- Before you travel.
- Indonesia 30 day Free Visa Entry for 169 countries (max. 30 days).
- Indonesia 30 day Visa On Arrival for 67 countries (30 days + extendable).
- Visa extension options.
- Other countries.
- Overstay penalty.
Continue here to see a copy of the actual Indonesian law on the visa free entry for 169 countries (mid page).
1. Before you travel
There are different rules for different foreign visitors to Indonesia. Most countries get a free 30 day visa while other countries need to apply for a visa before travelling.
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Regardless what country you are from and what visa you will be getting there are a few things every foreign visitor needs before travelling to Indonesia.
- A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Indonesia.
- A passport that has at least one complete blank page.
- Proof of a return flight or onward flight out of Indonesia.
If the immigration officer has a suspicion that you may abuse the free visa you might also be asked for proof of sufficient funds to stay in Indonesia for the duration of your visa.
The Indonesia Visa is counted per day, not per night. Your first day and last day are included in the 30 day calculation. Even if you enter Indonesia at 23:55h (11:55pm), the last 5 minutes before midnight will still be considered a full day. The same for your departure.
This visa is for a single entry visit. Every time you exit and re-enter Indonesia you will get a new 30 day free visa.
2. Indonesia Visa Free Entry for 169 countries
Nationals of 167 countries and 2 special regions can get a free 30-day non extendable visa.
This 30 day free Indonesia visa is valid for the purpose of;
- Leisure and tourism.
- Art and Cultural.
- Government visits.
- Giving a lecture or attend a seminar.
- Attend a meeting held by Head office or Representative office in Indonesia.
- While in transit on the way to another country.
Source; www.imigrasi.go.id This 30 day free visa cannot be used for journalism. It is not extendable and you cannot convert the visa into a different visa.
169 countries free visa
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Commonwealth of Dominica
- Costa Rica
- Cote D’Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong SAR
- Macau SAR
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Island
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and Grenadines
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Visitors from these 169 countries can both enter AND exit through 29 airports, 88 harbours and 7 land borders.
Entering and Exiting Indonesia on a free visa (CLICK TO EXPAND)
AIRPORTS (29) you can arrive AND depart from (click to see more)
- Aceh, Maimun Saleh Airport (SBG)
- Aceh, Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ)
- Bali, Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
- Bangka-Belitung, H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport (TJQ)
- Batam, Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH)
- Java, Bandung, Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDA)
- Java, Jakarta, Halim Perdana Kusuma International Airport (HLP)
- Java, Jakarta, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
- Java, Semarang, Ahmad Yani International Airport (SRG)
- Java, Solo, Adi Sumarmo International Airport (SOC)
- Java, Surabaya, Juanda International Airport (SUB)
- Java, Yogyakarta, Adi Sucipto International Airport (JOG)
- Kalimantan (East), Balikpapan, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
- Kalimantan (North), Tarakan, Juwata International Airport (TRK)
- Kalimantan (West), Pontianak, Supadio International Airport (PNK)
- Kupang, El Tari International Airport (KOE)
- Lombok, Lombok Praya International Airport (LOP)
- Maluku, Ambon, Pattimura Airport (AMQ)
- Papua, Biak, Frans Kaisiepo International Airport (BIK)
- Papua, Merauke, Mopah Airport (MKQ)
- Papua, Timika, Mozes Kilangin Airport (TIM)
- Riau, Pekanbaru, Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (PKU)
- Sulawesi (North), Manado, Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
- Sulawesi (South), Makassar, Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
- Sumatra (North), Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
- Sumatra (North), Medan, Polonia International Airport (MES)
- Sumatra (North), Sibolga, Dr. Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (Pinangsori) Airport (FLZ)
- Sumatra (South), Palembang, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
- Sumatra (West), Padang, Minangkabau International Airport (PDG)
HARBOURS (88) you can arrive AND depart from (click to see more)
