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Foreign nationals who opt to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days, and thus exceed the maximum allowed visa-free period, should consider applying for a social-cultural visa.
As opposed to most of the Indonesian visas, a social visa (visa sosial budaya) does not require much preparation and its conditions are easily met.
The purpose of a social-cultural visa is to visit friends or relatives or to participate in a social, cultural or educational exchange. Its holders are not allowed to conduct any business activities in Indonesia.
Foreigners with a social visa are granted a single entry visit of up to 60 days which can be extended monthly for a total of 180 days. After its expiration, holders must leave the country and apply for a new visa abroad.
An applicant is obliged to present several documents during the application process at one of the Indonesian embassies abroad. An invitation letter is an essential part of the application dossier.
The invitation letter must be prepared and signed by an Indonesian sponsor. The sponsor, either an Indonesian citizen or a local company, is legally responsible for the incomer during his or her stay in Indonesia.
Cekindo, as a local company in Indonesia, is permissible to invite foreigners to the country and become their sponsor.
Cekindo can act as a visa agent and manage the extension of a social visa. In this case, foreigners do not need to come to the immigration office two or three times every month but hand their passport to Cekindo only.
Fill in the form below and get detailed information about a social visa in Indonesia. Also, we will be happy to meet you at one of our offices located in Jakarta, Semarang, and Bali.
What are the requirements for Social Visa?
Prepare the following documents:
How much does Social Visa cost?
The cost may vary depending on several factors, i.e. the need of sponsorship, etc. However, the cost starts at USD 200.
How long is the application process?
It takes approximately 1 to 2 weeks.
Can you help me extend my Social Visa and how much does it cost?
Yes. The cost, however, may vary depending on the country of origin.
Do you provide sponsor letter?
Yes, Cekindo as a registered company in Indonesia can provide sponsor letter.
My sponsor is in another city in Indonesia. Can Cekindo help extend my Social Visa in Jakarta and become my sponsor?
We can help extend your visa but unfortunately, cannot be your sponsor. You are not allowed to extend Social Visa under a different sponsor. However, if you wish to have Social Visa under Cekindo, you are required to exit Indonesia first. Then, you can obtain a new Social Visa under Cekindo sponsorship.
Is there Social Visa that is valid for one year (multiple entry)?
No. You may want to apply for Business Visa instead.