Paspor dan visa
To read the Indonesian government's description of the various visas, see Consular and Visa Services on the Foreign Ministry web site. http://www.deplu.go.id/
List of Most Common Immigration Fees (9/2008) as per Peraturan Pemerintah nomor 19 tahun 2007
- Visa Kunjungan (SosBud, Business...etcvalid for 60 days: USD 45
- Visa Kunjungan Beberapa kali Perjalanan (SosBud 12 months): USD 100
- Visa Tinggal Terbatas 6 months: USD50
- Visa Tinggal Terbatas 12 months: USD100
- Visa Tinggal Terbatas 24 months: USD175
- Sosbud Visa/business visa extension: IDR 250,000 per extension, 30 days.
- Izin Tinggal Terbatas or extension:
6 months: IDR 350,000
1 year: IDR 700,000
2 years: IDR 1,200,000
3.Izin Masuk Kembali (for KITAS/KITAP holder)
Single exit: IDR 200,000
Multiple exit for 6 months: IDR 600,000
Multiple exit for 1 year: IDR 1,000,000
Multiple exit for 2 years: IDR 1,750,000
4.Overstay: IDR 200,000 per day
Source: Peraturan Pemerintah nomor 19 tahun 2007 - see article IV to IX for immigrations related fees
The above fees are the official ones as of 9/2008. If you keep all your papers in order and are up to date with all necessary document renewals and taxes/fees, and follow the proper procedures, then that it is what you will pay if you do the paperwork yourself (in person). Service companies may charge you in between 3 to 10 times the official fees to cover their services. Considering the hassle of dealing with a new bureaucracy in a foreign language, this fee may be worth it. Long-timers who speak fluent Bahasa Indonesia may be able to (and choose tohandle the bureacracy themselves.
Vitas or VBS - Limited Stay Visa or Semi-permanent Residence Visa
Once the TA01 recommendation has been approved, the VITAS must be applied for, for the working spouse and his dependent family, at the Indonesian Immigration office in the intended city of residence. Upon approval, the Indonesian Immigration office will send a telex approval to the Indonesian Embassy where the foreigner and his dependent family want to pick up the approval and to get the VITAS/VBS stamped into their passports.
This VBS visa stamp permits your entry into Indonesia. Within 3 days of your arrival in Indonesia, you and your dependent family members must go to the Immigration office to report your arrival "lapor diri" and complete the necessary paperwork. Failure to do this within 3 days will constitute a violation of your status, a legal hassle that can only be overcome through a visit to the courts and will incur large fines. So don't delay your initial trip to the Immigration office to report your arrival. At the immigration office, you will be called to take a full set of fingerprints and to sign various documents and provide at least four 2 x 3 cm color photographs.
When all the paperwork on your Vitas visa is done, you will be issued a Limited Stay Permit - Kartu Izin Tinggal Terbatas, better known as a KITAS card for the working expatriate and each dependent for a one year period. The predecessor to the KITAS was the KIM/S. People still erroneously refer to the limited stay permit as a KIM/S.
In order to avoid the risk of losing the original KITAS card and the resulting hassle, many expatriates keep the original at home in a safe place and carry only a photocopy.
With your KITAS you will also receive a blue Foreigner's Registration and Change book, commonly referred to as the Buku Mutasi. It's a similar size as a passport. The blue book tracks changes in your immigration status. All changes of address, marital status, new children, etc. need to be notified to the Immigration Office and recorded in this book within a timely period.
This is a valuable document and should be kept safely. The KITAS card and blue book allow you to live in Indonesia for one year and may be renewed annually, up to two extensions without having to leave the country.
True Cost of KITAS Visa
The cost of the KITAS issuance is Rp 350.000 for a 6 months KITAS, Rp 700.000 for a 1 year KITAS, and Rp 1.200.000 rupiah for a 2 years KITAS (12/09).
Advice from one applicant on documents needed to apply for a KITAS without paying any bribes:
1. Fotocopy of RPTKA and IMTA (2x each)
2. Fill out the three forms obtained at the immigration office (if I remember correctly form 22, 23 and 26). I got the forms for a fee of Rp. 10,000 One of the forms is the “surat permintaan dan jaminan” and has to have a meterai tax stamp on it. You may also be charged Rp 5,000 for the red folder.
3. Surat permohonan (sponsor letter) (2x)
4. Fotocopy of the KTP of the sponsor (2x)
5. Fotocopy of all nonempty pages of the blue book (2x) and original blue book
6. Fotocopy of *all* pages of the passport (2x) and original
7. Fotocopy of KITAS (2x) and original
8. When receiving the new KITAS, paying the fee of Rp. 700,000 for which you will get a receipt. This is actually the only fee to be paid (except for the file and the forms). When I was asked to pay additional “administrative fees”, I always asked for a receipt, and if there was none, I did not pay and that did work very well.
