not mind you carrying loads of bottles.
Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sport equipment are admitted provided they are taken out on departure. They must be declared to Customs.
You are prohibited to carry:
Firearms
Narcotics drugs
Pornography materials
Chinese printing and medicines
Transceivers and cordless telephone
Films, pre-recorded video tapes, laser discs, VCDs, DVDs must be screened by Censor Board.
Import or export of foreign currencies and travelers’ checks are allowed. However, the import and export of Indonesia currency, exceeding 100 million Rupiah is prohibited.

Further information on customs and taxes in Indonesia, log into www.beacukai.go.id

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