Indonesia Visa and Immigration Policies 2023

Visa on Arrival (VOA) for Foreign Travellers

Updated 4 May 2023

Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-0700.GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic, effective since 15 September 2022.
1. Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visit Visa Exemption for Leisure Purpose, include:
1) Brunei Darussalam,
2) Philippines,
3) Cambodia,
4) Laos,
5) Malaysia,
6) Myanmar,
7) Singapore,
8) Thailand, and
9) Vietnam.
2. Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose (including tourism, government visit, business meeting, and transit), include:
  1. 1.     Albania

    2.     Andorra

    3.     Argentina

    4.     Australia

    5.     Austria

    6.     Bahrain

    7.     Belarus

    8.     Belgium

    9.     Bosnia and Herzegovina

    10.  Brazil

    11.  Brunei Darussalam

    12.  Bulgaria

    13.  Cambodia

    14.  Canada

    15.  Chile

    16.  China, People’s Republic of

    17.  Colombia

    18.  Croatia

    19.  Cyprus

    20.  Czech Republic

    21.  Denmark

    22.  Ecuador

    23.  Egypt

    24.  Estonia

    25.  Finland

    26.  France

    27.  Germany

    28.  Greece

    29.  Guatemala

    30.  Hong Kong

    31.  Hungary

    32.  Iceland

    33.  India

    34.  Ireland

    35.  Italy

    36.  Japan

    37.  Jordan

    38.  Kazakhstan

    39.  Kenya

    40.  Korea, Republic of

    41.  Kuwait

    42.  Laos

    43.  Latvia

    44.  Liechtenstein

    45.  Lithuania

    46.  Luxembourg

    47.  Macau

    48.  Malaysia

    49.  Maldives

    50.  Malta

    51.  Mexico

    52.  Monaco

    53.  Morocco

    54.  Myanmar

    55.  Netherlands

    56.  New Zealand

    57.  Norway

    58.  Oman

    59.  Palestine

    60.  Panama

    61.  Peru

    62.  Philippines

    63.  Poland

    64.  Portugal

    65.  Qatar

    66.  Romania

    67.  Russia

    68.  Rwanda

    69.  San Marino

    70.  Saudi Arabia

    71.  Serbia

    72.  Seychelles

    73.  Singapore

    74.  Slovakia

    75.  Slovenia

    76.  South Africa

    77.  Spain

    78.  Suriname

    79.  Sweden

    80.  Switzerland

    81.  Taiwan

    82.  Thailand

    83.  Timor Leste

    84.  Tunisia

    85.  Turkey

    86.  Ukraine

    87.  United Arab Emirates

    88.  United Kingdom

    89.  United States of America

    90.  Uzbekistan

    91.  Vatican

    92.  Vietnam

3. Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose are granted for foreign nationals at the Immigration Checkpoints as follows:

a. Airports:

  1. Soekarno Hatta, Banten;
  2. Ngurah Rai, Bali;
  3. Kualanamu, North Sumatra;
  4. Juanda, East Java;
  5. Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi;
  6. Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi;
  7. Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta,
  8. Hang Nadim, Riau Islands,
  9. Zainuddin Abdul Majid, West Nusa Tenggara,
  10. Kertajati, West Java,
  11. Minangkabau,West Sumatra,
  12. Sentani, Papua,
  13. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman, East Kalimantan,
  14. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Aceh,
  15. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Riau

b. Seaports: 

  1. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Riau Islands;
  2. Batam Centre, Riau Islands;
  3. Sekupang, Riau Islands;
  4. Citra Tri Tunas, Riau Islands;
  5. Marina Teluk Senimba, Riau Islands;
  6. Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Riau Islands;
  7. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Riau Islands;
  8. Sri Bintan Pura, Riau Islands,
  9. Benoa, Bali,
  10. Dumai, Riau,
  11. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands
  12. Belawan, North Sumatra
  13. Biak, Papua
  14. Jayapura, Papua
  15. Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara
  16. Lembar, West Nusa Tenggara
  17. Malundung, North Kalimantan
  18. Marina Ancol, Jakarta
  19. Nusantara Pare Pare, South Sulawesi
  20. Padang Bai, Bali
  21. Sabang, Aceh
  22. Samudera, North Sulawesi
  23. Saumlaki, Maluku
  24. Sibolga, North Sumatra
  25. Soekarno-Hatta, South Sulawesi
  26. Sorong, Papua
  27. Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta
  28. Tanjung Emas, Central Java
  29. Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
  30. Tanjung Perak, East Java
  31. Tanjung Priok, Jakarta
  32. Tarempa, Riau Islands
  33. Teluk Bayur, West Sumatra
  34. Tenau, East Nusa Tenggara
  35. Tual, Maluku

c. Cross-Border Posts:

