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Don't Be Confused Anymore! A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Visa Type for You in Indonesia


In accordance with Article 1 of the Immigration Law, it is stated that the Visa of the Republic of Indonesia, hereinafter referred to as a Visa, is a written statement provided by an authorized official at the Representative Office of the Republic of Indonesia or at another location designated by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia that grants approval for a Foreign National to travel to the Territory of Indonesia and serves as the basis for issuing a Residence Permit.


Types of Visas:

Single-Entry Visit Visa

Index B211A

  1. Tourism

  • Visiting specific places for the purpose of recreation, personal development, or studying the unique tourist attractions, including but not limited to yacht tourism, receiving medical treatment in Indonesia, or attending meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) as a participant.

  1. Social

  • Visit for Humanitarian Reasons

  • Visiting or accompanying a parent, spouse, or sibling who is ill or has passed away.

  • Humanitarian Assistance Visit

  • Providing humanitarian assistance, medical support, and/or food aid.

  • Responding to Legal Summons

  • Attending legal proceedings as per a summons from the authorities.

  1. Business

  • Business Talks

  • Discussing, negotiating, and/or signing business contracts but not continuously overseeing production activities.

  • Governmental Duties

  • Visiting a place or activity as part of official governmental duties.

  • Meetings

  • Attending meetings held by the central or representative offices in Indonesia.

  • Purchasing Goods

  • Buying goods without continuously overseeing the production activities.

  • MICE Events

  • Attending MICE events in Indonesia as a speaker, lecturer, presenter, or to market goods/services from abroad.

  1. Governmental Duties

  • Official Government Visit

  • Visiting a place or activity as part of official governmental duties.

  1. Arts and Culture

  • Performing or displaying works related to art or culture, including but not limited to music, dance, or theater performances, as long as the foreign national is not employed by an individual or corporation in Indonesia.

  1. Transit

  • Continuing a journey or making a stopover in another country after passing through immigration checks at the Immigration Checkpoint.

  1. Join Vessel

  • Joining a vessel in Indonesian territory to continue a journey to another country.

  1. Non-Commercial Sports

  • Participating in sports activities by invitation from sports federations/agencies/organizations, the Indonesian Government, international sports championships, or sports activities organized by international sports organizations.

  1. Study Tours, Short Courses, and Short Trainings

  • Study Tour Visits

  • Participating in educational facility study tours.

  • Training and Short Course Visits

  • Attending training or short courses.

  • Academic Internship Visits

  • Participating in internships required by the foreign national's academic curriculum, without receiving remuneration.


Index B211B

  1. Emergency and Urgent Work

  • Performing unplanned work that cannot be delegated, to address situations such as natural disasters, main machinery breakdowns, or riots/protests that require immediate attention to avoid significant losses to the company and/or public.

  1. Prospective Foreign Workers in Job Trials

  • Conducting job trials to assess suitability for employment at a company/workplace.

  1. Audit, Quality Control, or Inspection at Branch Offices in Indonesia

  • Performing audits, quality control, or inspections at branch offices in Indonesia.

Index B211C

  1. Journalistic Visits

  • Foreign journalists covering stories with recommendations from relevant agencies.

  1. Film Production

  • Foreign nationals producing films using locations in Indonesia with permission from the relevant authorities.


Multiple-Entry Visit Visa

Index D212

  1. Business Talks

  • Discussing, negotiating, and/or signing business contracts but not continuously overseeing production activities.

  1. Governmental Duties

  • Visiting a place or activity as part of official governmental duties.

  1. Meetings

  • Attending meetings held by the central or representative offices in Indonesia.

  1. Purchasing Goods

  • Buying goods without continuously overseeing the production activities.

  1. MICE Events

  • Attending MICE events in Indonesia as a speaker, lecturer, presenter, or to market goods/services from abroad.

  1. Film Production

  • Foreign nationals producing films using locations in Indonesia with permission from the relevant authorities.


Limited Stay Visa

For Work Purposes

Index C312

  1. Experts

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert.

  1. Joining to Work on Ships, Transport, or Installations Operating in Indonesian Waters, Territorial Seas, Continental Shelf, and Exclusive Economic Zone

  • Foreign nationals employed by a guarantor as experts on ships, floating equipment, or installations operating in Indonesian waters, territorial seas, continental shelf, and Exclusive Economic Zone.

  1. Quality Control of Goods or Production

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert in quality control of goods or production.

  1. Inspection or Audit at Branch Offices in Indonesia

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert in inspection or audit.

  1. After-Sales Service

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert in after-sales service.

  1. Machinery Installation and Repair

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert in machinery installation and repair.

  1. Non-Permanent Construction Work

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert in construction.

  1. Artistic, Music, and Sports Performances

  • Working in Indonesia in activities related to their profession.

  1. Commercial Film Production with Permission from Relevant Authorities

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert in film production.

  1. Artistic, Music, and Sports Performances

  • Working in Indonesia as an expert in the arts, music, and sports.

  1. Foreign Worker Candidates for Skill Trials

  • Working in Indonesia as a foreign worker candidate for skill trials.

For Non-Work Purposes

  1. Foreign Investment

  • Foreign Investment for 1 Year (Index C313)

  • Conducting foreign investment as per regulations for a period of 1 year.

  • Foreign Investment for 2 Years (Index C314)

  • Conducting foreign investment as per regulations for a period of 2 years.

  1. Training and Scientific Research (Index C315)

  • Participating in training and scientific research in Indonesia with permission from relevant authorities.

  1. Education (Index C316)

  • Pursuing education at institutions in Indonesia.

  1. Family Reunion (Index C317)

  • Joining Indonesian Spouse

  • Joining a spouse who is an Indonesian citizen.

  • Joining Limited or Permanent Stay Permit Holder Spouse

  • Joining a spouse who holds a Limited or Permanent Stay Permit.

  • Child of Foreign National with Indonesian Citizen

  • Joining a child from a legal marriage between a foreign national and an Indonesian citizen.

  • Child from Legal Marriage with Indonesian Citizen

  • Joining a child under 18 years old and unmarried from a legal marriage with an Indonesian citizen.

  • Child Joining Limited or Permanent Stay Permit Holder Parent

  • A child under 18 years old and unmarried joining a parent who holds a Limited or Permanent Stay Permit.

  • Child with Legal Family Relationship with Indonesian Parent

  • Joining a parent for a child with legal family ties to an Indonesian citizen.

  1. Repatriation (Index C318)

  • Former Indonesian citizens intending to reside in Indonesia.

  1. Work and Holiday Facilitation (Index C320)

  • Engaging in non-formal work in education, tourism, health, social, sports, and cultural arts under a cooperation agreement between Indonesia and another country.

  1. Second Home

  • Second Home (Index C321)

  • Foreign nationals residing in Indonesia for 5 or 10 years after meeting certain requirements.

  • Second Home Dependents (Index C322)

  • Foreign nationals who are spouses, children, or parents of a second home visa or residence permit holder.

  • Former Indonesian Citizens (Index C323)

  • Former Indonesian citizens residing in Indonesia for 5 or 10 years after meeting certain requirements.


Visa Exemption

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA)

  • Tourism Visit

  • Governmental Duty Visit

  • Business Talk Visit

  • Goods Purchase Visit

  • Meeting Visit

  • Transit

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