Indonesia Visa regulations

Indonesia Visa Regulations

This post is updated frequently with the most current information on the free 30 day Indonesia visa and the 30 day Indonesia visa on arrival.

Quick Overview;

  1. Before you travel.
  2. Visa free entry countries.
  3. Visa On Arrival countries.
  4. Your arrival into Indonesia.
  5. Visa Extension.
  6. What happens if I overstay my visa.
  7. Poso & Papua.
  8. Other visa options.
  9. Continue here to learn more about the Departure Tax.
  10. Continue here for Bali immigration office contact details.

 

1. Before you travel to Indonesia.

To be eligible for an Indonesian Visa On Arrival (VOA), and be allowed to enter Indonesia, you need;

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day of your arrival into Indonesia. The “Time and Date” website has a great date calculator tool.
  • At least one empty page in your passport for the visa sticker.
  • A round-trip-ticket that shows you have an exit flight from Indonesia.

Note that an “emergency passport” is generally not accepted. There is no need for passport pictures and there are no required vaccinations.

Depending on your nationality;

  • 169 Countries can get a 30 day free visa on arrival (not extendable).
  • 67 Country can get a 30 day visa on arrival (extendable).
  • Other countries need to get a visa before travelling.

The 30 day visa includes both your first day and your last day in Bali and Indonesia. Even if you arrive 5 minutes before midnight and depart 5 minutes after midnight those 5 minutes will be considered a full visa day.

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2. Indonesia Free Visa Countries.

169 Countries (including 2 special administrative regions) are eligible for a 30 day free visa. This visa cannot be extended.

This 30 day free visa can be used for the purpose of tourism, business, education, government related tasks, socio – culture, family visits or transit. This 30 day Indonesia free visa cannot be used for journalism.

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Comoros
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • England
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau SAR
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Island
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

 

Source : Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

These 169 countries that get a 30 day free visa can arrive and depart from Indonesia through 29 airports, 88 harbours and 7 other borders.

Click to expand and see where Indonesia visa free visitors can arrive AND depart from.

Airports for ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE

  1. Aceh, Maimun Saleh Airport (SBG)
  2. Aceh, Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ)
  3. Bali, Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  4. Bangka-Belitung, H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport (TJQ)
  5. Batam, Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH)
  6. Java, Bandung, Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDA)
  7. Java, Jakarta, Halim Perdana Kusuma International Airport (HLP)
  8. Java, Jakarta, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
  9. Java, Semarang, Ahmad Yani International Airport (SRG)
  10. Java, Solo, Adi Sumarmo International Airport (SOC)
  11. Java, Surabaya, Juanda International Airport (SUB)
  12. Java, Yogyakarta, Adi Sucipto International Airport (JOG)
  13. Kalimantan (East), Balikpapan, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
  14. Kalimantan (North), Tarakan, Juwata International Airport (TRK)
  15. Kalimantan (West), Pontianak, Supadio International Airport (PNK)
  16. Kupang, El Tari International Airport (KOE)
  17. Lombok, Lombok Praya International Airport (LOP)
  18. Maluku, Ambon, Pattimura Airport (AMQ)
  19. Papua, Biak, Frans Kaisiepo International Airport (BIK)
  20. Papua, Merauke, Mopah Airport (MKQ)
  21. Papua, Timika, Mozes Kilangin Airport (TIM)
  22. Riau, Pekanbaru, Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (PKU)
  23. Sulawesi (North), Manado, Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
  24. Sulawesi (South), Makassar, Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
  25. Sumatra (North), Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
  26. Sumatra (North), Medan, Polonia International Airport (MES)
  27. Sumatra (North), Sibolga, Dr. Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (Pinangsori) Airport (FLZ)
  28. Sumatra (South), Palembang, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
  29. Sumatra (West), Padang, Minangkabau International Airport (PDG)

Harbours for ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE

  1. Achmad Yani, Ternate;
  2. Amamapare, Tembagapura;
  3. Anggrek, Gorontalo;
  4. Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban;
  5. Bandar Sri Setia Raja, Bengkalis;
  6. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, TanjungUban;
  7. Batam Centre, Batam;
  8. Batu Ampar, Batam;
  9. Bagan Siapi-Api, BaganSiapi-Api;
  10. Belawan, Belawan;
  11. Benete, Sumbawa Besar;
  12. Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang;
  13. Biak, Biak;
  14. Boom Baru, Palembang;
  15. Celukan Bawang, Singaraja;
  16. Citra Tri Tunas, Batam;
  17. Ciwandan, Cilegon;
  18. Dumai, Dumai;
  19. DwiKora, 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 Tungkal, Jambi;
  29. Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan;
  30. Lauren Say, Maumere;
  31. Lembar, Mataram;
  32. Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe;
  33. Malahayati, Aceh;
  34. Malundung, Tarakan;
  35. Manado, Manado;
  36. Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam;
  37. Marore, Tahuna;
  38. Miangas, Tahuna;
  39. Merauke, Merauke;
  40. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam;
  41. Nusantara Pare-Pare, Pare-Pare;
  42. Nusantara, Tahuna;
  43. Padang Bai, Bali;
  44. Panarukan, Panarukan;
  45. Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang;
  46. Panjang, Bandar Lampung;
  47. Pantoloan, Palu;
  48. Pasuruan, Pasuruan;
  49. Pemangkat, Sambas;
  50. Probolinggo, Probolinggo;
  51. Pulau Baai, Bengkulu;
  52. Sabang, Aceh;
  53. Samarinda, Samarinda;
  54. Sampit, Sampit;
  55. Samudera, Bitung;
  56. Sekupang, Batam;
  57. Selat Lampa, Ranai;
  58. Semayang, Balikpapan;
  59. Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak;
  60. Sibolga, Sibolga;
  61. Sintete, Sambas;
  62. Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar;
  63. Sorong, Sorong;
  64. Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang;
  65. Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang;
  66. Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan;
  67. Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar;
  68. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun;
  69. Tanjung Emas, Semarang;
  70. Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang;
  71. Tanjung Harapan, SelatPanjang;
  72. Tanjung Intan, Cilacap;
  73. Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang;
  74. Tanjung Lontar, Kupang;
  75. Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung;
  76. Tanjung Perak, Surabaya;
  77. Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta;
  78. Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban;
  79. Tanjung Wangi, Jember;
  80. Tarempa, Tarempa;
  81. Teluk Bayur, Padang;
  82. Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan;
  83. Tembilahan, Tembilahan;
  84. Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin;
  85. Tual, Tual;
  86. Tunon Taka, Nunukan;
  87. Yos Sudarso, Ambon;
  88. Yos Sudarso, Cirebon.

