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’m a Sri Lankan passport holder and am looking to travel to Bali for a short, 14 day holiday. Since I’m eligible for a 30 day visa-free stay, all I’ll need is my passport and return flight ticket, right? I called the Indonesian Embassy over here just to double-check and they told me that I will require a hotel booking as well..? The thing is I’ll be staying together with a friend who will be flying over from Sweden, so he will be making hotel bookings for both of us. It would be great if you can let me know if my passport and return flight ticket will suffice, or not. Thanks in advance!

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    • I don’t think it is required to show proof of a hotel reservation although then may ask. Having said that, I don’t think you will have issues as you do not need to fill in paperwork and they generally do not ask where you will stay unless the immigration officers have reasons to be suspicious about your purpose of visiting.

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  2. hi,
    Appreciate all the information …
    wanted to ask a question ..
    i am going to Nepal from Australia. But for 7 days i am vacationing in Bali. i will have a 42″ flat television as a luggage to take it to Nepal. Do i have to pay custom tax for it as it will not remain in Indonesia? If yes, how much? If not, do it need to declare?

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    • Hello, you are allowed to bring in USD 50 value of goods per person or USD 250 per family. If you bring in larger value then you are supposed to be charged an import duty tax and I think there is a good chance that customs will charge you taxes for the TV. However, if you mention to customs that you will take the TV with you again when you depart from Indonesia they will create a temporary import document. You will be charged the import duty tax on the value of the TV. When you pay the tax you will be given official documentation and a payment receipt. When you leave Indonesia you will have to go to the airport custom department again with your TV. If you can show the custom department that you still have the TV and you are about to take it out of the country again then they will return to you the money you have paid when you entered the country. I hope that makes sense?

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  3. Hello,
    Thanks for all your helpful information! Quick question, I have stayed in Bali for 29 days and want to extend (paid the 35$ VOA already at arrival on US passport). Is it possible to extend the visa and start the process on the 30th day at the immigration office or is it too late? Would a visa stop-over be a better option?

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    • Hello Shawn, the extension process should be started latest 5 working days in advance of your current visa expiry.

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    • Hi Ketut, your replies are like a light at the end of the tunnel! Thank you so much :):)

      I’m UK citizen married to Indonesia husband living in Bali. My UK citizen parents are visiting us in May and are booking for a 4 month stay which they would like to extend for another 8 months if they can cope with the weather.

      Can you advise on the cheapest way they can arrange visas because by our calculations for a social visa and visa run flights it will be around 620 GBP each which is not an easy cost to swallow!

      thanks in advance, Lesley 🙂

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      • Hello Lesley, the social visa seems to be the best option. Alternatively your parents could also fly in and fly out several times on the standard 30 day tourist visa but if they do that very often it may flag concerns with the Bali airport immigration department. Unfortunately I am not that familiar with the social visa and I suggest you ask someone else or contact a visa agent for further info. One visa agent we recommend are http://visaforbali.com/

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  4. HI there,
    Im from New Zealand and will be heading to Bali in a few weeks for a yoga training course for 30 days and fly out the 31st day morning.

    I have worked out that it will be better for me to pay the 1 x day overstaying fee, rather than buy a visa for $35US and go through the process/payment/loss passport for 7 days extending it when my flight leaves the morning of the 31st day.

    I was curious to know if there is any other repercussions for overstaying, such as problems with coming back into the country in the future, or a larger fine other than the 300,000 Ind Rupees?

    Any help would be much appreciated 🙂

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    • We understand that the overstay penalty is an administrative fee. We do not think that a list is being kept as to who has (accidentally) overstayed. People overstaying their visas is a daily event at the immigration office.

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  5. Hi Ketut
    First of all, you are doing a fab job of answering all queries.
    I am an Indian national and entered Jakarta on the free visa. Now it looks like I may have to stay longer than 30 days for about 10-12 days more.
    I realise now that I should have taken the paid VOA, but at that time it wasn’t required. So, is there any way I can extend my visa and stay for 12 more days? Can I request this personally at the local Immigration office?

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    • Hi Sam, the 30 day free visa is non-extendable. You have 2 options. You either leave Indonesia on a morning flight and return the same afternoon. When you re-enter Indonesia you will be on a new visa. The second option is to overstay your visa. You will be charged a penalty of Rp 300,000 per day you overstay. If you overstay for more than 30 days then you may get a prison sentence.

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  6. 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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