Visa policy of Indonesia

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Visitors to Indonesia must obtain a visa from one of the Indonesian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or one of the countries eligible for visa on arrival. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map[edit]

Map showing countries with visa free or visa on arrival facility into Indonesia

General visa requirement[edit]

Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and have valid return ticket.[1] The immigration officer at the port of entry may ask the passenger to produce any necessary documents (such as hotel reservation and proof of finance). Prior to arrival, foreign passengers are normally given 'arrival and departure' cards and the 'departure' portion is necessary to be kept as it needs to be returned to the immigration officer upon leaving the country.

Visa free[edit]

Tourists holding passport from the following 15 countries are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days.[2][3]

In March 2015 Indonesian authorities announced that from April 2015 visas will be waived for citizens of 30 other countries, namely Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.[4][5] For a visa waiver to enter into force Indonesian law stipulating mandatory reciprocity must be changed.[6]

Visa on Arrival (VoA)[edit]

Nationals of the following 62 countries may apply for a Visa on Arrival for a length of stay of 30 days by paying US$35 at major entry points.[7][8][9]

also the citizens of countries listed below:

* — to become visa exempt in April 2015.

Visa before arrival[edit]

Nationals who are not eligible for visa free or VOA need to apply the visa at an Indonesian embassy or consulate.

Nationals of  San Marino require visa at all times including for transit.[10] Otherwise other nationalities can transit through Indonesian airports for up to 8 hours.

Nationals of  Afghanistan,  Cameroon,  Guinea,  Iraq,  Israel,  Liberia,  Niger,  Nigeria,  North Korea,  Pakistan, and  Somalia require an approval from Immigration Office in Indonesia before travelling for Business, Tourist and Social Visits purposes. This policy is called 'Indonesian Calling Visa'.[11]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of non-ordinary passports issued by the following countries are allowed to visit Indonesia without a visa:

D — diplomatic passports
O — official passports
S — service passports
Sp — special passports

Entry points[edit]

External images
Map of entry points with Visa on Arrival facility

List of entry points with Visa on Arrival facility.[8][12]



  • North Sulawesi
  • South Sulawesi
    • Makassar - Soekarno-Hatta
    • Pare-Pare - Pare-Pare

Border crossing[edit]

  • Entikong, West Kalimantan - Entikong Border Crossing
Indonesia visa

See also[edit]