TRAVEL REGULATION TO INDONESIA


VISA

All visitors to Indonesia are required to possess a valid passport with an expiration date at least 6 months after the date of entry into the territory of Indonesia. Passports must contain at least two blank visa pages. The “amendment” and “endorsement” pages at the back of the passport do not generally count as blank pages and cannot be used for visa and stamp for entry permit purposes.

1. DIPLOMATIC OR OFFICIAL/SERVICE PASSPORT HOLDERS CAN QUALIFY FOR VISA EXEMPTION
Nationals from 49 countries who hold Diplomatic or Official/Service Passports are exempt from the visa requirements to enter the territory of Indonesia for a short visit of up to 30 days.

Diplomatic/service passport holders whose countries are not listed below should apply for a Conditional Visa on Arrival. See above for instructions.

Eligible Diplomatic or Official/Service Passport countries:

1. Australia 18. Hungaria 35. Russian Federation
2. Azerbaijan 19. India 36. Slovak Republic
3. Afghanistan 20. Iran 37. Slovenia
4. Argentine Republic 21. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 38. Srilanka
5. Bosnia and Herzegovina 22. Republic of Korea 39. Suriname
6. Brazil 23. Kazakhstan 40. Swiss Confederation
7. Bulgaria 24. Kyrgyz Republic 41. Turkey
8. Belarus 25. Lao People’s Democratic Republic 42. Tunisian Republic
9. Bangladesh 26. Mongolia 43. Thailand
10. Croatia 27. Macedonia 44. Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
11. People’s Republic Of China 28. Myanmar 45. Venezuela
12. Cambodia 29. Moldova 46. Vietnam
13. Colombia 30. Paraguay 47. Nicaragua
14. Ecuador 31. Peru 48. Mexico
15. United Arab Emirates 32. Pakistan 49. Uruguay
16. French Republic 32. Poland
17. Georgia 34. Portuguese Republic

2. VISA ON ARRIVAL
The Visa on Arrival for Bali Indonesia, also referred to as VoA, has been the main visa, most tourists have used in the last decades to enter Indonesia. In accordance with the Regulation of Minister of Law and Human Right of the Republic of Indonesia No. M.HH-01.GR.01.06, on 12 January 2010, citizens from countries listed below are eligible for obtaining a visa on arrival directly when landed at airports or seaports in Indonesia.

Visa on Arrival is subject to a $35 USD fee for stay up to 30 (thirty) days  (USD, Euros and Rupiah are accepted), payable by cash on arrival. Money exchange and banking services are available next to the Visa on Arrival desk in the airport arrivals area, for those who need to exchange money to pay the fee. Should holders of diplomatic and official/service passports, including all ministers and heads of delegations, wish to apply for Visa on Arrival, the said fee shall apply and be borne on them. Visa on Arrival is extendable (within 7 days before the expiry date) to another 30 days at the nearest Immigration office in Indonesia but is not convertible to other types of visas. Overstaying this visa is a serious offence. Fines, blacklisting, confinement and deportation are all possible penalties for infractions. Extension of stay up to 30 (thirty) days costs USD 25.

Requirements:

  • Passport valid at least 6 (six) months from entrance
  • Round-trip ticket
  • Hotel Reservation
  • Visa fee (preferably in cash)

Countries that may apply for a Visa on Arrival:

1. Algeria 21. India 41. Qatar
2. Arab 22. Ireland 42. Romania
3. Emirates (UAE) 23. Italy 43. Russia
4. Argentina 24. Japan 44. Saudi Arabia
5. Australia 25. Kuwait 45. Slovakia
6. Austria 26. Latvia 46. Slovenia
7. Bahrain 27. Libya 47. South Africa
8. Brazil 28. Liechtenstein 48. South Korea
9. Bulgaria 29. Luxembourg 49. Spain
10. Canada 30. Maldives 50. Suriname
11. China 31. Malta 51. Sweden
12. Cyprus 32. Mexico 52. Switzerland
13. Estonia 33. Monaco 53. Taipei, China
14. Fiji 34. Netherlands 54. Timor Leste
15. Finland 35. New Zealand 55. Tunisia
16. France 36. Norway 56. Turkey
17. Germany 37. Oman 57. United Kingdom (UK)
18. Greece 38. Panama 58. United State (USA)
19. Hungary 39. Poland
20. Iceland 40. Portugal

3. VISA FREE ENTRY
By Presidential Decree of 21 of 2016 dated on 2 March 2016 on Visa Free, replacing Presidential Regulation Number 104/2015 on Amendments to Presidential Regulation Number 69/2015 on Visa Free. Indonesia now provides a special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia.

