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. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months as well as a valid return ticket. Passport with validity of more than 3 months can be accepted in special cases or business travel. 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).
Visa policy map
Persons holding passports issued by 168 jurisdictions can visit Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. The permitted activities include tourism, family and social visits, art and cultural activities, official government duties, giving speeches, attending seminars or international exhibitions, conducting meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or transit through Indonesia. Visitors utilizing the visa-free facility are not allowed to extend their stay, convert to other types of visas, or engage in activities not listed above (such as visits for business or journalism purposes). The visa-free facility does not apply to holders of emergency or temporary passports.
Passport holders from all visa exempt countries can enter Indonesia through one of the 124 designated border crossings, including 29 airports, 88 seaports and 7 land border checkpoints.
Visa-free regime does not apply for the following 29 countries:
Passengers transiting through Soekarno-Hatta International Airport for less than 24 hours, or other airports for less than 8 hours, do not require a visa. However, those who are switching terminals in Soekarno-Hatta, or those transiting through Ngurah Rai International Airport require a visa unless they are from a visa-exempt jurisdiction.
Nationals who want to get multiple entry visa or want to have visa extendable up to 5 times or Nationals who are not eligible for visa free entry or visa on arrival need to apply for a visa at an Indonesian embassy or consulate.
Nationals from 9 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 diplomatic or service category passports issued by the following countries are allowed to visit Indonesia without a visa under visa waiver agreements:
APEC Business Travel Card
Holders of passports issued by the following countries who possess an APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) containing the "IDN" code on the reverse that it is valid for travel to Indonesia can enter visa-free for business trips 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 June 12, 2015 the Indonesian Government announced that it formally waives visa requirements for the 45 countries listed above for 30 days but the visit permit cannot be extended or changed to other permits.
- 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.
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