Understanding Visit Permits in Indonesia: An Overview for Foreigners

Understanding Visit Permits in Indonesia: An Overview for Foreigners

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Do you want to have a business trip to Indonesia? Or do you want to visit your family or friends who have businesses in Indonesia?
Whatever the reasons are, a short visit to Indonesia requires you to have a visitor permit. This kind of visit stay permit is regulated in Regulation 27/2014, issued by the Minister of Law and Human Rights. The visit permit only allows you to stay for.

The Types of Visit Permits

There are three types of visit permits available in Indonesia. They are:

  1. A single entry visit visa is valid for a maximum of 60 days of the visit. The Indonesian term for such a visa is called visa kunjungan. This means you will come to Indonesia once in a maximum of 60 days.
  2. A multiple entry visit visa or visa kunjungan beberapa kali perjalanan for you who have planned to make multiple visits to Indonesia in a certain period of time. In this kind of visa, you can stay for a maximum of 60 days per visit.
  3. A visa on arrival allows you to stay for a maximum of 30 days as of the day of entering Indonesia.

The Requirements

Several documents exist for a specific visit permit in Indonesia, especially for foreign business persons.

To obtain the single entry visit visa or the multiple entry visit visa, you need to prepare these documents:

  1. The data of the sponsor company. This includes (a) a copy of the company’s act, (b) a copy of the company’s business license letter (SIUP), (c) a copy of the company’s Indonesia tax number (NPWP), (d) the copy of the company’s director’s ID card, and (e) the two companies’ letters, which are signed and sealed with the companies’ stamps.
  2. The data of the foreigner (your data), including (a) the copy of the passport and (b) two passport-sized photographs (size 4×6)
  3. Paying the amount of US$55.00 to US$ 110.00, depending on the country location where you apply for the visa.

You must send all the documents to the nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate. The whole process will take you approximately three days to one week. However, these types of visas can be extendable.

For the visa on arrival, the requirements are as follows:

  1. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day of your arrival to Indonesia.
  2. You pay US$ 25.00 for a maximum of 30 days of visit or a minimum of US$ 10.00 for a maximum of 7 days of stay.
  3. The following citizens can obtain a free visit visa: Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Peru, Morocco, Vietnam, Thailand, and the Philippines.
  4. Can extend the visa for one time only, with a maximum of 30 days.
  5. Must have an onward or a return ticket.
  6. Not obliged to have a specific vaccination.
  7. It can only obtain in certain international airports or seaports in Indonesia.
  8. Can only obtain by certain countries’ citizens, including:

Understanding Visit Permits in Indonesia: An Overview for Foreigners

  1. It cannot be converted to other types of visit visas.

Due to the strict rule of immigration in Indonesia, all requirements and regulations should be met. Therefore, communication with the sponsor company must be maintained so that you can have all the documents needed to apply for your visit visa and also be informed about all updates regarding Indonesia regulations.

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Pandu Biasramadhan

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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