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Bali Visa for Australians – Everything You Need To Know

This article will tell you all about the most popular Bali Visa for Australian options.

Facts are facts, Bali is a holiday hot spot for Australians and the most common overseas holiday destination from down under. Before the pandemic, Bali hosted over a million Aussies every year! Bali’s what you call a lavish getaway, a wellness hotspot, a trip to a series of cultures, and an open gate to new business opportunities. In 2019, out of 20 million worldwide visitors that have come to Bali, Australians accounted for 1.5 million!

Now the pandemic appears to be coming to an end, The Indonesia Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy expects the tourist volumes to gradually increase to pre-Covid volumes.

With that being said, a few things have changed in respect of Australian visa applications since 2019. In this guide, LetsMoveIndonesia – Bali’s largest visa agency will try to break down the current situation and comprehensively explain the current visa situation. If we’ve missed anything or it needs more clarification, please send us a message and we will do our best to assist!

First off, let us take a trip down memory lane to 2019. Back then, Australians could easily come to Bali or anywhere else in Indonesia with no pre-booked visa and could arrive using the free visa exemption alongside the other 168 nationalities. Unfortunately, at the time of writing in November 2022, this simply is not the current situation anymore.

Bali Visa on Arrival

For Australians visiting Bali now, you can obtain a Visa on Arrival, which is similar to the free visa you may have used before; however, this one has a payable fee upon arrival.

Visa on Arrival for Australians

Upon arriving in Indonesia, you must pay a fee of US$35 / 500,000 IDR for a Visa on Arrival. Once paid, you have 30 days within Indonesia. If you want to stay longer you can extend your visa arrival with LetsMoveIndonesia and stay a further 30 days. Important note: If you arrive using the Visa on Arrival, you can not apply for any other visa onshore and once the 60 days is up, you must leave the country.

If you would prefer, you may make the payment for the Visa on Arrival online and skip the queue, to find out how to read this article: Electronic Visa on Arrival now available for 26 nationalities

Overstay charges have gone up from 300,000 IDR to 1,000,000 so overstaying now can prove to be a very costly mistake.

To find out more about the Visa on Arrival, check out this article: Everything you need to know about the Visa on Arrival

To extend your Bali Visa on Arrival click this link: Visa on Arrival Extensions

Important Notes

Another important note to remember is that you can no longer apply for any visa type within Indonesia if you are using the Visa on Arrival. Therefore, if you plan to stay longer with a temporary stay permit (KITAS), you will need to either do this offshore or arrive using a Single Entry Visa and convert it to Indonesia. Indonesian Immigration Authorities have made the process of converting Visas to KITAS extremely difficult, time-consuming and expensive, so we would recommend anyone who is planning to apply for a KITAS to do it offshore so the application can be done online and not in immigration offices.

Stay More Than 60 Days With This Bali Visa for Australian Options

If you are planning on visiting Indonesia for longer than 60 days for tourism or business purposes (Not working) then you may apply for a Single Entry Tourist/Business Visa.

This visa is a single entry visa and is not multiple entries, meaning if you enter the country using it, you cannot leave and come back using the same visa.

This pre-made visa provides you with a 60-day stay permit, which can be extended 2 times, each time an additional 60 days. In total, you can spend 180 days in Indonesia and if it runs out, you can simply apply for another visa onshore.

To read more about the Single Entry Visa, check out our article: The Single Entry Tourist Visa – Everything you need to know!

KITAS/KITAP (Temporary and Permanent Stay Permits for Australians)

KITAS and KITAP applications are still available and are available in many different categories ranging from working, retirement, investor, spouse, dependent and a wide range of others. For those unfamiliar, a KITAS/KITAS is a longer stay permit which is multiple entries. All these visa types require a sponsor of some kind. If you want to know more about these, then feel free to contact us and we will be happy to advise. Alternatively, check out our Visa Services page to see the different types available: Indonesia Visa Services

Additional notes to consider

Passport validity

The most essential requirement should be the expiration date of your passport. Every Australian tourist visiting Bali must have a passport valid for at least 6 (six) months ahead of the application.

Space in your passport

Although it seems trivial, make sure that you have enough unfilled space in your Australian passport pages to stamp.

Final Note

That’s pretty much it for our guide about Bali visa for Australians. If you have any questions or need to know more, make sure you contact us and we will be happy to help! WA: +62 812 9260 0590, T: +62 21 300 297 27 (Jakarta) T: +62 361 934 8343 (Seminyak) T: +62 361 939 9406 (Canggu), T: +62 361 280 789 (Sanur), E: info@letsmoveindonesia.com

To stay on top of everything Bali visa-related, check out our Bali Visas page!

About LetsMoveIndonesia

LetsMoveIndonesia was founded by Gary Joy a British expatriate in 2016 and is Indonesia’s Most Trusted Agency, helping tens of thousands of foreigners enter Indonesia every year. Recently awarded the title of “Best Visa and Business Consultancy in Indonesia” by the National Award Foundation, LetsMoveIndonesia is undoubtedly the leading visa agency in the country. Transparent pricing, ethical values and a market-leading approach are just some of the things that separate us from the rest. With 3 Bali offices in Seminyak, Canggu and Sanur, we are the most accessible agency in Bali, as well as having a Head Quarter in Jakarta.

 

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