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Indonesia Visa Regulations

The large Republic of Indonesia with its more than 17,000 islands can be entered by sea or air. Here is an overview of visa regulations and requirements for Indonesia.
the visa for Indonesia is a full page sticker

How long can I stay in Indonesia?
The maximum stay permitted is 30 days for Visa on Arrival and 60 days for tourist visa (apply at embassy).

How much does a visa for Indonesia cost?
The visa fee is US$10 for 7 days,  US$25 for 30 days (both Visa on Arrival) and US$45 for a 60-day tourist visa (apply at embassy).

Do I need to take care of my visa before I travel to Indonesia?
Depends. Visa on Arrival is available for nationals of more than 60 countries at 15 airports or 21 sea ports designated as ‘International Gateways’ (see list below). If you arrive at an air- or seaport with no immigration facilities (for example Banda Aceh) or you want to stay longer than 30 days then you need to get you visa before you depart (embassy). You will need 2 passport photos and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entering Indonesia.

Is there a departure tax when leaving Indonesia?
Yes, the international departure tax is 150,000 Rupiah. For flights within Indonesia there is a domestic departure tax is 30,000 Rupiah. Payable in cash (Rupiah) only.

Visa on Arrival


Countries that may apply for a Visa on Arrival:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Timor, Egypt, England, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America

Visa-Free Entry: (can enter Indonesia without any visa for 30 days free of charge)
Brunei, Equador, Chile, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Visa on Arrival is only be available at the following International Gateways:

Bali:  Denpasar (Ngurah Rai)
Lombok:  Mataram (Selaprang)
Kalimantan:  Balikpapan (Sepinggan), Pontianak (Supadio)
Java:  Bandung (Hussein Sastranegara), Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta, Halim Perdana Kusuma), Semarang (Ahmad Yani), Solo (Adi Sumarmo), Surabaya (Juanda), Yogyakarta (Adi Sucipto)
Riau Islands (near Singapore): Batam (Hang Nadim)
Sumatra:  Medan (Polonia), Padang (Minangkabau), Pekanbaru (Sutan Syarif Kasim), Palembang (Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II)
Sulawesi:  Makassar (Hasanudin), Manado (Sam Ratulangi)
West Timor: Kupang (Eltari)

Bali:  Padang Bai and Benoa
Flores: Maumere
Java:  Jakarta (Tanjung Priok), Semarang (Tanjung Mas)
Papua:  Jayapura
Riau Islands (near Singapore): Batam (Sekupang, Batu Ampar, Nongsa, Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam Center), Riau (Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi and Bandar Sri Udana Lobam om Tanjung Uban), Tanjung Balai Karimun
Sulawesi:  Bitung, Pare-Pare, Makassar (Soekarno-Hatta)
Sumatra:  Medan (Belawan), Sibolga, Dumai (Yos Sudarso), Padang (Teluk Bayur)
West Timor: Kupang (Tenau)


Visa Application, Extensions, Overstay & more


what to bring?

  • at least 1 blank page in the passport
  • 2 color passport size photographs with a clear background
  • roundtrip itinerary or a letter from the travel agency or airline confirming the purchase of ticket into Indonesia

Visa extension of 30 days is available for a fee of US$25 prior to expiry of the visa. Visa-on-arrival and visa-free entries cannot be extended.

The penalty for overstay is US$20 per day of overstay upon departure. For more than 60 days overstay you risk deportation or imprisonment.

restricted regions
Maluku, Poso, and Irian Jaya/West Papua can only be visited by foreigners with special written permission and approval.


Official Website:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.deplu.go.id


Backpacking Asia wishes to advice that although the information on visa regulations on this website was created to the best of our knowledge, it is intended as a guide only. Due to the complexity of visa requirements and frequent changes in procedures, we strongly advise you to contact the nearest concerning embassy, consulate or immigration office for the latest up-to-date information.
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