An Indonesian Business Visa enables the holder to carry out business activities in. This does not include being employed or receiving a salary in Indonesia. The whole procedure will take 6 to 10 working days to complete.

An Indonesia business visa is designed for individuals visiting Indonesia for a business-related purpose, without any intention to obtain any income in Indonesia. This differs to an Indonesian work permit.  

The main purpose of the Indonesian Business Visa is to enable the holder to carry out business activities in Indonesia such as attending a conference or seminar. This does not include being employed or receiving a salary in Indonesia. The whole procedure will take 6 to 10 working days to complete. 

This is usually undertaken by foreign entrepreneurs coming into Indonesia. For instance, entrepreneurs will head to Indonesia to conduct business activities and study the Indonesia market. 

The business visa is also for foreigners who need to visit Indonesia to conduct business negotiations or to conduct work and/ or training assignments.  

There are two types of Business Visa. A multiple entry business visa you can enter (and leave) Indonesia various times within a one-year period. The single entry business visa only allows you to enter Indonesia once. 

With that being said, to obtain the business visa you will require sponsorship from an Indonesia-based company. 

However, while they are here with a Business Visa, working or being employed in Indonesia is prohibited. Doing so is an abuse of the visa and constitutes a serious implication by the authorities. 

Benefits of an Indonesia Business Visa

  • Fast and simple to obtain. Everything is conducted online 
  • Cheaper than the work permit.
  • Allowed for a maximum of 60 days stay in Indonesia per visit 
  • Extension can be applied by leaving Indonesia in 60 days and coming back (crossing borders) or by applying for and obtaining a visa from the Indonesian Immigration Authority
  • The visa is valid for 1 year.
  • A business visa is perfect for frequent visitors.