Entering Indonesia : Information about Visa and Customs

Visa Guide for Indonesia

All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.

Free Tourist Visa

By Presidential Decree of 21 of 2016 dated on 2 March 2016 on Visa Free, replacing Presidential Regulation Number 104/2015 on Amendments to Presidential Regulation Number 69/2015 on Visa Free, Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free Facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia.

Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of of stay permit.
The visa exemption facility 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.

The following are the countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:

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

Nationals of the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian territory through 124 Immigration checkpoints in airports, seaports and land borders as follows:

International Airports:

  •     Adi Soemarmo, Surakarta
  •     Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta
  •     Ahmad Yani, Semarang
  •     Bandara International Lombok, Mataram
  •     Belitung, Tanjung Pandan
  •     Binaka, Sibolga
  •     El Tari, Kupang
  •     Frans Kaisiepo, Biak
  •     Halim Perdana Kusuma, DKI Jakarta
  •     Hang Nadim, Batam
  •     Husein Sastranegara, Bandung
  •     I Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali
  •     Juanda, Surabaya
  •     Kuala Namu, Medan
  •     Maimun Saleh, Sabang
  •     Minangkabau, Padang
  •     Mopah, Merauke
  •     Mozes Kilangi, Tembaga Pura
  •     Pattimura, Ambon
  •     Polonia, Medan
  •     Sam Ratulangi, Manado
  •     Sepinggan, Balikpapan
  •     Soekarno Hatta, Banten
  •     Sultan Hassanudin, Makassar
  •     Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh
  •     Sultan Mahmud Badarudin II, Palembang
  •     Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru
  •     Supadio, Pontianak
  •     Tarakan, Tarakan

Seaports:

  •     Achmad Yani,  Ternate
  •     Amamapare, Tembaga Pura
  •     Anggrek, Gorontalo
  •     Bagan Siapi-api, Bagan Siapi-api
  •     Badar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban
  •     Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban
  •     Bandar Seri Setia Raja, Bengkalis
  •     Batam Center, Batam
  •     Batu Ampar, Batam
  •     Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang
  •     Belawan, Belawan
  •     Benete, Sumbawa Besar
  •     Biak, Biak
  •     Boom Baru, Palembang
  •     Celukan Bawang, Singaraja
  •     Citra Tri Tunas, Batam
  •     Ciwandan, Cilegon
  •     Dumai, Dumai
  •     Dwi Kora, Pontianak
  •     Gunung Sitoli, Sibolga
  •     Jambi, Jambi
  •     Jayapura, Jayapura
  •     Kabil, Batam
  •     Kendari, Kendari
  •     Kota Baru, Kota Baru
  •     Kuala Enok, Tembilahan
  •     Kuala Langsa, Aceh
  •     Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  •     Kuala Tungkal, Jambi
  •     Lauren Say, Maumere
  •     Lembar, Mataram
  •     Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe
  •     Malahayati, Aceh
  •     Malundung, Tarakan
  •     Manado, Manado
  •     Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam
  •     Marore, Tahuna
  •     Merauke, Merauke
  •     Miangas, Tahuna
  •     Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam
  •     Nusantara, Pare-pare
  •      Nusantara, tahuna
  •     Padang Bai, Singaraja
  •     Panarukan, Panarukan
  •     Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang
  •     Panjang, Bandar Lampung
  •     Pantoloan, Palu
  •     Pasuruan, Pasuruan
  •     Pemangkat, Sambas
  •     Probolinggo, Probolinggo
  •     Pulau Baai, Bengkulu
  •     Sabang, Aceh
  •     Samarinda, samarinda
  •     Sampit, Sampit
  •     Samudera, Bitung
  •     Sekupang, batam
  •     Selat lampa, Ranai
  •     Semayang, Balikpapan
  •     Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak
  •     Sibolga, Sibolga
  •     Sintete, Sambas
  •     Soekarno Hatta, Makassar
  •     Sorong-Sorong
  •     Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang
  •     Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang
  •     Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan
  •     Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun
  •     Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar
  •     Tanjung Emas, Semarang
  •     Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang
  •     Tanjung Harapan, Selat Panjang
  •     Tanjung Intan, Cilacap
  •     Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang
  •     Tanjung Lontar, Kupang
  •     Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
  •     Tanjung Perak, Surabaya
  •     Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta
  •     Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban
  •     Tanjung Wangi, Jember
  •     Tarempa, Tarempa
  •     Teluk Bayur, Padang
  •     Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan
  •     Tembilaha, Tembilahan
  •     Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin
  •     Tual, Tual
  •     Tunon Taka, Nunukan
  •     Yos Sudarso, Ambon
  •      Yos Sudarso, Cirebon

