The following basic documents will be required at the Port of Entry:
An overstay up to 60 days is only an administrative matter. It has no further serious consequences. Have the required amount of money ready in cash and pay at the airport before departure.
Overstay of more than 60 days is a crime according to the Indonesian law. The official fine for overstay is also $30.00 per day or IDR 300,000 but not more than IDR 25 million for the entire period. If the necessary funds are not available, the person can be imprisoned for 5 years. A person overstaying more than 60 days will be blacklisted, usually for 6 months. Entering Indonesia during that period will not be possible.
- Family visits
- Social visits
- Cultural and Art Visits
- Government assignments
- To attend or serve as a speaker at a seminar.
- To attend an international exhibition
- To attend a meeting with a branch office or business headquarters located in Indonesia.
- As a transit point on a visit to another country.
- There is no limit to the number of times that a 30-day free visa can be obtained in a single year.
The purpose of this visa is to visit friends / relations, or social, cultural or educational exchange. Sponsorship is required by an Indonesian citizen, preferably someone from the area where you intend to stay because officially the visa can only be extended at the Immigration Office in the area where your sponsor resides. But with the assistance of a visa agent the extension can be handled at the nearest Immigration Office. If you are taking part in a social, cultural or educational exchange or trainee-ship you need a sponsor letter from that particular organization with proof the fee is paid in advance.
Take into notice that prolongation is a time-consuming affair. It takes at least 2 weeks before your application is rewarded with an additional stamp in your passport. At the first extension, after 60 days, immigration needs to take your photo and fingerprints.