This post is about the standard visit visa or tourist visa for Indonesia. This visa is generally valid for a 30 day visit and can in some cases be extended (more below).

  1. Before you travel.
  2. Indonesia 30 day Free Visa Entry for 169 countries (max. 30 days).
  3. Indonesia 30 day Visa On Arrival for 67 countries (30 days + extendable).
  4. Visa extension options.
  5. Other countries.
  6. 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;

  1. Leisure and tourism.
  2. Family.
  3. Social.
  4. Art and Cultural.
  5. Government visits.
  6. Giving a lecture or attend a seminar.
  7. Attend a meeting held by Head office or Representative office in Indonesia.
  8. 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

    • Albania
    • Algeria
    • Andorra
    • Angola
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahamas
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Barbados
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Belize
    • Benin
    • Bhutan
    • Bolivia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Botswana
    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Burundi
    • Cambodia
    • Canada
    • Cape Verde
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • China
    • Commonwealth of Dominica
    • Comoros
    • Costa Rica
    • Cote D’Ivoire
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Estonia
    • Fiji
    • Finland
    • France
    • Gabon
    • Gambia
    • Georgia
    • Germany
    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong SAR
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau SAR
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Island
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • USA
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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)

  1. Aceh, Maimun Saleh Airport (SBG)
  2. Aceh, Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport (BTJ)
  3. Bali, Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
  4. Bangka-Belitung, H.A.S. Hanandjoeddin Airport (TJQ)
  5. Batam, Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH)
  6. Java, Bandung, Husein Sastranegara International Airport (BDA)
  7. Java, Jakarta, Halim Perdana Kusuma International Airport (HLP)
  8. Java, Jakarta, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK)
  9. Java, Semarang, Ahmad Yani International Airport (SRG)
  10. Java, Solo, Adi Sumarmo International Airport (SOC)
  11. Java, Surabaya, Juanda International Airport (SUB)
  12. Java, Yogyakarta, Adi Sucipto International Airport (JOG)
  13. Kalimantan (East), Balikpapan, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
  14. Kalimantan (North), Tarakan, Juwata International Airport (TRK)
  15. Kalimantan (West), Pontianak, Supadio International Airport (PNK)
  16. Kupang, El Tari International Airport (KOE)
  17. Lombok, Lombok Praya International Airport (LOP)
  18. Maluku, Ambon, Pattimura Airport (AMQ)
  19. Papua, Biak, Frans Kaisiepo International Airport (BIK)
  20. Papua, Merauke, Mopah Airport (MKQ)
  21. Papua, Timika, Mozes Kilangin Airport (TIM)
  22. Riau, Pekanbaru, Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport (PKU)
  23. Sulawesi (North), Manado, Sam Ratulangi International Airport (MDC)
  24. Sulawesi (South), Makassar, Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG)
  25. Sumatra (North), Kualanamu International Airport (KNO)
  26. Sumatra (North), Medan, Polonia International Airport (MES)
  27. Sumatra (North), Sibolga, Dr. Ferdinand Lumban Tobing (Pinangsori) Airport (FLZ)
  28. Sumatra (South), Palembang, Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II International Airport (PLM)
  29. Sumatra (West), Padang, Minangkabau International Airport (PDG)

HARBOURS (88) you can arrive AND depart from (click to see more)

  1. Achmad Yani, Ternate;
  2. Amamapare, Tembagapura;
  3. Anggrek, Gorontalo;
  4. Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Tanjung Uban;
  5. Bandar Sri Setia Raja, Bengkalis;
  6. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Tanjung Uban;
  7. Batam Centre, Batam;
  8. Batu Ampar, Batam;
  9. Bagan Siapi-Api, BaganSiapi-Api;
  10. Belawan, Belawan;
  11. Benete, Sumbawa Besar;
  12. Belakang Padang, Belakang Padang;
  13. Biak, Biak;
  14. Boom Baru, Palembang;
  15. Celukan Bawang, Singaraja;
  16. Citra Tri Tunas, Batam;
  17. Ciwandan, Cilegon;
  18. Dumai, Dumai;
  19. DwiKora, Pontianak;
  20. Gunung Sitoli, Sibolga;
  21. Jambi, Jambi;
  22. Jayapura, Jayapura;
  23. Kabil, Batam;
  24. Kendari, Kendari;
  25. Kota Baru, Kota Baru;
  26. Kuala Enok, Tembilahan;
  27. Kuala Langsa, Aceh;
  28. Kuala Tungkal, Jambi;
  29. Kuala Tanjung, Tanjung Balai Asahan;
  30. Lauren Say, Maumere;
  31. Lembar, Mataram;
  32. Lhokseumawe, Lhokseumawe;
  33. Malahayati, Aceh;
  34. Malundung, Tarakan;
  35. Manado, Manado;
  36. Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam;
  37. Marore, Tahuna;
  38. Miangas, Tahuna;
  39. Merauke, Merauke;
  40. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Batam;
  41. Nusantara Pare-Pare, Pare-Pare;
  42. Nusantara, Tahuna;
  43. Padang Bai, Bali;
  44. Panarukan, Panarukan;
  45. Pangkal Balam, Pangkal Pinang;
  46. Panjang, Bandar Lampung;
  47. Pantoloan, Palu;
  48. Pasuruan, Pasuruan;
  49. Pemangkat, Sambas;
  50. Probolinggo, Probolinggo;
  51. Pulau Baai, Bengkulu;
  52. Sabang, Aceh;
  53. Samarinda, Samarinda;
  54. Sampit, Sampit;
  55. Samudera, Bitung;
  56. Sekupang, Batam;
  57. SelatLampa, Ranai;
  58. Semayang, Balikpapan;
  59. Siak Sri Indrapura, Siak;
  60. Sibolga, Sibolga;
  61. Sintete, Sambas;
  62. Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar;
  63. Sorong, Sorong;
  64. Sri Bayintan, Tanjung Pinang;
  65. Sri Bintan Pura, Tanjung Pinang;
  66. Sungai Guntung, Tembilahan;
  67. Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar;
  68. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Tanjung Balai Karimun;
  69. Tanjung Emas, Semarang;
  70. Tanjung Gudang, Pangkal Pinang;
  71. Tanjung Harapan, SelatPanjang;
  72. Tanjung Intan, Cilacap;
  73. Tanjung Kelian, Pangkal Pinang;
  74. Tanjung Lontar, Kupang;
  75. Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung;
  76. Tanjung Perak, Surabaya;
  77. Tanjung Priok, DKI Jakarta;
  78. Tanjung Uban, Tanjung Uban;
  79. Tanjung Wangi, Jember;
  80. Tarempa, Tarempa;
  81. Teluk Bayur, Padang;
  82. Teluk Nibung, Tanjung Balai Asahan;
  83. Tembilahan, Tembilahan;
  84. Tri Sakti, Banjarmasin;
  85. Tual, Tual;
  86. Tunon Taka, Nunukan;
  87. Yos Sudarso, Ambon;
  88. Yos Sudarso, Cirebon.

LAND BORDERS (7) you can arrive AND depart from (click to see more)

  1. Aruk, Sambas;
  2. Entikong, Entikong;
  3. Metamauk, Atambua;
  4. Mota’ain, Atambua;
  5. Nanga Badau, Sanggau;
  6. Napan, Atambua;
  7. Skouw, Jayapura.
Source: PERMEN 17/2016 tentang tempat pemeriksaan imigrasi tertentu, syarat, dan tujuan kedatangan bagi orang asing yang mendapatkan bebas visa kunjungan.


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)

  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Panama
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • 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 300,000 per day you have overstayed. 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

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