Indonesia Entry Requirements

Indonesia Entry Requirements

Passport and visa regulations


Passport required visa required Return ticket required
Germany Yes 1 Yes
Austria Yes 1 Yes
Switzerland Yes 1 Yes
Other EU countries Yes 1 Yes
Turkey Yes 1 Yes

Passport information

Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months when entering the country.

Note on the endorsement in the passport

The airport tax usually included in the flight ticket for international flights ranges from Rp 50,000 (Tanjung Pinang) to Rp 200,000 (Jakarta/Bali/Surabaya).

Visa information

Generally required. Entry is visa-free only for tourist stays or for private and official visits, for cultural and social purposes and for participation in seminars and international exhibitions of a maximum of 30 days, including for the following countries listed in the table above, if entry via any of the airports or via the ferry ports and border posts listed on the Ministry of Immigration website. Exit must take place at the border post used for entry. The visa-free stay cannot be extended: [1] (a) Germany, Austria, Switzerland and all other EU countries, (b) Turkey. However, if entry is via an airport or seaport other than those mentioned above, citizens of the following countries must apply for a visa upon entry: Visa upon entry Nationals of the following countries, among others, are only granted for tourist stays (no work, no business stays, not for journalists, technicians and fitters) of a maximum of 30 days, a visa directly upon entry (one-time extension by 30 days possible): including the countries mentioned under [1]. The following conditions must be met: (a) the passport contains at least one blank page, (a) the applicant has valid onward travel documents, (b) a valid credit card (recommended), or proof of at least 1000 US$ (e.g. traveller’s cheques), (c) Business trips: Bitung – North Sulawesi, Soekarno Hatta in Makassar – South Sulawesi, Pare-Pare, Maumere in Maumere, Tenau in Kupang, Jayapura – Papua. and by land: via Etikong in West Borneo. (e) Payment of visa fee in cash. Considerable waiting times must be expected when entering the country. A one-time extension of 30 days is possible for a fee of US$ 30 at the Indonesian immigration authorities at least 7 days before the end of the 30 days of stay. If you do not enter via the above-mentioned border crossing points or for purposes other than those mentioned above, you need a visa that has been obtained in advance. Attention: A work permit is required, among other things, for giving lectures as part of seminars, participating in meetings with parent companies or subsidiaries, some activities in the context of company visits, e.g for quality control, etc. Before a business trip, you should definitely contact the responsible embassy to inquire about the current activities that require a work permit. Visa before entry If the stay is to last longer than 60 days and/or for professional purposes, a visa must be applied for before entry.

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Visa on arrival: US$ 35 in cash on site (extension by 30 days: US$ 30; extension is possible no earlier than 7 days before the visa expires). When paying in euros, change is given in rupiah. It is recommended to pay the visa fee appropriately in US$. Embassy visa fees vary depending on nationality and visa type: in Germany and Austria: Visa for a short visit (tourist or business stay): €50 (for a stay of up to 60 days, valid for 90 days); Temporary stay visa: €115 (multiple entries for up to 60 days each, valid for up to 1 year). Transit visa: €20. in Switzerland: Short visit visa (tourism and business stay): 50 CHF (for a stay of up to 60 days, valid for 90 days). Temporary stay visa: 110 CHF (multiple entries, stay up to 60 days, valid for 5 years).

Visa types and costs

Service visa (employee (not diplomatic service)), short visit visa (tourist, family visit, business trip, etc.), temporary stay visa (study visit, family visit, attending conference, etc.), diplomatic visa. A work permit (a visa is not sufficient) for the following activities: Giving lectures in seminars, attending meetings with parent companies or subsidiaries, some activities within the scope of company visits, e.g. for quality control and much more


Tourist/business visas on arrival: 30 days (can be extended once for an additional 30 days). Visa at the embassy: Entry must take place within 90 days of the visa being issued. The maximum length of stay for visas applied for in advance varies and should be requested from the consular representation in individual cases.


Travelers who otherwise require a visa and who fly within 24 hours from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport or within 8 hours from all other Indonesian airports, have valid travel documents and do not leave the transit area do not need a transit visa. Attention: When transiting via Denpasar (Bali) at Ngurah Rai Airport, travelers requiring a visa must have a transit visa obtained in advance. Usually in person or by post at the responsible consular representation or tourist visa directly upon entry for Turks, among others. Anyone who does not have a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland and has to apply for a visa before departure must do so in their home country.

Application required

Short Visit Visa: (a) 1 or 2 completed application forms depending on the consulate. (b) 2 identical color passport photos (3 x 4 cm). (c) Passport that is still valid for at least 6 months upon entry (application in Berlin: with a copy of the passport information page) and contains at least two free pages. (d) Onward or Return Ticket. (e) Fee (bank transfer receipt or by debit card or postal order). (f) Information about the planned itinerary, if necessary with hotel booking voucher. (g) Proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay and return travel. (h) Guarantee letter from a sponsor/guarantor for study or business visits. The guarantee letter is not required for purely tourist stays. An invitation from the conference organizer is required to attend conferences. Invitations are also needed when visiting family members or social organizations. (i) Possibly residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland with confirmation of registration. (j) Hotel Booking. (k) Minors up to 12 years of age: copy of birth certificate. (l) negative COVID test/health certificate + declaration of willingness to comply with local health protocols. (m) valid international health insurance. Visa for a temporary stay: (a) – (e), (g), (h), (l – m) and (n) additionally 2 company letters (one from the German company in the original and one from the Indonesian company), stating that the company will cover both airfare (round trip) and subsistence expenses. The purpose of the trip must also be stated. Only the Embassy of Indonesia in Berlin requires a separate letter of assignment for each person posted. She does not accept a secondment letter for several employees of the same company. Application in Berlin: The letter of invitation from the Indonesian company must not be more than two weeks old when the application is submitted. (j) Sufficient funds (recent bank statement) (k) Multiple-entry visa: Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs approval. In Berlin, for business and work visas, the original letter of assignment from the German company must always be available. A stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed with the application. Note: For EU members, a declaration of freedom of movement is required for the visa application in Berlin,

Temporary Residence

Applications to the competent consular representation.

Processing time

In Germany: Berlin: at least 6 days; Frankfurt: 10 working days; Hamburg: at least 3 working days. In Austria: 2-4 working days. In Switzerland: 5 working days. 3-5 weeks if further consultation is required in Indonesia.

Legally Required Registration

In principle, registration is compulsory within 24 hours of entry. The hotel makes reports. Travelers visiting friends/acquaintances in Indonesia should ask their host to register with the local community leader (called RT-Rukun Tetangga).

Entry with children

German: Children’s passport or own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: Unaccompanied minors (persons under the age of 21) must have a declaration of consent from their parents, their passport details, a copy of their parents’ most recent bank statement and other documents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.

Entry restrictions

Visas or entry stamps from the State of Israel in the passport can sometimes lead to problems when entering the country.

Entry with pets

Pets are currently not allowed into Indonesia.

Indonesia Entry Requirements