Indonesia Visa on Arrival – Jakarta

I went to Jakarta in June 2019 along with 2 colleagues for a business trip. My wife also went along as a tourist.

For business visa on arrival, we followed the below process:

  1. Shortly after leaving the plane, in the terminal there was a Visa on Arrival counter.
  2. At counter 1 we paid US $15 per visa for a business visa
  3. At counter 2, the officer pasted the visas in our passport and stamped us in
  4. We were then allowed to bypass the immigration counters and go straight to baggage claim.

For tourist visa on arrival, my wife followed the below process:

  1. She went direct to the immigration counter
  2. No questions asked, no money charged
  3. Visa stamped in passport and she was waved in

As simple as that.

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Indonesia Visa on Arrival (Denpasar, Bali).

Visa Type: Visa On Arrival

Country: Indonesia

Airport: Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar, Bali

Experience:

It was a breeze. No questions asked. No documents viewed. Only a fee of USD 25 per head taken. Good idea to have US Dollars at hand – they do take other currencies but exchange rates are bad.

I did not have side-by-side blank pages in my passport. I had 2 blank pages but far apart from each other. This did not present any problem. The officer used literally half-a-page for the visa sticker and his stamps (the entry & exit stamps were both on top of the visa sticker – no additional space used).

Official guidance says the following are required: Two blank pages in passport, 6 month passport validity, onward air tickets, hotel bookings. But the officer didn’t look for any of these things (except I presume he checked my passport for validity – but that wasn’t an issue for me as the passport is valid for many years yet).

Note: You need to pay IDR 150,000 per head departure tax on your way out. Ensure you keep that much in Rupiah at the end of your trip.