Visa rules in Indonesia are ever changing so make sure you read up on the latest news before you travel in case there have been any last minute changes. Most of the time dealing with visas can be challenging, so you might also benefit from reading our general visa section.
Entry to Indonesia
Currently Indonesia operates two versions of the tourist visa, both of which are available on arrival and are available for 169 different nationalities. Both visas are valid for 30 days and the difference comes as one is paid and one is free.
When it comes to the free visa, the big difference is that this cannot be extended, so if you plan to stay for more than 30 days in Indonesia then you will have to leave and come back in on a new visa.
The paid visa on arrival however comes at a cost of US$35 and can be extended once for another 30 days, so if you want to explore more of the country then this is a sensible option that means that you don’t have to leave.
If you want to extend your paid visa then a visa agent can do the extension for you for a fee, or you can do it yourself at an immigration office, although this process usually takes up to four trips on different days.
For each day you overstay there is a fine of IDR 300,000.
To check the exact visa requirements for your country, click here.