Land crossings for ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE

  1. Aruk, Sambas;
  2. Entikong, Entikong;
  3. Metamauk, Atambua;
  4. Mota’ain, Atambua;
  5. Nanga Badau, Sanggau;
  6. Napan, Atambua;
  7. Skouw, Jayapura.

This free 30 day visa is not extendable. The only way to stay longer than 30 days is either get a 60 day tourist visa before travelling or voluntary paying USD 35 for the Visa On Arrival. The Visa On Arrival allows for one 30 day extension.

Click to see the official presidential announcement (Perpres Nomor 69 Tahun 2015)

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3. Indonesia Visa On Arrival Eligible Countries.

Nationals of 62 countries can choose to pay for a 30 day “Visa On Arrival”. This 30 day Indonesian VOA costs USD 35 per passenger (infants included) and is valid for 30 days.

The advantage of having a 30 day visa on arrival is that this VOA is extendable by another 30 days.

If you wish to extend your 30 day Indonesian Visa On Arrival you need to start the extension process latest 7 days before expiry of your first 30 days.

These are the 67 countries that can get an Indonesian 30 day visa on arrival (click to learn more).

67 Visa On Arrival countries (click to view)

  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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4. Your arrival into Indonesia.

On the last leg of your flight to Indonesia, the airline steward(ess) will give you a customs declaration form that you will need to complete.

This is a copy of the customs declaration form;

Indonesian Customs Declaration Form Front

Indonesian Customs Declaration Form Back

If you’re traveling as a family you only need to complete one of these custom declaration forms for your entire family.

Some of the import limits are;

  • maximum 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 100 grams of sliced tobacco per passenger
  • one liter of alcohol per adult passenger
  • maximum Rp 100,000,000 (or similar amount in a different currency)
  • fire arms, airgun, explosives … etc

Important : Indonesia has a death penalty for drug traffickers.

As of 1 April 2015, the Bali airport immigration no longer requires you to complete the immigration arrival card. This immigration card was previously handed out on the plane and was something you needed to complete to give at the immigration desk (continue here to learn more about this change).

The Visa On Arrival fee is USD 35 per passenger (4 countries). This fee applies to every single person, regardless of age (infants need to pay this fee as well). The official currency is US Dollars. Other currencies are accepted as well at the daily exchange rate.

When you get to the Visa On Arrival payment counter, you will see this piece of paper with the exchange rate of the day ;

Indonesia VOA exchange rate

These rates change frequently

If you pay the visa on arrival fee in a foreign currency then Indonesian Rupiah will be given as change. Credit cards are accepted for VOA payments.

This is the receipt you will get after paying the VOA fee. You will need to keep this receipt if you are planning on extending your VOA by another 30 days.

Indonesia Visa on Arrival Receipt

Visa On Arrival Receipt

After paying the VOA fee, you continue to the Immigration counter. Here, the immigration officer will approve your entry and add this sticker into your passport. It takes about half a page although its size is about a quarter of a page.

Indonesia Visa On Arrival Passport Sticker

Sticker takes about half a page although its size is about a quarter of a page.

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5. Indonesia Visa Extension.

If you plan to stay for more than 30 days you can extend your visa (with another 30 days) while in Indonesia. You need to start the extension process latest 7 days before your Visa On Arrival expires.

Visitors on a 30-day free visa cannot extend this free visa. One way around this is to voluntary pay the USD 35 visa on arrival which then allows you one extension (+30 days).

Continue here to see a copy of the Visa On Arrival paperwork you need to complete at the immigration office when extending your visa.

The immigration officer will also take your bio-metric data when you extend your visa. This is new for Visa On Arrival extensions as of 1 October 2014. Biometric data is a digital picture, scan of finger prints and your signature.

Continue here to see the Bali immigration office contact details in Denpasar, Jimbaran (nearby the Bali airport) and Singaraja.

You will find this stamp in your passport when the extension is done;

Indonesia Visa On Arrival Extension Stamp

Indonesian Visa On Arrival Extension Stamp

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6. Overstay Penalty.

If you “accidentally” overstay your visa then there are official penalties. When you leave Indonesia the immigration officer will point out how many days you have overstayed your visa. The penalty for overstaying your Indonesian Visa is Rp 300,000 per day you overstay.

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 7. Poso & Papua.

All foreigners need a special permit before travelling to Poso and Papua. You can get this special permit from the Indonesian Immigration Office and inform the Indonesian Embassy/Consulates General. You need to apply for this special permit before you travel to either of these regions.

