Passport, VISA and Immigration

All travelers to Indonesia must hold a passport for at least six months after arrival with onward/return tickets as a proven. Effective of 1st of February,2004 The Indonesian Minister of Justice and Human Rights has announced that the Visa on Arrival introduced for foreign visitors arriving by Air at the airport should pay the entry fee upon arrival.

Visa on Arrival(VoA) is required for National of countries and one administrative Districts:
Argentine, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brasilia, Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greek, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Islandia, Italy, Japan, Lao PDR, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco Nederland, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Qatar  Kuwait, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland  Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Aljazair, Tunisia Romania, Lithuania, Panama, Libya, Latvia, Czech, Slovakia, Fiji, Slovenia

Visa On Arrival Rate: 7 days : US$ 10   30 days : US$ 25

Additional countries which could have visa on arrival facility is effective on 28 May,2007

Visa on Arrival will be issued at the immigration Check Point at the Following Airports
Polonia Medan , Sultan syariff Kasim II Pekan Baru, Tabing Padang, Soekarno Hatta Jakarta, Adi Sucipto Yogjakarta, Adi Sumarno Surakarta, Juanda Surabaya, Ngurah Rai Bali, Selaparang Mataram, El Tari Kupang, Sam Ratulangi Manado. Visa on Arrival will be issued at the immigration Check Point at the Following Seaports

  • Sekupang, Batu Ampar, Nongsa, Marina Teluk Senimba, and Batam Centre in Batam,
  • Bandar Bintan Telani lagoi and Sri Udana Lobam in Tanjung Uban
  • Sri Bintan Pura In Tanjung Pinang
  • Belawan in Belawan
  • Sibolga in Sibolga
  • Yos Sudarso In Dumai
  • Teluk Bayur in Padang
  • Tanjung Priok in Jakarta
  • PadangBay and Benoa Bali
  • Jayapura In Jayapura
  • Bitung in Bitung
  • Tanjung Balai Karimun in Tanjung Balai Karimun
  • Tanjung Mas Semarang
  • Tanau in Kupang
  • Pare Pare in South Sulawesi
  • Soekarno Hatta in South Sulawesi
  • Maumere in Nusa Tenggara

The 11 Countries that retain visa Free status and need not purchase a VoA are : Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, The Philippines, Hong kong , Macao, Chile, Marocco, Peru and Vietnam. CITIZEN OF COUNTRIES NOT ON THE VoA OR FREE VISA LIST ARE REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR A VISA AT THE NEAREST INDONESIA EMBASSY,CONSULATE OR FOREIGN MISSION.

Visa on Arrival is not extendable and not convertible into other types of visa.

International Airlines Link
Major International Airlines have access to Indonesia such as Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Qantas, and many others. You could directly link with the Airlines by clicking Airlines Deal section at our home page. Mostly International Airlines Arrive in Jakarta or Bali as the Arrival base while some Airlines have directly access to other cities like in Surabaya,Lombok, Medan, Yogjakarta and Manado. Connecting flight with domestic carriers will not be a big problem when you have arrived in Indonesia.

Airport Tax
Airport Tax for International Departure is levied by the airport authority while international tickets used for domestic flights should also pay the airport tax from Rp 25.000 – 100.000 depends on airport category.

Indonesia has warm tropical climate with wet and dry seasons lasting approximately six months each, but now the climate is radically change , dry season is longer then wet season, the dry from APRIL to NOVEMBER is the best time to visit Indonesia.

Customs allow on entry a maximum of two litters of alcoholic beverages,200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco and a reliable amount of perfume per adult. Cars, Photographic , equipment, typewriter, radio are admitted provided. They are taken out on departure.

Currency and Exchange
Main foreign currencies are exchangeable at the bank or at money Changer in major cities. While credit card is also acceptable at big stores such as Department store which is now very common. Additional administration fee sometimes should be added for every transaction around 2-3 percents.

Office Hours
Business hours is from 08:00 am to 05:00 pm . Government office is 08:00 am – 04:00 pm from Monday to Friday.

Most hotels use 220 volts. Outlets for shaving equipment is both 220 and 110 voltage.