Indonesia Shared Good News About Multiple Entry Business Visa

Indonesian government opens a trial phase of the Multiple Entry Business Visa Application. Learn more about the update

As the world is recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, international business activities have started to move forward intensively. The situation influences regulatory bodies to update a few immigration regulations to ensure the business can be conducted conveniently.

Indonesia is one of the countries that will reinstate the validity of a Multiple Entry Business Visa (MEBV).

Multiple Entry Business Visa Trial Validity

Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration stated that on November 22nd, 2022, the country is opening a trial window for opening the MEBV application.

During the pandemic, the Indonesian government only allowed the use of Single-Entry Business Visas (SBV). Compared to the Multiple-Entry Business Visa (MEBV), the SBV is only valid for up to 60 days.

Although the SBV permit is extendable up to 3 times, the MEBV gives more flexibility to entrepreneurs in doing business abroad, such as in Indonesia.

In the current update, the trial phase of MEBV will grant foreigners to obtain one year of visa validity.

Although the MEBV offers a longer validity period, foreigners can only stay in Indonesia for 60 days per visit. They must exit the country first and re-enter Indonesia using the same visa if still required to be in Indonesia.

Multiple-Entry Business Visa Requirements

ndonesia Shared Good News About Multiple Entry Business Visa

In the trial phase, foreigners who want to obtain a MEBV must comply with the requirements of the Indonesian government. First, foreigners should understand that MEBV holders are not allowed to work or perform any activities that generate income in Indonesia.

Current Multiple-Entry Business Visa regulations imposed that only Singapore citizens or foreigners who have permanent resident status in Singapore that can apply. Furthermore, applicants must hold a minimum of 18 months of passport validity before processing the application.

Other than the passport, foreigners are also required to provide the following documents:

  • A sponsor letter from a guarantor or companies in Indonesia
  • Bank account statements or proof of deposit with a minimum balance of USD 2,000 or equal in other currencies
  • Return flight booking
  • Latest digital photo (max. taken in last three months) with solid white background
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination (full doses)
  • Proof of health insurance (this can be replaced by travel insurance or a statement letter of willingness to handle medical costs independently)
  • The MEBV holder can only enter and exit Indonesia via Batam only. However, the expatriate can travel around Indonesia once they arrive.

Where To Enter and Exit Indonesia

As mentioned above, foreigners who hold the Multiple-Entry Business Visa can only enter and exit through the Batam area. As the main option, foreigners can enter Indonesia through Hang Nadim International Airport.

For more detailed information, please take note of the designated seaports per Indonesian government instructions.

Immigration Check-In at Batam Seaports

  • Bandar Bentan Telani Lagol, Tanjung Uban
  • Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban
  • Batam Centre, Batam
  • Batu Ampar Batam,
  • Belakang Padang
  • Citra Tri Tunas, Batam
  • Kabil, Batam
  • Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam
  • Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam
  • Sekupang, Batam
  • Selat Lampa, Ranai
  • Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang
  • Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
  • Tanjung Balai Karimun
  • Tanjung Uban
  • Tarempa

Apply for a Multiple-Entry Business Visa with InCorp Indonesia

The trial phase has been officially open since November 22nd, 2022, InCorp Indonesia is proud to assist with the MEBV application. We also have other immigration services to cater to your activities in Indonesia. For further information, contact our experts by filling out the form below.

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Edy is the Legal and Delivery Manager at Cekindo. He focuses on internal and external legal compliance with the laws of the Republic of Indonesia. During his career, he specialized in bankruptcy and insolvency at a law firm and also led a prominent social foundation in Indonesia. He is a sworn advocate at the Indonesian Bar Association, a licensed mediator from the Supreme Court of the Republic of Indonesia, a Certified Legal Auditor from the Indonesian Legal Auditor Association, and a Certified Legal Translator from the University of Indonesia.