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Indonesia’s New Entry Rules: A Comprehensive Guide to Visa on Arrival (VOA) and Transit at Ngurah Rai International Airport


Advancing your travel plans to Indonesia necessitates the acquisition of a Visa on Arrival (VOA), an essential component for foreigners visiting Indonesia for tourism, socio-cultural activities, business, or government duties. Here, we delve into the specifics of obtaining a VOA.

Visa on Arrival (VOA) Details: Who, Where, and How?

The VOA, granted for specific purposes, is available at immigration offices at Ngurah Rai Airport among other locations. Upon arrival, visitors can apply for their visa at designated counters.

Applicants can request a VOA directly upon landing or apply online through the official website of the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration, from 14 days to 48 hours before arrival. The visa fee is 500,000 IDR (approx. 32USD), payable by credit card with a service charge of 19,500 IDR (approx. 1.3USD).

VOA Issuance Requirements

  • Passport from a country listed for visa exemption (see list below).
  • Passport valid for a minimum of six months from the entry date into Indonesia with at least two blank pages.
  • Payment corresponding to the visa duration needed: 30 days: 500,000 IDR (approx. 32USD)/ 60 days: 1,000,000 IDR (approx. 64USD).
  • Possession of a return ticket or a ticket to continue travel to another country.

Visa on Arrival Eligible Countries

The Indonesian government offers VOA benefits to citizens of 92 countries, allowing them to purchase visas at designated airports, including Ngurah Rai International Airport.

BelarusBelgiumBosnia and HerzegovinaBrazilBrunei DarussalamBulgaria
Czech RepublicDenmarkEcuadorEgyptEnglandEstonia
FinlandFranceGermanyGreeceGuatemalaHong Kong
New ZealandNorwayOmanPalestinePanamaPeople’s Republic of China
RussiaRwandaSan MarinoSaudi ArabiaSerbiaSeychelles
SingaporeSlovakiaSloveniaSouth AfricaSouth KoreaSpain
SurinameSwedenSwitzerlandTaiwanThailandTimor Leste
TunisiaTurkeyUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States of America


To obtain a VOA at Indonesian airports or ports, follow these steps:

  • Proceed to the VOA immigration counter.
  • Fill in the VOA form with the required details and pay the VOA fee.
  • Immigration processes your request and issues a sticker visa in your passport.
  • Pass through immigration and customs to freely travel within Indonesia for up to 30 days.

Cost, Validity, and Extension

The VOA costs IDR 500,000 (about USD 35) and is valid for 30 days. It can be extended once for another 30 days at a local immigration office in Bali for an additional fee of IDR 500,000. Note that the VOA cannot be converted to another type of permit.

Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA)

The e-VOA, valid for 30 days for tourism, government visits, business talks, goods purchase, or transit, offers a faster passage through Bali airport. It cannot be applied for with documents other than a passport. The fee for an e-VOA is IDR 500,000 (approx. 32USD), payable online via Visa, Mastercard, or JCB. Upon payment clearance, e-VOA processing begins, and once ready, you’ll be notified by email.

Application can be made here ⇒


Understanding the process for obtaining a Visa on Arrival and being aware of transit rules is crucial for a smooth entry into Indonesia. Since entry requirements frequently change, verify them before heading to Bali. Also, don’t forget to make use of day-use hotels for convenience during transit. With these points in mind, your stay in Indonesia will be more enjoyable and comfortable.

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