Indonesia is a top travel destination for tourists from all over the world, thanks to its stunning beaches, vibrant culture, and welcoming people. Located in South East Asia it’s perfect for backpackers and independent travellers. Continue reading to learn the process for obtaining a visa on arrival.
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HOW TO GET AN INDONESIAN VISA ON ARRIVAL
There are actually 2 ways to get a visa on arrival for Indonesia. They are the same visa (E-VoA and VoA) so it’s a personal preference on whether you want to do it online before you arrive or just get it at the airport when you land.
1: Electronic Visa on Arrival (E-VOA). Can be applied for online 14 days before you travel and saves you time at the airport. Only apply for the E-VOA at the official government website here (https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/) Do not use any other websites.
2: Visa on Arrival (VoA). Buy a visa on arrival in person when you enter Indonesia.
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CHECK IF YOU NEED A VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR INDONESIA
Indonesia offers visa free entry to citizens of certain countries, which means that they can enter Indonesia without a visa and stay for 30 days. The following 10 countries are visa exempt and don’t need to apply for a visa if they are staying for less than 30 days.
Visa Exempt Countries
CHECK IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLE TO GET A VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR INDONESIA
Indonesia offers a visa on arrival (VOA) option for citizens of certain countries who wish to visit the country for tourism or business purposes. The VOA is a single entry visa that allows visitors to stay in Indonesia for up to 30 days, with the option to extend for another 30 days inside the country or online at the official government website here: https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
PRICE OF VISA ON ARRIVAL FOR INDONESIA
1: At the airport when you arrive, the price of a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia is 500,000 IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). This can be paid with Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), as well as AUD, USD, EUR and GBP. They will also accept credit cards.
2: Online before you arrive, the price of the Electronic Via on Arrival (E-Voa) is 500,000 IDR and can be paid with a credit card (fees may apply).
APPLYING FOR AN ELECTRONIC VISA ON ARRIVAL (E-VoA)
Only use the official Indonesian government website here https://molina.imigrasi.go.id
Register for an account first.
You must have these 4 things ready when applying online for your E-VoA:
1: A photo of the full bio data page of your passport with more than 6 months validity from the date of arrival.
2: A passport sized photo.
3: Email address.
4: Credit card.
Important: Each traveller must apply for a seperate visa on arrival. So children and infants must have their on VOA in their name.
After completing the application and paying the fee, your E-VoA will be available in your account as a PDF file. It’s highly recommended to print out a copy and have it on you incase of a failure in the system.
APPLYING FOR A VISA ON ARRIVAL (VoA) AT THE AIRPORT WHEN YOU ARRIVE
When you disembark your plane and walk through the airport you’ll see signs that say “Visa on Arrival”. Line up at the counter to receive one before you go through immigration and customs.
You must have these 3 things to get a Visa on Arrival at the airport.
1: Passport with more than 6 months validity from the day you enter Indonesia.
2: Cash or credit card to pay.
3: Your return or onward ticket.
Getting a visa on arrival for Indonesia is a simple process once you know what to do. It’s up to you whether you want to apply online beforehand or get it at the airport when you arrive. Then you’ll be ready to start your Indonesian adventure!