- Achmad Yani, Ternate;
- Amamapare, Tembagapura;
- Anggrek, Gorontalo;
- Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban;
- Bandar Sri Setia Raja, Bengkalis;
- Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban;
- Batam Centre, Batam;
- Batu Ampar, Batam;
- Bagan Siapi-Api, BaganSiapi-Api;
- Belawan, Belawan;
- Benete, Sumbawa Besar;
- Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang;
- Biak, Biak;
- Boom Baru, Palembang;
- Celukan Bawang, Singaraja;
- Citra Tri Tunas, Batam;
- Ciwandan, Cilegon;
- Dumai, Dumai;
- DwiKora, Pontianak;
- Gunung Sitoli, Sibolga;
- Jambi, Jambi;
- Jayapura, Jayapura;
- Kabil, Batam;
- Kendari, Kendari;
- Kota Baru, Kota Baru;
- Kuala Enok, Tembilahan;
- Kuala Langsa, Aceh;
- Kuala Tungkal, Jambi;
- Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan;
- Lauren Say, Maumere;
- Lembar, Mataram;
- Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe;
- Malahayati, Aceh;
- Malundung, Tarakan;
- Manado, Manado;
- Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam;
- Marore, Tahuna;
- Miangas, Tahuna;
- Merauke, Merauke;
- Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam;
- Nusantara Pare-Pare, Pare-Pare;
- Nusantara, Tahuna;
- Padang Bai, Bali;
- Panarukan, Panarukan;
- Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang;
- Panjang, Bandar Lampung;
- Pantoloan, Palu;
- Pasuruan, Pasuruan;
- Pemangkat, Sambas;
- Probolinggo, Probolinggo;
- Pulau Baai, Bengkulu;
- Sabang, Aceh;
- Samarinda, Samarinda;
- Sampit, Sampit;
- Samudera, Bitung;
- Sekupang, Batam;
- SelatLampa, Ranai;
- Semayang, Balikpapan;
- Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak;
- Sibolga, Sibolga;
- Sintete, Sambas;
- Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar;
- Sorong, Sorong;
- Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang;
- Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang;
- Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan;
- Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar;
- Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun;
- Tanjung Emas, Semarang;
- Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang;
- Tanjung Harapan, SelatPanjang;
- Tanjung Intan, Cilacap;
- Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang;
- Tanjung Lontar, Kupang;
- Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung;
- Tanjung Perak, Surabaya;
- Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta;
- Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban;
- Tanjung Wangi, Jember;
- Tarempa, Tarempa;
- Teluk Bayur, Padang;
- Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan;
- Tembilahan, Tembilahan;
- Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin;
- Tual, Tual;
- Tunon Taka, Nunukan;
- Yos Sudarso, Ambon;
- Yos Sudarso, Cirebon.
LAND BORDERS (7) you can arrive AND depart from (click to see more)
- Aruk, Sambas;
- Entikong, Entikong;
- Metamauk, Atambua;
- Mota’ain, Atambua;
- Nanga Badau, Sanggau;
- Napan, Atambua;
- Skouw, Jayapura.
3. Indonesia Visa On Arrival (extendable).
The Indonesia visa on arrival is valid for 30 days. The VOA can be extended by another 30 days while travelling in Indonesia.
There are 67 countries who can get a 30 day visa on arrival at USD 35 per person.
67 Visa On Arrival countries (click to view)
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
This rate is the same for any passenger of any age. Infants need to pay this visa fee as well. The Indonesia visa on arrival can be extended once by another 30 days. The Indonesia visa fee can be paid in cash or credit card. If you pay with cash you can use US Dollars or any other major currency. You will find a piece of paper at the VOA payment counter with the current price in your currency.
4. Extend your Indonesia Visa
There are some options to extend your 30 day tourist visa although it depends what country you are from. 67 Visa on arrival country can extend their visa once. The extension costs USD 35 so in total you are paying USD 70 for a 60 day stay. After 60 days you will need to leave the country. Alternatively any of the above countries can do a “visa run” to extend their visa. A visa run is usually done in one day. You leave the country on a budget flight to the nearest overseas airport. You can leave on a morning flight and return on an afternoon flight.
5. Other countries
If your country is not listed above then you will need to apply for a visa at the nearest Indonesian Embassy before travelling to Indonesia.
6. Overstay penalty
If you overstay your visa then the official penalty is Rp 1,000,000 per day you have overstayed (previously 300,000 per day).
