This comprehensive article will address all your questions about Indonesia Visa on Arrival, Indonesia Visa-Free Countries, Indonesia Tourist Visa, Indonesia Visa Application Requirement, Indonesia Visa Extension, Indonesia Visa Overstay, and more.
What is the basic travel requirement to enter Indonesia?
Irrespective of your country of origin, the visa that you have, or your purpose of visit, every foreign visitor to Indonesia must have:
- A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival in Indonesia
- A passport that has at least one complete blank page.
- Evidence of a return flight to your embarkation point or an onward flight to the next disembarkation point
- Evidence of accommodation in the destination
Depending on your purpose of visit and circumstances, you might sometimes be asked to show a proof of adequate funds that could last you throughout the duration of your visa or stay in Indonesia.
Which countries qualify for Indonesia Visa-Free facility and DO NOT NEED Visa to enter Indonesia?
Under the latest visa regulation issued on 02 March 2016, 169 countries have been officially granted Indonesia Visa-Free facility to enter the country. In other words, citizens of these 169 countries have Visit Visa Exemption to enter Indonesia for up to 30 days.
So if you are a passport holder of one of the following 169 countries, you DO NOT NEED tourist visa to visit Indonesia for up to 30 days.
Which 169 countries are granted the Indonesia Visa-Free facility?
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China (& Tibet), Czech Republic, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican City), Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR of China), Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Which countries (nationalities) NEED Visa to enter Indonesia?
If your country is not inside the list of 169 countries eligible for Indonesia Visa-Free facility, you need to apply for a visa before entering the country.
How to apply for a visa before entering Indonesia?
You can apply for a visa at the Indonesian Embassy / Consulate in your home country (or country of permanent residence). Please check the respective embassy / consulate for the specific visa-application requirement.
There are different types of visas that you could apply in advance: Single-Entry, Multiple-Entry, and the Diplomatic / Service, or Indonesia Tourist Visa. The types of visa issued and permitted duration of stay depends on the purpose of visit.
The approval of your visa application varies from country to country and is at the discretion of the officer in charge.
What can the Indonesia Visa-Free facility (Visa Exemption) be used for?
Visitors with Indonesia Visa-Free facility (visa-exemption) facility can enter the country for the following activities:
- Family and social visits
- Art and cultural activities
- Official government assignments
- Delivering lectures, attending seminars, conferences, or exhibitions
- Participating in meetings held by Head or Representative office in Indonesia
- A temporary transit on the way to another country
What is NOT ALLOWED with the Indonesia Visa-Free facility (Visa Exemption)?
Visitors who enter country under the Indonesia Visa-Free facility are NOT ALLOWED to:
- Participate in any activity that does not fall into any of the above categories (for example, business or journalism purposes)
- Extend their stay beyond the 30 days
- Convert to other types of visas
How to extend my Indonesia Visa-Free facility beyond 30 days?
The Indonesia Visa-Free facility is only up to 30 days and CANNOT be extended. To stay beyond 30 days, you’ll need to be a passport holder of the designated 68 countries AND Get Indonesia Visa on Arrival (VOA) upon your entry into the country.
What if I want to stay for more than 30 days in Indonesia?
If you want to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days, there are a few options:
1. To stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days (up to 60 days), you must be a passport holder of these designated 68 countries AND get Indonesia Visa on Arrival (VOA) upon your entry into the country
2. To stay in Indonesia for more than 60 days, you need to apply for a Single-Visit (Single-Entry) Visa at the Indonesian Embassy / Consulate in your home country (or country of permanent residence). Please check the respective embassy / consulate for the specific visa-application requirement. The permitted duration of stay depends on the reason of visit and is at the discretion of the officer in charge upon application.
Do take note that this is a Single-Visit (Single-Entry) Visa to Indonesia. So the moment you leave the country (even after just 1 day of arriving in the country), the visa expires.
