After clicking through our travel guides you know where your next adventure will take place: Indonesia. Stop right there! Before booking your flights you should inform yourself about the applying tourist visa conditions for your nationality.
In most cases if you have booked your flight out of Indonesia after 30+ days some airlines would not let you board the plan in your departing country – and we certainly don’t want you to miss out on the fun!
Quick Facts on Travelling to Indonesia As A Tourist
* Free Tourist Visa – valid for 30 days and not extendable
* Visa On Arrival US $35 – valid for 30 days and can be extended once by 30 days
* Passport must be valid at least 6 months and have one empty page
* Departing ticket out of Indonesia after a maximum of 30 days
* Day of arrival counts as your first day, departure counts as a full day
All above facts account for
- When entering through the listed air and seaports you can find here.
- When holding a passport from amongst others: Australia, Austria, Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA. For a full list of countries please click here.
Free Tourist Visa
Good news! You can explore wonderful Indonesia for full 30 days without having to pay or organize a visa if you have a passport from one of the above mentioned countries.
You just need to make sure you have:
A passport that is still valid for more than 6 months
At least one free page in the passport
A ticket departing Indonesia after a maximum of 30 days. TAC Tip *Be careful when booking your flights: if you arrive 5 minutes after midnight it already counts as one full day.
Time to pack your bags and get inspired with our travel guides!
Visa On Arrival (US $35)
This is the best option for all spontaneous travellers. If you have a passport from the above listed countries and think you might travel for more than 30 days, it’s best to enter Indonesia with the Visa On Arrival (VoA) giving you the chance to extend your visa for another 30 days should you decide to explore Indonesia for longer (not exceeding a maximum of 30 days).
Simply follow the signs at the airport and pay the US $35 fee. Payment is accepted in cash US$, AU$, EUR or Indonesia Rupiah and sometimes via credit card. TAC Tip *We would recommend always carrying the amount in cash to avoid delays.
Occasionally you might have to present a proof of sufficient funds as well as a return ticket or confirmation slip.
If you didn’t get the Visa on Arrival, have decided there is still too much to explore in 30 days, you will have to go to an Immigration office to extend your VoA. Make sure to start the extension process latest 7 days before your Visa On Arrival expires.
If you overstay your visa – by accident or willingly – fines apply. The current amount is 300K IDR (approx. US $30) per day of overstay.
WHAT DO I NEED FOR MY VISA EXTENSION
2 Forms you have to fill in and will receive for free at the Immigration office (or by the agent)
2 Copies of your outbound plane ticket
Passport plus 2 copies of front and signature page as well as original VoA page
Address and telephone number of where you are staying (most likely a hotel)
355K IDR (approx. US $35) in cash to pay for the visa extension fee (350K IDR for the extension as well as 5K for digital fingerprints and photo) (10/2015)
We strongly advise you to use one of the countless visa agents to be on the safe side. The additional fee ranges from roughly 650K – 800K (approx. US $65-80) depending on the agent but you’ll save yourself a lot of time and any troubles with Indonesian bureaucracy 😉 TAC Tip *The immigration office is always busy and lining up can take up the best part of the day.
WHERE TO FIND IMMIGRATION OFFICES IN BALI
Jalan Raya Taman Jimbaran, Kuta Seletan, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Email: [email protected]
Jalan D.I. Panjaitan No. 3, Kel. Dangin Puri Kelod, Kec. Denpasar Timur, Denpasar, Bali, 80235
Email: [email protected]
Jalan Seririt Singaraja Pemaron Singaraja, Bali, 81151
Email: [email protected]
TAC TIP: To be on the safe side book the cheapest flight out of the above named air-/seaports to anywhere outside Indonesia after a maximum of 30 days and your actual flight after 60 days.
*All above mentioned facts are made with our best consent however we cannot guarantee the being up-to-date as Indonesian bureaucracy differs widely and changes daily. There are more options than the above mentioned ones however for purely touristic purposes these are in our opinion sufficient.
Tell us about your experiences in the comments!
Sources: expat.or.id; kjri-perth.org.au; imigrasi.go.id