Indonesia visa

Indonesia visa

Traveling to Indonesia

The Republic of Indonesia is a popular destination, with over 15 million travelers visiting Indonesia in 2019.

Unless eligible to enter Indonesia visa-free, apply online for an Indonesia e-Visa, or to obtain an Indonesia visa on arrival, all foreign nationals should apply for an Indonesia Visa Authorization through a local sponsor.

Indonesia visas are normally single-entry visas, valid for 30 or 60 days from the date of issue, allowing the visa holder to stay in Indonesia for up to 30 consecutive days within the validity period. 

Indonesia visa types

Foreign nationals wishing to travel to Indonesia must apply for one of the following Indonesia visa types, based on their purpose for traveling to Indonesia:

  • Single Entry Visitor Visa 
    • Tourist visa 
    • Social Visa 
    • Business Visa 
    • Transit Visa 
    • Social activities
  • Multiple Entry Visa: Valid for 5 years and allows longer stay durations of 60 or 180 days for the following Indonesia visas: 
    • Business visa 
    • Pre-investment visa
    • Visiting family or relatives
    • Government duties/official visits
  • Limited Stay: Allows longer stay durations for activities including, but not limited to, education, employment, investment, missionary, training, research, family reunion, repatriation, and retirement.
  • Diplomatic & Service visas

Indonesia visa requirements

The following general requirements are required for all visas. Certain visa types may have additional requirements depending on the type of visa, applicant's nationality, or intended frequency of travel.

Indonesia sticker visa:

Passport

A passport, valid for at least 6 months before the travel date, with at least two blank pages

Personal photos

Two passport photos, taken within the last 6 months, on white background

Application form 

A completed and signed Indonesia visa application form

Passport copy

A copy of your passport biometric page

Accommodation

Proof of accommodations during the stay in Indonesia

Insurance

Medical insurance during your stay in Indonesia.

Ticket

A round trip or onward ticket

Authorization

A copy of the immigration authorization

Documents for minors

Birth certificates for minors

Please note that applicants may be asked to supply other supporting documents. Once the required documents have been gathered, the applicant can proceed to apply for their Indonesia visa.

Indonesia e-Visa:

Passport

A passport, valid for at least 6 months before the travel date, with at least two blank pages

Personal photos

Two passport photos, taken within the last 6 months, on white background

Ticket

Confirmed roundtrip or onward ticket 

Accommodation

Proof of accommodations during the stay in Indonesia

Documents for minors

A birth certificate or proof of guardianship 

Visa fees payment

A valid credit or debit card

Indonesia visa application

Once the required documents above have been gathered, applicants can proceed to the application process. 

Indonesia (sticker) Visa Authorization:

  1. Fill out the Indonesia visa application for your visa type

    • Download the Indonesia visa application form
    • Verify that the information you provided is accurate
    • Print out and sign 2 copies of the visa application form

  2. Submit the Indonesia visa application

    • Submit your application with the required documents
    • Pay the Indonesia visa application fees

  3. Wait for Indonesia visa application decision

    • If approved, pick up your Indonesia visa authorization from the Indonesia embassy or representation office where you applied

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 measures in effect, Indonesia is ONLY accepting ONLINE applications through the Indonesia e-Visa portal. All in-person visits to Indonesian embassies, consulates, or representation offices have been put on hold until further notice. 

Indonesia eVisa: 

  1. Apply online for Indonesia e-Visa 

    • Register on Indonesia visa website
    • Fill out the application form for your visa type
    • Submit the application form and scanned copies of required documents

  2. Pay the Indonesia e-Visa application fee

    • Receive a confirmation email

  3. Wait for your Indonesia e-Visa decision

    • If approved, you will receive your Indonesia e-Visa in your email

It is important to have a hard copy printout of your Indonesia e-Visa, as soft copies will not be accepted at Indonesia ports of entry.

Where to apply for Indonesia visa

Normally, applicants apply for Indonesia visas at their nearest Indonesia embassy or representation office. Due to current COVID-19 measures, Indonesia embassies and representation offices are not issuing most types of Indonesia visas, and applicants must have a local sponsor to apply for an Indonesia visa on their behalf. To that effect, applications for Indonesia visas and e-Visas are applied online or through courier. You are advised to check with your nearest Indonesia embassy or representation office for more information on their Indonesia visa application procedures.

Indonesia visa processing time

The normal processing time for an Indonesia visa is 3 to 5 business days. You are advised to apply 2 weeks prior to travel, as processing times may be delayed due to exigent circumstances.

Indonesia visa FAQ

How long does it take for an Indonesia visa to be processed?

The normal processing time for an Indonesia visa is between 3 and 5 business days, but you are advised to apply at least 2 weeks ahead of your trip, in case of delays or unforeseen circumstances.

What countries need a visa for Indonesia?

Certain foreign nationals can enter Indonesia visa-free, including: Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Some countries are eligible to obtain an Indonesia visa-on-arrival, and all other foreign nationals not on either list require an Indonesia visa to enter Indonesia. Check the status of your nationality. 

Is Bali visa-free?

Foreign nationals visiting Bali for tourism purposes are afforded single-entry, 30-day visa-free travel from date of entry to Indonesia. If you want to stay longer than 30 days, then you must apply for a longer stay Indonesia visa with a 60 or 180-day validity period.

How much does a Bali visa cost?

Foreign citizens can stay in Bali for free for up to 30 days, after which they must apply for an Indonesia visa. The cost of an Indonesia visa depends on your nationality and the type of Indonesia visa you are applying for.

Does Indonesia have quarantine?

Foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated with 2 or 3 doses, at least 14 days prior to travel, are not required to quarantine. Travelers not fully vaccinated will be required to quarantine for 5 days.

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