Be sure to follow the steps in this guide before applying for a Limited stay visa in order to ensure your visa application goes as smoothly as possible.
Step 1: Find out if you need to apply for a visa
Double check if you should apply for a Limited stay visa based on your travel purpose, travel frequency and duration.
Step 2: Find out when you need to apply
Note that the processing time for a Limited stay visa takes 5 (five) working days. Furthermore, the visa has to be used within 90 days from the date of application, otherwise it will expire. Also note that the authorization letter is valid 60 days upon date of issue. Take into consideration the extra amount of time it might take to gather all the supplementary documents and the time it may take the Immigration Office in Jakarta to process your authorization.
Step 3: Request authorization via a sponsor/reference person
To submit an authorization request, your sponsor must use the following website:
Your sponsor will receive a separate set of instructions to complete the authorization process. Once authorization has been granted, the authorization letter will be sent to your sponsor by E-mail or fax. Only resume with your application if authorization has been granted.
Step 4: Gather the necessary documents to apply
Before starting your application, be sure you have the following documents in order:
- One original passport sized photograph.
- National passport with a minimum validity of 18 months from the date of entry in Indonesia.
- A copy of your passport.
- A copy of your flight itinerary (to and out of Indonesia), specifying name of passenger, flight dates and numbers.*
- The supporting documents depending on the purpose of your travel.
* If you are applying for a Limited visa valid for 12 months, you may bring a copy of your flight itinerary based on a single way ticket.
Be sure to check if you need any other documents. Whether or not you need supporting documents depends on your travel purpose.
Step 5: Fill in the online visa application form
Use the online application form to complete the required documents you need to submit your visa application.
Step 6: Download the visa application form and print it out
Once you finished filling in the online application form, you can download a pdf version of your completed form. Once downloaded, print it out and add it to the pile of of necessary documents as listed in step 3.
Step 7: Make an appointment at the Embassy
Make an appointment to come to the Embassy in order to submit all your documents using the online appointment booking tool. You will receive a confirmation mail upon having made an appointment.
Step 8: Come to the appointment
During your appointment you submit all the necessary documents so that it can be processed.
Step 9: Collect your visa
After 5 working days, you can retrieve your passport and receive your visa by coming to the Embassy. You do not need to make an appointment. Visa collection is between 15.00 and 16.00 on work days.