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Bali Visa on Arrival

Indonesian Minister for Economic Affairs, Sofyan Djalil, announced an economic policy package that is to be implement to boost the Indonesian economy, particularly in a move to improve the country’s current account balance, which is the broadest measurement of foreign exchange flows, including trade, services, interest payments and remittances. One new policy change involves visa-free travel into Indonesia. Starting from April 2015, Indonesia will allow foreigners from an additional 30 countries to enter Indonesia without a visa.

Currently, Indonesia already exempts 15 countries from visa requirements for short visits. These are: Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Chile, Hong Kong, Macau, Morocco, Peru and Ecuador.

The 30 additional countries that will not need to obtain a visa for short visits (starting from April) are China, Japan, South Korea, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Russia, England, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UEA), Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and South Africa.

Additionally (NOT confirmed), visitors to Indonesia will no longer be required to present arrival and departure cards. The expected date of implementation is 1st of April 2015.
If implemented it will cut down the amount of time required to go through immigration.

Bali Visa

Make sure that you have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date with proof of onward passage.

General Visa Requirements :
  • Visa applications should be submitted to the Visa Officer after filling out the required form.
  • A visa application should be submitted along with the following :
    1. a valid passport;
    2. a round trip or through-ticket to country of destination;
    3. 2 (two) photographs, size 4 x 6 cm.
    4. proof or written guarantee of possession of sufficient funds for living expenses during entire stay in Indonesia ;
    5. Payment of the visa fee.

As for visas, please pay attention to the following :

Tourist Visas
There are about 40 countries granted free entry to Indonesia. Please check with the Indonesian Embassy in your country. The free entry valid for 60 (sixty) days and it is in-extendible

Business Visas
You may apply for a business visa, which valid for 28 (twenty-eight) days and extendible for maximum 6 months.

Special Visas
For some countries without diplomatic relationship, you may require special visas. Please contact the closest Indonesian Diplomatic office.

Visa on arrival:
For US$ 25 The government may grant you a visa upon arrival which valid for up to 30 days stay in Indonesia and extendible for another 30 days.

64 countries which are eligible for visa-on-arrival when visiting Indonesia:

  1. Algeria
  2. Argentina
  3. Australia
  4. Austria
  5. Bahrain
  6. Belgium
  7. Brazil
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Cambodia
  10. Canada
  11. Cyprus
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. Egypt
  15. Estonia
  16. Fiji
  17. Finland
  18. France
  19. Germany
  20. Greece
  21. Hungary
  22. Iceland
  23. India
  24. Ireland
  25. Iran
  26. Ireland
  27. Italy
  28. Japan
  29. Kuwait
  30. Laos
  31. Latvia
  32. Libya
  33. Liechtenstein
  34. Lithuania
  35. Luxembourg
  36. Maldives
  37. Malta
  38. Mexico
  39. Monaco
  40. New Zealand
  41. Norway
  42. Oman
  43. Panama
  44. P.R.China
  45. Poland
  46. Portugal
  47. Qatar
  48. Romania
  49. Russia
  50. Saudi Arabia
  51. Slovakia
  52. Slovenia
  53. South Africa
  54. South Korea
  55. Spain
  56. Suriname
  57. Switzerland
  58. Sweden
  59. Taiwan
  60. The Netherlands
  61. Tunisia
  62. United Arab Emirates
  63. UK
  64. USA

Countries that do not require a Visa to enter Indonesia:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Chile
  3. Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  4. Macao Special Administrative Region (Macau)
  5. Malaysia
  6. Morocco
  7. Peru
  8. Philippines
  9. Singapore
  10. Thailand
  11. Vietnam
  12. Cambodia
  13. Myanmar
  14. Laos
  15. Ecuador


