PASSPORTS AND VISAS
All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.
Free Tourist Visa
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 special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia.
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.
The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:
Nationals of the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports, seaports and land borders as follows:
For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.
If the 30 days of Visit Visa Exemption facility feels insufficient, visitor still can apply for Visa on Arrival (given for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days) or Visit Visa.
The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VoA) to nationals of 61 countries which can be obtained at designated entry airports and sea ports. Visa-on-Arrival are valid for 30 days and are extendable with another 30 days to be applied at Immigration offices in Indonesia. Visas cost US$35
Please note that starting 26January 2010, the 7-day Visa-on-Arrival has been discontinued.
Exception to this is the Special Economic Zone in the Riau Islands province, where the 7-day Visa on Arrival (VoA) can still be obtained at the seaports on the islands of Batam, Bintan -including Tanjung Pinang and Bandar Bentan Telani - and Karimun. The7-Day VoA Visa fee is US$ 15.
Countries extended Visa-on-Arrival facility are:
1. Algeria, 2. Australia, 3.Argentina, 4.Austria, 5. Bahrain, 6. Belgium, 7. Brazil, 8. Bulgaria, 19. Canada, 10.Cyprus, 11. Denmark, 12. Egypt, 13. Estonia, 14.Fiji, 15. Finland, 16.France,17. Germany, 18.Greece 19.Hungary, 20.Iceland, 21.India, 22.Iran, 23. Ireland,24.Italy, 25. Japan, 26.Kuwait, 27. Lao PDR, 28.Latvia, 29.Libya, 30.Lithuania, 31.Liechtenstein, 32. Luxemburg, 33. Malta, 34. Maldives, 35.Monaco,36. Mexico, 37. New Zealand, 38. the Netherlands, 39. Norway, 40. Oman, 41.Panama, 42. The People’s Republic of China, 43.Poland, 44. Portugal, 45. Qatar, 46. Rumania, 47.Russia, 48.South Africa, 49.South Korea, 50.Switzerland, 51.Saudi Arabia, 52.Spain, 53.Suriname, 54.Sweden, 55.Slovakia, 56.Slovenia,57.Taiwan, 58. Tunisia. 59. the United Arab Emirates, 60. the United Kingdom,61. The United States of America.
More Information on imigration available at: http://www.imigrasi.go.id
VISA Application at Indonesia Embassies or Consulates
Visitors from other countries must apply for visa at Indonesia Embassies or Consulates in their home country. In addition, visas cannot be replaced with any other immigration letters.The visa shall then be administered by the Visa Officer in the presence of the applicant concerned.
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/
For further information on applying for visa to Indonesia, you may browse our FAQs.
Free entry visa is also provided to delegates registered in a conference that is officially convened. In addition, tourist visa can be obtained from every Indonesian Embassy or Consulate. You can visit Indonesia through certain means and gates, by air via Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Manado, Biak, Ambon, Surabaya and Batam; by sea via Semarang, Jakarta, Bali, Pontianak, Balikpapan, Tanjung Pinang and Kupang. Maximum stay in Indonesia is two months.
You will need to complete a Passenger Arrival Card before passing through Customs Passport Control. A passenger arrival card will be given to you during your flight; if not, cards are available in the arrival area. Customs prohibited and restricted goods, Bio security risk goods. After you’ve cleared passport control, you should collect your baggage and proceed through customs and bio security checks. In order to protect Indonesia and it's environment, certain items are not allowed to be brought into the country, have restrictions for entry or must be declared if they are deemed to present a bio security risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment.
An airport tax of Rp150,000 isle vied by airports on 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.
Most hotels add a 10% service charge to the bill on top of the 10% tax. In restaurants where service charge is not added, a tip of 5 to 10% on the bill will be appropriate depending on the service and type of establishment.
Maximum items allowed by customs when you visit Indonesia:
Further information on customs and taxes in Indonesia, log into www.beacukai.go.id