Visa Information news:

Updated 2019:

Foreigners from 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports, seaports and land border.

The VISA FREE can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibition, meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or transit.

If the 30 days of Visit VISA FREE feels insufficient, visitor still can apply for Visa on Arrival (given for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days) or Visit Visa.

The 169 countries, special administrative regions of a country, and entities are:

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Commonwealth of Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See (Vatican City), Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR of China), Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,  Macao (SAR of China), Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Visa requirements for Indonesia

30-day Visa Free Facility :

The citizens of countries whose governments offer visa-free facility to Indonesians as well, will continue to enjoy visa-free stays.

30-day Visa-On-Arrival :

The Indonesia visa on arrival is valid for 30 days. The VOA can be extended by another 30 days while travelling in Indonesia. There are 67 countries who can get a 30 day visa on arrival at Rp 500,000 per person.

This Visa-on-Arrival is 1 time extendable with another 30 days at any immigration office in Indonesia for Rp 450.000.

The countries are:

Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Citizens of countries not on the visa-on-arrival or visa-free lists have to apply for a visa at an Indonesian Embassy or consulate before entering Indonesia.

Other Visa

You can apply for a 30 day or a 60-day Tourist Visa or 60 day Social/Cultural Visa with a letter of invitation/sponsorship at an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate before entering Indonesia.
The Visa can be extended monthly –after the initial 60 days, till a maximum of 6 months.

Prices and processing time for applications differ quite a lot at the various embassies.

For example: the Indonesian Consulate in Penang charges 210 Malaysian Ringgit (~45 €) for a 60-day visa, apply before 12:00 and have it ready the next working day afternoon. Application form can be downloaded. Bring 1 passport photo, photo copies of return tickets to Indonesia and of financial credibility (like proof of 2000 US $ in traveler cheques or a copy of the two sides of your credit card, and if so, just black out your numbers to be on the safe side).
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 more months after date of entry.

Embassies and consulates are open on working days from Monday to Friday. Closed on Public Holidays.

TIP: Make sure you dress properly: The embassy in KL annouces on their website : ” NO SANDALS, NO SARONGS, NO SHORT SLEEVES, NO TANK TOP, AND NO SHORT PANTS (except for under 12 year old – children)”

Overstaying your Visa for less than 60 Days

Effective May 2019 The visa holder will be fined Rp 1,000,000* per day (approx. US70) and may be detained for questioning too. The fine is not a bribe, but is a legal part of the settlement of an overstay. Plan on paying the official fine in full at the immigration office. See Government Regulation No. 28, Year 2019 for the official regulation.

This is an increase from the previous fine of Rp 300,000/day.

Travel tips & practicalities

International ATM 

On Pulau Weh, there are ATM machines in Iboih village, a 7 minutes and Sabang town, a 30 minute drive away from Gapang Beach. Bank Mandiri accepts bankcards and creditcards connected to VISA & MasterCard and Maestro.

Bank Mandiri also installed a convenient ATM in Banda Aceh’s ferry port.

At the diveshop, we accept cash Euro, Rupiah or any major currency, and payments in Rupiah by VISA & MASTERCARD creditcards and by (internet) bank transfers. US Dollars are difficult to change, only bills in good condition with series newer than 2009 are accepted in the banks.

Safe Deposit facilities are available in the Living Room bungalows and in the diveshop.