Land Borders:

  •     Aruk, Sambas
  •     Entikong, entikong
  •     Metamauk, Atambua
  •     Mota’ain, Atambua
  •     Nanga Badaum Sanggau
  •     Napan, Atambua
  •     Skouw, Jayapura

For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.

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

Visa on Arrival (VoA):

The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VOA) to nationals of 61 countries which can be obtained at designated entry airports and sea ports. Visa-on-Arrival are valid for 30 days and are extendable with another 30 days to be applied at Immigration offices in Indonesia. Visas cost US$35.

Please note that starting 26 January 2010, the 7-day Visa-on-Arrival was discontinued.
Exception to this is the Special Economic Zone in the Riau Islands province, where the 7-day Visa on Arrival (VOA) can still be obtained at the seaports on the islands of Batam, Bintan -including Tanjung Pinang and Bandar Bentan Telani – and Karimun. The7-Day VOA Visa fee is US$ 15.

Countries extended Visa-on-Arrival facility are:
1. Algeria, 2. Australia, 3. Argentina, 4. Austria, 5. Bahrain, 6. Belgium, 7. Brazil, 8. Bulgaria, 19. Canada, 10.Cyprus, 11. Denmark, 12. Egypt, 13. Estonia, 14. Fiji, 15. Finland, 16. France,17. Germany, 18. Greece, 19. Hungary, 20. Iceland, 21. India, 22. Iran, 23. Ireland, 24. Italy, 25. Japan, 26. Kuwait, 27. Lao PDR, 28. Latvia, 29. Libya, 30. Lithuania, 31. Liechtenstein, 32. Luxemburg, 33. Malta, 34. Maldives, 35. Monaco, 36. Mexico, 37. New Zealand, 38. The Netherlands, 39. Norway, 40. Oman, 41. Panama, 42. The People’s Republic of China, 43.Poland, 44. Portugal, 45. Qatar, 46. Rumania, 47. Russia, 48.South Africa, 49.South Korea, 50. Switzerland, 51.Saudi Arabia, 52.Spain, 53. Suriname, 54. Sweden, 55. Slovakia, 56. Slovenia,57.Taiwan, 58. Tunisia. 59. The United Arab Emirates, 60. The United Kingdom, 61. The United States of America.

Please make sure that you have one (1) entire blank page for the placement of your visa. If there is no page available, you run the risk of being turned away from Indonesia.

VISA Application at Indonesia Embassies or Consulates

Visitors from other countries must apply for visa at Indonesia Embassies or Consulates in their home country. In addition, visas cannot be replaced with any other immigration letters. The visa shall then be administered by the Visa Officer in the presence of the applicant concerned. (Souce for visa information: www.indonesia.travel)

Customs

Please find a copy of the customs forms (it is only one page back and front) that you will be asked to fill out. Please fill them out on the plane (when the flight attendant passes them out) in order to facilitate your passing customs quickly. We have always found the customs officers quite friendly (no hassle types) so a quick smile goes along way. We are a leisure destination, so they are used to seeing a lot of camera equipment for all those divers that want to take underwater shots back home. Remember – NO DRUGS!

Indonesia Customs Form

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