3. To visit Indonesia multiple times in a year, you need to apply for a Multiple-Visit Visa at the Indonesian Embassy / Consulate in your home country (or country of permanent residence). Please check the respective embassy / consulate for the specific visa-application requirement
A Multiple Visit Visa is valid for one year and must be utilized within three months from the date of issuance. With this visa, a visitor is allowed to enter and exit Indonesia for as many times as he/she wants within in 1 year.
Do take note that each visit into the country is limited for a stay up to 60 days. So before a particular stay hits 60 days, you’d need to exit and enter the country again.
Who needs Indonesia Visa on Arrival (VOA) to enter the country?
If you’re a passport holder of one of the designated 68 countries AND you plan to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days (and less than 60 days), then you need to get the Indonesia Visa on Arrival.
But if you’re planning to visit Indonesia for less than 30 days and you’re a passport holder of one of those 169 countries that are eligible for the Indonesia Visa-Free facility (Visa-Exemption) , you don’t need a Visa on Arrival.
Which 68 countries are eligible for Indonesia Visa on Arrival (VOA)?
As a passport holder of one the following 68 countries, you’re eligible to apply for Indonesia Visa on Arrival. Do so only if you intend to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days consecutively.
Algeria, Andorra, Armenia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Span, Suriname, Seychelles, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (UK), United States (USA).
What are the details for Indonesia Visa on Arrival (VOA)?
- Indonesia Visa on Arrival costs USD35 per person and is payable at the immigration counter at the selected checkpoints within the country
- Indonesia Visa on Arrival is valid for 30 days and CAN BE EXTENDED for another 30 days. So in total, it allows a visitor to stay up to 60 days continuously
- Indonesia Visa on Arrival costs USD35 per person and a further 30-day extension costs another USD35. In total, the cost for a 60-day stay is USD70 per person
- Indonesia Visa on Arrival can only be applied by passport holders of the designated 68 countries
- Indonesia Visa on Arrival can be extended within 7 days before the expiry date of the first 30 days. Extension needs to be done at a local immigration office. To be granted this extension, a visitor must possess a return ticket out of the country and have a passport with more than 6-month validity.
How to calculate the exact duration of my Visa?
Indonesian visa is calculated based on the number of days stayed in the country. If you’re entering the country on a 30-day Indonesia Visa-Free facility, the first and last day are included in the 30-day calculation of your visa.
The day of your arrival (regardless of the time) counts as the first day of your visa. For example, if you arrive in Indonesia on 01st of December at 11:59 pm, then 01st of December is your first day (even though you are effectively only spending 1 minute in the country).
Therefore, assuming that you’re in Indonesia with a 30-day Visa-Free facility and you arrive on 01st of December at 11:59 pm, you’d need to leave the country latest by 30th December 11:59 pm. If you were to leave the country on 31St December at 12:01 am, you will be considered to have overstayed for 1 day.
Please note that in any country in the world, overstaying is an offence. As long as you overstay, you’re liable for a fine or even a jail term.
If you overstay in Indonesia, you’d need to pay a penalty of Rp 300,000 (approximately ~ US$25) per day. If you’re lucky, depending on your circumstances and officers in charge, you could ‘overstay’ for up to 60 days beyond the expiry of your valid visa.
Regardless of how many days you’re overstaying, do make sure you have valid reason and the necessary documentation to support.
Do note that an article of the Indonesian law states that if a visitor overstays for more than 60 days, he/she could be charged with a maximum fine of Rp 500,000,000 (USD 37,800) or jail sentence of up to 5 years (article #119 of UU 6/2011).
