VISIT VISA



Please note that the Embassy reserves the right to decline a visa application and to determine the type and duration of visa appropriate for travel.


Visit Visas are given to Regular Passport holders.

Most of regions and cities in Indonesia are very safe to travel for US citizen. However, with respect to certain domestic conditions and for their own safety, the visa applicant is advised to contact the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate Generals or through the travel agency on the situation and information of the region that would be visited in Indonesia.


There are regions in Indonesia that the foreign national is not allowed to visit without special written permission and approval. The four regions are: Poso, and Irian Jaya/West Papua. The Applicant who wishes to enter the restricted regions must obtain special authorization from Indonesian authorities. Important: Please advise to the Embassy/ Consulate Generals about the intention to visit restricted regions.

To initiate and to expedite the process of the Authorization, it is advisable that the sponsor/individual/organization in Indonesia submit the request for the applicant's authorization from the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia. As there would be considerable amount of time needed for the process, we strongly suggested that the applicant apply for a visa as early as possible. It may take two weeks or longer before such permission been granted (or denied). Visitor who enters these restricted regions without permission is subject to arrest, detention, and will be prosecuted according to Indonesian law.

There are several types of the Visit Visa, based on the purpose of visit:
  1. Tourist (Single or Multiple Entries)

  2. Business (Single or Multiple Entries)

  3. Social Visit, e.g. to visit family/relative, social or cultural exchange, etc (Single or Multiple Entries)

  4. Journalist Visa, please contact the Information Division of the Embassy/ Consulate Generals to proceed. For the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, D.C., please contact (202) 775 5306 or (202) 775 5300. For telephone number of the Consulate Generals, please find on the other section of this website or contact the numbers.

  5. Research Visa (Single Entry), the Embassy/Consulate Generals would not be able to process research visa without an official notification or a formal approval from the State Ministry of Research and Technology and the Directorate General of Immigration. The Applicants should directly contact to:

    Office of Coordination Team of Foreign Researcher Clearance, the Agency for Research and Technology Implementation
    Secretariat PP41, BPPT Building #2, 8th Floor
    Jl. MH. Thamrin No. 8, Jakarta Pusat 10340
    Tel.: 62-21-3169293
    Fax.: 62-21-39836180
    Homepage: www.ristek.go.id
    email:frp@ristek.go.id

    Applicants should write a formal letter to the Office by providing all details about the research. The Office may assist the applicant with proper clearance and authorization from related agencies including immigration in Indonesia. Please verify this matter to the Office regarding the necessary document that need to be required for further assistance.
Note (please read carefully):
Single Entry means that you could only use the visa one time to enter Indonesia, and then the visa expired/void. The Indonesian Embassy and the Consulate Generals may issue a Single Entry Visa for up to 60 days visit. (The fee for single entry is US $45.00).

Multiple Entries means that you could use the visa to enter Indonesia several times within one year (the visa is valid for a year). However, the visitor could only stay no longer than 60 (sixty) days in Indonesia. For the Multiple Entries, the applicant's passport must be valid at least 1 year. The fee for multiple entries is US$ 100.00.

Visa Fee may be paid by Cashier Checks or Money Order from US Postal Service or Company Check payable to Embassy of Indonesia. Personal Check would not be accepted.

Please be advised that all Indonesian Representative (Embassy or Consulate Generals) hold the right to deny any applicant that deemed ineligible without disclosing the reason.

The Visa processing completed in three working days or longer, starting the date when the visa application dropped off directly (by hand) at the Visa Window, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. However, it takes five working days or longer when the visa application obtained by mail/package, starting the date when we received the visa application

Please be advised that Indonesian Visa must be used within 90 (ninety) days from the Date of Issuance.

Non-US Citizen applicants who hold certain US Visa may not be processed at the Embassy/Consulate Generals (read the requirements).

General requirements for Visit Visa:
  • Expiration date of the passport must be at least 6 months at the date of entry into Indonesia. For the Multiple Entries, expiration date of the passport must be at least 1 year at the date of entry.
  • Passport contains at least one blank visa page. Amendment and endorsement pages cannot be used for visa purposes.
  • Application form (in duplicate) must be completed and signed by the applicant. The application form could be downloaded from the website.
  • Two recent color photographs (passport size) on picture-quality papers with clear background.
  • For Visa application by mail, please read carefully:
    • Visa application by mail should enclose a self-stamped and addressed envelope for Express Mail from US Postal Service (USPS) only. The embassy of Indonesia will not process a visa application by mail unless there is an enclosed a self-stamped return envelope. The Embassy of Indonesia is not responsible for any applications or passports that are lost in transit.
    • Before you mail the application, please remember that the application must be send along with the applicant's passport. The Embassy would attach the visa in the passport. No passport, no visa.
    • Also remember that amendment and endorsement pages cannot be used for visa purposes. Check your passport for a blank visa page. Please be advised that we will return your application and passport if we found there are no blank visa pages on the passport. This would delay your application processing. Please remember to address the envelope to:

