Visa on Arrival: Purposes of Visit

Visa on arrival indonesia

A visa on arrival is a visa which is obtained by a foreigner at the point of entry into Indonesia. In most cases this will be at the airport where it enters Indonesia through immigration. A visa on arrival is issued for a maximum period of 30 days and can be extended for 30 days. In case a foreigner leaves the territory of Indonesia within the 30 day period the visa will automatically expire. The visit permit based on the visa on arrival is issued for the following purposes of visit:

  1. travel and tourist purposes;
    2. family visits;
    3. social purposes;
    4. art and culture related visits;
    5. administration tasks;
    6. performing business talks;
    7. performing purchasing activities;
    8. following seminars;
    9. following international exhibitions;
    10. attending a meeting held with headquarters or offices in Indonesia;
    11. continuing traveling to other countries; and
    12. joining Transport Equipment located in Indonesia.

The above mentioned purposes of visit do not include any work activities. For work activities a work permit (better known as IMTA) is required. For more information about a work permit in Indonesia, please click this link.