8. Other Indonesia Visa options.

  • Journalist Visa for those who want to visit Indonesia for journalism or filming.
  • Tourist Visa (60 days).
  • Business Visa (60 days). Extendable up-to 6 months. Not a work visa.
  • Social Visa (60 days). For cultural or social reasons or to visit family. Extendable up-to 6 months.
  • Research Visa.
  • Work Visa (12 months).

Continue here to learn more about how to apply for an Indonesian Visa online.

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  1. I am a Bangladeshi national. working in Saudi Arabia I have planing to visit Indonesia and return in 30 days, do I need a prior visa for arrival in Indonesia ?

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    • If you have the Bangladesh nationality and passport then you are one of the 169 countries eligible for a free 30 day visa on arrival.

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  2. I want to travel to Bali and Kathmandu, Nepal this coming fall. It is cheaper for me to buy a round trip ticket to Bali, spend a week there, go to Nepal for a week, fly back to Bali, and then fly home. I am wondering if I would be able to do that? Does the Bali visa allow for reentry? I will only be traveling for a total of 15 days and I am American if that helps.

    Thank you!

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    • The visa on arrival is a single entry visa. As you are a US citizen you will get a free visa on arrival so it doesn’t really matter for you. Have a wonderful trip!

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  3. Hi, I paid for visa on arrival and have been to immigration and applied for 30 day visa extension. I have been given a return date in 5 days. Do I have to physically stay at the hotel address I have given them or can I move and come back in 5 days?

    Another option can I pay the hotel up to my return date, but go elsewhere? So The address I’ve given them is actually my accommodation as well. I am still within my original visa 30 day period until after my return date in 5 days.

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    • This is likely to late but nobody will check whether you are actually in the hotel so yes, it is possible to leave the hotel and move elsewhere.

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  4. I booked to go to bali, but Im going travel on an “emergency” passport from US. It is and looks like a real passport, but only has one year validity and maybe 8 pages…Do you think i have a chance of getting in the country if the airline lets me on the plane?

    Thanks.

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    • Normally an emergency travel passport can only be used to return home and it is more likely that the airline will refuse you to board the plane as they will be responsible to get you back out of Indonesia should you be refused entry. I am however not 100% sure and hope that you will come back here to share your experience so we can learn as well. Good luck!

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  5. Hi ,

    I Booked a ticket to BALI from Delhi via Kuala Lumpur through Malaysia Airlines, while booking ticket online site asked for VISA type in which i selected Tourist visa. Even though i don’t any tourist visa as per my understanding BALI visa is on ARRIVAl so now i am worried as i mentioned Tourist VISA while booking flight which i don’t have as it will not create any issue at Airport to me while travelling from DELHI to BALI.

    Regards

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  6. I am Indian and travelling from New Delhi to Jakarta and then to East Kalimantan via Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia. I want to know the following:
    1. Do I need to transit visa at Kuala Lumpur? I have got same airlines leaving from Kuala Lumpur that is Air Asia
    2. While entering Indonesia, at Jakarta Airport, do I need to pay for Visa on Arrival or is it free Visa? Do i need to pay USD 35?
    3. When I leave from Indonesia, do I need to pay the exit fee at Jakarta or East Kalimantan Airport?
    4. How much time it takes for Visa processing? I have heard that it takes longer time for visa on arrival at Jakarta airport because only two counters.

    pl reply

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    • 1. I am not familiar with visa regulations in Malaysia.
      2. If you are from India you can choose the 30 day free visa (not extendable) or the USD 35 visa on arrival (extendable by another 30 days).
      3. The airport taxes are included in the tickets since February 2015.
      4. I am not familiar with the visa queues in Jakarta. In Bali it goes pretty smoothly.

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    • i m indian planing to visit indonesia. i want enter indonesia from bali and return to new delhi from surabhaya.what type of visa i need to apply.

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      • If you come as a tourist then you can get a free 30 day visa on arrival (no need to apply in advance).

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  7. I am a Pakistani National, working in Saudi Arabia, I am planning to visit Bali Island, do I need a prior visa to land in Indonesia?

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    • Yes you need to apply for a visa before travelling if you are from Pakistan.

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  8. I am planning to travel to Indonesia and spend a total of 20 days in Indonesia with the family all US Citizens, is there an entry tax and exit tax we will have to pay that is not included in the air ticket price? For the looks of it and if I understand properly there is no need for us to get a visa on arrival, the free entry permit should apply since we are not spending 30 days in the country, is that an accurate statement? Thank you in advance.

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    • There is no entry or exit tax providing you enter the country on the free 30 day visa.

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  9. Hey first of all thank you for all this valuable content.
    My question is now:
    Is there something like a minimum time between entires into the country? I voluntarily paid for the VOA as I planned to stay longer than 30 days but now the extension process is colliding with my travel plans and I am considering to flying into Kuala Lumpur and then back to Medan, Sumatra instead as its only 15€ more expensive and saves multiple days. Now my issue: my departure date in Indonesia from the VOA would be the same as the entry date of my visa free stay (I’m German so that shouldn’t be an issue)
    Is that possible or do I have to spent a day or two outside of the country?
    Thanks for the support!

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    • Hello Laura, there is no law that says how much time is required between visas or visits. You can leave Indonesia in the morning and return to Indonesia the same afternoon. Many visitors do this.

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  10. For the free 30 day visa, is it possible to book your departure flight after you arrive. I would like to stay in Bali but not sure for how long depending on the weather and so forth.
    So can I book my flight while there when I want to leave before 30 days is over??