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  • Inoculation is recommended but not mandatory, and is required only if applicant had previously traveled to areas/ countries infected by yellow fever.
  • Applicants under 18 years of age should attach a notarized copy of birth certificate. Notarized letter of consent signed by non-traveling parents/ guardian must be attached if the applicant under 18 years of age travels without the parents.
  • Based on you purpose of visit (Tourist, Business or Social Visit), please provide the additional requirements, as follows:
    1. Tourist Visa Applicant
      Please provide the following additional requirements:
      • Roundtrip Itinerary (original/copy) or a letter from travel agents, airline, steamship company, confirming the purchase of tickets into Indonesia (Note the officer may ask the copy of the original airplane ticket).
      • Letter of Employment, indicating the employment status of the applicant. For retiree, please submit proof of the retirement fund.
      • For students please provide letter of intent from the school stating that the student still enrolled at the school.
      • For Non-US citizen: Please provide Copy of US Permanent Residence/Visa/Valid I-20 from schools/ universities. Please be advised that applicant with a B1/B2 visa would not be processed. Such applicant suggested for obtaining Indonesian visa from country of origin/ country of residency.
      • Copy of bank statement, indicate the current applicant's fund at least two weeks prior to the date of obtaining visa, or a letter from the bank stating that the applicant has a sufficient fund.
      • Visa fee is US $45.00 and may be paid by cashier check, money order or company check payable to Embassy of Indonesia.
      • The applicant who wishes to enter the restricted regions (Poso and Irian Jaya/West Papua) must obtain special authorization from Indonesian authority. Please mention to the Embassy/Consulates Generals about the intention to visit the restricted regions.
        This rule also applies to those who previously work at the regions and hold immigration permission, e.g. Freeport employees. The applicant could also contact the employer/company/sponsor in Indonesia to obtain such permission through the Clearing House at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DEPLU).
        Please contact the Directorate for Consular Affairs at the Department. Indonesian Embassy/Consulate Generals would not issue the visa without official notification of approval from the Indonesian authority to enter such regions.

    2. Business Visa Applicant
      Please provide the following additional requirements:
      • A letter of intent (in duplicate) from employer or sponsor, which describes the purpose of the visit and guaranteeing all transportation and living expenses that will incur in Indonesia.
      • For multiple entries visa includes a letter of invitation (in duplicate) from business partner or sponsor in Indonesia, which describes the purpose of visit.
      • Roundtrip Itinerary (original/copy) or a letter from travel agents, airline, steamship company, confirming the purchase of tickets into Indonesia (note the officer may ask the copy of the original airplane ticket).
      • The applicant who wishes to enter the restricted regions (Poso and Irian Jaya/West Papua) must obtain special authorization from Indonesian authority. Please mention to the Embassy/Consulate Generals about the intention to visit the restricted regions.
        This rule also applies to those who previously work at the regions and hold immigration permission, e.g. Freeport employees. The applicant could also contact the employer/company/sponsor in Indonesia to obtain such permission through the Clearing House at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DEPLU).
        Please contact the Directorate for Consular Affairs at the Department. The Indonesian Embassy/Consulate Generals would not issue the visa without official notification of approval from the Indonesian authority to enter such regions.
      • If you are a non-US citizen, includes either: copy of US Permanent Residence/Visa/ Valid I-20 from schools/ universities. Please be advised that applicant with a B1/B2 visa would not be processed. Such applicant suggested for obtaining an Indonesian visa from country of origin/ country of residency.

    3. Social Visit Visa Applicant
      Please provide the following additional requirements:
      • A letter of invitation (in duplicate) from family, social organization, University (school) or Cultural residence, which describes the purpose of the visit and guaranteeing all transportation and living expenses that will incur in Indonesia.
      • A copy of the K.T.P (Indonesian ID Card) of the principal/person who signed the letter of Invitation if the person is an Indonesian Citizen.
      • A copy of KIMS/KITAS (Indonesian Immigration's temporary stay permit) of the principal/person who is a non-Indonesian citizen that sponsoring your visit, or Identification card for foreigner. Please be advised that foreigner who does not have KIMS/KITAS nor Identification card for foreigner could not sponsor a family visit.
      • Roundtrip Itinerary (original/copy) or a letter from travel agents, airline, steamship company, confirming the purchase of tickets into Indonesia (note the officer may ask the copy of the original airplane ticket).
      • The applicant who wishes to enter the restricted regions (Poso and Irian Jaya/West Papua) must obtain special authorization from Indonesian authority. Please mention to the Embassy/Consulate Generals about the intention to visit the restricted regions.
        This rule also applies to those who previously work at the regions and hold immigration permission, e.g. religious worker, Freeport employees. For a member of a family who wishes to join their family in such region, the rule also applied. It is more convenient if your principal in Indonesia obtains the permission before you apply for the visa. The applicant could also contact the employer/company/ sponsor in Indonesia to obtain such permission through the Clearing House at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DEPLU).
        Please contact the Directorate for Consular Affairs at the Department. The Indonesian Embassy/Consulate Generals would not issue the visa without official notification of approval from the Indonesian authority to enter such regions.
      • If you are a non-US citizen, includes either: copy of US Permanent Residence/ Visa/ Valid I-20 from schools/ universities. Please be advised that applicant with a B1/B2 visa would not be processed. Such applicant suggested to obtain Indonesian visa from country of origin/country of residency.
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