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Types of Indonesian Visas You Need to Know

Indonesia is extensively preparing for a tourism recovery in the near future as the government is putting their utmost effort to flatten the curve of pandemic through the acceleration of vaccination programs and the implementation of community restrictions. Currently, Indonesia has decided to reopen Bali and Riau Islands for visitors with terms and conditions applying. Before planning your trip to Indonesia, complete your basic preparation by learning about the visa and requirements to enter Indonesia.


1 | E-Visa

e-visa application system

In order to provide ease of access, the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights has developed an electronic visa (e-Visa) application system. This e-Visa aims to facilitate foreign travelers who are planning to visit Indonesia in the future and bring positive impact on the development of tourism and creative economy of Indonesia.

The e-Visa application system allows foreigners to apply for a visa online without having to visit the Republic of Indonesia Representative out of the country or the Immigration Office. You can visit this article to find out more information about e-Visa.


2 | Type of Visas

applying for visa

Before applying for a visa to Indonesia, you need to identify your purpose of visit in order to know what kind of visa you need. Based on the Decree of the Minister of Law and Human Rights (KEPMENKUMHAM) No. M.HH-03.GR.01.05 of 2021, here are the current types of visas you can apply for.


  • Visit Visa
    • Index B211A with Purpose of Visit as follows:
      • Traveling
      • Emergency and urgent work
      • Business meeting
      • Purchasing goods
      • Film production
      • Voluntary, medical, and sustenance work
      • Government duty
      • Accompanying transport tool in the region of Indonesia
      • Development of marine industry (yachters)
      • Government duty in accordance with Indonesian Presidential related meetings in G20 or International Assembly of 144th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
    • Index B211B with Purpose of Visit as follows:
      • Candidate of expatriate in working competency trial
  • Visa for Temporary Resident Permit
    • Visa for Temporary Resident Permit - Work
      • Index C312 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Experts
        • Joining to work on board the ship, floating device, or installation which operates in the water, sea territory, continental shelf, and the exclusive economic zone in Indonesia
        • Supervising and monitoring the quality of goods or productions
        • Inspection or auditing on company branches in Indonesia
        • Post-sales service
        • Setting up and repairing mechanics
        • Non-permanent construction work
        • Film production activity with commercial purpose and have been granted permission from authorized institutions
        • Candidate of expatriate in working competency trial
    • Visa for Temporary Resident Permit - Non-Work
      • Index C313 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Foreign investment with validity period of 1 year
      • Index C314 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Foreign investment with validity period of 2 year
      • Index C316 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Education and training
      • Index C317 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Family union


You can visit this link for further information regarding types of visa that are applicable in indonesia.


3 | Latest Travel Regulations

COVID-19 vaccine registration

Effective starting 6 July 2021, the Indonesian Government require international travelers to present COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (Two-Dose of Pfizer or Moderna or Sinovac, AstraZeneca dan Sinopharm and Single-Dose of Johnson & Johnson which has been administered at least 14 days before arrival) upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia. The Indonesian government will then require international travelers to register their COVID-19 vaccination on this link ​prior to travel. Foreign nationals will have to input their Passport Information into the website and receive a verification email within 3 business days.

Also, all travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test result which was taken within 72 hours of their departure and an electronic Indonesia Health Alert Certificate (e-HAC) barcode upon check-in and entry at the airport/quarantine authorities. Those who are visiting Bali must also register to the Electronic Custom Declaration (e-CD).

All international travelers must download and install the PeduliLindungi app from Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS) to complete the e-HAC before travel. They will be provided a unique barcode at the end of the process and will have to show it upon check-in and arrival.

Lastly, all international travelers entering Indonesia must undergo quarantine for 5x24 hours. Upon arrival at the airport, they must also provide proof of 5 days quarantine hotel booking. Kindly refer to this link for further information regarding the quarantine and health protocols implemented in Indonesia.

Note that this regulation is dynamic and can be changed from time to time, so that the travelers need to recheck and confirm before planning their future journey.

We hope that this information can assist you in preparing your next journey to Indonesia. We kindly ask you to stay safe by always practicing healthy habits such as washing hands frequently, wearing a mask in public, and implementing social distancing. See you soon in the near future.