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This section seeks to provide you with all the relevant information and procedures regarding the different types of visas issue by the Consulate for those who wish to visit Indonesia. Therefore, it is advisable to surf through Procedures and Applications as the first step.

In conjunction with Decision No.18/2003 signed by the President of the Republic of Indonesia with regard to the new visa policy, from the 1st September 2003, there will be a change of regulation on the Visa-Free Short Visit to Indonesia for Tourism.

There are nationals of 11 countries who are entitled to visit Indonesia without a visa. On the other hand, there are nationals of 19 countries who will need an approval from Immigration Authorities in Indonesia, for any type of visa, before entering Indonesia. Information on the said countries and entry requirements can be seen at either the Visa free short-visit or Various visas issued on Approval. For Journalist visas, applicants will have to contact and apply through the Information Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.

General visa inquiries may also be obtained either in person at the Visa Section (Indonesian Consulate General, Al Hudaiba Community 322 Villa No. 1) or by post to PO Box 73759 – Dubai Telp : 00971 4 3985666 (please enclose a Self Address Envelope and contact number).

Visa Procedures

  1. Applicants must hold a full passport which must be submitted upon request for  inspection when applying for a visa.
  2. Passport must be valid for at least 6 (six) months from date of entry into Indonesia.
  3. Non-passport documents (such as Travel Documents, Certificate of Identity,Certificate of Registration etc.) will not be accepted.
  4. Applicants should fill in the correct visa forms according to the purpose of their visit,  as once a  visa is issued (stamped in the applicant passport), it cannot be cancelled or transferred to another type of visa under any circumstances.
  5. Please write clearly in capital letters. Illegibility may prevent your application from being  processed.
  6. All questions must be answered, and all documents in support of an application submitted. Failure to do so may result in delay.
  7. Application forms must be original and personally signed by the applicant. Forms downloaded from the Consulate website.
  8. One recent passport-sized color photograph of the applicant must be submitted with the application and Passport Copy attach and valid visa copy attach it.
  9. Copy of bank statement , indicating the current applicant’s bank account in the last 3 months or a letter from the bank stating that the applicant has a sufficient fund
  10. All applications are subject to approval. Submission of a visa application does not necessarily  mean that a visa will be granted.
  11. Applicants whose applications need referral to the Authorities in Indonesia should NOT purchase their travel tickets (plane, boat or otherwise) before the approval for  their visa application is received.
  12. All visa applications must be submitted between 09.00am and 1.00pm, Sunday to Thursday (except on Indonesian and UAE public holidays) through the Visa Section of the Indonesian Consulate General in Dubai.
  13. Passports must have at least two fully blank unused pages
  14. If granted, visa can be collected within 3 (three ) working days, between 02.00 pm and 04.00pm.
  15. The granting of a visa is, in effect, only a form of pre-entry clearance. It does not grant permission to enter Indonesia. The Indonesian Immigration authorities at the port of entry reserve the right to refuse entry into Indonesia.
  16. All applicants must reside in United Arab Emirates.
  17. All visa regulations are strictly adhered to for the good of each and every individual who wishes to visit Indonesia, in order to prevent any problems and complications with regard to their entry into Indonesia.
  18. Due to the fact that Indonesia and Israel do not, at present, share diplomatic relations, nationals and passport holders of Israel are unfortunately unable to enter the Republic of Indonesia as a tourist or otherwise without special authorization from the Immigration Office. Therefore, all such applications have to be sent to the Immigration Office in Indonesia.
  19. All visitors, regardless of their nationality, who wish to travel to Papua and Poso must obtain a special permit from the Indonesian Immigration Office, and also the State Police Department in the Capital city of Jakarta before entering these areas.
  20. It is most desirous that any traveler to Indonesia understands and duly respects the Indonesian Immigration regulations as well as the Consulate rules.

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