Before you buy a flight ticket to Indonesia, there are several things that you need to consider. One of them is the current visa situation. Just like every nation in the world, Indonesia has a lot of options for visa types, each of them with a different expiration time and its own designated function. Some visa types can be extended, come with multiple entry rights, and even allow you to stay for a prolonged time as a tourist.

If you are confused as to the type of visa you need when visiting Indonesia, read on to learn more about the visa situation in Indonesia and how to navigate it.

Types of Visas

The Most Common Types of Indonesian Visa for Tourists

Visa Exemption

If you’re from one of the following ten (10) countries, you can visit Indonesia without a visa for up to 30 days, but only for tourism. The applicable countries are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

  • Stay for less than 30 days.
  • For more than 30 days, you need to apply for Visitor Visa.

Visa on Arrival / Electronic Visa on Arrival

Visa on Arrival (VOA): Eligible travelers can obtain this visa upon arrival at designated entry points in Indonesia. It is valid for short stays for tourism, social visits, and business purposes.

Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA): This convenient option allows eligible travelers to apply for their visa online before their trip, eliminating the need to queue at the VOA counter upon arrival.

  • Stay for 30 days.
  • Option to extend it once, giving a total of 60 days.
  • Fee IDR 500.000, around USD 35.
  • Apply online at Indonesian immigration website.

Please check with the Indonesian embassy or consulate in your country or visit the official Indonesian immigration website for the latest information on eligibility and requirements before planning your trip to Indonesia.

Check if Your Passport is Eligible for Visa on Arrival!

Tourist Visa 211A

Whether visiting a beautiful destination in Indonesia or here for a meeting, the Tourist Visa caters to various purposes, including tourism, business, study, internships, volunteering, and transit. The visa application allows you to include visa extensions upfront or request them later, providing flexibility for an extended and enjoyable visit.

  • Stay for 60 days.
  • Option to extend it twice, giving a total of 180 days.
  • Fee IDR 1.500.000, around USD 100.
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Brief Overview

  • Passports must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival. No exceptions
  • Have one empty page for a visa sticker or stamp
  • The day of arrival counts as day one; the day of departure also counts as a full day
  • Don’t bring more than (IDR) Rp 100 million or the equivalent in cash
  • If you need visa extensions, sponsor letters, etc., working with a reliable agent is highly recommended

Visa Tips

Knowing how long your visa is valid is really important. It helps you plan your trip and avoids a big problem for travelers – accidentally staying in a country after your visa has expired.

In Indonesia, if you stay after your visa expires, you’ll have to pay a fine of Rp 1,000,000 per day. You’re only allowed to overstay for up to 60 days. If you exceed that limit, you could be considered illegal and get into trouble, even going to jail.

In Indonesia, they count your visa by days, not nights. So, even if you arrive at 11:55pm, those last few minutes before midnight count as a whole day. The same goes for when you leave.

If your visa can be extended, make sure to start the process at least seven days before it ends. You can go to the immigration office in your city or ask visa agents for help.

To avoid overstaying, use your phone’s calendar to remind yourself of when you arrived and when you need to leave. If you’re booking a place to stay or planning to visit tourist spots, remember to consider your visa expiration date.

If you really need more time, you can do a “visa run.” This means leaving Indonesia and coming back from a neighboring country after one day. But be careful; it’s not easy or cheap and could make your travel more stressful. It’s better to try and avoid doing this if you can.