Transit Information -
Many travelers are confused about
whether they should get a visa to transit through Indonesia and get to another
destination, as it depends on many factors - whether you go out of the
airport and the length of the stopover, etc.
For many nationalities,
Indonesian tourist visas and transit visas are issued on arrival at major
Indonesia Airports and seaports in Indonesia. Tourist visas are usually not
extendable and not convertible into other types of visa.
This FAQs are available to help
you find your route through the Indonesia Airports easily and
do I need a visa to transit through Indonesia?
Passengers transiting through
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport for less than 24 hours, or
other airports for less than 8 hours, do not require a visa. However,
those who are switching terminals in Soekarno-Hatta, or those transiting
through Ngurah Rai International
Airport require a visa unless they are from a visa-exempt
jurisdiction. Please note
that, if you'd like to go through custom, a visa would be required even
if your layover is shorter than 24 hours. It could be a transit visa or
other types of visa such as Visa on Arrival.
Then, when can I transit through Indonesia without a visa?
If you meet all of the following conditions, you can transit through
Indonesia without visa. The conditions are:
• Layover time less than 24 hours though
Airport as determined by scheduled arrival and
• Staying in the specific Transit Area (means no clearing immigration,
no re-checking your luggage).
However, the problem is often you will need to leave the transit area
and clear custom, for one reason or another. For example, you have to
re-check your luggage to the final destination since the airline does
not do it for you, or simply because your connecting flight does not
leave on the same day and you want to spend the night in a hotel outside
the area, etc. In all these cases, you officially enter the Indonesia, you
must apply in advance for an entry or get a Visa on Arrival in order to transit
Is it possible to get a Transit Visa on arrival in
Tourist and Transit Visa on arrival is available for nationals of these
52 countries and territories. A transit visa for up to 7 (seven) days
costs US$10.00, and a tourist visa for up to 30 (thirty) days costs
Nationalities not listed above should obtain a visa prior to departure.
Visa Free Entry and
Visa on Arrival facilities are available at the
Immigration check-point at these ports and airports.
What's the validity of a
Tourist Visa for
Indonesia? How long can I stay
in Indonesia with the
are valid for 30 days, your arrival day is counted as your first day,
and you must leave the country on the 30th day. Tourist visas may only
be extended due to natural disaster, illness or accident, and cannot be
transferred to another type of visa.
You can get a 60 day visa in
your home country (you have up to 3 months from date of application to
enter Indonesia where you will then get your 60 day stamp) or at one of
the countries close to Indonesia like Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok,
Singapore. I have received 60 day visas from both Singapore and Penang
in 2006 without any problems. Usually takes about 3 days and you will
need a passport that has at least 12 months left on it, two passport
photos, photocopy of the first page of your passport and money to pay
for the 60 day visa.)
Visa on Arrival is usually
not extendable and not convertible into other types of visa.
Overstay visitors incur a penalty of US$20 per day for under 60 days of
overstay. More than 60 days overstay may incur a 5 years prison sentence
or a fine of IDR 25.000.000.
types of visas that
You can apply for the
following visa if your visit purpose to Indonesia is fall under the
category as mentioned:
• Employment Visas
• Social - Cultural Visas
Bali Retirement Visas