How to Get an Indonesian Visa for U.S. Citizens?

Indonesian visa applications can be completed ahead of time before traveling to the country or obtained upon arrival at most of its major ports of entry. The maximum stay in Indonesia is 60 days. The visa application can be completed online or downloaded as a PDF file and printed for mailing.

The following documents must be included and supplied to Indonesian visa headquarters along with the application:

Required Documents for Indonesian Visa

  1. Valid Passport. An Original signed United States passport with at least six months of validity.
  2. Photos. Two (2) passport-type photos.
  3. Proof of Round Trip Itinerary. A copy of the applicant’s round-trip airline tickets and/or confirmed travel itinerary.
  4. Proof of I.D. A copy of the applicant’s driver’s license, state-issued ID, or the most recent major utility bill (water, electric, gas, sewer) showing the applicant’s name and current address.
  5. Bank statement. A copy of the applicant’s most recent bank statement showing the applicant’s name, account balances, and the date of the statement.
  6. Proof of Employment/School Enrollment Letter. A letter from the applicant’s current employer or educational institution is also required. It should be on business letterhead and include contact details). The letter should state that a leave of absence has been granted but that you will be returning. If retired, the applicant should send proof of a retirement fund. If self-employed, the applicant should send a copy of the business license and tax return.
  7. Proof of Yellow Fever Vaccination. If, within the previous 90 days, the applicant has been inside any of the designated Yellow Fever Countries, an International Certificate proving Vaccination for Yellow Fever is required.
  8. Previous Visa. If a multiple entry Visa is sought, the applicant should provide a copy of a previous Indonesian Visa and information pages of their passport showing this Visa. (Indonesia will not issue a multiple entry Visa to anyone visiting the country for the first time).

Minors under the age of 18 must provide the additional required documents:

  • NOTARIZED Letter of Consent signed by both parents authorizing the issuance of a Visa and indicating who will be traveling with the child.
  • NOTARIZED copy of the child’s Birth Certificate.

United States citizens can also obtain a 30-day Visa on Arrival at most major Indonesian ports of entry. Traveling to and obtaining a VOA (Visa on Arrival) in the Republic of Indonesia is allowed from designated countries and regions as decided by the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia.

Citizens from these areas are eligible to obtain a Visa on Arrival at major entry points. For a complete list of the airports and seaports that can issue a Visa on Arrival, please refer to this list at the Embassy of Indonesia website. The cost for a Visa on Arrival is USD 25.00.

There are some restricted regions in Indonesia, including Poso and Papua; applicants looking to travel to restricted regions will need to obtain special authorization from Indonesia to do so.

The United States of America is included on the list of designated countries and areas, and U.S. citizens are eligible to obtain an Indonesian Visa on Arrival if they meet the requirements detailed below. The maximum stay permitted with this type of visa is 30 days; however, it can be extended for an additional 30 days if the applicant chooses to do so.

The maximum stay in Indonesia is 60 days. However, it should be noted that a Visa on Arrival is not a work or visitation visa; it cannot be converted in order to obtain other types of immigration permits.

Visa On Arrival Requirements 

• Applicant must possess a round-trip airplane ticket.
• The expiration date on the applicant’s passport is at least six months from the date of entry into Indonesia.

Required Fee for Indonesian Visa on Arrival

Fees required for obtaining a Visa On Arrival are as follows:

• Staying up to one week (7 days) in several Special Economic Zones: USD $15.00
• A stay of up to 30 (thirty) calendar days: USD $35.00
• An added extension to stay another 30 (thirty) days (or less): USD $35.00

Indonesian Embassy & Consulate in the United States:

Republic of Indonesia Embassy Washington DC
2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036 the USA
Telephone Number +1 (202) 775 5200

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia – Chicago
211 West Wacker Drive 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone Number:1.312.920.1880
Fax Number: 1.312.920.1881

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia – Houston, Texas
10900 Richmond Avenue,
Houston, Texas 77042
Telephone Number: 1.713.785.1691
Fax Number: 1.713.780.9644

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia – New York, New York
5 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Telephone Number: 1.212.879.0600

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia – San Francisco, California
1111 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Telephone Number:1.415.474.9571

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia – Los Angeles, California
3457 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone Number: 1.213.383.5126

Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia – Honolulu, Hawaii
ASB Tower, Suite 2970
1001 Bishop Street
Honolulu HI 96813
Telephone Number:1.808.531.3017