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Obtaining a Visa for Indonesia

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1. Posted by andymoore (Respected Member 24 posts) 11y

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Hi Everyone,

has anyone been to Indonesia in the last month or two, or is planning to go soon?

Information on tourist visas for UK Nationals seems sketchy at present and rules seem to be changing in light of the Bali bombings.

So, can anyone tell me;

i) Do I need to obtain a tourist visa before I get to Indonesia (if at all), or

ii) Can I rely on being able to pick one up at the airport on arrival?

Some clarification would be gratefully appreciated!

Many thanks,

Andy (UK)

2. Posted by kurwah (Full Member 60 posts) 11y

You need a VISA and are able to purchase on arrival.
See below for full details.

This is the latest information as given to airlines as of 18 October 2005.

National UNITED KINGDOM (GREAT BRITAIN) (GB)
Destination INDONESIA (ID)
Passport required (must be valid at least 6 months after date
of entry).

Visa required, which can be obtained on arrival for a max.
stay of 30 days (irrespective of endorsement regarding
national status) provided:
- passport contains at least one unused visa page for the
visa-on-arrival sticker, which covers entire passport page;
and
- holding ticket and other documents for return/onward journey;
and
- holding at least USD 1,000.- or a valid credit card; and
- arriving only via the airports of: Balikpapan (Seppinggan),
Denpasar Bali (Ngurah Rai), Jakarta (Halim
Perdana Kusuma and/or Soekarno-Hatta), Kupang (El Tari),
Lombok (Selaparang), Makassa (Hassanuddin), Manado
(Samratulangi), Medan (Polonia), Padang (Tabing), Pekan Baru
(Simpangtiga), Solo (Adi Sumarno), Surabaya (Juanda) or
Yogyakarta (Adi Sucipto).
Fee: USD 10.- for 7 days; USD 25.- for 30 days.
NOTES:

  • 24Methods of payment for the visa on arrival fee:

- all currencies are acceptable, with the exception of
the Argentinian Peso (ARS), Brazilian Real (BRL), Korean
Won (KRW) and South African Rand (ZAR);
- Visa and Mastercard credit cards are acceptable, with
no surcharge;
- Traveller's Cheques are not acceptable, with the
exception of U.S. Dollar cheques issue by certain banks
(at very poor exchange rates).

3. Posted by xs.if (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

Quoting kurwah

You need a VISA and are able to purchase on arrival.
See below for full details.

This is the latest information as given to airlines as of 18 October 2005.

National UNITED KINGDOM (GREAT BRITAIN) (GB)
Destination INDONESIA (ID)
Passport required (must be valid at least 6 months after date
of entry).

Visa required, which can be obtained on arrival for a max.
stay of 30 days (irrespective of endorsement regarding
national status) provided:
- passport contains at least one unused visa page for the
visa-on-arrival sticker, which covers entire passport page;
and
- holding ticket and other documents for return/onward journey;
and
- holding at least USD 1,000.- or a valid credit card; and
- arriving only via the airports of: Balikpapan (Seppinggan),
Denpasar Bali (Ngurah Rai), Jakarta (Halim
Perdana Kusuma and/or Soekarno-Hatta), Kupang (El Tari),
Lombok (Selaparang), Makassa (Hassanuddin), Manado
(Samratulangi), Medan (Polonia), Padang (Tabing), Pekan Baru
(Simpangtiga), Solo (Adi Sumarno), Surabaya (Juanda) or
Yogyakarta (Adi Sucipto).
Fee: USD 10.- for 7 days; USD 25.- for 30 days.
NOTES:

  • 24Methods of payment for the visa on arrival fee:

- all currencies are acceptable, with the exception of
the Argentinian Peso (ARS), Brazilian Real (BRL), Korean
Won (KRW) and South African Rand (ZAR);
- Visa and Mastercard credit cards are acceptable, with
no surcharge;
- Traveller's Cheques are not acceptable, with the
exception of U.S. Dollar cheques issue by certain banks
(at very poor exchange rates).

this is a pretty detailed take on the visa issue in indonesia... not to add - basically you can get it before you arrive or on arrival. if obtained from malaysia (in certain cities) you get 60 days for 40 us dollars or 30 days for 25 us dollars (same on arrival for the latter)... things are generally easier once you actaully get there, you'll just have to put up with people trying to sell you sh!t...
happy travelling