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NATIONALS OF 90 COUNTRIES NOW ELIGIBLE TO VISIT INDONESIA WITHOUT A VISA
To further boost Tourism to Indonesia, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia has recently signed Presidential Decree no. 104 of 2015, granting special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total 75 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia.
And, including the 15 countries and Special Regions who already have reciprocal Visa Free Agreements with Indonesia, this brings the total to 90 countries whose nationals may be extended Visa Free Entry. This means an addition of no less than 45 more countries compared to the list of only a few month back. The new Decree is now already being implemented.
Indonesia aims to receive 20 million tourists in 2019, a surge from an estimated 10 – 12 million international tourist arrivals in 2015, stated Indonesian Tourism Minister, Arief Yahya.
Nationals of the 75 countries wishing to visit Indonesia for tourist purposes should, however, please note:
That Entry can be made only through 5 designated Airports, namely the International Airports of Jakarta, Bali, Batam, Surabaya and Medan, as well as through 4 seaports on the island of Batam namely: Sekupang, Batam Center, Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Marina Teluk Senimba and Citra Tri Tunas. Three on the island of Bintan: Sri Bintan Tanjung Pinang, Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, and 1 at Tanjung Balai Karimun, all are in the Province of the Riau Islands (Kepulauan Riau – Kepri) facing Singapore and Malaysia.
Exit should be made only through specified International Airports, Seaports and Land borders. throughout Indonesia.
The Departure points where Visa-free tourists may exit Indonesia are :
The airports of : Soekarno-Hatta and Halim Airport, Jakarta; Bandung airport, Adisucipto Yogyakarta, Solo; Semarang, Surabaya airports; Bali; Kupang; Aceh; Batam; Pekanbaru airport; Palembang; Padang; Kuala Namu and Polonia Medan, Hasanuddin Makassar and Sam Ratulangi Manado; and Balikpapan.
Seaports are : Nongsa , Sekupang, Batam Center, Harbor Bay, Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam; Bandar Bentan Telani, Bandar Seri Udana, and Tanjung Pinang on Bintan, Tg Balai Karimun; Dumai Riau; Teluk Nibung Tg. Balai Asahan; Bandar Sri Setia Raya Bengkalis; Belawan Medan; Kuala Langsa; Sibolga, Siak Seri Indrapura Riau; Padang; Bengkulu port; Benoa and Padang Bai Bali; Tg Priok Jakarta, Yos Sudarso Cirebon; Tg Mas Semarang, Surabaya, Makassar; Bitung port; Kupang Nunukan, Malundung Tarakan; Jayapura.
Land border: Mota’an Atambua and Entikong, Kalimantan.
Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of visa.
The Visa Free facility can be used for the following purposes: government duties, education, social-cultural purposes, tourism, business, family visits and on transit.
The following are the Countries extended Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 104 of 2015:
|1. South Africa||26. Japan||51. Qatar|
|2. Algeria||27. Germany||52. People’s Republic of China|
|3. United States of America||28. Canada||53. Rumania|
|4. Angola||29. Kazakhstan||54. Russia|
|5. Argentina||30. Kirgizstan||55. San Marino|
|6. Austria||31. Croatia||56. Saudi Arabia|
|7. Azerbaijan||32. South Korea||57. New Zealand|
|8. Bahrain||33. Kuwait||58. Seychelles|
|9. The Netherlands||34. Latvia||59. Cyprus|
|10. Belarus||35. Lebanon||60. Slovakia|
|11. Belgium||36.Liechtenstein||61. Slovenia|
|12. Bulgaria||37. Lithuania||62. Spain|
|13. Czech Republic||38. Luxemburg||63. Suriname|
|14. Denmark||39. The Maldives||64. Sweden|
|15. Dominican Republic||40. Malta||65. Switzerland|
|16. Estonia||41. Mexico||66. Taiwan|
|17. Fiji||42. Egypt||67. Tanzania|
|18. Finland||43. Monaco||68. Timor Leste|
|19. Ghana||44. Norway||69. Tunisia|
|20. Hungary||45. Oman||70. Turkey|
|21. India||46. Panama||71. United Arab Emirates|
|22. The United Kingdom||47. Papua New Guinea||72. The Vatican|
|23. Ireland||48. France||73. Venezuela|
|24. Iceland||49. Poland||74. Jordan|
|25. Italy||50. Portugal||75. Greece|
While the existing 15 countries/Regions already given Visa Free status are:
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong SAR
- Macau SAR
Please be advised that Visa-Free Short Visits may only be extended upon approval from the Minister of Justice and Human Rights/Director General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia based on natural disaster, illness or accident, but cannot be transferred to another type of visa. Overstay visitors incur to pay a penalty of US$20.- per day/per person
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA-FREE SHORT VISITS
– Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months as from the date of entry into Indonesia.
– Onward or return tickets are compulsory
– No compulsory vaccinations
– Visitors on Visa-Free Short Visits must be enter and exit from certain airports and seaports in Indonesia.
SOCIAL/CULTURAL VISIT VISA
1 This visa is issued by the Indonesian Embassy to applicants who are going to Indonesia for a social/cultural visit, such as visiting relatives/friends; social organizations; exchange visits between educational institutions; undertaking research and attending training program in Indonesia.
2 Type of entry: Single Entry
Maximum length of stay is 60 days.
Extensions can be applied for and obtained in Indonesia from the Immigration Authorities.
3 Approval from the Immigration Office in Indonesia is needed for applicants who wish to stay longer than 60 days which must be applied for by the applicant’s sponsor/relative/friends who reside/base in Indonesia.
4 A person granted a student, research or training visa is not permitted to take up employment, and may not remain in Indonesia for any purpose other than that for which the visa was granted.
5 Multiple entries need special permit from the Immigration Office in Indonesia.
6 Validity of visa will be 180 days from the date of issue.
Required documents which should be submitted are as follows:
1 Passport (with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia)
2 One completed visa application form
3 One colored passport size 3 x 4 photograph
For visiting relatives/friends/social organizations
4 A letter of invitation from the applicant’s family/relatives/friends/social organizations in Indonesia, and copy of their passport (main details only) or ID (KTP).
1 A letter of registration from the institution/college/school in Indonesia verifying the duration and nature of the course, training or research.
2 Evidence that all the necessary fees have been paid in advance. If the applicant is on a scholarship/award programme, a statement/letter of confirmation from the sponsor(s)/awardees is required.
How long is the visa valid for?
The maximum stay for visitors is normally 60 days, except for the Visa on Arrival which has a maximum stay of 30 days and also certain type of visas given based on approval from the Immigration Authority in Indonesia.
Working permit in Indonesia
Employing of a foreign operational director, manager, technician, expert and even specialized workers by a company in Indonesia is allowed, as long as there is no Indonesian available who is qualified to fill the position or job. The Department of Labor in Indonesia issues regulations on this matter in the form of a list of professional positions in every business sector that are open for the employment of expatriates.
An expatriate wishing to take up employment in Indonesian needs to obtain a working permit. Usually, the Working Permit will be taken care of by the employer.
Type of Visas :
- Family / Social and Cultural Visa
- Multiple Entry Business Visa
- Visa Extensions
- Working Visa (KITAS) + KITAP
- Business Visa
- Retirement Visa
- Indonesian Passport and Visa for abroad
- Multiple exit re-entry permits
- EPO (exit permit only)
Setup of PT (Limited Company)
Setup of PMA (Foreign Investment Company)