FAQs Indonesian Immigration at the Airport

Questions about Indonesian Immigration at the airport: Immigration Examination When you arrive,

  1. What documents must I prepare before Immigration Check?
  • Passport
  • Visa on Arrival, or VISA, or ABTC (or no Visa for Free Visa Subjects)
  • Arrival Card.
    • (boarding pass, return ticket, hotel booking/ accommodation if needed)
  • KITAS/KITAP (for PR holder), ABTC (for card holder), Affidavit Card (for any Children of Dual Citizenship subject)
  1. Can I enter Indonesia if my passport validity for only 3 months of expiry?
  • Passport must be valid for at least 6 months of expiry.
  1. What things are prohibited in the Immigration Area at the airport during immigration process?
  • No taking pictures, No Phone, No recording, No Hoods/Hats/Maskers, No Sunglasses, No Passport CoverJpeg

Picture was taken in Immigration Checkpoint at arrival building. This picture was officially taken by Immigration officer for official use.

  1. Can I bring all my family when Immigration Check at the counter?
  • Immigration Check is ONE BY ONE (or, one adult + one child under 13 YO)
  • Be informed, you must wait before the yellow line.
  1. What is Arrival Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you arrive. (starting 1 April 2015)
  1. Who must write Arrival Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you arrive (starting 1 April 2015)
  1. How can I get Arrival Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you arrive (starting 1 April 2015)
  1. What is Visa on Arrival to Indonesia?
  • A 30-day-visit visa with single entry use. For holiday, prohibited for working.
  1. What countries are subject of Visa on Arrival?
  • 62 Countries subject to Visa on Arrival to Indonesia territory. Australia, Russia, Japan, South Korea, China etc.
  • Check this out:

http://www.embassyofindonesia.org/wordpress/?page_id=188

  1. What countries are subject of Visa Exemption?
  • 15 Countries are subject of FREE VISA to enter Indonesia (30 days/person and non extendable). They are passport holders for Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Hong Kong (SAR), Chile, Macau (SAR), Ecuador, Peru, and Morocco.
  1. What countries are subject of Visa (applied at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate)?
  • All nationalities may apply Visa at Indonesian Embassy/Consulate. They are Visit Visa (either single or multiple), working visa, student visa, retirement visa, repatriation visa.
  1. Where can I get the Visa on Arrival at the airport?
  • You can pay for Visa on Arrival at the Bank (called BRI Bank), it is located after arrival gate and before Immigration check counters.
  1. How much is Visa on Arrival to Indonesia?
  • US$35/person/ 30 days.
  1. Is Visa on Arrival to Indonesia extendable?
  • Visa on Arrival can be extended once for 30 days. It costs Rp355.000/30 days/person.
  1. Can I pay Visa on Arrival in another currency and also by credit card?
  • You can pay it in another currency and can be by credit card as well.
  1. Where can I extend Visa on Arrival?
  • Every Immigration Office in Indonesia. You should extend at least 7 days before the visa expired.
  1. If I have a Visit Visa (either type 211-single entry or type 212-multiple entry) from Indonesian Embassy/ Consulate in advance, do I have to pay for Visa on Arrival at the Bank at arrival terminal building?
  • Please do not pay for Visa on Arrival (again) at the Bank at arrival terminal building, because you have already applied the valid 211-single-entry visa or 212-multiple-entry visa at Indonesian Embassy/ Consulate in advance.
  1. What If I have paid again the Visa on Arrival at the Bank at arrival terminal building, in fact, I have the Visit Visa from Indonesian Embassy/ Consulate?
  • You may refund the Visa on Arrival at the Bank where you pay.
  1. What If I have paid again the Visa on Arrival at the Bank at arrival terminal building, in fact, I am Singaporean or Malaysian or Free Visa subject (Visa Exemption Subject)?
  • You may refund the Visa on Arrival at the Bank where you pay.
  1. Do we have any special lines for Immigration Process at Immigration Checkpoint at the arrival terminal airport?
  • They are:
    • Line for Indonesian Passports, Permanent Residence (KITAS/KITAP) holder.
    • Line for Diplomatic/ Service Passports, ABTC Holders.
    • Line for Foreign Passports with Visa on Arrival, Visit Visa, Working Visa, Student Visa.
    • Line for ASEAN Countries Passports with Free Visa/ Visa Exempted.
    • Line for Disabled/ Wheel Chair.
    • Line for Air Crews.