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    • Hi Ketut

      I live in new caledonia (french island in the south pacific),and i would like to know if i need to pay a visa at the arrival airport.

      Thanks for the answer

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      • It depends on which passport you have and what your nationality is.

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    • If I had a return ticket flying from Bangkok to home would that be ok?? Then buy my air ticket from Bali to Bangkok later while I am there?

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  11. Hi dear

    I am an international student , have got an admission from UM university and got a student visa to stay 60 days then to extend from the university
    but i need to leave the country for a week and come back
    when I come back can I apply for a new visa or remain on the same visa I have already got as it still valid
    thank you

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    • I am not sure if I understand your question. A student visa needs to be applied for in advance of travelling. If your visa on only valid for 60 days and then you leave the country, when you come back what visa do you plan to be on? A regular tourist visa or again a new student visa?

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      • Thank you for your kind reply.
        My question is that I am going to do a phd degree in Indonesia
        I applied for a research visa and got it (60 days stay) and now I have arrived to Indonesia
        because I need to bring something from my country so I have to leave Indonesia for a week and then come back to Indonesia to pursue my study.
        should I remain on the current visa I have now or when I leave my current visa expires and must apply for a new one as the current one is still valid
        thank you

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  12. Hi Ketut!
    I am just curious if I can ask your opinion! I’m from the US and visited Bali for the first time this past December, and stayed for about three weeks! While there, I met some people that I became really close with (and fell completely in love with Bali), so in May I went back for 7 weeks (I just got home a few weeks ago), and did a visa run to Singapore half way through that time. Each time I just used the free, 30 day visa! Now, I’m really hoping to go back this fall for another month or two, but I’m really concerned about the fact that I will have already entered the country three times on that free visa in the past year! Do you think i’ll have any issue with that? What would happen if they think I’ve used it too many times? Would they just not let me into the country?

    I’m also thinking about doing the thing where I chose to pay the 35 dollar entrance fee and then extend my visa 30 days so I can stay 60 days total the next time I go, but I want to make sure that thats a solid way to do it! Do you know if people ever have issues with that?

    Thank you so much, I know this is a long comment!

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    • Hello Jesse, there is no law that says that there is a limit on how often you can visit and I don’t think you will have issues if you do not abuse your visa. If you are worried that the multiple stamps will give you an issue (and I don’t think it will) you can always get yourself a new blank passport. Yes you can choose to pay a USD 35 visa on arrival and then extend it by another 30 days while in Indonesia.

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  13. Thanks for having this forum 🙂
    my husband and I are traveling from USA to Japan for 10 days then to Yogyakarta and area for 4 nightes (then Bali). We are told that we need a visa and were given this link
    https://indonesia.visahq.com/?js_widget_requirements_link
    for $129 each….
    can we instead pay $35 on arrival in Yogyakarta? we surely don’t want to risk not being admitted into the country 🙁
    thanks

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    • Hello Deb, the website you link to needs updating as you can now also enter/exit Indonesia on a free 30 day visa through Yogyakarta as well as Bali. If you are a US Citizen then there are no special advance arrangements you need to as long as you have a passport with at least 6 months validity from date of arrival, a totally empty page and a departure flight from Indonesia within 30 days from arrival.

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      • Hello Ketut, I don’t know why my previous comment didn’t appear, but I promised to leave you feedback on my entry through Yogyakarta on April 15 2016. I can now confirm that the immigration officer gave me a visa exempted stay for 30 days (on a French passport) without my saying anything, even though Yogyakarta wasn’t on the official list of visa exempt airports of entry. That was quite a relief and a pleasant start to my holidays!

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        • Thank you very much for taking the time to get back to us. Glad to hear that everything worked out well for you as expected.

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    • I did not get a customs declaration or a voa stamp when i arrived on 18 jun. Should i be concerned when i leave?

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  14. On arrival via cost is 35$ can I pay this with my credit card .
    As I hard they accepts only cash ?

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  15. I am Indian Citizen and travelling 1st May to Bali.
    Do I need to pay any departure tax in Bali while I leave? Visa fees is although excepted for Indians.
    Any other tax I need to pay in Bali?
    What currency I should carry? I anyways have USD?

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    • The departure tax is included in your ticket since February 2015 so you do not need to prepare cash for this. It is best to carry Indonesian Rupiah for payments in Bali. You can also pay some shops with US Dollars but they will give you a bad exchange rate.

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  16. Hi, as a French passport holder I was able to enter Indonesia in February 2016 (through Medan airport) without a visa. The entry chop stated “Visa exemption”; departure was from Padang 29 days later.

    I’m going back for a second visit on April 15, again for 29 days, but I’m afraid I may have made a mistake by booking a return flight Kuala Lumpur-Yogyakarta, Lombok-Kuala Lumpur, because I just realised that Yogyakarta is NOT on the list of entry airports for a free visa on arrival (VOA). Can I still enter through Yogyakarta, even if I have to voluntarily pay the VOA of US$35? The situation isn’t very clear: on the one hand, we are told that citizens of only 1 country (Libya) can obtain a (paid?) VOA; on the other hand it’s said that those wishing to extend their visa for another 30 days can choose to pay that VOA of $35. In my case, can I pay for the VOA even if I don’t have the intention of extending my stay, or MUST I really apply for a visa before entering Indonesia?

