Indonesia Shared Good News About Multiple Entry Business Visa

Indonesia Shared Good News About Multiple Entry Business Visa

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 2 May 2024
  • 3 minute reading time

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.

Pandu Biasramadhan

Senior Consulting Manager at InCorp Indonesia

An expert for more than 10 years, Pandu Biasramadhan, has an extensive background in providing top-quality and comprehensive business solutions for enterprises in Indonesia and managing regional partnership channels across Southeast Asia.

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We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

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Frequent Asked Questions

There are 2 types, Multiple Entry and Single Entry. The Single Entry Business Visa is valid for 60 days and is extendable up to 3 times and the Multiple Entry Business Visa is valid for 12 months. However, business visa holders need to exit Indonesia every 60-day period.

The sponsor must be a company for single and multiple-entry businesses and working visas. The sponsor company is the legal entity that invites you to a business meeting or the business you will be working for. Regarding social-cultural and retirement visas and KITAS & KITAP stay permits, the sponsor must either be an Indonesian legal entity or a citizen. If you need a visa sponsor, InCorp provides sponsorship via HR Outsourcing and manages payroll for your foreign employee.

No, if you plan to work in Indonesia, you should apply for a work permit and a limited (ITAS) or permanent (KITAP) stay permit.