Everything you need to know about visas and immigration when you come to Bali
Although visa requirements for Indonesia have become much more straightforward over the years, there is a lot of confusion out there. Bali Honest Driver & Team would like to help you clarify the most important facts if you want to travel to Bali and Indonesia.
We would have preferred to write a short article in which all options are explained very briefly. Especially if you want to stay longer than 30 days, we have to address different options.
It is therefore advisable to spend a little time on this article to find out your best visa “solution”. If you only want to travel as a tourist for less than 30 days, citizens from more than 160 countries don’t have to worry. See the list below under section 1. Just make sure your passport is valid for 12 months!
“We do our best to comply with immigration regulations, but cannot be held responsible for this information or service provided by an agent. Indonesia’s official immigration website is www.imigrasi.go.id.”
Main criteria that define visa requirements
- Your nationality (passport)
- Purpose of your visit (social / tourism or work etc.)
- duration of the stay
Please first check below whether your country is listed among the 160 countries (1) that are subject to a visa exemption. If so, you only have to worry about your length of stay. Under 30 days is not a problem. If your country is not listed, you will need to apply for a visa at an Indonesian embassy or consulate abroad (outside of Indonesia).
1. List of countries with visa exemption
Free Visa stamp – MAX. 30 days, NO extension possible, the purpose of the visit: Tourism & social visit only;
Australia: In March 2016 President Jokowi finally signed a decree approving the release of the much-awaited visa for Australia. After a lot of confusion and inaccurate reports in the media, since March 21 2016, Australians also get a free entry stamp valid for 30 days.