Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Bali … if you are thinking of traveling to any of these corners of the world, you are probably asking questions like do I need a visa for Indonesia? Is there any special requirement to enter the country? How long can I travel there?
Taking advantage that I have recently returned from this Asian country, we will review to answer all these questions.
Is a visa needed for Indonesia?
If the reason for your trip is to do tourism and you will not stay more than 30 days in the country you will not need a visa for Indonesia And you won't have to pay anything either.
Spanish citizens can enter without a visa through most of the country's border points. Instead of entering the country we are granted a visa waiver, which basically consists of the stamp that they put in our passport and that gives us permission to stay in the country for up to 30 days. This as I said is completely free.
It is important to keep in mind that the 30 days of stay allowed without the need to process a visa they are non-extendable. That is, the stay cannot be extended if we want to enter the country without having a visa.
In the case of wanting to stay in the country more than 30 days you will have no other than process a visa for Indonesia upon arrival in the country. This procedure can be done directly at the airport (Visa On Arrival), it has a price of $ 35 and allows extending the initial 30 days for another 30 days, so you can stay in the country a maximum 60 days.
Another option is to request your visa for Indonesia before starting your trip by contacting the country embassy, a procedure that costs € 45.
As I said before, you should keep in mind that if you decide to enter the country without a visa you will not be able to extend your stay in any way, so if you have doubts about whether you will be more than 30 days it will be best to process a visa.
In any case, it is important not to exceed the maximum stay allowed, either 30 days without a visa or 60 days with a visa, since fines of about € 20 are applied for each day exceeded.
Other requirements to enter Indonesia
Even if you don't necessarily have to obtain a visa, it is a Essential requirements. Indispensable requirements have a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months. This means that the expiration date of our passport should not be less than six months, counting from the date on which we will enter Indonesia.
In addition, to enter the country without a visa it is also necessary to have a departure ticket or flight, either to return to our country or to continue our trip to another destination other than Indonesia. They do not always ask for it, but since it is a requirement provided by the Indonesian authorities, it is better to comply with it and enter the country with an exit ticket to avoid any setback.