Visas Of The Republic Of Indonesia:
  • A Visa of the Republic of Indonesia is issued in the form of a sheet of paper attached to a passport. The type of visa issued shall be based on the visa application.
  • A Diplomatic Visa or a Service Visa shall only be issued to the bearer of a Diplomatic Passport or a Service Passport. Applications for Diplomatic or Service Visas should be accompanied by diplomatic letters or official letters.
  • Visa applications may be done by proxy, except for Diplomatic or Service Visa applications.
  • A visa application should be submitted to an Embassy or Consular Office of the Republic of Indonesia or other official designated by Government of the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Visas shall be used within 90 (ninety) days, calculated from the date of issuance. Any foreign national who fails to use a visa within this designated period of time must submit a re-application for a new visa.
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  • Maritza Armendariz

    Dear Ms. and Mr.,

    My Name is Maritza Armendariz, I come from Quito-Ecuador. I am studying in Germany, now i am living and studying for only 1 semester in Chambery-France to do my obligatory semester abroad. Afther that i wanted to go to Indonesia to do an obligatory internship in the tourism branch. I am applying now for some enterprises, i am waiting for a soon reponse. I would like to know what should i do if i get a place in Bali or in a city in Indonesia. How is the application form for the visa in my case? I will stay there for almost 6 months in the following year.

    It would be really nice if i get any information.

    Thank you a lot in advance!

    Best regards,
    Maritza A.

    • admin

      Dear Maritza,

      Please contact proper person regarding your question in Germany:
      Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
      Lehrter Str. 16-17
      10557 Berlin
      Phone: (030) 478 07 0
      Fax: (030) 447 37 142

      Or in France (if you are in France now):
      L’heure d’ouverture
      Lundi – Vendredi
      09.30 – 12.30
      47 Rue Cortambert
      75016 Paris
      Téléphone: +33 1 45 03 07 60
      Fax: +33 1 45 04 50 32

  • Rakesh

    Dear Mr/Ms,

    I was wondering what the “proof or written guarantee of possession of sufficient funds for living expenses during entire stay in Indonesia;” is, would I require to submit some sort of bank guarantee? or will a Credit Card suffice? and will there be a hold on my card?

    Your valid advice will be highly appreciated.

    Best Regards

  • Johan Olausson

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I refer to the General Visa Requirements for obtaining a visa on arrival in Bali. Me and my fiancé are going to Bali over Christmas, 22-27 December, and we are Swedish and US citizens living and working in Hong Kong.

    I would like to know more about paragraph 4 as per below.
    “4. proof or written guarantee of possession of sufficient funds for living expenses during entire stay in Indonesia”

    What kind of proof of funds do we need to provide?

    Best Regards

    Johan Olausson

    • Varinder Singh

      Dear Sir/Madam
      I refer to the General Visa Requirements for obtaining a visa on arrival in Bali. Me and my girlfriend are going to Bali in September 2015 and i am Indian and my girlfriend is Russian.
      I would like to know more about paragraph 4 as per below.
      “4. proof or written guarantee of possession of sufficient funds for living expenses during entire stay in Indonesia”
      What kind of proof of funds do we need to provide?
      Best Regards

      Varinder Singh

  • Maggie

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I am a British Citizen passport holder, living in Hong Kong.
    I am planning to visit Bali for 4 days with my family and I just found out that my passport has less than 6 months of validity (only 4 months left), is it still possible for me to get a visa upon arrival?

    I look forward to your reply, thanks!


  • Sreekumar

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    I am a Travel Agent based in Dubai,United Arab Emirates and have a customer who is from Kazakhstan who wish to visit Bali. Do they get Visa on Arrival as Russian nationals get Visa on Arrival whereas the CIS countries including Kazakhstan is not mentioned. Please advice.

    Thanks & regards,


  • bala

    I am bala. I am indian i am living from malaysia.i need to go bali tour how to apply visa.i here some news indian are get visa in bali airport.but I am staying now malaysia.i go to kualalumpur to bali. I can get get visa an arrival it is possible

  • leyra

    hello there,

    will going to visit bali next year. i want to know how to go Surabaya from Bali? is there any public transportation available such as train? please let me know.thank you…

    • wonderer

      Dear Leyra,

      from bali to surabaya and vice versa have 2 options.
      1. plane
      2. public bus

      if your are the adventorous kind, take option 2, but be carefull as traveling between islands in indonesia, you will be vunerable with the security checks between ferry ports on crossing. but if you have all your papers in orders, it should be no problem.