9. You may also be asked to pay Rp 55,000 for the photos/fingerprints.
Pay-for-visa-on-arrival (VOA) system for citizens of 63 nations:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brasil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, People's Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA
The cost of the 30-day (only) tourist visa is US$25/person for a 30-day visa. The fee must be paid in cash (no credit cardson arrival at the airport.
Visitors from countries with visa-on-arrival facility will have to go to a special counter to have their passports stamped with the on-arrival visa before going to the immigration clearance desk. The VOA visa is extendable for one 30-day period (only).
To extend the VOA, go to the nearest immigration office, accompanied by a "sponsor" (Indonesian friend/family member you are visiting). Present your passport, ticket showing departure from Indonesia, fill in a few forms and submit with copies of relevant documents. Sponsor may be required to write a short letter of sponsorship. Return the next day and pay Rp 250,000, get a photo taken, and pick up your passport. After this, it takes 3 days to process your application. (Note: This is a relatively new procedure, and further details will be posted as we learn them)
Visa purchasing takes 15-30 minutes per applicant, depending on the number of persons applying. Payment counters, a bank counter, and a money changer have been set up to process payments. Passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival. Payment must be made on arrival. An onward or return trip ticket must be shown on arrival.
The visa on arrival facility is only available at the following international gateways:
1) Polonia in Medan
2) Sultan Syarif Kasim II in Pekanbaru
3) Tabing in Padang
4) Soekarno-Hatta in Jakarta
5) Juanda in Surabaya
6) Ngurah Rai in Bali
7) Sam Ratulangi in Manado
8) Halim Perdana Kusuma in Jakarta
9) Adi Sutjipto in Yogyakarta
10) Adi Sumarmo in Solo
11) Selaparang in Mataram
12) Sepinggan in Balikpapan
13) Hasanuddin in Makassar
14) Eltari in Kupang
15) Hang Nadim in Batam
16) Ahmad Yani in Semarang
17Husein Sastranegara in Bandung
1) Sekupang, Batu Ampar, Nongsa, Marina Teluk Senimba and Batam Center in Batam
2) Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi dan Bandar Sri Udana Lobam in Tanjung Uban
3) Sri Bintan Pura in Tanjung Pinang
4) Belawan in Belawan
5) Sibolga in Sibolga
6) Yos Sudarso in Dumai
7) Teluk Bayur in Padang
8) Tanjung Priok in Jakarta
9) Padang Bai dan Benoa in Bali
10) Jayapura in Jayapura
11) Bitung in Bitung
12) Tanjung Balai Karimun in Tanjung Balai Karimun
13) Tanjung Mas in Semarang
14) Tenau in Kupang
15) Pare-Pare in Pare-Pare
16) Soekarno Hatta in Makassar
17) Maumere in Nusa Tenggara Timur
Visa-free facility is granted to the citizens of 11 countries whose governments extend visa free facility to Indonesian nationals would continue to enjoy short visa-free stays. Included in the 11 countries and administrative districts that are granted the 30-day visa-free facility are:
Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hongkong Special Administrative Region, Macau Special Administrative Region, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Visitors with the visa-free facility will be able to proceed directly to the immigration clearance counter after deplaning. Passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the date of arrival. Onward or return tickets must be shown on arrival.
Citizens of other countries not on the visa on arrival or visa free lists will be required to apply for a visa overseas (in their home countrybefore entering Indonesia. Citizens of any country wishing to stay more than 30 days must also apply for an appropriate visa (cultural visit or businessat their nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate before traveling to Indonesia.
Tour Agents are able to arrange express handling for groups at no additional charge by presenting the completed immigration cards, passports and applicable visa fee. Passengers who overstay their visa period for a short period of time can be processed immediately at the airport by paying US$ 20 for every day they overstayed their 30-day visa. Airlines that experience technical difficulties or delayed flights can apply for their passengers to be exempted from paying any overstay penalties.
The current tourist visa policy cuts the length of stay for visa on arrival from the previous 60 days to 30 days. It is NO LONGER possible to stay in Indonesia more than 30 days on an "on arrival" tourist visa. If you want to stay for 60 days, you must apply for a tourist visa at the Indonesian consular office in your home country. The consular office can issue a 60-day tourist visa.
Note: A visa on arrival is extendable for one 30-day period (only) and can not be tranformed in a SosBud visa or any other form of visa.