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Visa for Indonesia
What visa is available for you?

Indonesia has three types of visitors concerning visa. One small group has visa-free entry to the country, a large group has the right to get a visa-on-arrival when arriving in Indonesia and residents of all other countries have to ask a visa at their Indonesian embassy on beforehand.

On this page is a short overview of visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries. You should check with your Indonesian embassy website to find out if you can apply for a visa on beforehand as they tend to be valid a little longer than the visa-on-arrival, which is valid for 30 days and can be extended only one time.

Countries and regions with visa-free entry to Indonesia

- Brunei Darussalam
- Chile
- Hongkong Special Administrative Region
- Macao Special Administrative Region
- Malaysia
- Morocco
- Peru
- Philippines
- Singapore
- Thailand
- Vietnam

Countries and regions with visa-on-arrival entry to Indonesia

- Algeria
- Argentina
- Australia
- Austria
- Bahrain
- Belgium
- Brazil
- Bulgaria
- Cambodia
- Canada
- Cyprus
- Czech Republic
- Denmark
- Egypt
- Estonia
- Fiji
- Finland
- France
- Germany
- Greece
- Hungary
- Iceland
- India
- Iran
- Ireland
- Italy
- Japan
- Kuwait
- Laos
- Latvia
- Libya
- Liechenstein
- Lithuania
- Luxembourg
- Maldives
- Malta
- Mexico
- Monaco
- New Zealand
- Norway
- Oman
- Panama
- People's Republic of China
- Poland
- Portugal
- Qatar
- Romania
- Russia
- Saudi Arabia
- Slovakia
- Slovenia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Spain
- Suriname
- Switzerland
- Sweden
- Taiwan
- The Netherlands
- Tunisia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States of America

A visa-on-arrival has to be obtained before you enter the queue for the immigration check. The visa currently costs 25 US dollars, but payment in Indonesian Rupiah and euro is also accepted. After you have obtained your visa you will have tot queue up at the general line for immigration. Processing a visa-on-arrival generally only takes a few minutes, in contrary to popular belief that it takes 'a long time'.

A visa-on-arrival can only be obtained at a limited number of airports and ports in Indonesia. Be sure that you are entering Indonesia via one of those points, because otherwise you should already have a visa to Indonesia in your passport.

Airports with visa-on-arrival facilities

- Adisutjipto (Yogyakarta, Java)
- Adi Sumarmo (Solo, Central Java)
- Achmad Yani (Semarang, Central Java)
- El Tari (Kupang, West Timor)
- Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta)
- Hassanudin (Makasar, South Sulawesi)
- Juanda (Surabaya, East Java)
- Minangkabau International Airport (Padang, West Sumatra)
- Ngurah Rai (Denpasar, Bali)
- Polonia (Medan, North Sumatra)
- Sam Ratulangi (Manado, North Sulawesi)
- Selaparang (Mataram, Lombok)
- Sepinggan (Balikpapan, East Kalimantan)
- Soekarno Hatta (Jakarta)
- Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II (Palembang, South Sumatra)
- Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Pekanbaru, Riau)

Seaports with visa-on-arrival facilities

- Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi (Bintan, Riau Islands)
- Bandar Seri Udana Lobam (Bintan, Riau Islands)
- Batam Centre (Batam, Riau Islands)
- Batu Ampar (Batam, Riau Islands)
- Belawan (Medan, North Sumatra)
- Benoa (Bali)
- Bitung (Manado, North Sulawesi)
- Jayapura (Papua)
- Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam, Riau Islands)
- Maumere (Flores, East Nusa Tenggara)
- Nongsa (Batam, Riau Islands)
- Padang Bai (Bali)
- Pare-Pare (South Sulawesi)
- Sekupang (Batam, Riau Islands)
- Sibolga (North Sumatra)
- Soekarno Hatta (Makassar, South Sulawesi)
- Sri Bintan Pura (Tanjung Pinang, Bintan, Riau Islands)
- Tanjung Balai Karimun (Karimun, Riau Islands)
- Tanjung Mas (Semarang, Central Java)
- Tanjung Priok (Jakarta)
- Teluk Bayur (Padang, West Sumatra)
- Tenau (Kupang, West Timor)
- Yos Sudarso (Dumai, Riau)

Extending a visa on arrival

It is possible to extend your visa on arrival one time, with an additional 30 days (not one month!). You will have to do this at a local immigration office in the city. You can not extend a visa on arrival at an airport office of the Indonesian immigration. Be prepared for quite a hassle at the immigration office and the fact that during your extension - between four and seven days - they will retain your passport.

You might want to choose to use the services of an agent. Most immigration offices have plenty of them, with some of them being friends of relatives of immigration officers. In this manner, you can smoothly extend your visa. Okay, it will carry a higher fee, but you will not be burdened too much and extending it might even be faster as well.

Last revised on September 13, 2011
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