Types of visas in Indonesia

  • Julia Anggraini EMERHUB JAKARTA

    Julia Anggraini

    Julia Anggraini serves as an Account Executive at Emerhub Jakarta.

Wondering which type of visa in Indonesia to get before entering the country? In 2023, Indonesia revamped its visa system, introducing new types of visas, such as remote worker visas, and modified conditions for many others.

Continue reading to understand the different visas in Indonesia and get an idea of which one is the most suitable for your conditions.

Visa exemptions and visas on arrival

Nationalities exempted from visa in Indonesia

Only the holders of passports of ASEAN nations are allowed to enter Indonesia without a visa. The visit is limited to tourism purposes and is a maximum of 30 days.

Visa on Arrival

A 30-day visa on arrival is available for 96 nationalities and is for the purpose of:

  1. Tourism visits
  2. Government officials’ visits
  3. Business talks and meetings visits
  4. Purchasing goods visits
  5. Transit 

You also need to make sure your passport is valid for at least six months when entering Indonesia.

The list of nationalities that are eligible for visa on arrival:

  • Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam

Visit visas (Visa Kunjungan)

Visit visas are for staying in Indonesia without taking up employment. There are two types of visit visas:

  • Single-entry visa (B211)
  • Multiple-entry visa (D212)

Single-entry visit visa (B211)

You can apply for a 60 or 180-day visit visa. It’s a way to stay in the country for longer than is allowed with the visa exemptions. The visit visas can be used for various purposes such as for business, internships, and extended travel. Here’s a  list of intended purposes of B211 visas:

  • Tourism
  • Family visit
  • Transit
  • Business
  • Meetings
  • Product sourcing/ buyer
  • Medical visit
  • State  visit
  • Pre-investment
  • Movie making
  • Audit, quality control, branch visit

Visas for living in Indonesia

The types of visas that allow you to live (and work) in Indonesia and that give you the residence card KITAS are called limited stay visas (Visa Tinggal Terbatas). This is where the majority of the changes happened in 2023 and there are now the following types of long-term stay visas in Indonesia:

  •  2-year investor visa
  • 5-10 year investor visa (also known as “Golden visa”)
  • Spouse visa
  • Dependant visa
  • Repatriation visa (also known as “Ex-WNI visa”)
  • Second home visa
  • Retirement visa
  • Remote worker visa

In short, to live in Indonesia you should either be employed in Indonesia, invest, retire, or have family connections.

Let’s look at the investor and remote worker visas more closely.

Investor visa for shareholders (PT PMA)

Investor visas are for shareholders of companies registered in Indonesia. This is one of the major updates in 2023  as the amount of shares an investor owns is significantly higher than previously:

  • For 2 year visa – the investor must own shares for at least IDR 10 billion
  • 5-year visa – USD 2.5 million
  • 10-year visa – USD 10 million

Another significant change is that the investors can no longer prove their ownership with a capital statement letter – now an investor must prove their share purchase by demonstrating bank statements.

Investor visa for investing in public equities

Alternatively, you can invest in public markets in Indonesia. You are eligible for an investor visa by committing to invest in either publicly listed stocks, bonds, or mutual funds in Indonesia:

  • Minimum USD 350,000 for 2 year visa
  • Minimum USD 700,000 for 5-year visa

The commitment means that you commit to purchasing the equities within 90 days of receiving the visa.

Remote worker visa

Until now, there wasn’t a correct type of visa in Indonesia for foreigners who wished to work remotely for an overseas company. Fortunately, that void has now been filled by the new remote worker visa.

Each applicant will be granted a limited stay permit called (ITAS) for a limitation of 1 or 5 years. To qualify for the remote worker visa you need to meet the following:

  • Officially employed by a company abroad
  • Annual salary of at least USD 60,000
  • Proof of funds to live in Indonesia during the validity of the visa

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