The Directorate General of Immigration issued Circular Letter Number IMI-0018.GR.01.01 Year 2023 which added Kazakhstan to the list of countries receiving Visa on Arrival facilities on Wednesday (18/01/2023). The VoA and e-VoA policies were mentioned to be a special gift on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Kazakhstan.
By adding Kazakhstan to this list, the beneficiary countries of this facility now become 87 nationals. Before the new regulations, there were already 86 countries that were granted a benefit from Visa on Arrival, according to the new Circular Letter Number IMI-0018.GR.01.01 – 2023 the 87 countries are now eligible for e-VoA.
About Indonesia Visa on Arrival
The visa on Arrival ( VoA ) is a scheme that helps simplify many nationals’ access to travel to Indonesia which has been open in early 2022 after Indonesian borders were closed due to the pandemic. As an alternative to Tourist Visa, Visa on Arrival can grant foreigners 30 days of stay and is mostly referred to be the easiest entry permit to apply for directly upon their arrival.
The visa provides foreign nationals with an initial 30-day visa to Indonesia. The visa is also extendable for a further 30 days, granting a maximum stay of 60 days within the country.
To apply for a VoA, you can ask the Immigration officer or straight look for the BRI counter (Official Bank of Indonesia) upon your arrival and make the payment for the visa application on the spot. We recommend you prepare IDR 500,000 IDR or USD 35 as the best option.
On November 2022, the Indonesian government initiated a new regulation about the electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) that is eligible for 26 countries, on the 18 of January 2023 Immigration decided to provide E-VOA to 87 countries that are in the VoA list. This was great news for foreigners entering Indonesia who can essentially skip the VoA queue. Of the 87 countries the last country has been added to the E-VOA list is Kazakhstan.
To learn more about Visa on Arrival, you can also read our article about The Indonesia Visa on Arrival: Everything You Need to Know Now!
Indonesia Visa on Arrival Extension
Do you want to stay longer in Indonesia with your Visa on Arrival? Initially, Indonesia Immigration provides another 30 days you can get after obtaining your VoA extension.
The government fee charged for a foreign national to extend their Indonesia VoA is 500,000 IDR. Furthermore, applicants must visit the immigration office 3 times to perform several technical procedures before finally getting their VOA extension.
Why use a visa agent to extend your Indonesia Visa on Arrival
The application process to extend Visa on Arrival in Indonesia however, is not as convenient as its first application. The ever-changing immigration regulations in Indonesia complicate the visa application process. Therefore, using a visa agent is the best way to organize your visa extension in Indonesia.
Extend your Indonesia Visa on Arrival with LetsMoveIndonesia
At LetsMoveIndonesia, we provide a free pickup service to transport your documents and guide you through the immigration process. Our agents can also help you skip the queue when possible. If you are near one of our offices, our courier service can collect your passport for free.
All in all, using LetsMoveIndonesia services will save you significant time and travel expenses.
To process your Visa on Arrival extension, you can contact the LetsMoveIndonesia team using any of the contact details: WA: +62 812 9260 0590: +62 21 300 297 27 (Jakarta): +62 361 934 8343 (Seminyak Bali): +62 361 939 9406 (Canggu Bali): +62 812 9260 0590 (Sanur Bali) or simply e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Indonesia Visa on Arrival – Everything you need to know now!
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The Indonesia Visa on Arrival 2023 – Everything you need to know now!
Indonesia Visas – How to extend your Indonesia Visas
LetsMoveIndonesia – 2022 Bali Visas Recap
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