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1. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

Hey Guys,

This might sound like a silly question and i think i know the answer but i just wanted someone to confirm whether or not the island of Borneo is part of Indonesia??

The reason why i ask, is because i will be entering Indoensia on a Visa on arrival, and therefore only get 30 days. I am a little worried that if Borneo IS part of Indoensia that i will not have time to travel across from the main islands (java etc) and see as much as i wanted to...

Also, if anyone could offer any advice about Borneo, it would be greatly appreicated. Is it worth going to....?

Please could someone clarify this for me....

Thanks in advance.


2. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

I've just answered my own question - Map

So in-order to visit Borneo i will have to within my 30 day visa right?

Would it be possible to fly from KL/Singapore to the malaysian side of the island and enter over land?

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Mar-2009, at 16:15 by jadeverell ]

3. Posted by joffre (Respected Member 157 posts) 7y

Hiya, you can get some TP Indonesian visa information here... sounds like you would need a 60-day visa in advance... I've crossed overland into Sarawak from Kalimantan & back (getting an Indonesian VoA in the process), but that was a long time ago... you would need to check out the current situation!

4. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

Is it possible to either get a 60 day visa on arrival or get more than one 30 day visa on arrival i.e. leave Indonesia and re-enter under a new visa?


5. Posted by Yvekes (Respected Member 266 posts) 7y

You can apply for a 60-day visa before arrival in any consulate or embassy abroad. I did it already two times, once in Davao, Philippines and once in Kuching, Malaysia.

It's perfectly possible to cross the border over land, entering from either Sabah or Sarawak.


6. Posted by pPamela (Full Member 158 posts) 7y

Hi Jade,
You can apply for a 60 day visa in your own country of UK or you can get one in Penang, Kulau Lumpur or Singapore and I believe Bangkok is possible as well.
Getting a 60 visa allows you to travel with more a freedom knowing you have 60 days to do what you like.
30 days means you are restricted as to how far you can go because you know you have to be near a big city to fly out or get a ferry out on 29th or 30th day. Remember your first day is counted as day 1 even if you arrive at 11.59pm.

And these days because your 60 day visa is a 211 you can extend that for another 30 days for about 250,00 rupiah if you can find an Indonesian to sponsor your extension - no cost to them just an invitation letter required.
Send me a Private Message and I can possibly put you in touch with someone in Medan who may be able to help out with an extension if you happen to be in Medan at least 10 days to a week before your 60 days runs out.

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Apr-2009, at 16:26 by pPamela ]

7. Posted by sofe1978 (Respected Member 127 posts) 7y

Hi There

Sorry to cut in on this James but this info is helpful to us too :) With regard to the 60 day visa can anyone let us know how much it is to get in KL?

Also is the visa valid from the day it's issued or the the day you enter the country?



8. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting sofe1978

Sorry to cut in on this James but this info is helpful to us too :) With regard to the 60 day visa can anyone let us know how much it is to get in KL?

The price for a 60-day Tourist Visa is somehow not mentioned on the visa page of Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur. They must have missed that one because they do have the fees for the other visa types. The Indonesian embassy in Singapore charges SGD 75 (approx MYR 180) for a Tourist Visa.

Also is the visa valid from the day it's issued or the the day you enter the country?

There are two different conditions given by two different websites (see below). From this, I think it means you must use the visa within 90 days from the date of issue, while the 60-day period starts from the date of entry.


B. Validity:

  • 60 (sixty) days calculated from the date of admission to Indonesia, and extendible;


a. Visas Of The Republic Of Indonesia :

... [snipped]

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.

9. Posted by loubylou (Travel Guru 664 posts) 7y

Someone has just posted this on Thorn Tree, so I thought it would be useful:

just latest info about getting tourist (60 days) visa to Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur:

The whole procedure is very efficient, you can download the application forms from the internet (website of Indonesian embassy in KL). You need 2 photos, copy of your passport (front page) and copy of your entry stamp to Malaysia. We also had fly ticket out of Indonesia, but we got the feeling that nobody checked it. But I do not know whether without ticket would be so smooth.The cost of the visa is 170 RM. You need to enter Indonesia within 3 months from the date of issue of visa.

The visa is ready the same day in the afternoon. Just remember that you need to dress conservativelly (no shorts etc), otherwise they will not allow you to enter the embassy!!!!!!!

Oh and when we last asked by e-mail to the Indonesian embassy in Singapore - the reply was because we were not resident in Singapore (either as a Singaporean national or residency permit holder) we could not apply for a visa there as they only give them out to residents of Singapore.

Hope this helps ;)

10. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 7y

Cheers for all the replies to this post, I have another similar question that you might be able to help me with.

It doesn't look like i will have time to apply for a 60 day visa, as i am currently in Sydney and believe the embassy is in Canberra. I fly directly into Bali, so wont be able to pick up one in another city i.e. KL.
Therefore i was wondering if it was possible to get numerous single entry 30 day visas, one after another similar to what people do in Thailand.

What i was planning to do was to enter on a 30 day visa, see as much as possible then fly out to Singapore. I then planned to explore Singapore for a day or 2 before going over to Borneo and Sarawak - where i guess i would need another 30 day visa upon entry?

Is this possible? or do they limit the number of visas you can have over a certain time scale?

I hope this makes sense....

Any info would be great!