The requirements for application of a visa in Indonesia are the following: a passport which is valid, a completed Indonesia visa interview, a copy of the primary visa holder’s passport, photographs of the primary visa holder and applicant together, a passport-sized photograph of the applicant, and the confirmation page on the online DS-160 form.
However, acquiring a visa is not the only issue which is important in ensuring entry into Indonesia. For one to be accepted into the country, the visa holder is expected to complete a passenger arrival card before passing through customs and passport control. This card is given to
passengers during the flight. After the clearing of passport control, one is to collect luggage and proceeds to customs for further checks. An airport tax of 150,000 rupiah is imposed by airports on departing passengers on international flights and 40,000 rupiah for those on domestic flights.
Visa Laws in Indonesia
Indonesia has a number of laws which govern how visas are given to people. These measures put in place are intended to prohibit illegal movement into and out of the country.
There are a total of 169 countries whose citizens are allowed to enter Indonesia visa-free. This is means that Indonesia is part of a deal with the countries in question in order to permit their citizens to enter the country without necessarily having a visa. They may use their passports at the immigration offices and would be allowed to pass legally. The countries include China, Angola, Chad, Australia, the Bahamas, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Canada, Burundi, as well as many others.
Visitors who would like to visit the country are expected to obtain a visa from one of the Indonesian diplomatic missions unless they come from any of the visa-exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for six months as well as a valid return ticket. Passports with validity of more than three months can be accepted in special cases or business travels.
Alternatively, foreigners can apply for visit visas from the Indonesian embassy or consulates. The guarantor could apply to the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta. This visa is issued with mandatory requirements of application, guarantee letter, passport with a minimum of six months’ validity, copy of bank accounts, return tickets, and re-entry permit. A holder of a visit visa may use it for up to 60 days and can have it extended by an immigration officer up to five times. Each extension will extend the validity period by 30 days.
There is also the Visa on Arrival which is an important documentation in any visit to Indonesia. Citizens of 68 countries may apply for this visa for a length of stay of 30 days at designated entry points by paying 35 US dollars. These countries include Algeria, Greece, Hungary, Egypt, Argentina, and many others.
Indonesia’ government has also instituted the Visa Exemption which allows a person who holds a passport issued by any of 170 jurisdictions to can visit Indonesia without a visa for 30 days. The permitted activities while the passport holder is in Indonesia include tourism as well as work-related activities. Passport holders from all visa-exempt countries can enter Indonesia through one of 124 designated border crossings including 29 airports, 88 seaports, and seven land border checkpoints.
A tourist visa is applicable for people who intend to visit Indonesia for 60 days. One can extend this twice for 30 days each time in a fairly straightforward manner. Therefore, one can effectively use this visa to stay in Indonesia for up to four months.
Should you happen to face any difficulties with the obtaining of any visa which is to be used in Indonesia, we at Paul Hype Page & Co will be able to serve your needs. We will work with you in order to enable you to receive your desired visa in a manner which is in accordance with the laws of Indonesia.