INDONESIAN NEW VISA POLICY

14, May 2016 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

The Indonesian Government has introduced the new visa policy as stated in the Presidential Decree number twenty one (21), year of 2016 regarding Free Visit Visas for one hundred sixty nine (169) countries including Special Administrative regions as well as certain Entities which will be permitted to obtain free visit visas to Indonesia, including Bangladesh and Nepal. The said Presidential Decree has been enacted and applied on 20 April 2016 after the Minister of Law and Human Right released the Minister of Law Regulation regarding the Immigration Check Points, Requirements and Purposes to get free visits facility. These free visit visas, among others, have the following provisions:

  1. Facility of free visit visas will be given only for short visits with the time span of thirty days (30) stay in Indonesia and cannot be extended beyond the stated days nor cannot be used for journalistic purposes. This facility also cannot be converted to permanent stay or residential permits. The purpose of visits for this facility includes; Tourism, Family, Social, Art and Cultural, Official, Seminar, Exhibition, Meeting and Transit.
  2. This facility shall be applicable for citizen from the listed Countries and Special Administrative regions as mentioned in the said Presidential Decree who bear a valid national passport (minimum 6 month validity prior departure), which includes; Diplomatic, Official/Service and Ordinary passports along with round-trip air ticket or onward air ticket (transit purpose).
  3. In certain circumstances pertaining to Indonesian national security and public health, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia may revoke at anytime and without notice the abovementioned facility.

Should you have any queries or require further information regarding the said policy, kindly contact us at any time or visit the Indonesian Immigration website at: http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php/en/layanan-publik/bebas-visa

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