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Visa on Arrival (VOA)

30 days plus 30 days extension without sponsor


Visa on Arrival (VOA) can be obtained directly when you are landed at the airports or seaports in Indonesia and is given to person who has come with holiday/leisure, business or social visit purposes in Indonesia. The maximum length of stay is 30 days and that can be easily extended for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in Sabangindonesian-visa-information-diving-weh-island

Citizens from 64 countries enjoy Visa on Arrival for tourist visit: Algeria, Arab Emirate, 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, Tunisia, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Monaco, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United State of America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirate.

Nationals or passport holders of Brunei Darusaalam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam , Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Chile, Morocco, Ecuador and Peru are given visa-free entry facility for maximum of 30 days. The visa can be extended for another 30 days but cannot be transferred to another type of visa.

General requirements for Visa on Arrival

  • Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 months at the date of entry
  • At least one blank visa page
  • Round-trip airplane ticket
  • Visa on Arrival fee (refer below)

Visa on Arrival fees

  • Visa for stay up to 7 days in several Special Economic Zones (SEZ)= US$ 15
  • Visa for stay up to 30 days = US$ 35
  • Extension of stay for up to 30 days = US$ 35

How to extend your Visa on Arrival

To extend your Visa on Arrival for 30 days more you need:

  • Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 months at the date of entry
  • One photocopy of your passport, photo page
  • One photocopy of your Visa on Arrival stamp on your passport
  • One photocopy of your Departure card, front and back side in the same page
  • Return ticket
  • Visa extension fee of 355’000 Rp
  • Fill the forms at the Immigration office

Immigration office in Sabang

The Immigration office is in Sabang, 30 minutes by bejaj, taxi or motorbike from Gapang beach
Jalan Teuku Umar No. 10
Sabang · 23511 · Pulau Weh
View on Google Map
Tel: (0652)-21343 · Fax: (0652)-22833

Social Cultural Visa (Sosial Budaya)

60 days plus a maximum of four extension of 30 days each, with local sponsor


This visa is issued by the Indonesian Embassy to applicants who are going to Indonesia for a social/cultural visit, such as visiting relatives/friends; social organizations; exchange visits between educational institutions; undertaking research and attending training programme in Indonesia. Maximum length of stay is 60 days, single entry.
Approval from the Immigration Office in Indonesia is needed for applicants who wish to stay longer than 60 days which must be applied for by the applicant’s sponsor/relative/friends who reside/based in Indonesia. Validity of visa will be three months from the date of issue.
You can easily extend your Social Cultural Visa at the Immigration Office in Sabang.

General requirements for Social Cultural Visa

  • Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia
  • One photocopy of your passport, photo page
  • One completed visa application form
  • One coloured passport size photograph
  • Financial credibility (Bank Statement or traveller’s cheque with a minimum balance of 2000 US$ or a copy of your credit card)
  • Return tickets to Indonesia

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Penang

An easy place to apply your Social Cultural Visa is at the Consulate in Penang (not financial credibility is needed). It need at maximum of two days and cost 170 MYR (about 40€). The consulate is on Jalan Burma, about 4km West of the Chinatown tourist area (dress properly, no sandals, no sarongs, no short sleeves, no tank top and no short pants):

467 Jalan Burmah, 10350 Penang
Tel: (04) 2274686; 2277412
Fax: (04) 2275887
Email: info@kjripenang.org.my

You can take a taxi or the bus number 101 for 1.40 MYR (0.35€). There is a bus stop on the corner of Love Lane and Lebuh Chulia (opposite the 7eleven). Ask for Gurney Plaza, it take about 20 minutes. You’ll stop on Jalan Kelawei, take Lebuhraya Maktab or Lorong Maktab on right to arrive on Jalan Burma, where the Consulate is few meters on the right, near Penang Adventist Hospital (10 minutes walking from the bus stop). See the location on Google map.

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur

To apply Social Cultural Visa at the Embassy in Kuala Lumpur you also need an invitation letter from the sponsor in Indonesia addressed to the Immigration Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesian and ID copy of the sponsor. Submission time is from 09.00 to 13.00 or 120 persons/day, so try to come early in the morning. Saturday and Sunday close. See the location on Google map.

233, Jalan Tun Razak, WP KL
Tel: +603-2116-4016/4017
Fax: +603-2141-7908
Web: www.kbrikualalumpur.org

How to extend your Social Cultural Visa

To extend your Social Cultural Visa for 30 days more (you can extend for four times) you need:

  • Expiration date of the applicant’s passport must be at least 6 months at the date of entry
  • Two passport sized photographs
  • One photocopy of your passport, photo page
  • One photocopy of your Social Cultural Visa stamp on your passport
  • One photocopy of your Departure card, front and back side in the same page
  • One photocopy of your sponsor DNI
  • Return ticket
  • Stamp (meterai) of 6’000 Rp, that you can buy at the Post Office or in some local shops
  • Visa extension fee of 300’000 Rp
  • Fill the forms at the Immigration office
  • Local sponsor

Immigration office in Sabang

The Immigration office is in Sabang, 30 minutes by bejaj, taxi or motorbike from Gapang beach
Jalan Teuku Umar No. 10
Sabang · 23511 · Pulau Weh
View on Google Map
Tel: (0652)-21343 · Fax: (0652)-22833