Visitors with Indonesia Visa-Free facility (visa-exemption) from the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesia through the following 29 airports, 88 seaports, and 7 land border checkpoints:
- Adi Soemarmo, Surakarta
- Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
- Ahmad Yani, Semarang
- Bandara International Lombok, Mataram
- Belitung, Tanjung Pandan
- Binaka, Sibolga
- El Tari, Kupang
- Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
- Halim Perdana Kusuma, DKI Jakarta
- Hang Nadim, Batam
- Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
- I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
- Juanda, Surabaya
- Kuala Namu, Medan
- Maimun Saleh, Sabang
- Minangkabau, Padang
- Mopah, Merauke
- Mozes Kilangi, Tembaga Pura
- Pattimura, Ambon
- Polonia, medan
- Sam ratulangi, manado
- Sepinggan, balikpapan
- Soekarno Hatta, Banten
- Sultan Hassanudin, Makassar
- Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
- Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II, Palembang
- Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru
- Supadio, Pontianak
- Tarakan, Tarakan
- Achmad Yani, Ternate
- Amamapare, Tembaga Pura
- Anggrek, Gorontalo
- Bagan Siapi-api, Bagan Siapi-api
- Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban
- Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban
- Bandar Seri Setia Raja, Bengkalis
- Batam Center, Batam
- Batu Ampar, Batam
- Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang
- Belawan, Belawan
- Benete, Sumbawa Besar
- Biak, Biak
- Boom Baru, Palembang
- Celukan Bawang, Singaraja
- Citra Tri Tunas, Batam
- Ciwandan, Cilegon
- Dumai, Dumai
- Dwi Kora, Pontianak
- Gunung Sitoli, Sibolga
- Jambi, Jambi
- Jayapura, Jayapura
- Kabil, Batam
- Kendari, Kendari
- Kota Baru, Kota Baru
- Kuala Enok, Tembilahan
- Kuala Langsa, Aceh
- Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
- Kuala Tungkal, Jambi
- Lauren Say, Maumere
- Lembar, Mataram
- Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe
- Malahayati, Aceh
- Malundung, Tarakan
- Manado, Manado
- Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam
- Marore, Tahuna
- Merauke, Merauke
- Miangas, Tahuna
- Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam
- Nusantara, Pare-pare
- Nusantara, tahuna
- Padang Bai, Singaraja
- Panarukan, Panarukan
- Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang
- Panjang, Bandar Lampung
- Pantoloan, Palu
- Pasuruan, Pasuruan
- Pemangkat, Sambas
- Probolinggo, Probolinggo
- Pulau Baai, Bengkulu
- Sabang, Aceh
- Samarinda, samarinda
- Sampit, Sampit
- Samudera, Bitung
- Sekupang, Batam
- Selat lampa, Ranai
- Semayang, Balikpapan
- Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak
- Sibolga, Sibolga
- Sintete, Sambas
- Soekarno Hatta, Makassar
- Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang
- Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
- Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan
- Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun
- Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar
- Tanjung Emas, Semarang
- Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang
- Tanjung Harapan, Selat Panjang
- Tanjung Intan, Cilacap
- Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang
- Tanjung Lontar, Kupang
- Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
- Tanjung Perak, Surabaya
- Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta
- Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban
- Tanjung Wangi, Jember
- Tarempa, Tarempa
- Teluk Bayur, Padang
- Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
- Tembilaha, Tembilahan
- Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin
- Tual, Tual
- Tunon Taka, Nunukan
- Yos Sudarso, Ambon
- Yos Sudarso, Cirebon
- Aruk, Sambas
- Entikong, entikong
- Metamauk, Atambua
- Mota’ain, Atambua
- Nanga Badaum Sanggau
- Napan, Atambua
- Skouw, Jayapura
Where is the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore?
In the event that you need to apply for an Indonesian visa before your trip, you can do so at the nearest Indonesian Embassy / Consulate.
Here are the details for the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore:
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
Address & Contact Details
No. 7 Chatsworth Road
Tel. (65) 6737 8020
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00
Break 13:00 – 14:30
Application Submission: 09:00 – 12:00
Application Collection: 15:00 – 17:00
Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays
For Passport & Immigration matters, call: (65) 9186 0058
Rules & Regulations:
- No sleeveless tops, shorts, bermudas, mini skirts, slippers, etc.
- No cameras, mobile devices or any recording devives
- No loud noises
- No large backpacks or bags
- No animals and pets except guided dogs
- No weapons, sharp objects, explosive materials, etc.
- No smoking in the premises except at the designated areas
- No unauthorized entry