Visas For Indonesia
While greater Indonesia might not be top of your must-see list, consider that within this South East Asian country lies one of Australia’s most popular destinations: Bali.
Thousands of Australians travel to Bali every year, many of us returning again and again to the places and people that make this such a fantastic tropical escape. Australian citizens can visit Indonesia visa-free for up to 30 days, however you can’t extend this if you’ve already arrived in the country visa-free.
For longer stays, you’re going to need a visa.
Types Of Tourist Visa For Indonesia
If you’re after a visa for Bali – or anywhere in Indonesia for that matter – because you intend to stay in the country longer than 30 days, you’ll need what’s known as a Visa On Arrival (VoA). This type of Indonesian visa can be extended only once, and costs about AU$50 (US$35). The most up-to-date information outlining the application process for Indonesian visas can be found on the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website.
You must have at least six month’s validity on your visa to enter Bali. This is not negotiable so check your passport before you buy your tickets.
How To Apply For An Indonesian Visa
As the same suggests, you can apply for an Indonesian visa on arrival if you plan to stay in the country for more than 30 days. You can also apply for an Indonesian visa before you arrive in the country, at an Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia.
Note that not all land entry points into Indonesia offer free visas and visas on arrival. If you’re planning to enter Indonesia by land, definitely contact the Embassy or Consulate of Indonesia first.
Please note: Visas are the individual responsibility of travellers. The information above is to be used as a guide only. Conditions can change suddenly so we recommend checking the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website for the latest updates.
If you have any questions regarding Indonesian visas, call 133 133 and talk to a Flight Centre Travel Expert for advice.