A VoA is a visa that is for citizens of specific countries upon their arrival in Indonesia. A visitor must meet a specific set of criteria to receive a visa on arrival: country of origin, time frame, specific reason for entering the country, and length of time for which you have held your passport. Citizens of certain countries do not require passports at all. Only citizens of specific countries can receive a VoA and the complete list is available here.
VoA or Visa on arrival is a program that the Indonesian Government provides for visitors who enter for:
These visas are available at certain airports and seaports. The complete list of airports across Indonesia that have VoA facilities is here. They are only available to people from a list of countries that specified by the Indonesian Government.
To receive a visa on arrival the visitor must have the following:
The visa on arrival allows the visitor to remain in Indonesia for 30 days, not for 1 month. The count begins upon arrival into Indonesia and ends on the day of departure. In the event a traveler requires additional time, a 30-day extension can be issued. However, this is a one-time extension and cannot extend further for any amount of additional time. Should you spend more time in Indonesia than what is on your VoA, you will be charged an overstay fine.
On the airplane, every passenger will receive an immigration card (Arrival and Departure Card) to fill in based on passport details, flight details and address in Indonesia (hotel or other places where you plan to stay). Every passenger will get also the customs declaration, which officers will collect card when you will exit customs.
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If I can use VoA for business purposes, why should I apply for a Business Visa?
VoA only allows you to stay in Indonesia for 30 days. If you plan to visit Indonesia multiple times throughout the year, it is best to apply for a multiple-entry Business Visa as it allows you to stay in Indonesia for up to 60 days.
What are the requirements for VoA extension?
Always keep your receipt from the first purchase. For peace of mind, you can do your extension through the assistance of a visa specialist.
Will there be consequences if I overstay my visa?
Yes. You will have to pay a daily fine of IDR 1,000,000 (USD 70). If you are caught overstaying longer than 60 days, you may face blacklisting or deportation. For more info, read Update: A Significant Increase of Visa Overstay Fine in Indonesia.