Visa-Free Travel To Indonesia

lombok
Smart Way To Start Your Business In Lombok
October 5, 2015
failure
Why Foreign Startups Fail In Indonesia
October 20, 2015
Show all

Visa-Free Travel To Indonesia

Visa Indonesia - Indonesia - Free Entry - Travel - Free Visa Travel - 30 Countries - 45 Countries

On June 9, 2015, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has signed the President Regulation Number 69 of 2015 concerning Visa-Free Travel (“President Regulation No. 69/2015”). Under this new regulation, the Indonesian Government offers short-term, visa-free travel to Indonesia for visitors originating from 30 (thirty) foreign countries, in addition to those originating from 15 (fifteen) foreign countries who has previously enjoyed the benefits of visa-free travel to Indonesia.

The purpose of such policy from the Indonesian Government is to benefit our country’s national development, of which Visa-Free regulations are one of the methods utilized to improve the numbers of foreign tourists travelling to Indonesia, which will improve the amount of our national proceeds.

However, we understand that President Regulation No. 69/2015 has regulated some limitations in order to protect the sovereignty of Indonesia in regards of the visa-free travel policy. Therefore, we will explain some of those limitations in this article.

Visitors Eligible for Visa-Free Travel to Indonesia

I. The following are the 30 (thirty) countries of which the foreign nationals can only enter Indonesia without visa, for tourism purposes:

No

Countries

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

1.

China

11.

France

21.

Finland

2.

Russia

12.

Netherlands

22.

Poland

3.

South Korea

13.

Italy

23.

Hungary

4.

Japan

14.

Spain

24.

Czech Republic

5.

United States of America (USA)

15.

Switzerland

25.

Qatar

6.

Canada

16.

Belgium

26.

United Arab Emirates

7.

New Zealand

17.

Sweden

27.

Kuwait

8.

Mexico

18.

Austria

28.

Bahrain

9.

United Kingdom (UK)

19.

Denmark

29.

Oman

10.

Germany

20.

Norway

30.

South Africa

II. The following are the 15 (fifteen) countries of which the foreign nationals can enter Indonesia without visa, for governmental duty, education, socio-culture, tourism, business, family, journalism purposes and/or for transit to other countries:

No.

Countries

No.

Countries

1.

Thailand

9.

Vietnam

2.

Malaysia

10.

Equador

3.

Singapore

11.

Cambodia

4.

Brunei Darussalam

12.

Laos

5.

Philipinnes

13.

Myanmar

6.

Chile

14.

Hongkong Special Administration Region (Hongkong SAR)

7.

Morocco

15.

Macao Special Administration Region (MACAO SAR).

8.

Peru

Indonesian Immigration Procedure  for Visa-Free Visitors

Visitors originating from 30 (thirty) countries as mentioned in Point I above can only enter Indonesian territory from Fixed Immigration Checkpoints, as regulated in Appendix I President Regulation 69/2015. Those checkpoints are:

  • Immigration Checkpoints at Airports:
  1. Soekarno Hatta, Tangerang;
  2. Ngurah Rai, Bali;
  3. Kualanamu, Medan;
  4. Juanda, Surabaya; and
  5. Hang Nadim, Batam.
  • Immigration Checkpoints at Ports:
  1. Sri Bintan;
  2. Sekupang;
  3. Batam Center; and
  4. Tanjung Uban.

Visitors originating from 15 (fifteen) countries as mentioned above in Point II can enter Indonesian territory from any Immigration Checkpoints in Indonesia.

Limited Stay Period for Visitors

Visitors originating from 45 (forty five) exempted from visa obligations has a limted time period to stay in Indonesia. The period is 30 (thirty) days maximum, which cannot be extended or converted to other types of Limited Stay Permit.

Visitors originating from the 45 (forty five) countries mentioned above who plan to visit Indonesia for purposes other than the ones regulated, and/or are going to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 (thirty) days will have to apply for Visa by the regular procedure in the Indonesian Embassy in their origin countries.

HOW CAN SMART LEGAL CONSULTING HELP YOU?

SMART Legal Consulting has extensive experience in assisting applier visa to visiting Indonesia. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the SMART Help Desk at:

E:  info@smartcolaw.com

H: +62821-1234-1235

Comments are closed.

 
Fairus Harris Senior Associate
Got question? Leave your message here.