  1. Aruk, West Kalimantan;
  2. Entikong, West Kalimantan;
  3. Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara;
  4. Motamasin, East Nusa Tenggara;
  5. Sota, Papua
  6. Tunon Taka, North Kalimantan;
  7. Wini, East Nusa Tenggara.
4. Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can be issued accordingly with the following requirements:
a. Passport (diplomatic/official/ordinary) that is valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
b. A return ticket or a pass to continue the trip to another country,
c. Proof of payment of PNBP Visa on Arrival of 500,000 IDR (in the case of applying for a Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose), and
5. The entry stamp
on the granting of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose will be valid as a Visit Stay Permit with the certain period, as follows:
a. Visit Visa Exemption: maximum 30 days and cannot be extended.
b. Visa on Arrival: maximum of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national lives.
6. Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can also be granted for foreign nationals on official visit or government duties to attend international events, for which shall be applied additional requirement: to enclose an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend the international conferences/trials/meetings.

7. The provision of Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose as stipulated above applies to other purposes of visit: 

  1. Tourism
  2. Government official duties
  3. Business talk
  4. Purchasing goods
  5. Meetings
  6. Transit

8. Visit Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival holder cannot be converted to another type of visit visa or stay permit visa.

For all other foreign national which countries are not listed above, may apply for a visa through the Indonesian Embassy. Please visit this link for more information.
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Use your e-VOA Within 90 Days After Issuance, and You can Stay for a Maximum of 60 Days After Arrival in Indonesia

Jakarta, February 20,2023 : Foreigners can apply for an Indonesia Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) before arriving in Indonesia. The holder must use the visa within 90 (ninety) days after issuance. Sub-coordinator of Public Relations of the Directorate General of Immigration, Achmad Nur Saleh, stressed that the validity of an e-VOA to enter Indonesia differs from the e-VOA stay permit validity.

“We discovered many misunderstandings in the community regarding whether the validity period of e-VOA is 90 days or 60 days. First, we underline that the 90-day visa validity is before foreigners enter Indonesia. It is the time limit when e-VOA is good to enter Indonesia after the date of issuance. Meanwhile, the validity period of an e-VOA stay permit is 30 days starting from the foreigner entering Indonesia and can be extended once for the next 30 days. Hence, the total is up to 60 days,” explained Achmad on Monday (20/02/2023).

Achmad gives an illustration: a foreigner outside Indonesia applied for an e-VOA (website: on 20 February 2023 and was granted an e-VOA on the same day. So, the latest date the foreigner can enter Indonesia using the visa is 21 May 2023.

“Then, the e-VOA stay permit of 30 days is started from the time the officers at the Immigration Control (TPI) at the airports, seaports, or cross-border posts stamp an entry mark on the foreigner’s passport,” he said.

The e-VOA stay permit extension can be done online through the website The procedure flow is similar to applying for a new e-VOA. Foreigners do not need to upload an Indonesian entry stamp because their data is already recorded in the immigration system. After verifying that all the information is valid, the foreigner will proceed to the payment page, where the foreigner can use a credit or debit card with the Visa, Mastercard, or JCB logo.

“If you have received an e-VOA stay permit extension in an electronic document, foreigners no longer need to come to the immigration office. So, save more time and energy. As long as there is a smartphone and internet connection, foreigners can extend their e-VOA stay permit anywhere, everywhere,” he concluded.


Indonesia Introduces e-Visa-on-Arrival For Nationals Of 26 Countries

Jakarta (4/11). Indonesia, which was in hot water this summer for hours-long immigration lines at its Bali Airport, has launched a new e-VOA service to speed up the entry process.

Remember that visitors from Asean countries don’t need visas to enter Indonesia. This new e-VOA is only available if you enter Indonesia through Jakarta or Bali airports. The price of the e-VOA is 500,000 IDR ($32) + credit card fee.

You need the following information for the e-VOA application:

  • Full biodata page of passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of your arrival to Indonesia (format JPG/JPEG/PNG with max. size of 200 Kb);
  • Passport size photograph (format JPG/JPEG/PNG with max. size of 200 Kb);
  • Email address; and
  • A valid Mastercard, Visa, or JCB credit card.

