Most likely, you do not require an Indonesian visa at all if you plan to visit Indonesia. This is due to Indonesia’s lax visa requirements. Read on to see How to obtain a visa for Indonesia.
It is only the citizens of a few countries must apply for visas for stays up to 30 days. A number of additional people may also apply for an Indonesian visa upon arrival.
Who Requires a Visa for Indonesia?
If you are from one of the following nations, you need a visa to visit Indonesia:
Republic of Central Africa
Republic of the Congo, the Democratic
Equatorial Guinea Djibouti
South Sudan, Syria, and
For stays of up to 30 days, people from the nations not listed above can enter Indonesia without a visa. You must also apply for an Indonesian visa if you are from a “visa-free” nation but plan to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days.
For a complete list of who is eligible to enter Indonesia without a visa, please refer to “Indonesia Visa Free Countries” at the conclusion of the article.
Do I require a transit visa to enter Indonesia?
You do not require an airport transit visa for Indonesia if you are ordinarily exempt from obtaining one.
However, you must apply for an Indonesian visa if you are from one of the nations mentioned above unless:
You have a confirmed onward ticket for a flight to a third country within 24 hours, are transiting in Jakarta (CGK), do not exit the international transit area of the airport, and possess the relevant documentation (passport, visa, etc.) for the upcoming location.
You have a ticket for a subsequent flight that departs from Jakarta (CGK) within eight hours, you won’t exit the airport’s international transit area, and you have the proper identification (passport, visa, etc.) for the destination you’ll be traveling to next.Also see more:How to obtain a free visa for travel.
Indonesian visa categories
The following categories of Indonesian visas are determined by the length and purpose of your trip:
Travel Permit (Embassy and On Arrival)
Indonesia Tourist Visa, Limited Stay Visa
The 30-day maximum length of the tourist visa for Indonesia is for a single entry. Some nationals are eligible for an on-site Indonesia tourist visa (see above). Once in Indonesia, you can extend this visa to allow you to stay for a maximum of 60 days.
If you want to travel, have fun, or visit Indonesia, you can apply for this kind of visa. A tourist visa does not permit employment or business transactions.
Only if you are from a nation that requires a visa or if you intend to remain for longer than 30 days do you need to apply for an Indonesia tourist visa. Otherwise, the majority of people do not even need to apply for an Indonesian tourist visa.
Multiple-Entry Visa for Indonesia
People who intend to enter Indonesia for official government activities, business or commercial operations, or family visits are awarded an Indonesian multiple-entry visa.
The duration of this visa is either six months, a year, or two years. You must obtain authorization from the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration in order to obtain this sort of visa.
Business Visa for Indonesia
A sort of multiple-entry visa that can be granted for up to a year is the business visa for Indonesia. A business traveler can use it to enter Indonesia more than once and remain up to 60 days at each entry.
You can participate in meetings, training, negotiations, and other business-related activities with a business visa, but you cannot obtain a job in Indonesia (i.e. you cannot be paid a salary by an Indonesian company).
Indonesian Travel Visa
Despite its name, the Limited Stay Visa for Indonesia is a kind of “long-stay” visa. If you want to work, study, visit family, or retire in Indonesia, you need this kind of visa. For instance:
Indonesia Indonesia Work Visa Indonesia Student Visa Indonesia Retirement Visa Family Visa
Your company, school, or family member must submit an application for a Letter of Visa Authorization at the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia, in order for you to apply for one of these visas.
The Indonesian Embassy or Consulate will issue you the visa once they get notification that the Directorate General of Immigration has approved it.
Required Documents for Applying for an Indonesian Visa
You need to have a number of supporting documents when you apply for an Indonesian visa. Depending on the type of visa you are asking for, different Indonesian visa requirements apply.
What is the processing time for an Indonesian visa?
The Indonesian Embassy/Consulate processes your visa application in 3 to 5 business days. However, the length of the processing period varies depending on the particular diplomatic station where you are submitting and the format of your application.
You will need to wait longer to receive the visa if you submit a postal application.
The following nations’ processing times will be longer because the Embassy or Consulate must obtain approval from Jakarta’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Syria\sIndonesia Visa costs
US citizens need a visa for Indonesia
US citizens do not require a visa to enter Indonesia. You simply need a return or onward ticket in addition to your passport, which must still be valid for another six months. For a maximum of 30 days, you can stay in Indonesia without a visa.
A fine will be assessed when you leave if you stay longer than is necessary.
You need a visa if you intend to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days. You can apply at an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate in the US or at one of the airport’s Visa On Arrival booths. Also good for 30 days is the Visa on Arrival, although
Free Visa Countries for Indonesia
You do not require a visa to visit Indonesia for up to 30 days if your nation is on the list below:
Barbuda and Antigua
Serbia and Montenegro
Burundi and Burkina Faso
Republic of Dominica
In Costa Rica
Costa Rica Croatia
Slovak Republic D Republic of the Dominica Ecuador Egypt
El Salvador Britain
SAR of Hong Kong
In New Zealand
New Guinea, Papua
Togo and Principe
Isle of Solomon
Nevis and St. Kitts