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Indonesia Visa Information

Indonesia & Borneo

Disclaimer: The following is the most up-to-date information at time of editing. We recommend, however, that you also check the latest information as provided by your local Indonesian embassy and refer also to this Indonesian government information page below:


What type of Visa do I need, if any?

Most nationalities must purchase a Visa to enter Indonesia.

Please read the information below carefully. Obtaining the correct immigration documentation for your planned travel to Indonesia is your responsibility.

Please refer to this link at the top of this page to find out if your nationality is eligible for a visa on arrival, a visa exemption, or if you need to apply for a visa in advance at an embassy or online. Please note, a small number of countries are not eligible for the visa on arrival.

The type of visa you will need, will largely depend on your length of stay in Indonesia.

Please Note: When calculating your days spent in-country, day 1 is the date of your arrival into Indonesia and your last day is the date of your departure from Indonesia.

For stays of 30 days or less: We recommend an electronic visa on arrival (eVOA)

Most nationalities can get an eVOA to enter Indonesia for a 30-day period. The cost is IDR 500,000 (£25 or $32). We would advise applying for this visa online (eVOA), and you can apply online at the following official website: https://molina.imigrasi.go.id/#e-voa

Alternatively, you can purchase a VOA on arrival in Indonesia at the airport.

Detailed instructions on how to apply online will be included with your pre-expedition training materials. The process of applying for an eVOA online is quick and efficient and the visa is sent to your email within a few hours of your application. You must print this out and present it to Immigration officials along with your passport, upon arrival in Indonesia.

Alternatively, most nationalities can purchase a visa on arrival in Indonesia at the airport. The cost is also IDR 500,000. We recommend that you apply online in advance to make your airport experience smoother and more comfortable on arrival in Indonesia.

If purchasing the visa at the airport please make sure to have enough cash in notes, as exchange rates fluctuate and coins are not accepted. Most major currencies are accepted, but change will be given in Indonesian Rupiah. The VOA counter is located immediately PRIOR to the airport immigration checkpoint upon arrival in Indonesia.

Important: Once you have your VOA, either a print out of the one emailed to you if you applied online, or a receipt in your hand if you purchased your VOA at the airport prior to the immigration check point, please proceed to the immigration checkpoint. Show the immigration official your  passport and VOA receipt, and ensure that your passport is correctly stamped with the term ‘Visa On Arrival’.

For stays of between 31-60 days: Tourism single-entry visitor visa 60 Days

Anyone planning to stay for more than 30 days (but less than 60 days) in Indonesia must apply for a 60 day tourist visa online at the same link as above. The cost is IDR 1,500,000 (£75 or $95).

Please note: If you are staying more than 30 days you must not get the visa on arrival at the airport as you will not have the opportunity to extend the visa due to the remoteness of the expedition in Indonesia.

For stays of more than 60 days: B211A extendable Visa

If you are planning to stay more than 60 days in Indonesia you will require a sponsor/guarantor and a special type of visa depending on the purpose of your stay.  More information on requirements can be found online at the official Indonesian Government website. If this applies to you please contact our Indonesia office (Indonesia@opwall.com) in order to make us aware of your circumstances and request further guidance on this. In 2024 we are unlikely to be able to provide sponsorship to support extended stays given that our expedition season is only 6 weeks long, therefore participants should not need to be in-country for more than 60 days.

Other matters to be aware of

Overstaying your Visa is a fine of 1 million rupiah a day. Please email indonesia@opwall.com if you have any questions regarding your Visa.

If you are not travelling on a ‘standard’ passport (eg British Overseas Passport) you will need to apply for a different visa and should contact our Indonesia office for more information about this as soon as possible.

You may be asked to show a copy of your home-bound or onward flight ticket when you go though immigration on arrival. It is not possible to enter the country without already having an onward ticket that shows when you will be leaving the country.

You will need to complete an electronic customs declaration form on arrival in country and you will get a QR code show up on your screen once you have completed the form. You must show the QR code to customs officials before leaving the airport in Indonesia. You can access this here: https://ecd.beacukai.go.id/

Other Documents

Please bring 6 photocopies of the main page of your passport with you (each on a separate page of A4 paper). You will need to submit 2 copies on arrival at the forest site, 3 copies on arrival at the marine site, and you can keep one in your bag (for use in emergencies during your return travel). These passport copies need to be handed in to various local authorities in Indonesia.

You will also need to bring a photocopy of your international flight itinerary and three copies of your travel insurance documents (you will submit one copy at each site and you will need to keep one copy in your bag).


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