Indonesia removes onshore visas: how to stay longer in Bali or Jakarta? – Visa Agency

Indonesia removes onshore visas: how to stay longer in Bali or Jakarta?

Indonesia removes onshore visas: how to stay longer in Bali or Jakarta?

Indonesia removes onshore visas: how to stay longer in Bali or Jakarta?
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On June 21, 2023, President Jokowi announced that the Indonesian government had decided to remove the pandemic status and enter the endemic period for COVID-19. The vaccination requirement was lifted prior to June 9, 2023..

On June 27, 2023, the Indonesian Immigration Service issued circular IMI-0186.GR.01.01 TAHUN 2023 regarding the abolition of onshore visas introduced in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The peculiarity of onshore visas was that they could be obtained without leaving the country.

What are the options for further living in Indonesia?

The new tourist visa 211A (ex B211A) will still be available, but will require you to leave Indonesia every six months. The nearest visa-free countries are Malaysia and Thailand. Keep in mind that it is not advisable to arrive and depart from any country on the same day, otherwise the immigration officers will subsequently have questions for you. Tickets for the trip Bali – Kuala Lumpur – Bali will cost you from 2.1 million IDR.

You need to apply for an offshore visa for new entry into the country 7-10 working days before arrival. We also have options for expedited visa processing in 1-3 working days. Contact our visa specialist right now:

What types of Indonesian visas are currently available?

The most popular way to stay in Indonesia is the tourist visa 211A (ex B211A) for 2.7 million IDR. Extensions for it cost 2.6 million IDR. The visa is suitable for those who are going to stay in the country for up to six months.

Another option for frequent flyers is the multivisa D1/D2 (formerly D212) for 1, 2 or 5 years, costing from 5.5 million IDR. Unlimited number of entries per year, visits limited to 60 days.

KITAS (residence permit)

Foreigners receive a residence visa KITAS in most cases through the opening of a company. To open a company in Indonesia, you will need at least 2 founders and 1-2 weeks for registration in all instances. Price from 15.5 million IDR.

To apply for KITAS without leaving the country, you must have a visa 211A (ex B211A) valid for at least 30 days. However, onshore obtaining a visa is more expensive than offshore by almost 5 million IDR.

Offshore KITAS issuance is cheaper, but you will have to do a “visa run” if you are currently in Indonesia. At the same time, offshore Investor KITAS for 2 years will cost only 14.450.000 million IDR. The extension for the next 2 years will cost 16.9 million IDR. In the future, your company will need to be serviced by an accounting company. You must be prepared for these costs.

How to save money on a visa to Indonesia? A little vacation in Bali

For short trips up to 60 days, always order an EVAO.

EVOA B1/B2 for 30 days costs 0.8 million IDR with an option to extend for another 30 days also for 0.8 million IDR.

EVOA issue takes 1-2 days. Later, visa extension can be done online without visiting the immigration office, which saves a lot of time compared to a classic visa on arrival obtained at the airport. Our system will remind you to extend your visa in advance.

Obtaining a visa at the consular representations of Indonesia abroad

There is a way to save money on issuing a visa 211A (ex B211A) – this is an independent application to the Indonesian embassy outside the country, however, several visits and a margin of time are expected.

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