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    • Hello, normally you can just enter Yogyakarta and voluntarily pay the USD 35 visa on arrival. However, I suspect that now all international airports in Indonesia accept free visa entries and I think there is a chance that when you arrive in Yogyakarta you can also get the free 30 day visa. At the moment this is not very clear and I hope that after 15 April you kindly return here and let us know if you had to pay USD 35 or if they let you in for free.

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      • Hi, thanks for your reply….it’d be great if things work out like you described! I’ll keep you informed, whatever happens.

        Since I’m in Penang, Malaysia, at the moment, I called up the Indonesian consulate here for clarification but no one answered my numerous calls! I’m afraid of being refused entry at Yogyakarta (can that happen?), so, instead of taking that risk, I’m willing to pay for the VOA (if I’m sure that’s accepted) or even apply in person for a visa at the consulate here (apparently applications online are available only in Indonesian!)

        I do feel that Indonesia isn’t encouraging tourism by having such unclear, complicated regulations, which are often not even understood by the immigration officials themselves at entry/exit points!

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      • hi ketut,
        me and my family just arrived in DPS yesterday, currently we are holding free VOA 30 days, but then in realised that we are going to stay in Indonesia more than 30 days, is there anyway to extend the visa?(it says non extendable on yhe stamp:((

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        • Hi Teddy, unfortunately the free visa cannot be extended. The only way to stay longer would be to leave Indonesia briefly. This is what we call a visa run and can be a morning flight to Singapore and return the same day to Bali in the afternoon.

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      • Hi Ketut, what you suspected turned out to be right! I entered Indonesia on April 15 through Yogyakarta airport, which isn’t one of the entry points for visa exempted countries like France, and was ready to pay for a VOA. But the immigration person didn’t ask a single question; he simply stamped “visa exempted” on my passport and I went through just like that, happy and relieved!

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  17. Hello,

    I will be in Bali for 9hrs as part of a cruise in March 2016 . I received a minor criminal charge in 1995 ( 20+ yrs ago) my question is
    Will I get into Bali with the VOA ?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    • Hi Kelly, sorry, I don’t know the answer to your question. I don’t think it will be an issue but if you want to be sure you can always check with your nearest Indonesian Embassy.

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    • My daughter is planning to go to Bali start of June. She and friend will be working at a restaurant/cinema to get experience of Events Management for Uni course (Uni sanctioned trip). They will not be paid but will get meals at the restaurant. They are planning on staying 6 months. Have visited the Embassy website but still confused as to what sort of visa to apply for and where. Any help appreciated!

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      • Hello Eamon, that will likely be considered as work even if it is not paid. Your daughter will be taking away the opportunity for an Indonesian citizen to do the job. I would visit the Indonesian Embassy or ask the school or restaurant to take care of the proper paperwork to be legal.

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  18. Hi . I plan on visiting Bali for 50 days.
    Can i just get a free 30 day visa stamp , leave the country for a few days after say 25 days then return to bali and have a renewed 30 day stamp?
    Thanks

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    • Hi Colin, that is correct. You can leave Indonesia in the morning and return to Indonesia in the afternoon. We call that a “visa run” and this can be done in one day. If you only do this once or twice then you will have no issues. If you do continues visa runs over several months a year then the immigration officers will get suspicious (illegal work) and may refuse you entry.

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  19. Hi good day
    I want to ask im holding philippine passport me and my wife together with my 5 friends are going to batam for 2D1N tour by agent my wife and her 5 friends are working in singapore
    My question is i leave manila going to singapore sin-batam-sin
    Do i need visa for only 2 days? Because my friend told me that you need to stay in indonesia for minimum of 5days
    Please reply thanks

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    • Hi Robert, if you have a Filipino passport then you get a free 30 day visa on arrival. There are no limits on how long you have to stay minimum as long as you don’t exceed 30 days. There is no law that says you need to stay minimum 5 days. If you only stay one or two days then that will not be a problem at all.

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  20. Assalam O Alaikom Rookaya

    I m a Pakistan National and living in Kuala Lumpur from the last 9 years. I saw the news of visa on arrival for Pakistan Nationals. Please let me know that will i get the VOA on Kualanamu Airport in the middle of 2016 for hari raya?? My wife and son are Indonesian Nationals from Medan.

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  21. Hi

    Thanks for the very useful info!

    Just to be extra certain, is the VOA a multiple entry or single entry visa?
    I am South African and do not need to pay for the visa. I will be flying into Bali and staying for 1 night, and then flying to KL the next day for 4 nights, and then return to Bali for another 4 nights before returning to South Africa. My international flights are into and out of Bali airport. Can i do this on 1 visa?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Regards,
    Rookaya

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    • Hello Rookaya, the VOA is for a single entry so you will get a visa for your first night and then a new visa when you return after KL.

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  22. Hi Ketut
    Thanks for the all the very useful information in your blog. It helped me a lot in my last
    visit to Jakarta and Bali. Now I have some questions…

    Is there any limit that number of times one can get visa free entry to Indonesia
    Is there any time gap between each entry
    I am planning my next visit by 24th Of this month
    Awaiting your valuable reply

    Thanks once again
    Regards
    UNNI

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    • Hello Unni, I am happy to hear that the information we share was useful to you on your previous visit.

      As for your question, there are no limits on how often you enter the country on the free visa. You can leave Indonesia in the morning and return Indonesia the same day on a new free visa. However, if you do this VERY often (4, 5, 6 times per year … ) then the immigration officers may notice all the free visa stamps in your passport, get suspicious and ask you questions.

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  23. Hi Ketut. Thanks. I passed through immigration at DPS on 20 December 2015 and the VOA was $36 AUD.

