PASSPORTS AND VISAS
All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.
Free Tourist Visa
Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of of stay permit.
The visa exemption facility can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibition, meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or transit.
The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:
5. Antigua and Barbuda
21. Bosnia & Herzegovina
24. Brunei Darussalam
26. Burkina Faso
30. Cape Verde
35. Costa Rica
39. Czech Republic
41. Dominica (Commonwealth)
42. Dominican Republic
45. El Salvador
61. Hong Kong
67. Ivory Coast
76. Lao, People’s Democratic Republic
91. Marshall Islands
105. New Zealand
112. Papua New Guinea
118. Puerto Rico
121. Russian Federation
123. Saint Kitts and Nevis
124. Saint Lucia
125. Saint Vincent and Grenadines
127. San Marino
128. Sao Tome and Principe
129. Saudi Arabia
136. Solomon Islands
137. South Africa
138. South Korea
140. Sri Lanka
149. Timor Leste
152. Trinidad and Tobago
159. United Arab Emirates
160. United Kingdom
161. United States
165. Vatican City State 166. Venezuela
Nationals of the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports as follows:
Adi Soemarmo, Surakarta
Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
Ahmad Yani, Semarang
Bandara International Lombok, Mataram
Belitung, Tanjung Pandan
El Tari, Kupang
Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
Halim Perdana Kusuma, DKI Jakarta
Hang Nadim, Batam
Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
Kuala Namu, Medan
Maimun Saleh, Sabang
Mozes Kilangi, Tembaga Pura
Sam ratulangi, manado
Soekarno Hatta, Banten
Sultan Hassanudin, Makassar
Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II, Palembang
Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru
For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.
If the 30 days of Visit Visa Exemption facility feels insufficient, visitor still can apply for Visa on Arrival (given for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days) or Visit Visa.
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$35
Please note that starting 26January 2010, the 7-day Visa-on-Arrival has been discontinued.
Exception to this is the Special Economic Zone in the Riau Islands province, where the 7-day Visa on Arrival (VoA) can still be obtained at the seaports on the islands of Batam, Bintan -including Tanjung Pinang and Bandar Bentan Telani – and Karimun. The7-Day VoA Visa fee is US$ 15.
Countries extended Visa-on-Arrival facility are:
1. Algeria, 2. Australia, 3.Argentina, 4.Austria, 5. Bahrain, 6. Belgium, 7. Brazil, 8. Bulgaria, 19. 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, 22.Iran, 23. Ireland,24.Italy, 25. Japan, 26.Kuwait, 27. Lao PDR, 28.Latvia, 29.Libya, 30.Lithuania, 31.Liechtenstein, 32. Luxemburg, 33. Malta, 34. Maldives, 35.Monaco,36. Mexico, 37. New Zealand, 38. the Netherlands, 39. Norway, 40. Oman, 41.Panama, 42. The People’s Republic of China, 43.Poland, 44. Portugal, 45.Qatar,46.Rumania, 47.Russia, 48.South Africa, 49.South Korea, 50.Switzerland,51.Saudi Arabia, 52.Spain, 53.Suriname, 54.Sweden, 55.Slovakia, 56.Slovenia,57.Taiwan, 58. Tunisia. 59..the United Arab Emirates, 60. the United Kingdom,61. The United States of America.
More Information on imigration available at: http://www.imigrasi.go.id
VISA Application at Indonesia Embassies or Consulates
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/
For further information on applying for visa to Indonesia, you may browse our FAQs.
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.
An airport tax of Rp150,000 islevied by airports on departing passengers on international flights andRp.40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airlines today incorporate airporttax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this isalready included.
Most hotels add a 10% servicecharge to the bill on top of the 10% tax. In restaurants where service chargeis not added, a tip of 5 to 10% on the bill will be appropriate depending onthe service and type of establishment.
Maximum items allowed by customswhen 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 equipments are admitted provided they are taken out on departure. They must be declared to Customs.
- You are prohibited to carry:
- 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