=============================================================================== When you depart,

  1. What documents must I prepare before Immigration Check?
  • Passport
  • Arrival Card; and
  • Boarding pass.
  • KITAS/KITAP (for PR holder), ABTC (for card holder), Affidavit Card (for any Children of Dual Citizenship subject)
  1. What things are prohibited in the Immigration Area at the airport during immigration process?
  • No taking pictures, No Phone, No recording, No Hoods/Hats/Maskers, No Sunglasses, No Passport Cover.
  1. Can I bring all my family when Immigration Check at the counter?
  • Immigration Check is ONE BY ONE (or, one adult + one child under 13 YO)
  • Be informed, you must wait before the yellow line.
  1. What is Departure Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you depart (starting 1 April 2015)
  1. Who must write Departure Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you depart (starting 1 April 2015)
  1. How can I get Departure Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you depart (starting 1 April 2015)
  1. What is “Place of Issue” written in Departure Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you depart (starting 1 April 2015)
  1. What is “Immediate Destination” written in Departure Card?
  • This card is no longer required when you depart (starting 1 April 2015).
  1. What happen if I overstay?
  • If you overstay (you stay more than the length of stay decided), you must pay for penalty. It is fined Rp300.000/day/person. If you overstay for 5 days, you must pay the fine Rp1.500.000/person (5 days x Rp300.000). If you overstay 60 days, you must pay the fine as much Rp300.000 x 60 days. Otherwise, you are sent to detention room for next legal action.
  • But, if you overstay for more than 60 days, you are deported, and prohibited to enter Indonesia territory (Immigration Administrative Action) for at least 6 months and maximum 1 year.
  • You pay the fine/ overstay penalty at the Immigration Checkpoint office.
  1. Can I exit and go through Immigration Checkpoint back, after I have Immigration Clearance?
  • No one can exit; pass through Immigration Checkpoint back, after you have Immigration Clearance.
  • Any problems with boarding pass, airport tax or tax refund or any other problems, you are obliged to report the Immigration Checkpoint office. The office supervisor will solve the problem and have later decision.
  1. Do we have any special lines for Immigration Process at Immigration Checkpoint at the arrival terminal airport?
  • They are:
    • Line for Indonesian Passports, Permanent Residence (KITAS/KITAP) holder.
    • Line for Diplomatic/ Service Passports, ABTC Holders.
    • Line for Foreign Passports with Visa on Arrival, Visit Visa, Working Visa, Student Visa.
    • Line for ASEAN Countries Passports with Free Visa/ Visa Exempted.
    • Line for Disabled/ Wheel Chair.
    • Line for Air Crews.
  1. I am a KITAS/KITAP holder; can I leave Indonesia if I do not have a Re-entry Permit?
  • You are prohibited to leave Indonesia if you do not have a Re-entry Permit.
  • You must have a Valid Re-Entry Permit.
  • Now, the stay permit (KITAS/KITAP holders) is written together with the Re-entry Permit in your passport page.
  1. What if I lose my Departure Card?
  • Fill out completely the New Departure Card.
  1. Where can I get the new Departure Card?
  • You can take the new Departure Card on the table before you enter the line and before Immigration Examination.
  1. What if I lose my receipt of Visa on Arrival?
  • It is not a problem of losing your receipt of Visa on Arrival. Keep this for you.
  1. What If I lose my Passport during my stay in Indonesia likewise stolen?
  • You must report to your Embassy/ Consulate in Indonesia.
  • After that, you must report to the nearest local Police Station.
  • Then, you must report to Immigration Office (any locations).

To be noticed: Improperly documented person is A person who travels, or attempts to travel: (a) with an expired travel document or an invalid visa; (b) with a counterfeit, forged or altered travel document or visa; (c) with someone else’s travel document or visa; (d) without a travel document; or (e) without a visa, if required.   Sources: Immigration Act Number 6 of 2011 about Immigration Government Regulation Number 31 of 2013 about Immigration Practice Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Regulation Number 27 of 2014 about Stay Permit  Government Regulation Number 45 of 2014 about Non Tax Income Annex 9 Year 2011 Facilitation http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php/en/

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4 thoughts on “FAQs Indonesian Immigration at the Airport

  1. Hello Sir. I want to ask, do immigration officers ask foreigners who want to travel in Indonesia to show his bank account? And how much usd should they prepare for this immigration checking in airport? I heard, foreigners should show 1000 usd to immigration officer. Is it true? I need this information as soon. Thank you Sir.

    • Hi. If found suspicious, or needed further inspection, Immigration officers may ask for their secondary identifications or any other documents including bank account to support their life during residing in Indonesia (referred to the Indonesian Immigration Law No.6 of 2011). The limit of the money you have to bring is regulated by the Indonesian Customs law and inspected by the customs officers. For further information, you may visit our official web at http://www.imigrasi.go.id.
      Thank you for asking. Hope it helps you.

  2. I have 5 days validity in my Kitas/ re entry permit. Will I be allowed to go and come re enter in 4 days?
    I need to go and renew my passport to be eligible to a apply for a Kitap. Will they stamp me out?

    • Hi. Yes, you still can leave Indonesia and enter Indonesia within 5 days before it expires. You are allowed to go and come again and receive exit and entry stamps by the immigration officers.

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