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  24. Hi Ketut. Thaks for a very informative blog. Are there any roules that you have to leave Indonesia from the same airport you arrived in? I’m in Indonesia on a free 30 days VOA, entering the country via DPS and leaving via CGK. Thanks in advance for your reply.
    Nicholas

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    • Hello Nicholas, thank you very much for visiting our blog and glad to hear you find the information helpful. If you are on a free visa then you can arrive in Indonesia through the Bali airport and depart from Indonesia through Jakarta airport as these two airports can process free visas. Have a great trip Nicholas!

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  25. Hi Ketut, nama saya jasmine orang indonesia dan partner saya orang inggris. Dia akan datang ke Bali untuk pertama kalinya masuk ke Indonesia maret 2016 rencana nya dia mau ke bali dulu untuk 5 hari dan kita punya rencana traveling ke thailand, vietnam untuk 3 minggu brangkat dari bali. Setelah selesai traveling dia bisa balik lagi ke bali gak dan tinggal selama 30 hari pakai free visa? Dan kalo trnyata dia mau stay untuk lebih lama selain bayar voa bisa gak dia keluar dari indo trus masuk ke indo lagi pake 30 hari free visa? Terima kasih 🙂

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    • Hi Jasmine, saya akan jawab dengan bahasa indonesia biar orang lain bisa mengerti juga 😉
      Your husband can enter on the free visa if he has a British Passport. He can stay for maximum 30 days. This free visa is not extendable. If your husband wants to stay longer than 30 days then when he arrives in Indonesia he can ask to pay the USD 35 visa on arrival. This visa on arrival can be extended once by another 30 days. After 60 days on a visa on arrival your husband will have to leave Indonesia.

      Alternatively your husband can also do a “visa run”. He can enter the country on a free visa. After 30 days he can leave and return to Indonesia the same day (e.g. Singapore or KL or elsewhere). Your husband can also apply for a 6 month business or social visa before travelling to Indonesia.

      Good luck Jasmine!

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  26. Hello
    I have a visa of 60 days.I want to stay 4 months .Can I make an extension of 30 days in an lmmigiration office in Indonesia ?
    Thanks
    Bernard

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  27. Very informative/detailed article and drafted very well as well with all necessary information.

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  28. Hi my husband & I will be stopping off in Bali for 1 day only in February as part of a cruise. Does the 30 day free visa apply to us even though we will be at the port? Can I download it from the Internet ? We will be travelling from Singapore. The cruise company want to charge us 65 dollars each if they obtain a visa for us.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    • Hello Glenda, there are 9 harbours in Indonesia that can process free visa arrivals. Unfortunately, there are no harbours in Bali on that list. Therefore, you will need to pay for the regular 30 day visa on arrival. The charge for this 30 day visa on arrival is USD 35 per person. Note that this is a “visa on arrival” and not a pre-arranged visa before travelling. It may be that your cruise line will arrange a visa on your behalf before travelling to Bali.

      [Edit May 2016; there are now 88 harbours where you can arrive and depart Indonesia on a free 88 visa including a couple of popular harbours in Bali]

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  29. Hi. We want to fly to sulawezi from singapore. We will have a layover in jakarta for 2 hrs 30min. We were wondering if it possible to get the free visa on arrival in this time as I read it is not possible in sulawezi. We have a dutch passport. Thank you for your help

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    • Hello Sinead,

      You will process immigration formalities at the first airport you land. Therefore, you will get the 30 day free visa upon your arrival in Jakarta, not Sulawesi. Your flight from Jakarta to Sulawesi will be a domestic flight (not an international flight).

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  30. Hello Mr Ketut!

    Congratulations for the useful blog. We are sport group from Slovenia ( cca 25 persons) aged 14 to 50 years which will stay in Jakarta for 10 days. Slovenia is on the list of free OVA so the visa for slovenia citizents is free and whole group can proceed directly to immigration line. Is this correct? Should the group leader tell at the imigration line that we are group so the immigration procedure will be smoother. Thank you in advance for your reply

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    • Dear Miha, thank you for visiting our blog and very glad to hear you find it useful. When you arrive in Jakarta you can go ahead and skip the visa on arrival payment counter as you are entering on a free 30 day visa (not extendable). You will still need to process immigration formalities one-by-one and maybe you will be faster if you split over several queues rather than all 25 wait in the same queue. The queues in Bali are pretty fast nowadays and I expect the Jakarta airport immigration queues to be smooth as well. Have a wonderful trip!

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  31. Does anybody know if there is a limit on how many VOA you can have in one year. Because this web site says it 2 starting Jan 2016 visaforbali.com/blog/new-2016-strict-immigration-rules-indonesia

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    • Hello Bryce,

      Thank you for visiting our blog and your question about the limits on yearly visa on arrivals. Just for the record, in the Indonesian Immigration Law there are no limits imposed on how often you can visit Indonesia on a visa on arrival.

      I have seen a copy of the immigration paperwork that is the source of the article you link to. There is some truth in it however it is not a new law but an internal memo (or a regulation as the website you link to says).

      In that memo it is mentioned that immigration officers need to pay extra attention to visitors who come on a third visa on arrival as it may be a sign that the visitor is abusing the visa on arrival to work illegally in Bali. Illegal foreign workers is a problem in Bali and the immigration department will make a extra effort to deal with this problem.

      If you are a Bali lover and just happen to visit Bali a lot then I don’t believe you will have issues. Normal visitors will have a hotel reservation for example that they can show. Illegal workers for example will not have a hotel reservation.

