Both single-entry and multiple-entry business visas enable foreigners to come to Indonesia for business reasons excluding obtaining income within the territory.
On the contrary, a business visa in Indonesia permits its holders to participate at conferences, training, or workshops to broaden one’s knowledge as well as business meetings to negotiate conditions of the potential business deals.
A business visa holder is allowed to stay in Indonesia for up to 60 days.
While a single-entry business visa means that the holder must apply for a new visa after the current one expires, a multiple-entry business visa does not limit the number of stays in the country per year.
Requirements and conditions for a business visa in Indonesia are quite flexible, and most of the applicants meet the criteria.
However, a list of so-called restricted countries exists and visa applications of their citizens would most probably be rejected. Citizens from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Guinea, Israel, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, North Korea and Somali may not be eligible for an Indonesia business visa application.
To ensure a seamless Indonesia business visa application, prepare the following documents beforehand:
Furthermore, avoid making the following common mistakes when applying for your Indonesia business visa:
The COVID-19 crisis has resulted in several changes in regulations, particularly those that are related to immigration in Indonesia. Offshore and onshore visas are now available to foreigners who meet certain criteria.
This visa is intended for foreigners who are currently abroad. Foreign nationals who want to enter Indonesia should collect their offshore visas in Indonesian embassies overseas. The offshore visa serves as a valid entry permit to Indonesia.
This visa is intended for foreigners who are currently residing in Indonesia. Indonesia onshore visas should be collected in the local immigration office. The onshore visa serves as an extended stay permit.
As a foreigner’s case may be different from another, you are highly advised to seek consultation with a visa specialist like Cekindo to understand more about the requirements and procedure for both offshore and onshore visas.
Besides the business visa, there are several types of visa or stay permit that you can choose according to your needs.
You can discuss the type of visa or stay permit that suits your needs with our consultants by filling out this form.
Applicants for a business visa in Indonesia are required to present a sponsorship letter from an Indonesian company. A legally registered company in Indonesia, whether a foreign-owned company (PT PMA), a locally owned company (PT) or a representative office, can be the sponsor.
If you are unable to find your own sponsor for your Indonesia business visa, you can contact us to use our sponsorship service.
Cekindo provides business visa consultation services. We ensure that your purpose of securing an Indonesia business visa is aligned with the requirements set by the government. We will also check the completeness of the documents, so that your application runs smoothly.
Cekindo, as a legally registered entity in Indonesia, can act as your sponsor and provide you with a sponsorship letter.
VISA CONSULTANCY FOR COMPLIANCE & DOCUMENT COMPLETENESS
Cekindo has a team of visa experts that are ready to provide consultation and guidance regarding business visa as well as other visas and permits.
Fill in the form below to consult with our visa specialists and get detailed information about a business visa in Indonesia.
Also, we will be happy to meet you for a face-to-face consultation in our offices located in Jakarta, Semarang, and Bali.
What is a Business Visa Indonesia?
Business Visa is a type of visa used for business purposes such as attending business meetings, seminars, exhibitions, or training. Therefore it is not the correct type of visa to use for being employed or earning money in Indonesia.
How many types of Business Visa Indonesia are there?
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.
Can I work with a Business Visa Indonesia?
No. If you are planning to work in Indonesia, then you should apply for a work permit as well as a limited (KITAS) or permanent (KITAP) stay permit.
How much does a Business Visa Indonesia cost?
It depends on several factors. For example, the cost for a Single Entry is different from a Multiple Entry. It also depends on whether you already have a sponsor or require Cekindo to be your sponsor. The cost starts from USD 200.
What are the requirements for a Business Visa Indonesia?
These are the minimum requirements::
How long will a Business Visa Indonesia application take?
The entire process will take 6-10 working days provided that you submit a complete set of required documents.
Who can sponsor my Business Visa Indonesia?
The sponsor has to be a company in Indonesia. The sponsor company is the company that invites you to participate in business-related activities.
Can I use Business Visa for activities other than business-related activities, for example opening a bank account?
No. If you want to open a bank account, you have to obtain a stay permit in Indonesia called KITAS. So you have to be under a company.
How long can I stay in Indonesia with a Business Visa?
Up to 60 days.
Are there restricted countries for Business Visa Indonesia application?
Yes. Restricted countries are Afghanistan, Guinea, Israel, Iraq, North Korea, Cameroon, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Somalia.