      Note: keep your valuable things close.


    Dear Sir / Madam,
    I am a resident of INDIA and want to travel to Bali. I am holding a official passport and am on a deputation with the UNITED NATIONS at present. Do i require a VISA ?

  • Albee

    Hello, I come from China, i want to visit Bali on Aug 2013. Do i need to apply Visa On Arrival? What document or procedure needed? Please advise.


  • Maharshi

    I am wodering about this statement :
    “Proof or written guarantee of possession of sufficient funds for living expenses” means which type of document?
    Any notorised letter or bank statement or credit card?

  • Susana

    Hi! I am from Philippines.
    My passport validity is until April 14, 2014.

    I need to be in Bali October 19 to 22, 2013.

    I tried to renew passport today but was informed that fastest or earliest I can be issued with a new passport is October 24 which is already beyond period needed to be in Bali.

    Will I have a problem with your immigration considering above-mentioned dates?
    Kindly please advise.

    Thank you.

  • Sanjay Marthak

    I am a Indain Citizen passport holder, living in India .
    I am planning to visit Bali for Honeymoon for 6 days and I just found out that my passport has less than 6 months of validity (only 3 months left), is it still possible for me to get a visa upon arrival?
    I look forward to your reply, thanks!

    Sanjay Marthak

  • Rajesh Dadhich

    I am an Indian citizen passport holder, living in India, my passport has Emigration check required stamp on it. I am planning to visit Bali as a tourist for 7 days. can the visa be granted to me for 7 days. Please advise.

  • Brien

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I’m from Texas USA. I have been going to Bali for many years. Before my last venture in April 2010, I found the visa page from my 2009 visit had worn off due to accidentally washing my passport with my pants.

    Upon arriving in Bali, the Immigration officer asked me about it, I replied it had come out in the washing machine, I didn’t think it was a big deal, because in the USA there would be some formality of filling out paper work and they would process you into the country.

    It was unfortunate because I had no idea it was a criminal act to remove a visa page even if it was by accident in Indonesia. This is what I was told by the official. After discussing the matter with the boss my spouse and I were deported that night back to Japan and told we could never return to Indonesia.

    I’ve been heartbroken ever since. I fell in love with Bali and Indonesia at first sight in 2000. I love the culture, the people and everything about Bali, both Hindi and Muslim. I pray to God you can help me. I’ve tried every source I can think of to resolve the matter with friends living in Bali, both Balinese and ex-pats.

    I would have corrected the situation prior to coming to Bali, but I was working at Samsung industry on Geoje Island S. Korea when I washed my passport. My itinerary took me directly from Korea to Bali by way of Tokyo. My tickets were non-refundable, so I had no time to correct the Problem.

    One friend whose father works for Immigration said it is forgotten to get a new passport but I need someone more official to confirm. Is it true? Can I return to Indonesia if I get a new passport? May I be granted forgiveness? It was never my intention to deceive anyone, why would I do such a thing when I’ve been welcome to your beloved country for so many years? I have so many good friends who are Indonesian, and there is no place like Indonesia! Please contact me via email to let me know what I can do if anything.

    Thank you and God bless,

    For those of you reading this, please don’t let my mishap stop you from going to Bali or Indonesia. It was my fault. I assumed wrong about their culture. Indonesia is a wonderful place! Just obey the rules and have fun!

  • Titu Rahman

    greetings !
    this is Titu Rahman from Bangladesh. me and my wife will be visiting Singapore on May 10 for a week and we would like to visit Bali as well. in this regard, we would like to know that if we board from changi to denpasar Bali then will we be eligible to get visa on arrival or do we need to get a visa here from Bangladesh ? plz let us know ASAP.

    with pleasure

  • sarv

    i am an Indian citizen traveling to Australia ,i have got my e visa [computerized] no stamp has been made on my passport but the visa i am holding says multiple entry ,my question is I wish to travel to Bali along with my family who live in Australia can I get visa on arrival and as I will be returning back to Australia and then flying to India .I want to know I wont be facing any problems while going back to Australia as my passport doesn’t have any visa stamp and Australian embassy says enguir from the place you are visiting

