VISA AND IMIGRATION
Before you go to Bandung, good for you to know visa and immigration rules of Republic Indonesia. These are:
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
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 wish to travel to Indonesia.
Tourist Visa Free Facilities is valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and can not 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:
• Antigua and Barbuda
• Bosnia & Herzegovina
• Brunei Darussalam
• Burkina Faso
• Cape Verde
• Costa Rica
• Czech Republic
• Dominica (Commonwealth)
• Dominican Republic
• El Salvador
• Hong Kong
• Ivory Coast
• Lao, People's Democratic Republic
• Marshall Islands
• New Zealand
• Papua New Guinea
• Puerto Rico
• Russian Federation
• Saint Kitts and Nevis
• Saint Lucia
• Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
• San Marino
• Sao Tome and Principe
• Saudi Arabia
• Solomon Islands
• South Africa
• South Korea
• Sri Lanka
• Timor Leste
• Trinidad and Tobago
• United Arab Emirates
• United Kingdom
• United States
• Vatican City State
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.
The Indonesian Government extends Visa on Arrival (VoA) to the nationals of 61 countries which can be obtained at the design of the airports and sea ports. Visa-on-Arrival is valid for 30 days and Immigration offices in Indonesia. Visas cost US $ 35
Please note that starting 26January 2010, the 7-day Visa-on-Arrival has been discontinued.
Exclusive to this is the Special Economic Zone in Riau Islands province, where the 7-day Visa on Arrival (VoA) can still be obtained from 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. Romania, 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.
More Information on immigration available at: http://www.imigrasi.go.id
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 may not be replaced with any other immigration letters. The visa shall be administered by the Visa Officer in the presence of the applicant concerned.
You may find information on Indonesian embassies and consulates contact details at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on the following direct link: http://www.kemlu.go.id/
For more information on applying for visa to Indonesia, you may browse our FAQs.
Free entry visa is also provided to delegates registered in a conference that is officially convened. In addition, tourist visa can be obtained from every Indonesian Embassy or Consulate.
You can visit Indonesia through certain means and gates, by air via Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Manado, Biak, Ambon, Surabaya and Batam; By sea via Semarang, Jakarta, Bali, Pontianak, Balikpapan, Tanjung Pinang and Kupang. Maximum stay in Indonesia is two months.
You will need to complete a Passenger Arrival Card before passing through Customs Passport Control. A passenger arrival card will be given to you during your flight; If not, cards are available in the arrival area. Customs prohibited and restricted goods, Bio security risk goods. After you've cleared your passport control, you should collect your baggage and proceed through customs and bio security checks. In order to protect Indonesia and it's environment, certain restrictions for entry are to be declared if they are deemed to be a bio security risk. These include food, plants, animal products and outdoor recreational equipment.
An airport tax of Rp150,000 isle vied by airport on departing passengers on international flights and Rp. 40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airlines today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included.
Most hotels add a 10% service charge to the bill on top of the 10% tax. In restaurants where service charge is not added, a tip of 5 to 10% on the bill will be suitable depending on the service and type of establishment.
Maximum items allowed by customs when you visit Indonesia:
• 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
• 200 cigarettes OR 50 cigars OR 100 grams of tobacco
• Reasonable amount of perfume per adult, meaning if you arrive drenched in perfume the customs probably will not mind you carrying loads of bottles.
• Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sports equipments are admitted provided they are taken out on departure. They must be declared to Customs.
• You are prohibited to carry:
• Narcotics drugs
• Pornography materials
• Chinese printing and medicines
• Transceivers and cordless telephone
• Films, pre-recorded video tapes, laser discs, VCDs, DVDs must be screened by Censor Board.
• Import or export of foreign currencies and travelers' checks are allowed. However, the import and export of Indonesian currency, exceeding 100 million Rupiah is prohibited.
Further information on customs and taxes in Indonesia, log into http://www.beacukai.go.id/