Visa - Passport
(a) Israeli nationals will be declined entry unless they
have applied to the Immigration Office in Indonesia, prior
to travelling, to obtain approval/special permit.
(b) CIS Nationals travelling to Indonesia as tourists, business
or social purposes, need consent from the Immigration Office
in Indonesia before travelling. Chinese Nationals (PR) should
also have sponsorship in Indonesia.
(c) All applications for tourist, business and social visits
from nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bangladesh,
Cameroon, Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel,
Korea (Dem Rep), Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka,
Tanzania and Tonga need special approvals from the Immigration
Department in Indonesia.
Note: East Timor is now and independent
country and no longer a part of Indonesia. Those wanting
to travel to this area should contact the nearest United
Nations office in the country where they live.
A passport valid for at least 6 months from date of entry
is compulsory from all nationalities.
Visas are required by all except the following for tourist
stays of up to 30 days (non-extendable):
(a) Brunei, Chile, Hong Kong (SAR), Macau (SAR), Malaysia,
Morocco, Peru, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and
(a) All business and journalists travellers regardless of
nationality require visas and special permission.
(b) All children travelling with parents who require visas
need to have visas, even if travelling on their parents’
(c) All travellers require sufficient funds in cash (at
least US $1,000) and/or travellers cheques. Credit cards
are no longer acknowledged as proof of a traveller’s
financial status when applying for a visa or travelling
to Indonesia, due to the fact that there has been habitual
misuse of credit cards and credit limits.
(d) Nationals on a visa-free facility may also do so if
on an official visit (eg attending an official international
conference) or working in an Indonesian or foreign vessel
operating within an Indonesian archipelago or territorial
seas, or construction works at installations within the
Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone of Continental Shelf.
(e) Visas can be granted upon arrival for certain nationals,
entering from certain ports of entry. These are valid for
up to 30 days and may be extended by another 15 days.
(f) Special visas may be acquired for journalists/ photographers;
consult the nearest Embassy/Consulate.
Warning: Visitors who exceed their visa-free
stay are subject to severe fines and possibly deported.
Types of visa and costs
Single-entry: £35 for up to 60 days.
Multiple-entry*: £125 for up to 1 year.
Transit: £15. All fees are non-refundable.
The administration fee for approval and authorisation is
Note: *Multiple-entry visas are issued
for business trips only and require approval from the Immigration
Office in Indonesia.
entry visas are valid for 3 months from date of issue for
a maximum stay of 60 days.
entry visas are valid for a maximum of 1 year, with the
length of each stay lasting no longer than 60 days. The
first entry to be made within 3 months of date of issue.
visas are valid for 3 months after the date of issue for
a period of up to 14 days.
Visa sections at Embassy; also see Contact
section. All visitors should process their visas at
the visa section at the Embassy before entry to Indonesia.
Tourist visas and visa-free short
(a) Passports valid for at least 6 months (18 months for
those applying for multiple-entry business visas) from date
(b) One application form. The original not a photocopy,
signed by the applicant.
(c) One passport size photo.
(d) A bank statement dated less than 1 month with a minimum
balance of at least £1,000 or equivalent. If proof
of sufficient funds cannot be provided for nationals applying
for a transit visa, a letter guaranteeing financial support
for the applicant from an external person or body, together
with relevant documentation to support this claim, must
be submitted as an alternative.
(e) Onward or return tickets that may be purchased at point
(f) Fee payable in cash or by postal order only.
(g) A pre-paid special delivery envelope for mail applications.
(h) A travel itinerary.
(i) An International Certificate of Yellow Fever Vaccination,
if travelling from or stopping at infected areas, presented
to Immigration Officers at ports of entry.
(j) Letter dated less than 1 month from national’s
employer. If you are self-employed, submit a confirmation
letter from national’s solicitor, accountant or bank
manager. If you are a student, submit confirmation letter
of attendance of school, college or university. If you are
travelling on the basis of providing domestic help (ie as
an ‘au pair’), the employer’s passport
must be submitted along with a photocopy of the passport
and a letter from the employer.
(j) A letter from the applicant’s company in home
country and the sponsor or counterpart in Indonesia stating
the reason and duration of the visit and guarantee of financial
responsibility and responsibility for arrangement of accommodation.
(k) A written approval from the Indonesian Immigration Department.
Social Visit visas:
(j) A letter of invitation from the applicant’s friends,
family or relatives in Indonesia stating the reason and
duration of the visit and details of accommodation.
Working days required
2 to 3 for personal applications; 7 for postal applications.
Applications that need referral to the authorities in Indonesia
may take 2 months or more.
People wishing to stay and work in Indonesia need to request
directly to the Immigration Office in Indonesia for a Temporary
Stay Visa. The Embassy in London does not issue the visa
unless, and until, special authorisation is given by the
Immigration Office in Indonesia.
The visa is applicable for 12 months and can be extended.
The cost is £100. It is advised to have your Indonesian
sponsor submit the application directly to the Directorate
General of Immigration in Jakarta. For more information
on temporary residence, please contact the visa section
at the Embassy (see Contact Addresses section).
Note: People wanting to travel to Aceh,
Irian Jaya and Maluka must obtain a special permit from
the Indonesian Immigration Office and the State Police Headquarters
in Jakarta. Upon arriving in Aceh, Irian Jaya and Maluka,
visitors must report to the local police office. Permits
are issued at the sole discretion of the immigration authorities
on presentation of a valid passport, a return ticket and
several passport photographs.
Entry and exits need to be made from one of the authorised
17 airports, 24 seaports or the authorised overland entry
point in Etikong (West Kalimantan). Contact the nearest
Embassy/Consulate for further information.
Nationals from the following countries may enter and exit
Indonesia through any immigration check points: Brunei,
Chile, Hong Kong (SAR), Macau (SAR), Malaysia, Morocco,
Peru, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.
Note: Chinese nationals (PR) may enter
and exit from the following airports or seaports only:
Air: Denpasar Bali (Ngurah Rai), Jakarta (Halim/Soekarno-Hatta)
and Medan (Polonia).
Sea: Belawan (Medan), Tanjung Perak (Surabaya) and Tanjung