Valid e-VOA purposes of entering Indonesia:

  • Tourism
  • Government Visits
  • Business Meeting
  • Goods Purchasing
  • Transit

The e-Visa-on-Arrival eligible nationals:

  1. Australia
  2. Argentina
  3. Brazil
  4. Belgium
  5. Canada
  6. China
  7. Denmark
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. India
  11. Italy
  12. Japan
  13. Mexico
  14. Netherlands
  15. New Zealand
  16. Republic of Korea
  17. Russia
  18. Saudi Arabia
  19. South Africa
  20. Spain
  21. Switzerland
  22. Timor Leste
  23. Turkiye
  24. Ukraine
  25. United Kingdom;
  26. United States of America

You can access Indonesia’s page for e-VOA :


Good News: Foreigners Can Now Attend Business Meetings with Visa on Arrival

JAKARTA (15/9) – Foreigners can now attend business meetings with a Visa on Arrival (VoA) or a Visitor Visa Exemption arrangement (VVE). It is stated in the Acting Director General of Immigration Circular Letter Number IMI-0700.GR.01.01 of 2022, dated 14 September 2022, which is effective on Thursday, 15 September 2022.

It also regulates the addition of 11 countries subject to VoA: Albania, Andorra, Chile, Ecuador, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Palestine, San Marino, Suriname, Uzbekistan, and the Vatican. Meanwhile, the subject of the VVE still consists of nine ASEAN member countries, namely Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

“That’s right, in the latest circular letter, there are 11 additional VoA subject countries. There is also an addition to the activities permitted to use VVE and VoA. Among them are tourist visits; government duties; business talks; purchase of goods; meetings; or transit,” explained the Sub-Coordinator of Public Relations of the Directorate General of Immigration, Achmad Nur Saleh.

Achmad further explained that there was a change in the Immigration Border Control (IBC) which provided VVE and VoA.

“It must be noted that there is a change in the IBC list, which offers services for both VVE and VoA, especially the airports. There have been several additions to the IBC list. However, some airports previously provided VVE or VoA services, but now they are no longer on the IBC list. Some of them are Adisumarmo Airport – Surakarta; Raja Haji Fi Sabilillah – Tanjung Pinang; Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II – Palembang; Syamsuddin Noor – Banjarmasin.”

To obtain VVE or VoA, foreigners must show a nationality passport that is still valid for at least 6 (six) months, a return ticket or a one-way ticket to continue their journey to another country and VoA payment receipts.

“The VoA tariff is Rp500,000, the same for a stay permit extension. The stay permit originating from VoA can be extended only once for 30 days and carried out at the immigration office according to the area where the foreigner lives in Indonesia. Foreigners cannot convert the VoA’s stay permit to another type of stay permit,” concluded Achmad.

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Visa on Arrival for Tourism


Free Tourist Special Visit Visa and Special Tourist Visit Visa on Arrival can be used by foreigners to carry out the following activities:

  • Tourism purposes
  • Government official visits
  • Business talks and meetings
  • Purchasing goods
  • Meetings
  • Transit

Duration of Stay

Holders of Visa on Arrival are granted permission to stay in Indonesia for 30 (thirty) days, and the stay permit is extendable for another 30 days. Holders of Visa on Arrival cannot apply for an onshore visa in Indonesia.

Procedure and Requirements

Foreign nationals can apply for Visa on Arrival (VoA) upon arrival at Immigration Border Controls in certain airports, seaports, and border posts in Indonesia.

Required documents:

  1. A passport that is still valid for at least 6 (six) months;
  2. A return ticket or a connecting ticket to continue the journey to another country except for the crew of the transportation means who will stop by to join the ship and continue the journey to another country.

Supporting Documents

Sponsors or foreign nationals whose countries are not included in the Visa on Arrival (VoA) country list can still apply for VoA for sudden or urgent reasons.
Required documents:

  1. Letter of request from the Government or a private institution, and
  2. Letter of approval from the Minister or the appointed Immigration Officer

Sponsors or foreign nationals can apply for a letter of approval from the Minister or the appointed Immigration Officer through the Online Visa Approval application and submit the below documents:

  1. Letter of request from the government or private institution containing data of foreigners who will apply for a Visa on Arrival and includes the statement of the sudden or urgent reasons to obtain a letter of approval.
  2. A passport (ordinary/service/diplomatic) that is still valid for at least 6 (six) months;
  3. A return ticket or a connecting ticket to continue the journey to another country except for the crew of the transportation means who will stop by to join the ship and continue the journey to another country.

Additional Requirements

Proof of having received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

You can check the international travel health protocols for entering Indonesia at this link.

Visa Submitting and Processing

The granting of a Visitor Visa on Arrival for Tourism at the Immigration Border Control is carried out through:

  • review of the submitted documents;
  • data entry;
  • payment of immigration fees by applicants;
  • profiling and verification; and
  • attaching visa sticker on travel document.

