Indonesia Visa Application - Requirements,Cost and Processing Time

To travel to Indonesia you need to get an Indonesia visa. Getting an Indonesia visa is an easy process, all you need to do is to provide all the necessary requirement needed for the visa processing. So in this post you will get to know the necessary Indonesia visa requirements and the application process.

Applying for an Indonesian visitor visa

Indonesia visa is issued by the Indonesian Embassy to applicants who are going to Indonesia for a social/cultural visit, such as visiting relatives/friends; social organizations; exchange visits between educational institutions; undertaking research and attending training program in Indonesia.

Type of Indonesia visa

Single Entry-Maximum length of stay is 60 days.

Validity of visa will be three months from the date of issue.

To return the passport by post, a Self Addressed Special delivery Envelope should be provided.

Visa is issued within five to six working days from receipt of application provided all documents are in order.

Indonesia visa application requirements

Below are the documents required when applying for an Indonesia visa:

 Passport (with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia)
 One completed visa application form
 One coloured passport size photograph.
 Evidence that the applicant has sufficient funds to cover the cost of applicant's intended stay in  Indonesia (Bank Statement dated less than a month with a minimum balance of 1,000USD.- or traveler's cheque).
 Evidence of obligation in the applicant’s country of permanent residence (e.g. a letter from employer/ college/ school, certifying the applicant’s intention to return after the visit to Indonesia).
 Written approval from the Immigration Office in Indonesia should the duration of visit is to exceed 60 days.
 A letter of invitation from the applicant’s family/relatives/friends/social organizations in Indonesia, and copy of their passport.
 Evidence of sufficient funds or a third party letter guaranteeing to support the applicant financially during his/her stay, together with documentary evidence of ability to do so.

Processing time for Indonesia visa

 Within two to four working days, except for the application which need to be referred to the Authorities in Indonesia. Allow ample time when applying for a visa by post.

Cost of an Indonesia visa

Visa for stay up to 30 days – USD25
Extention of stay for up to 30 days - USD25
Transit Visa USD20.00
Tourist Visa USD45.00
Business Visa USD45.00
Social/Cultural Visa USD45.00
Multiple Entries Visa (up to 12 months) USD100.00

Limited Stay Period Visa
Limited Stay Period Visa (up to 6 months) £ 50.00
Limited Stay Period Visa (up to 12 months) £ 100.00
Limited Stay Period Visa (up to 24 months) £ 175.00
Re-Entry Permit Visa £ 20.00

Validity of an Indonesian visa

 The maximum stay for visitors is normally 60 days, except for the Visa on Arrival which has a maximum stay of 30 days and also certain type of visas given based on approval from the Immigration Authority in Indonesia.

How to apply for an Indonesia Visa

Below are the basic tips you need to know when applying for an Indonesia visa. All points stated here are very important and shouldn't be overlooked:

When planning your trip, do not make the mistake of thinking your travel agent or the airline you want to use will be able to tell you if you need an Indonesia visa or tell you the visa requirements. Make sure you find out for yourself to avoid regrets.

Make sure your passport has at least 4-6 blank pages when applying for an Indonesia visa, your visa won't need that many but many of the embassies require at least two blank pages, this is an easy excuse for them to give you a hard time or deny you the visa.

Make sure your passport isn't going to expire soon or less than 6 months when applying for an Indonesia visa. The passport's expiration date must be greater than six months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. If your passport does not meet the requirements, you must renew it or your visa application will get rejected.

You will need the assistance of a good visa service or agent when applying for an Indonesia visa. This can prevent you from making costly mistakes that can make your visa application to be denied. So its advisable you get an assistance when applying for the visa.

You must have good passport size photos when applying for an Indonesia visa. This is really recommended and it is one of the most important requirements for an Indonesia visa application.

Your must get a flight itinerary when applying for an Indonesia visa. You will not be granted a visa if you don't include your flight itinerary.

Hope this post was helpful

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