  • tommie

    Hi i would like to enquire if i am currently holding a HONGKONG SAR DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY because i have to wait another 2 years to receive my full international passport will i be able to do a visa on arrival in bali? I used to be holding a PRChina passport but now it has been changed to a HK DOCUMENT OF IDENTITY.. i would liketo visit bali for holiday for about 5 days in November 2014

  • bruce

    I have a multiple entry business visa, paid $600 for it valid for 12 months. I have to do a visa run to singapore every 2 months. Went to batam by ferry only took 45minutes from singapore. Batam immigration said I needed a visa on arrival. Got one, paid $25. Came back to bali. They said my business visa was now void because I got a visa on arrival at batam and I would need to pay another $600 and get a new one. On top of that I have to purchase a visa on arrival to enter bali. These guys a just so corrupt. Anything to screw you over and take more of your money. Be careful

    • Tom

      Don’t blame the authorities here, it’s simply your own mistake.

      If you have a 1 year multiple business visa of course you do not need any other kind of visa.

  • Jan 87

    Hi I would like to enquire i’m a Malaysian and my boyfriend is holding a Nigerian passport. We are planning to travel to Bali end of March 2015. I believe my boyfriend would need apply visa before that. But wr don’t know how to go about it. Can you please advise us regarding this matter.

  • Tom

    Nigerian citizens can not get a visa on arrival or any other visa just like that, they will need to have a local sponsor.

  • suman

    Dear madam/sir,

    I am scheduled to travel to Dili, Timor Leste and the flight itinerary involves an overnight stay in Bali. I am a citizen of Nepal. Am I eligible to receive visa on arrival? If not, could you please inform how I may I obtain a visa as there isn’t a diplomatic mission in Nepal.

    Thank you very much.

    Yours truly, suman

  • Lim Boon Ko

    Hi, i will going with my friends together to Bali for holiday trip. Some of them are China passport. After read article, can i comfirm they need visa or not for their visit…Please advice.

  • Joyce Chai

    Hi ,

    i would like to check my customer is holding bangladesh passport, his wife is holding Malaysia passport, they are planning to travel to bali on 06 June 2015.he need to apply visa? if yes, Can you please advise me regarding this matter.

  • Robyn Chamberlain

    My husband and I will be traveling to Bali. Do we need injections to safe guard us from disease?


  • Shreyas Ravetkar

    Hey All,

    Me and my fiancee will be getting married in January and immediately after marriage we will be travelling to Bali for our honeymoon. My tickets are done, hotel bookings are done too and I am aware that Bali has Visa on arrival for Indians.

    One question kicks my mind, do I have to provide a proof that that we are married for Visa on Arrival, as me and my fiancee will have different surnames on air tickets as well has passport.As in Dubai I am aware that we have to submit a NOC. Is this the same in Bali?

    The second question I have is aboout the local restaurents in Bali? do they accept Indonesian currency or USD as most of the 4-5 star hotels ask for?

    Thanks in advance
    Looking forwarded for someone to help me

  • Selina


    I am holding a BNO (British National Overseas) passport. We planned to go Bali in end July.

    I remembered I needed Visa-On-Arrival when I visited Indonesia few years ago. Per above Visa information, does it mean I am exempted for visa and don’t even need to get the Visa-On-Arrival?

    Also, my husband is holding an Australian Passport. Does he need to do the Visa-On-Arrival after landing?

    Thank you for your advice.

  • Michael

    Dear Ms. and Mr.,

    I am planning to come to Bali with my drone (mavic pro). Is there any regulation for the drone?
    I’ve heard that the Drone can be retained at the custom and you have to pay a high fees to take it with you.
    Is that true? Looking forward for someone reply to me.Thank you all.



    Hello, This is Mihir Gandhi here from Mumbai ,India. I am planning to visit Bali in January!!
    Can you let me know is there any visa charges for indians.?

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