Processing Time

The visa will be granted directly at immigration border control if all requirements are met.


Visa on Arrival for Tourism (per person/arrival): Rp500,000

List of Countries Eligible for Visa on Arrival for Tourism

  1. South Africa
  2. Albania,
  3. The United States of America
  4. Andorra,
  5. Saudi Arabia
  6. Argentina,
  7. Australia,
  8. Austria,
  9. Bahrain
  10. Netherland
  11. Belarus
  12. Belgium
  13. Bosnia Herzegovina
  14. Brazil,
  15. Brunei Darussalam,
  16. Bulgaria,
  17. Czech
  18. Chile,
  19. Denmark,
  20. Ekuador,
  21. Estonia,
  22. Philippines
  23. Finland
  24. Hong Kong
  25. Hungary
  26. India,
  27. The United Kingdom
  28. Ireland
  29. Islandia,
  30. Italy
  31. Japan
  32. Germany
  33. Cambodia
  34. Canada
  35. Colombia,
  36. South Korea
  37. Croatia
  38. Kuwait,
  39. Laos,
  40. Latvia,
  41. Liechtenstein,
  42. Lithuania,
  43. Luxembourg
  44. Maldives,
  45. Malaysia,
  46. Malta,
  47. Morocco
  48. Mexico
  49. Egypt
  50. Monaco,
  51. Myanmar,
  52. Norway
  53. Oman,
  54. Palestina,
  55. France
  56. Peru,
  57. Poland
  58. Portugal,
  59. Qatar,
  60. Romania
  61. Russia
  62. San Marino,
  63. New Zealand
  64. Serbia,
  65. Seychelles,
  66. Singapore
  67. Cyprus
  68. Slovakia,
  69. Slovenia,
  70. Spain
  71. Suriname,
  72. Sweden
  73. Switzerland
  74. Taiwan,
  75. Thailand,
  76. Timor Leste,
  77. China
  78. Tunisia,
  79. Turkiye
  80. The United Arab Emirates
  81. Ukraina,
  82. Uzbekistan,
  83. Vatikan,
  84. Vietnam,
  85. Yordania,
  86. Yunani,

Immigration Border Control Authorized to Issue Visa on Arrival for Tourism


  1. Hang Nadim, Riau Island
  2. Juanda, East Java
  3. Kertajati, West Java
  4. Kualanamu, North Sumatera
  5. Minangkabau, West Sumatera
  6. Ngurah Rai, Bali
  7. Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi
  8. Sentani, Papua
  9. Soekarno Hatta, Jakarta
  10. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman, East Kalimantan
  11. Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi
  12. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Aceh
  13. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Riau
  14. Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta
  15. Zainuddin Abdul Madjid, West Nusa Tenggara


  1. Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Riau Island
  2. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Riau Island
  3. Batam Centre, Riau Island
  4. Belawan, North Sumatera
  5. Benoa, Bali
  6. Biak, Papua Citra
  7. Citra Tri Tunas, Riau Island
  8. Dumai, Riau
  9. Jayapura, Papua
  10. Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara
  11. Lembar, West Nusa Tenggara
  12. Marina Teluk Senimba, Riau Island
  13. Malundung, North Kalimantan
  14. Marina Ancol, DKI Jakarta
  15. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Riau Island
  16. Nusantara Pare Pare, South Sulawesi
  17. Padang Bai, Bali
  18. Sabang, Aceh
  19. Samudera, North Sulawesi
  20. Saumlaki, Maluku
  21. Sekupang, Riau Island
  22. Sibolga, North Sumatera
  23. Soekarno-Hatta, South Sulawesi
  24. Sorong, Papua
  25. Sri Bintan Pura, Riau Island
  26. Sunda Kelapa, Jakarta
  27. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Island
  28. Tanjung Emas, Central Java
  29. Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
  30. Tanjung Perak, East Java
  31. Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta
  32. Tarempa, Riau Island
  33. Teluk Bayur, West Sumatera
  34. Tenau, East Nusa Tenggara
  35. Tual, Maluku

Cross-border posts

    1. Aruk, West Kalimantan
    2. Entikong, West Kalimantan
    3. Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara
    4. Motamasin, East Nusa Tenggara
    5. Sota, Papua
    6. Tunon Taka, North Kalimantan
    7. Wini, East Nusa Tenggara

Legal Basis

  • Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation Number 29 of 2021 on Visa and Stay Permit
  • Minister of Finance Regulation Number 9/PMK.02/2022 on Non-Tax State Revenue on Type and Tariff of Immigration Services in the Ministry of Law and Human Rights

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