Indonesia Entry Requirements - Required Travel Documents for Travel to Indonesia
Indonesian government requires a passport valid for at least six months
from the date of arrival in Indonesia to enter the country. Indonesian
authorities regularly deny entry to all foreign nationals who arrive
with less than six months validity on their passports. The U.S. Embassy
cannot obtain entry permission for Americans in this situation.
Travelers will be required to depart for Singapore or a nearby country
to obtain a new U.S. passport.
Under the Visa Exemption rule, American citizens
are not required to have a visa to enter Indonesia if staying for
tourism for 30 days or less. Entry under the visa exemption is for free
but may not be extended. U.S. citizens visiting family or traveling
for other purposes may apply for a 30-day visa on arrival. The
Visa-on-Arrival may be extended for a maximum of 30 days by applying at
the immigration office in Indonesia.
Indonesia requires two blank passport pages. Travelers without
two blank visa pages in their passport may be denied entry and advised
to obtain a new U.S. passport. As of January 1, 2016, the State
Department no longer issues additional visa pages to valid passports.
Visitors may be granted a 30-day visa on arrival for a fee of $35. All
visas on arrival may be extended only once. Travelers who overstay
visas on arrival are subject to a fine of approximately USD $22 per
U.S. citizens may also apply for a visa at the Indonesian
Embassy in Washington, DC, or at an Indonesian Consulate in the U.S. In
some cases, U.S. citizens may also apply at Indonesian embassies and
consulates in other countries. U.S. citizens traveling overseas who
wish to apply for an Indonesian visa should inquire with the local
embassy in the country where they are currently traveling. A visitor's
visa for business purposes and social/cultural stays of longer duration
require a letter of intent/sponsorship from the Indonesian employer
and/or sponsor. For up-to-date information, travelers may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036, phone: (202)
775-5200. Indonesian Consulates are located in Los Angeles (213)
383-5126, San Francisco (415) 474-9571, Chicago (312) 920-1880, New
York (212) 879-0600, and Houston (713) 785-1691.
Indonesia strictly enforces its immigration/visa requirements.
Several Westerners, including Americans, have been jailed for visa
violations and/or overstays. Violators may also be subject to
substantial fines and/or deportation from Indonesia for immigration and
visa violations. Immigration officials have also detained people for
conducting business, academic, or other non-tourist activities while on
tourist visa status. Volunteer work with local or international NGOs is
not permitted on tourist visa status. Penalties for such
immigration/visa violations may include a prison sentence of up to 5
years and a fine of Rupiah 25 million. Travelers are encouraged to
contact an Indonesian consular office to determine the appropriate visa
category before traveling to Indonesia. Please consult the Criminal
Penalties section below for further information.
All airline passengers, including children, are subject to a
departure tax, which must be paid in cash (Rupiah). The international
departure tax as of August 2010 is 150,000 Rupiah in Jakarta but may
vary depending on what international airport is being used; domestic
departure tax in Jakarta is 40,000 Rupiah but this tax also varies by
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