      You can read the English version of this memo on the Top Bali Blog.

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  32. Hello

    I am from India. I am visiting Jakarta and Bali in the 2nd week of November. I am little confused about visa information because different websites have different Information.
    Earlier Indians needed a VOA for 30 days stays.. Does this rule have changed now? as per this blog.. now India comes under Visa free entry category country.
    So that means I don’t have to stand in the VOI counter. Rather I can straightaway proceed to Immigration counter. Is it correct?
    Awaiting your clarification
    Thanks and regards

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    • Hello, Indian visitors can already get the 30 day free visa.

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  33. Hi Ketut,

    Once again a very clear description of all the airport processes.

    Are the official taxi fares still the same as in your article and how late do the taxis operate? My plane lands at 21:55. Will the taxi counter still be operating and plenty of taxis?

    Also, how long does it usually take to get through immigration and customs at that time?

    Thank you so much.

    Lisa

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    • Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for visiting our blog. The “official” taxi fares are still the same as published in another blog post. If you arrive in Bali at 21:55h then the airport taxi counter will still be open. I recommend you check the price for your destination in advance so when they try to overcharge, you will be aware and ready to negotiate back to the actual price.

      The time to get through immigration nowadays is not that long. Probably 5-15 minutes or sometimes even less if you are first of the plane. It also depends a little if you need to queue at the Visa On Arrival counter or if you can skip this counter and head straight to the immigration counter. The longest wait will likely be at the luggage conveyor belt.

      Have a good trip Lisa and please come back to let us know how the immigration queues were and how you did with the taxi.

      Ketut

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  34. Hi Ketut!
    Me and my friend will be traveling in Asia for 4 months, starting with 2 months in Indonesia. Do you know the rules around how much Swedish snus ( tobacco under the lip, you know?! ) I can bring into the country for personal use? What is the fine if I exceed the limit? I’m Swedish and need my snus! 🙂
    Thank you!

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    • Hello Sandra! The limit for tobacco is 100 grams per passenger. Will 100 gram of snus last you for 4 months? If you take more than 100 grams then you can declare this and you will be asked to pay an import tax at the airport. If you “forget” to declare this then the chance that they will see your snus is small.

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  35. i am iranian student in india
    i want com indonesia

    then for me visa need befor i come?
    i got ticket please tel me i study in banglore for 1 year

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    • Hello Bah, if you travel with an Iranian passport you will need to visit the nearest Indonesian Embassy and apply for a visa before travelling.

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      • i am in india now , then i have visa india , for indian doesnot need

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        • Hello Bah, it doesn’t matter from which country you are travelling. What matters is your nationality and passport. Do you have a Iran passport or an India passport?

          If you have an Iranian passport then you need to get an Indonesian Visa before travelling. If you have a India passport then (at the moment of writing) you can get a 30 day visa on arrival that costs USD 35 per passenger.

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  36. Hi…I am a little confused about the new free VISA for 30 days, as I am from Denmark. It is the first time for me traveling to Indonesia, and for the free VISA, should I go directly to the imegration line or should I still go to the VOA line, or where do I go to get the free 30 day VISA, when I am in the airport?

    Thank you ^^

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    • Hi Michelle, there are two counters. The first counter is where you pay the Visa On Arrival fee. As you are from Denmark you can skip this counter and walk straight to the immigration line.

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      • Thank you so much ^^ that was the part I was confused about, so when I get out of the plain I just walk directly to immegration?…It was because I was confused because they are called a free Visa on arrival, so I was confused if you get it on the VOA counter or the Immegration counter.

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  37. Thank you guys. This is exactly what I needed to know! We are retired and will be in Bali for a few months and also travel about asia during or after visa approved periods. Thanks also to the forum for all the very useful info.

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  38. Thanks for this info. Just so I understand – after my initial 60 day (30 plus 30) VOA I could simply leave the country and return to Bali and get a new 60 day (30 plus 30) VOA at the airport?

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    • Hi Mike. Basically that’s what I always done. Before the advent of the free visa, the $35 (U.S.) voa was the only option. I’ve personally, several times flown to Singapore or KL on an early departure and arrived back in Denpasar by 3 or 4 in the afternoon.
      Please be aware that if you chose to extend your initial 30 voa ($35), by yourself, there are two immigration offices. Depending where you are staying determines which office to use!
      I stayed in Denpasar City and made the mistake of visiting the Kuta/Tuban office. Filled the forms, took my seat, waited a while only to be told I needed to go to Denpasar central!
      If your not up to the experience, pay an agent (could be $60-$80). In person it’s four daily visits and Rp355,000 (around $30).

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    • Hello Mike,

      That is correct, you can stay here for 60 days (30+30), then leave the country for a few hours and come back for another 60 days (30+30). There is nowhere in the immigration law where it says that you need to leave the country for a certain amount of time.

      Nevertheless, the immigration officer does have the right to refuse entry if s/he believes you are coming for other reasons than intended (VOA / tourism).

      If the immigration officer suspects that you are abusing the VOA and you are using the VOA to live and/or work in Bali then s/he might refuse entry.

      Having said that, I think you’d need to seriously abuse the VOA before they refuse entry as many visitors will do a 60+60 stay on a VOA. If you only do this once or twice they will probably not make a fuss.

      If you are planning on staying here longer than two VOA terms (60+60) then perhaps have a look at getting a 6 month social or business visa?

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  39. Thank you. This is all very helpful advice. Can somebody clarify for me VOA extension. beyond the first 60 days. Can you simply leave the country and get another VOA at the airport on return without processing outside the country? I understand the process of extensions in Singapore etc but if one returned to Australia for say one month what to do? Is there a minimum time you must be outside the country before being able to return on a VOA?

