Indonesian authorities have slowly begun to accept multiple nationalities to enter Jakarta using the Visa on Arrival (VOA) scheme since the beginning of 2022. In total, there are 86 nationalities that may use the Visa on Arrival to enter Jakarta.
Before the pandemic, Indonesia provisioned access to Free Visas for around 169 nationalities. This scheme allowed foreigners to enter Jakarta and many other cities in Indonesia without a pre-planned visa. This free visa had a 30-day limit and was not extendable.
If foreigners required extendable visas, another option they could choose was the Visa on Arrival, which allowed a limited number of nationalities to enter Indonesia by paying US$35 / 500,000 IDR upon their arrival. This option grants them a 30-day permit that could be extended by an additional 30 days.
In this article, LetsMoveIndonesia will explain everything you need to know about the Jakarta Visa on Arrival, from obtaining it to the simplest way of extending it.
The Transition from Free to Paid Visa Entry
The pandemic has created vast changes throughout the years in so many sectors, not to mention immigration which is hugely related to travel incoming and outgoing. Previously, Indonesia offered Free Entry to over 160 selected nationalities to enter the country, however, presently it is no longer available to most nationalities.
The majority of foreigners, need to apply for a Visa on Arrival which costs US$35 / 500,000 IDR.
86 Nationalities Eligible for Jakarta Visa on Arrival
Presently, there are 86 nationalities that can enter Jakarta using the VOA. The list is as follows:
- Bosnia Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- The United Kingdom
- The United States of America
- Timor Leste
Is Free Entry/Visa Exemption Still Available?
Currently, only a small number of nationalities can opt for free visas. The nationalities of those included are Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, the Philippines, and Cambodia.
Despite the simplicity, you must keep in mind that Visa Exemption only has validity for 30 days, and cannot be extended. The holders also cannot apply for any visa type onshore if they are using this visa.
How To Obtain a Visa on Arrival?
According to Government Regulation No 28/2019, the Visa on Arrival costs US$35 or 500,000 IDR for each application. Applicants can apply through the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI) counter located before immigration checkpoints in the arrival hall of the airport or pre-apply before entering Indonesia. To apply, you must comply with the documents as follows:
- A Nationality Passport that is valid for at least 6 (six) months from the arrival date
- Cov-19 Vaccination Certificate
- Return ticket or a ticket to continue travelling to another country, and;
- The proof of payment for VOA
The easiest way to extend your VOA
Extending a VOA may take ample time and effort in working through 3 trips to the Immigration Office, let alone in manually preparing your document. With LetsMoveIndonesia, you can save not only time but also expenses travelling back and forth to Immigration.
Check out the link to see how it works: Visa on Arrival Extension
How much is the Visa on Arrival Extension
To extend your Jakarta Visa on Arrival by yourself, you will need to pay 500,000 IDR to the Immigration office with approximately 3 times of visits to the office and navigating the queues over the process.
LetsMoveIndonesia will save you 2 trips, leaving you another one-time visit to Immigration only for a biometric session; we will handle the rest on your behalf. We also provide a free passport pick-up/drop-off service!
Stay Longer Than 60 Days in Jakarta
By using Visa on Arrival, you can stay in Jakarta for 30 days with a one-time extension that gives you 60 days in total. However, this visa will no longer be in effect after 60 days. To obtain another entry permit that will give you a long time to stay in Jakarta, you can opt for a Single Entry Visa.
To find out more about the Single Entry Visa, check out this article: The Single Entry Tourist Visa – Everything you need to know
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Why get your Jakarta Visa on Arrival extension from LetsMoveIndonesia?
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