Countries that are eligible for Free Entry Visa:

1. Albania 58. Guatemala 115. Philippines
2. Algeria 59. Guyana 116. Poland
3. Andorra 60. Haiti 117. Portugal
4. Angola 61. Honduras 118. Puerto Rico
5. Antigua and Barbuda 62. Hong Kong SAR 119. Qatar
6. Argentina 63. Hungary 120. Romania
7. Armenia 64. Iceland 121. Russia
8. Australia 65. India 122. Rwanda
9. Austria 66. Ireland 123. Samoa
10. Azerbaijan 67. Italy 124. San Marino
11. Bahamas 68. Jamaica 125. Sao Tome and Principe
12. Bahrain 69. Japan 126. Saudi Arabia
13. Bangladesh 70. Jordan 127. Senegal
14. Barbados 71. Kazakhstan 128. Serbia
15. Belarus 72. Kenya 129. Seychelles
16. Belgium 73. Kiribati 130. Singapore
17. Belize 74. Kuwait 131. Slovakia
18. Benin 75. Kyrgyzstan 132. Slovenia
19. Bhutan 76. Laos 133. Solomon Island
20. Bolivia 77. Latvia 134. South Africa
21. Bosnia and Herzegovina 78. Lebanon 135. South Korea
22. Botswana 79. Lesotho 136. Spain
23. Brazil 80. Liechtenstein 137. Sri Lanka
24. Brunei 81. Lithuania 138. St Kitts and Nevis
25. Bulgaria 82. Luxembourg 139. St Lucia
26. Burkina Faso 83. Macau SAR 140. St Vincent and Grenadines
27. Burundi 84. Macedonia 141. Suriname
28. Cambodia 85. Madagascar 142. Swaziland
29. Canada 86. Malawi 143. Sweden
30. Cape Verde 87. Malaysia 144. Switzerland
31. Chad 88. Maldives 145. Taiwan
32. Chile 89. Mali 146. Tajikistan
33. China 90. Malta 147. Tanzania
34. Commonwealth of Dominica 91. Marshall Islands 148. Thailand
35. Comoros 92. Mauritania 149. Timor-Leste
36. Costa Rica 93. Mauritius 150. Togo
37. Cote D’Ivoire 94. Mexico 151. Tonga
38. Croatia 95. Moldova 152. Trinidad & Tobago
39. Cuba 96. Monaco 153. Tunisia
40. Cyprus 97. Mongolia 154. Turkey
41. Czech Republic 98. Morocco 155. Turkmenistan
42. Denmark 99. Mozambique 156. Tuvalu
43. Dominican Republic 100. Myanmar 157. Uganda
44. Ecuador 101. Namibia 158. Ukraine
45. Egypt 102. Nauru 159. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
46. El Salvador 103. Nepal 160. United Kingdom (UK)
47. Estonia 104. Netherlands 161. Uruguay
48. Fiji 105. New Zealand 162. United States (US)
49. Finland 106. Nicaragua 163. Uzbekistan
50. France 107. Norway 164. Vanuatu
51. Gabon 108. Oman 165. Vatican City
52. Gambia 109. Palau 166. Venezuela
53. Georgia 110. Palestine 167. Vietnam
54. Germany 111. Panama 168. Zambia
55. Ghana 112. Papua New Guinea 169. Zimbabwe
56. Greece 113. Paraguay
57. Grenada 114. Peru

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.

For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country. 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

4. CALLING FOR VISA
Citizens of following countries are required to obtain a Visa at the nearest Indonesian Embassy prior to your arrival in Indonesia.

1. Afghanistan 5. Israel 9. North Korea
2. Cameroon 6. Liberia 10. Pakistan
3. Guinea 7. Niger 11. Somalia
4. Iraq 8. Nigeria

AIRPORT TAX

You may need to pay an airport tax of Rp. 150,000 isle vied by airports for departing passengers on international flights and Rp. 40,000 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.


CUSTOMS

Customs allow on entry of maximum one liter of alcoholic liquor, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco and reasonable amount of perfume per adult. Wine, liquor and beer are available in licensed hotels,  bars, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Cameras, video cameras, portable radio, cassette recorders, binoculars, and sports equipment are admitted provided for personal use. Prohibited items include firearms, illegal drugs, pornography, and transceivers. The Censor Board of Indonesia should screen any films, pre-recorded videotapes, VCD or DVD’s before importing. Penalties for drug smuggling are severe.

There is no restriction on import or export for foreign currencies and Traveler’s cheques, however, the import and export of Indonesian currency exceeding IDR 100,000,000 (about USD 7,500) is prohibited.

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