The maximum allowed time you can overstay is 60 days. If you have overstayed your Indonesia visa for more than 60 then you are in the country without valid visa. The punishment for not having a valid visa is a maximum 5 years sentence or maximum Rp 500,000,000 penalty. (article #119 of UU 6/2011). Source; Kementerian Hukum Dan Hak Asasi Manusia Republik Indonesia
Hey, we are thinking of visiting Indonesia from Norway, can you without having a visum, get in 30 days and then get out of the country and then come back the next day to get new 30 days? If so how many times can you do this?
I have now KITAS and shall retire soon. I do not want to leave country when my work ends but stay 30days. How can I get tourist visa without leaving Indonesia? I am not going to apply retirement visa.
I got overstay with six days and I payed the fees
After that I applied for new visa
Is the overstay will effect to my applying ?
Hi, im from Philippines and right now im in Thailand, is ut possible to enter Bali?
Hi, if I live in the UK but have a Thai passport, do I need a visa for a 3 week holiday in Bali?
Is it possible to apply for the visa extension on arrival eg if you plan to stay for 35 days and will be in a remote area at the end of 30 days?
Yes you can extend as early in your first 30 days as you like. The 30 day extension will start when you have used up your first 30 days. Please note that you cannot apply for your extension at the airport. You can only apply for the visa extension at the immigration office. When you do arrive in Bali you will want to make sure you choose to pay for the USD 35 Visa On Arrival as the Free Visit Visa cannot be extended.
Good day and thank you for your help.
I am lebanese passport holder and I would like to know if I can get a visa on arrival or I need to submit tourist visa application before traveling.
Also, it will be great to know what are the options to renew the visa after 30days.
Many thanks again.
Dear Ketut I’m looking to travel to Bali for healing and I don’t know how long will it take my question is if I don’t have proof of a return flight or onward flight out of Indonesia will they let me pass or not ? also ive read you need one photo too ?im from greece
My plan is to go to Bali for 55 days and I was thinking that visa on arrival is the best option and easier than arranging a visa at the embassy in my home country because of all the requirements. However, I wish to book my flight for the period i intend to stay and the flight out of Bali will then be within 60 days (so visa on arrival+extension of the 30 days) and not within 30 days, as the visa on arrival is really for initially when I enter the country. My question is if it is fine to book a return flight that is within the 6o days upon arrival and explain to immigration that I will extend my VOA with the extra 30 days or does the flight have to be within the initial 30 day VOA day limit?
I don’t understand how people book their flights to stay in Bali for more than 30 days if it is not ok to book flights this way. I haven’t found an answer to this question and would appreciate the answer if you know it. Thank you
Although it is a requirement to show that you have a flight that leaves within the time of your visa stay, the immigration officers do understand that this is not always the case. If they make a fuss then you can book a flight out of Indonesia from your smartphone so that at least you can enter the country. Having said that, in some cases it is not the immigration officers blocking entry, it may be the airline that makes a fuss when you check-in for your flight to Indonesia and they notice you don’t have a flight out of the country. If immigration refuses entry then the airline will be liable to get you out of the country.
Hi im a 22 year old Australian male, just wondering about the Free Visa, does this mean i can just arrive in Indonesia and go to Immigration and get a visa for free no worries? is there any chance of me being declined? Im a little confused
If you meet the requirements in chapter one then you should be allowed to enter on the free entry visa.
I am Kenyan citizen and is planing to come to Jakarta for leisure for just 4 days.
Even Kenya was listed as 169 Visa Free Country but is it necessary to apply Visit Visa as I am confused.
Looking forward for your reply soon.
If you have a passport from Kenya you are eligible for a free 30 day visit visa on arrival providing you meet the requirements.
Hi my wife and I are from Canada and we have already purchased the VOA at the airport as we will be staying 32 days in Indonesia. I understand now we need to visit an immigration office to pay the other half of the fee and extend this. I have heard that this process can take 2-3 weeks sometimes. Is this true?
The extension process takes 5 working days. You can start the extension process at any time during your first 30 days. The latest you can start the extension process is 1 week before the end of your fist 30 days. Regardless when you extend, the extension will start from day 30 so in total you will have 60 days (30+30).