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    • Hello Mike, there is no minimum required time you need to leave the country. You can leave Indonesia in the morning and return the same afternoon / evening.

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  40. Thanks for the reply. I wasn’t sure as many websites claim that you cannot extend a free 30 day visa.
    But it defiantly makes sense , thanks for clearing this up!

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    • It is true that you cannot extend the 30 day free entry visa and if you “accidentally” overstay you will be charged a Rp 300,000 penalty per day you overstay. Another option – slightly higher in cost but not by that much – would be to leave the country for a few hours or even a night. E.g. fly from Bali to Singapore in the morning and return in the afternoon (or spend a night). Other that Singapore you could also do Kuala Lumpur in one day.

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  41. Hi, I am a Canadian that is now entitled to a free 30 day visa, my question is what happens if I overstay by 2 days?

    Would there be a penalty of penalty of Rp 300,000 per day like Visa on Arrival?

    Just wondering as there is a cheaper and faster flight that I could take but is unfortunately 32 days long and I was wondering if it was worth the risk of staying longer??

    I am aware that I could probably go with the voa way and then pay for a extension but would not like to take that option.

    Thanks

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    • Hi Kirk, the Rp 300,000 per day overstay penalty goes for any visa, not only the visa on arrival. I will edit the post so there is no confusion, thank you for checking Kirk and have a great holiday.

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  42. Hello

    My partner and I planning to visit Bali for a week or so in January however 3 years ago my partner received a minor criminal record. Do you know if this would cause any problems on arrival in Bali? Don’t want to book the flights flights unless we know all will be ok
    Thanks

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    • Hi Suzanne, I am sorry, I don’t know the answer to your question. I think you can find the answer at your nearest Indonesian Embassy.

      If I had to make a guess then I think the immigration officer in Bali processing your tourist visa will not notice this as I would be surprised if the Indonesian immigration department has an online system that keeps track of all criminal records from every single country. Unless your partner has an international search warrant and is wanted by Interpol or the FBI but I guess not 🙂

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  43. WHY NOT BALIKPAPAN?WHY?THIS IS THE BEST SITE FOR CLARITY,MUCH BETTER THAN EITHER EMBASSY,BUT WHY NOT BALIKPAPAN?WHY?JUST MY LUCK!

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  44. As from 13.6.2015 nationals of the mentioned 33 countries won’t need a VOA anymore! I got this information from a German Blog on Indonesia. But if you decide to enter Indonesia with this new, free visa for 30 days, you won’t be able to extend it. If you need to extend, then you will have to get the “old” VOA (as described above) and pay 35 USD. Hope this info is usefull! Regards, Luca

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    • Hi Luca, please comfirm to me that a 30 day visa free eligible passport holder (UK) has now got the option between a 30 day free visa and the previous (extendable) $35 voa.
      If so, personally, I would much prefer to extend than fly to Singapore or KL every 30 days.

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      • Hi Damon, I am not sure if Luca has noticed your question and I would like to answer your question on Luca’s behalf.

        As a UK citizen you are entitled to a non-extendable 30 day free visa. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days then you can buy the USD 35 visa on arrival. This then allows you a 30 day extension or a total 60 day stay.

        You can only extend a visa on arrival once. The visa extension process takes about 5 working days and three visits. During this time your passport will need to stay at the immigration office while the extension is on process.

        Some people actually prefer to do the visa run to Singapore which is faster (only one day lost instead of three days) and not that much more expensive considering you need to visit the immigration office three times (taxi $$$).

        If you plan to stay for longer than 60 days then perhaps have a look at getting a social visa which is good for 6 months. Have a good trip!

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        • Terima kasih brother Ketut for your interest and swift reply.
          That has answered a nagging queary i’ve been unable to find elsewhere on the net and i’m still waiting on an answer from the Indonesian embassy !
          Once again thanks.

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          • Sama sama Damon. Thank you for visiting our blog and please come back and let us know how it went.

  45. Hello,
    Just wondering about the sponsor portion of the paperwork for extending a VOA. This would be my first time in Bali and I don’t know anyone there who I could ask to be my sponsor. Do you have any suggestions on how to get around this? Do you just need a persons name and address? Thank you!

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  46. Hello, please can you advise how long a visa extension will take? Thank you

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    • Hi Holly, the VOA extension in Bali can take up-to 6 working days and will require three visits.

      On the first visit you bring your passport and complete paperwork. On the second visit they will take your picture, fingerprints and payment. On the third visit you go to collect your passport with the visa extension done.

      Remember that you can also apply for a 60 day tourist visa before travelling to Indonesia at your nearest Indonesian Embassy. This will save you valuable holiday time otherwise spent on Indonesian bureaucrazy 😉

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  47. This was extremely helpful. Even though having travelled 3 times now to Bali, this saved me any confusion and was well set out and easy to understand. Thankyou 🙂

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    • Hi Del, thanks for visiting and glad to hear you found the information helpful!

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  48. Amazing post and excellent description. Beautifully described each and every column about the process of making visa. I just loved the post.

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  49. Excellent article. A very good compilation with minute details and pictures. Would be useful for new entrants.

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  50. It is never to late for improvement re VOA. Bravo!

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  51. This free arrival without visa on arrival should have been done years ago. This will increase arrivals by tourists just for the time saved at the airport

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    • Not if you are an Australian. I will spend that money on a ticket to Phuket in future

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