Sabtu, 28 Mei 2022

Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia


Team of Hukumindo

Previously, the platform has talk about "The Case of Parents Suing Children For Not Being Gifted With Grandchildren", "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?", "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia", you may read also "How to Open a Police Report in Indonesia?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia'.

To become an Indonesian citizen, it takes a lot of time and energy. For those of you who are interested, of course this can be one of the considerations. For the initial stage, you just need to visit the country, be present on the spot. You can visit Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, Lombok, Likupang, Labuan Bajo or taste delicious dishes like Nasi Kapau in West Sumatra. to do so you must apply for a Visiting visa and/or 'perhaps', Visa on Arrival. Let's check it out what's this subject.

Term of Visiting Visa

According to the Jakarta Regional Immigration Office, what is meant by a visiting visa is is a visa given to foreigners who will travel to Indonesia for visits such as in the context of government duties, education, socio-culture, tourism, business, family, journalism, or stopping to continue their journey to other countries. Tourism, family, social, arts and culture, government assignments, non-commercial sports, comparative studies, short courses/training, providing guidance, counseling and training in the application and innovation of industrial technology to improve the quality and design of industrial products as well as marketing cooperation abroad for Indonesia, carrying out emergency and urgent work, journalism that has received permission from the competent authority, making non-commercial films and has received permission from the competent authority, conducting business talks, making purchases of goods, giving lectures or attending seminars, participating in international exhibitions, attending meetings held with the head office or representatives in Indonesia, conducting audits, production quality control, or inspections at company branches in Indonesia, prospective foreign workers in testing their ability to work, continuing their journey to other countries; and join the means of transportation in the Indonesian Territory.[1]

Requirements to Obtain Visiting Visa

Quoted from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Guangzhou, the following conditions are referred to:[2]
  • Original passport with a validity period of 6 months and above;
  • Copy of passport identity page;
  • Copy of Country Relevant Residence Permit;
  • 2 pieces of passport-sized 4x6 cm photo with a white background;
  • Bank Account (Current Account) for the last 2 months with a minimum of XXXXX,-
  • Proof of hotel booking;
  • Copy of PP ticket;
  • Visa Application Fee;
Note: Also pay attention to other requirements such as visa registration forms, certificates (sponsorship, studies, research, etc.), as well as other provisions such as health information related to Covid-19 if requested. You must considered also if your country visa-free when visiting Indonesia.

Period of Time

Tourist whom apply for visiting visa can be granted for a period of stay of 60 days. Visiting Visa can be extended to ITK/"Ijin Tinggal Kunjungan" (Visitor Stay Permit) up to 4 (four) times. Or in other words, can stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 180 days.[3]

The Differences With Visa on Arrival

In essence, Visa On Arrival (VOA) has a limited residence time compared to Visiting visa. Visa on arrival granted when you landed in Indonesia territory. You must study first if your country has billateral agreement with Indonesia government with this subject.

The following are countries that are visa-free for special tourist visits to Indonesia:[4]
  1. South Africa,
  2. United States of America,
  3. Saudi Arabia,
  4. Argentina,
  5. Australia,
  6. Austria,
  7. Dutch,
  8. Belgium,
  9. Brazil,
  10. Brunei Darussalam,
  11. Bulgaria,
  12. Czech,
  13. Denmark,
  14. Estonia,
  15. philippines,
  16. Finland,
  17. Hong Kong,
  18. Hungary,
  19. India,
  20. English,
  21. Ireland,
  22. Italy,
  23. Japan,
  24. German,
  25. Cambodia,
  26. Canada,
  27. South Korea,
  28. Croatia,
  29. Laos,
  30. Latvia,
  31. Lithuania,
  32. Luxembourg,
  33. Malaysia,
  34. Malta,
  35. Mexico,
  36. Myanmar,
  37. Norway,
  38. France,
  39. Poland,
  40. Portugal,
  41. Qatar,
  42. Romania,
  43. New Zealand,
  44. Seychelles,
  45. Singapore,
  46. Cyprus,
  47. Slovak,
  48. Slovenian,
  49. Spanish,
  50. Sweden,
  51. Switzerland,
  52. Taiwan,
  53. Thailand,
  54. Timor Leste,
  55. China,
  56. Tunis,
  57. Turkey,
  58. United Arab Emirates,
  59. Vietnamese, and
  60. Greece.
Ijin Tinggal Kunjungan (ITK) for foreign tourists holding VOA is valid for 30 days and can be extended only 1 (one) time, with a stay period of 30 days, shorter than Visiting Visa holders. In addition, a Visit Stay Permit (ITK) originating from VOA cannot be transferred. Unlike the ITK from a Visiting Visa, which can be converted into a Limited Stay Permit (ITAS).[5]

And if you have any legal issue with this topic, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist you. 

*) For further information please contact:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Jakarta - Indonesia.


1. "Visa Kunjungan",, Diakses pada tanggal 28 mei 2022,
2. "Persyaratan Pembuatan Visa Indonesia",, Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2022,
3. "Ke Bali dengan Visa On Arrival atau Visa Kunjungan, Apa Bedanya? Begini Penjelasannya!",, diakses pada tanggal 28 mei 2022,
4. "Siaran Pers : Pemerintah Tambah Subjek Visa on Arrival Khusus Wisata Jadi 60 Negara",, Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2022,
5. Op. Cit..

3 komentar:

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