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Indonesian Immigration – Who Can Currently Enter Indonesia?

Offshore visas for Indonesia available again, but with extra steps! 

On Sunday 28th March 2021 an official update was made from Indonesian Immigration authorities advising that Offshore Visas for Indonesia are available again, but with additional steps to obtain a visa.

The additional step currently includes filing an application letter to the Director-General of Immigration and sending it to If satisfied they will issue a token which you can use to apply for your visa.

So, what does this mean, who does this apply to and how does it work? Check out the full article on the link below:

Offshore visas for Indonesia available again but with extra steps!


Original article dated 10th February Below:

The Indonesian Immigration situation as of late been exceptionally confusing. Announcement have been made, pulled, reviewed, questioned and then questioned again.

Social media has been awash with information, but at LetsMoveIndonesia, we do our best to provide up to date and reliable information.

Rather than create any further speculation, the link below is to the official Directorate General of Immigration website.

It clearly outlines who is allowed to enter Indonesia currently.

In short, you may enter Indonesia if you have one of the visas mentioned: 

Official visa

Diplomatic visa

Visit visa (Single Entry Visa)

Temporary Stay Visa (VITAS)

Official Residence Permit

Diplomatic Residence Permit

Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS)

Permanent Stay Permit (KITAP)

Crew members arriving by their own transports.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card holder (ABTC)

Traditional Border Crossing pass/card holder will be allowed to enter Indonesia.

Can I apply for a new overseas visa to enter Indonesia?

At this point the online system for submitting new overseas visa is still OFFLINE, if this changes, we will update this thread.

It makes no mention that overseas applications will not be allowed, so hopefully online systems will burst into life soon, although we cannot guarantee anything just yet.

Can I enter using the free Visa on Arrival (VOA)?

Absolutely not

Will I have to quarantine when entering Indonesia?

Absolutely yes. Mandatory 5-day quarantine upon arrival.


Have a question or need to know more about Indonesian Immigration? Then feel free to contact our friendly team! T: +62 21 300 297 (Jakarta) T: +62 361 934 8343 (Bali) E:

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