February 1st, 2004, the government of Indonesia has changed
its visa policy for foreign tourists.
Visiting Indonesia Without Any Visa
Indonesia without any visa is possible now only for nationals
of the following 11 countries and territories: Brunei
Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong Special Area (Hong Kong SAR),
Macau Special Area (Macau SAR), Malaysia, Morocco, Peru,
the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Citizens of the above countries will be issued on
arrival a stay permit for 30 days free of charge upon
presentation of a passport which is valid at least for
another 6 months. This stay permit cannot be extended
or converted into another type of visa.
VISA on ARRIVAL (VoA)
This facility is available for nationals of the following
countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, New Zealand,
Norway, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland,
Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United
States of America.
Citizens of these countries will be able to apply
for a VoA valid for either 3 or 30 days upon arrival by
air in Bali, Jakarta and a few other international airports
or by ship at a limited number of Indonesian sea ports.
A 3-day visa costs US$10 and a 30-day visa costs US$25.
The VoA cannot be extended or converted into any other
kind of visa. Also be aware that Immigration officials
calculate the 30-day period as follows: your arrival day
is counted as your first day, and you must leave the country
on the 30th. day!
How to Obtain the "VISA on ARRIVAL" (VoA)
Travelers from the above countries must be in posession
of a passport which is valid for at least 6 months from
the date of arrival and the completed embarkation/disembarkation
card they received from their airline. They must also
be able to prove they have sufficient funds for their
stay in Indonesia.
The Visa-On-Arrival can be obtain through the Immigration
Clearance Points as follow:
Airport: Polinia Airport at Medan, Sultan Syarif
Kasim II Airport at Pakanbaru; Tabing Airport at Padang;
Soekarno-Hatta Airport at Jakarta; Juanda Airport
at Surabaya; Ngurah Rai Airport at Bali and Sam Ratulangi
Airport at Manado.
2. Harbour : Sekupang, Batu Ampar, Nongsa and
Marina Teluk Senimba at Batam; bandar Bintan Telani
Lagoi and Bandar Sri Udana Lobam at Tanjung Uban;
Belawan, Sibolga at Medan, Yos Sudarso at Dumai, Teluk
Bayur at Padang, Tanjung Priuk at Jakarta; Padang
Bai at Bali, and Jayapura at Papua.
Arriving travelers with Visa-On-Arrival status have
to go first to one of the 'VoA Counters' to pay the appropriate
fee and have their passports stamped with the VoA before
proceeding to the Immigration Clearance Desk. An official
bank is part of the VoA service counters. Payment of visa
fees can only be made in US dollar bank notes, Indonesian
Rupiah equivalent or by VISA or MASTERCARD.
Extensions & Overstay Payments
A visa extension of 15 days is allowed upon payment
of an additional fee, please note that the application
for extension must be made prior to expiry of your visa.
Visitors that stay beyond their visa expiry date will
be charged a fine of USD20.00 per day of overstay upon
Citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (YAP,
TKK, PNI, KSA), Palau (ROR) and the Republic of the Marshall
Islands (MAJ & KWA) must pay USD $50 in addition to
the regular visa fee.
Citizens of all other countries must apply for a visa
prior to arrival.
Please visit the Indonesian
Foreign Affairs web site for more information and
a list of Indonesian consulates and embassies world wide.