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The Single Entry Tourist Visa – Everything you need to know!

The Single Entry Tourist Visa, Everything you need to know! 

Since the Covid pandemic began, it has changed the way we travel and how we do it. Over the last few years Indonesia has closed and opened its borders multiple times and the most popular visa option during this time has been the Single-Entry Visa.

With the opening of the Visa on Arrival Scheme at the beginning of 2022, the need for the visa has lessoned for many, however, it is still the most popular visa type for travellers entering Indonesia.

In this article, we break down what it is, how it works, who it is applicable to, and what are the benefits.

What is the Single-Entry Visa and how does it work?  

The Single-Entry Visa is a visit visa, with a 60-day permit upon arrival, available for 2 times extensions with a 60-day stay permit for each extension. In total the visa allows for a maximum stay in Indonesia of 180 days. To obtain this visa you are required to have sponsorship from a company in Indonesia, that has a business field of travel and tourism. The visa must be processed via the online registration system by the guarantor, presently, individual sponsorship is not available.

Can all nationalities apply for this visa?  

Yes, this visa is applicable to all nationalities.

What are the types of Single-Entry visas?  

There are three types of Single-Entry visas; b211a, b211b, and b211c. With the current visa situation b211a is applicable for offshore application, and includes tourism and business meetings, emergency work, marine industrial, humanitarian, buying goods, and volunteering. Meanwhile, b211b is applicable for prospective foreign workers in the trial and audit or for business meetings. Lastly, b211c is applicable for filmmaker and journalistic noncommercial.

What is the Visa on Arrival and can I get that instead?  

The Visa on Arrival or VOA is also a type of visit visa. What makes this visa different is that this visa will be given upon arrival with 30 days of stay permit, at the immigration counter in the airport. The visa cost around USD 35 and may be extended for an additional 30 days.

Unfortunately, at this time, not all nationalities may apply for this visa, you may see the full list below:

If I could get a Visa on Arrival, why would I want to pay for a Single-Entry Visa?  

There are a few reasons why one might choose the Single Entry Tourist Visa over the VOA, such as applying for other visa types onshore (The VOA does not permit the user to apply for other visas whilst in Indonesia), or you may want to spend longer than 60 days in Indonesia.

The VOA has a maximum stay of 60 days, after that, you would need to exit the country and come back in again.

What are the costs involved in getting a single-entry visa?  

If you want to apply for this visa, you can pay the visa fee for tourism around IDR 1.5 Mio, and for business purposes around IDR 2,000,000, plus the service fee of the sponsor who will process the visa and be sponsor you to be in the country; this cost will vary between sponsor.

How long does it take to process this visa?  

It takes approximately 7-14 working days to process the visa.

Single Entry Visa Extensions

Our prices for visa extension in Jakarta or Bali vary slightly:

Bali: Our visa extension prices vary between 1,000,000 – 1,300,000 depending on the urgency of extension. We advise customers to hand in their passport to us with plenty of time to avoid additional cost.

Jakarta: Our visa extension price is 1,300,000.

Additional Notes: Currently we can only service visa extensions in the Jakarta & Bali area – speak to one of our team if you require extensions outside Jakarta & Bali.

Why use LetsMoveIndonesia to get your Single Entry Tourist Visa? The real question is why would you use anyone else.

1. Simply put, we are the trendsetters of visa services in Indonesia. Since implementing our price for the Single Entry Business Visa back in September 2020, the rest of the agencies have followed our lead. Prior to us revolutionising the market, the other agents were charging 10,000,000 IDR plus! If we hadn’t have promoted a reasonable price, many still would be charging extortionate prices!

Whilst most agencies have since copied our prices, advertising, artwork and text, they cannot copy our dedication to promoting ethical practices and our dedication to delivering quality service, paired with competitive prices.

2. We are a national agency with offices in Jakarta & Bali. We are the only agency in Jakarta located in a mall so our customers can visit at their convenience. We have been operating since 2016 and have helped tens of thousands of expatriates during our time.

3. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been hundreds of pop-up agents sprouting up. Most of these agents are untested, do not have business addresses or landlines, do not have the funds required for sponsoring visas and therefore borrow customers bank statements to prove valid funds and many make false claims about their business longevity and office locations.

If something goes wrong, you have no one to call and no fixed address to visit. We hear horror stories daily about pop up agents from customers who lose money or receive false visas. Never has there been a more important time to use a reliable agency.

4. We are Indonesia’s Most Trusted Agency, as often referenced from expatriate news outlets, due to our ethical approach and dedication to improve expatriate services, most noticeably being the first agency in the country to advertise prices both on and offline.

5. At the end of 2021 LetsMoveIndonesia won The Best Visa & Business Consultancy Award by the National Award Foundation for our tireless efforts to improve the expatriate services industry and for being the market leaders in what we do.

6. With 2 offices in Jakarta and 3 offices in Bali including Seminyak, Canggu and Sanur, we have more legitimate offices in Indonesia than any other agency. Many of our competitors work from jewelry shops, co-working spaces and hotels.

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