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The following information was compiled from various sources and is subject to change. Participants are encouraged to check with their nearest Indonesian embassy for the latest information relevant to their country of citizenship. One source is the website of the Indonesian Embassy in Australia.
Depending on your country of citizenship and the length of your planned stay, you may apply for a visa-free visit, visa-on-arrival, or several types of visas issued in advance at Indonesian missions abroad.
Entering Indonesia without any visa is possible for nationals of the following countries and territories: Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Marocco, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam. (Source: http://www.kbri-canberra.org.au/index.php/visas-services)
Citizens of the above countries will be issued on arrival a stay permit for 30 days free of charge upon presentation of a passport which is valid at least for another 6 months. This stay permit cannot be extended or converted into another type of visa.
The nationals of the following countries may apply for a 30 day visa upon arrival in Indonesia: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malidives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherland, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirate, United Kingdom, United States of America. (Source: http://indonesiskaambassaden.se/visa/visa-on-arrival/)
Citizens of these countries will be able to apply for a visa-on-arrival upon arrival by air in Bali, Jakarta, Batam, and some other international airports or by ship at most international sea ports (including ferry ports in Batam). A 30-day visa-on-arrival costs US$35 (after a recent increase of $10). Please note that at the time of writing, the cheaper 7-day visa-on-arrival is no longer available.
How to obtain a visa-on-arrival
Travellers from the above countries must be in possession of a passport which is valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival and the completed embarkation/ disembarkation card they received from their airline. They must also be able to prove they have sufficient funds for their stay in Indonesia and show a paper printout of an outbound ticket.
Applying for a visa before arrival
Citizens of countries neither on visa-free list nor on the visa-on-arrival are required to apply for a visa overseas before travelling to Indonesia. Moreover, for a stay of more than 30 days, nationals of ALL countries must apply in advance for the appropriate visa (tourist, business, social-cultural, etc.) at an overseas Indonesian Consulate or Foreign Mission before departing for Indonesia.
Page location: http://www.eva.mpg.de/~gil/ismil/19/visa_info.html
Page last modified: 6 December 2014, Melbourne