Visa policy of Indonesia
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, even those with visa free access.
Visa policy map
General visa requirement
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and have valid return ticket. 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).
Nationals holding passport from the following 168 countries and territories are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days for tourism purpose only. The visa free facility does not allow the change into other permits or visa extension. Passport holders from all visa exempt countries can enter Indonesia through one of the 124 designated border crossings. The list at the Indonesian Immigration website is different from the list of immigration points f.e. at the website of the Indonesian Embassy in the UK  and in Germany. According to this list, for passport holders from 153 countries there are five airports and some more seaports for entering Indonesia with the 30-days-stamp, while exiting seems to be possible everywhere.
Visa on Arrival
Nationals of some countries may apply for a Visa on Arrival for a length of stay of 30 days at designated entry points by paying US$35. Such visa may be extended once for another 30 days.
Nationals from 10 following countries require an approval from Immigration Office in Indonesia before travelling for Business, Tourist and Social Visits purposes (this policy is called Indonesian Calling Visa):
Holders of non-ordinary passports issued by the following countries are allowed to visit Indonesia without a visa:
D — diplomatic passports
O — official passports
S — service passports
Sp — special passports
Visa-free agreement for diplomatic and service passports signed with Ukraine but not ratified yet.
APEC Business Travel Card
Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) which states on the reverse that it is valid for travel to Indonesia can enter visa-free for up to 60 days.
ABTCs are issued to nationals of:
Most visitors arriving to Indonesia on short term basis were from the following countries of nationality:
- In March 2015 Indonesian authorities announced that from April 2015 visas will be waived for citizens of 30 other countries, namely Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. For a visa waiver to enter into force Indonesian law stipulating mandatory reciprocity must be changed. In October 2015 the list was further extended by a new Presidential decree with another 45 countries.
- Indonesian Government expects additional 1.3 billion US$ revenue for the foreign-exchange reserves as a result of the visa waiver.
- In May 2015 Vice President Jusuf Kalla announced that the visa-waiver will be extended to 60-70 countries as soon as the reciprocity clause was removed from the immigration law.
- On September 19, 2015, Indonesian authorities release the name of 45 additional countries and regions that will be eligible for visa free travel to Indonesia by the end of September 2015, namely Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Iceland, India, Ireland, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Monaco, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Vatican City and Venezuela.
- On December 21, 2015 Indonesian Maritime Coordinator Minister, Rizal Ramli announced that the visa-waiver policy will be extended to 84 additional countries by the end of 2015. The complete list are, Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Paraguay, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Solomon Island, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe, make it total of 174 countries that can enjoy visa-waiver policy to Indonesia.
- Reportedly, Indonesian President has signed the latest Presidential Decree on 2 March 2016 with regards to the revision of list of countries that are granted short-term visit visa-free facility. Out of 84 additional countries that were initially planned, only 78 were passed. Citizens of Cameroon, Guinea, Montenegro, North Korea, Pakistan, and Somalia will continue to require a visa prior to visit Indonesia.
- Visa on Arrival to Indonesia . Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Indonesia
- 169 Countries Get Visa-free Facility
- Visa Exemption
- "Visa and Health". Timatic. IATA. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
- Immigration Checkpoint
- (Indonesian) http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=59&func=startdown&id=134
- Immigration Increases Visa-On-Arrival, Passport Fees
- ABTC Summary
- "Jumlah Kedatangan Wisatawan Mancanegara ke Indonesia Menurut Negara Tempat Tinggal 2002–2013" (in Indonesian). Statistics Indonesia (Badan Pusat Statistik). Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- Tambah Devisa, Indonesia Bebaskan Visa untuk 45 Negara
- Free visas for 30 nations violates law, may not fly
- Indonesia aims to reap $1.3 billion from visa policy