TRAVEL REGULATION TO INDONESIA

The following page will contain information regarding:

 

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.

There are four types of visa arrangements:
  1. VISA EXEMPTION FOR DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL PASSPORT HOLDERS
  2. VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA)
  3. VISA - FREE ENTRY
  4. CALLING FOR VISA
 
  1. 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.Australia18.Hungaria35.Russian Federation
    2.Azerbaijan19.India36.Slovak Republic
    3.Afghanistan20.Iran37.Slovenia
    4.Argentine Republic21.Democratic People’s Republic of Korea38.Srilanka
    5.Bosnia and Herzegovina22.Republic of Korea39.Suriname
    6.Brazil23.Kazakhstan40.Swiss Confederation
    7.Bulgaria24.Kyrgyz Republic41.Turkey
    8.Belarus25.Lao People’s Democratic Republic42.Tunisian Republic
    9.Bangladesh26.Mongolia43.Thailand
    10.Croatia27.Macedonia44.Democratic Republic of Timor Leste
    11.People’s Republic Of China28.Myanmar45.Venezuela
    12.Cambodia29.Moldova46.Vietnam
    13.Colombia30.Paraguay47.Nicaragua
    14.Ecuador31.Peru48.Mexico
    15.United Arab Emirates32.Pakistan49.Uruguay
    16.French Republic32.Poland
    17.Georgia34.Portuguese Republic
  2. 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.Algeria21.India41.Qatar
    2.Arab22.Ireland42.Romania
    3.Emirates (UAE)23.Italy43.Russia
    4.Argentina24.Japan44.Saudi Arabia
    5.Australia25.Kuwait45.Slovakia
    6.Austria26.Latvia46.Slovenia
    7.Bahrain27.Libya47.South Africa
    8.Brazil28.Liechtenstein48.South Korea
    9.Bulgaria29.Luxembourg49.Spain
    10.Canada30.Maldives50.Suriname
    11.China31.Malta51.Sweden
    12.Cyprus32.Mexico52.Switzerland
    13.Estonia33.Monaco53.Taipei, China
    14.Fiji34.Netherlands54.Timor Leste
    15.Finland35.New Zealand55.Tunisia
    16.France36.Norway56.Turkey
    17.Germany37.Oman57.United Kingdom (UK)
    18.Greece38.Panama58.United State (USA)
    19.Hungary39.Poland
    20.Iceland40.Portugal
  3. 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.Albania58.Guatemala115.Philippines
    2.Algeria59.Guyana116.Poland
    3.Andorra60.Haiti117.Portugal
    4.Angola61.Honduras118.Puerto Rico
    5.Antigua and Barbuda62.Hong Kong SAR119.Qatar
    6.Argentina63.Hungary120.Romania
    7.Armenia64.Iceland121.Russia
    8.Australia65.India122.Rwanda
    9.Austria66.Ireland123.Samoa
    10.Azerbaijan67.Italy124.San Marino
    11.Bahamas68.Jamaica125.Sao Tome and Principe
    12.Bahrain69.Japan126.Saudi Arabia
    13.Bangladesh70.Jordan127.Senegal
    14.Barbados71.Kazakhstan128.Serbia
    15.Belarus72.Kenya129.Seychelles
    16.Belgium73.Kiribati130.Singapore
    17.Belize74.Kuwait131.Slovakia
    18.Benin75.Kyrgyzstan132.Slovenia
    19.Bhutan76.Laos133.Solomon Island
    20.Bolivia77.Latvia134.South Africa
    21.Bosnia and Herzegovina78.Lebanon135.South Korea
    22.Botswana79.Lesotho136.Spain
    23.Brazil80.Liechtenstein137.Sri Lanka
    24.Brunei81.Lithuania138.St Kitts and Nevis
    25.Bulgaria82.Luxembourg139.St Lucia
    26.Burkina Faso83.Macau SAR140.St Vincent and Grenadines
    27.Burundi84.Macedonia141.Suriname
    28.Cambodia85.Madagascar142.Swaziland
    29.Canada86.Malawi143.Sweden
    30.Cape Verde87.Malaysia144.Switzerland
    31.Chad88.Maldives145.Taiwan
    32.Chile89.Mali146.Tajikistan
    33.China90.Malta147.Tanzania
    34.Commonwealth of Dominica91.Marshall Islands148.Thailand
    35.Comoros92.Mauritania149.Timor-Leste
    36.Costa Rica93.Mauritius150.Togo
    37.Cote D’Ivoire94.Mexico151.Tonga
    38.Croatia95.Moldova152.Trinidad & Tobago
    39.Cuba96.Monaco153.Tunisia
    40.Cyprus97.Mongolia154.Turkey
    41.Czech Republic98.Morocco155.Turkmenistan
    42.Denmark99.Mozambique156.Tuvalu
    43.Dominican Republic100.Myanmar157.Uganda
    44.Ecuador101.Namibia158.Ukraine
    45.Egypt102.Nauru159.United Arab Emirates (UAE)
    46.El Salvador103.Nepal160.United Kingdom (UK)
    47.Estonia104.Netherlands161.Uruguay
    48.Fiji105.New Zealand162.United States (US)
    49.Finland106.Nicaragua163.Uzbekistan
    50.France107.Norway164.Vanuatu
    51.Gabon108.Oman165.Vatican City
    52.Gambia109.Palau166.Venezuela
    53.Georgia110.Palestine167.Vietnam
    54.Germany111.Panama168.Zambia
    55.Ghana112.Papua New Guinea169.Zimbabwe
    56.Greece113.Paraguay
    57.Grenada114.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. 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.Afghanistan5.Israel9.North Korea
    2.Cameroon6.Liberia10.Pakistan
    3.Guinea7.Niger11.Somalia
    4.Iraq8.Nigeria


    *Side note: If any of nationals from any countries required Letters of Invitation, please provide the Secretariat Office for The 12th Asia Pacific Conference on Tobacco or Health (APACT12th). Letter of Invitation can only be requested online through APACT12th website by applicants who has paid her/his registration fee for the pre- or main conference. Deadline to request Letter of Invitation is 12 August 2018.

    • A copy of your passport picture page and signature page
    • A copy of your itinerary
    • your APACT12th letter of invitation


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