Hi! My partner (australian) and I (argentinean) will travel to Indonesia soon on tourist visas, and want to stay for 60 days. I wonder if we can directly pay the 70 usd at once when we arrive to the country, or we need to pay the 35 usd, and then do the paperwork for the extra 30 days?
I hope you can clear my doubt.
You cannot extend it at the airport. You will have to visit an immigration office and do it there.
Hi I am from Philippines. Do I still need to have anti Polio vaccine if I will just travel around Bali for 4 days? I am not sure as well if I was injected with the vaccine when I was a kid.
No vaccines are required by law when visiting Indonesia.
I am flying to bali, then traveling to other islands, planning to pay 35 on arrival and then extend but I do not know where or what locations would that be possible, i might be in borneo or maybe papua, but I am not sure since I am worried about the extension.
Hello Sir, I am Indian passport holder with Kuwait Residency stamped on passport do i need to apply visa in advance or i can get it on arrival?
You are eligible for a free 30 day visa upon arrival.
Can I travel to Bali with a USA green card holder and refugee travel document?
The deciding factor is your passport nationality, not the permit you have to live in the USA. What is your nationality?
Hi there, I’m coming to Bali on the 18th February. Am I aloud to book an exit flight back that is over the 30 days and then on arrival extend my Visa?
Hello! I have a US passport but live in the Philippines. My two nieces and I are visiting Indonesia from Nov 28 thru Dec 3. Because of the recent polio vaccination certificate requirement by certain countries including Indonesia, do we still need to present such certificate? If there is a vaccination counter at the airport, what is the fee? Thank you.
Hello, I am not familiar with any legally required proof of vaccinations when traveling to Indonesia. Can you share the source of your information?
Regarding my query on November 14, 2019 — This info is from the news telecast about two weeks ago in light of some polio patients found in the Philippines.
Hi I am a Filipino and I currently work in Singapore my friend is coming in Singapore by December 21st and I am planning to take her to Bintan island for a 3 day stay from December 26-28, afterwhich both of us will go back to Singapore since her flight back to Philippines is on the 29th of December. Would it be okay? Is there possibility that we’ll have problems at Bintan and Singapore Immigration? Looking forward for your response.
Yes that will be fine.
Saya punya kerabat yang berasal dari Bangladesh, dia bekerja di Singapura. Dia ingin mengunjungi Indonesia untuk beberapa hari. Pertanyaan saya adalah, haruskah dia mengajukan permohonan pembuatan visa untuk pergi ke Indonesia? Dimana alamat kantor untuk pembuatan visa di Singapura?
Hi I’m a Filipino citizen I visited my wife a week ago I arrived..I just want to know I supposed.,to finish my free visa stay on march 1 and I’m going to leave the country. then how many days do i need so i can enter again here in indonesia.
You can return the same day. There is no minimum time.
I am Malaysia citizen and is planing to come to Jakarta for leisure for just 4 days.
Even Malaysia was listed as 169 Visa Free Country but is it necessary to apply Visit Visa as I am confused.
Looking forward for your reply soon.
If you have a passport from Malaysia then you do not need to apply for a visa if you stay for less than 30 days.
Hello. I am a US citizen. I want to go to Bali, pay for the $35 VOA visa, leave the country and come back either same day or next to apply for the same visa again, so that I have a total of about 4 months there. Is this possible still?
Yes that is still possible.
is it really not possible to get an extension for Filipino passport holders?
Just confirming it is still ok, to depart and re-enter bali on the same day.
Please forgive if this has posted twice.
Hi Stefanie, yes this is allowed. Please note that if you do this very often this may raise a red flag with Indonesian Immigration and they may ask questions why you are using the tourist visa so often.
HI Ketut, just confirming its still ok, to leave and re-enter bali on the same day.
Hi there. When doing a “visa-run” do I need to exit the the other airport in Malaysia to get a stamp in or is it enough just to stay in the other airport and fly back to indonesia (in this case landing in another airport than the one I left)?
Hello, I am not sure if I understand your question. The important part is that you exit Indonesia through immigration and then you enter again. Where you fly to doesn’t matter.