As a US citizen, you are exempted from having a visa to enter Indonesia for tourism for thirty days or fewer. It is free but may not be extended. However, if you are traveling for other purposes or visiting your relatives you need to get a 30-day visa on arrival. This visa is extendable for another 30 days by applying at the Immigration Office in Indonesia.
According to The Indonesian Laws, you are required to provide a passport with at least six months before the date of your arrival in Indonesia. Failure to do so will result in you getting denied entry to Indonesia. The U.S. Embassy will not be able to obtain entry permission in this situation. You must depart for a nearby country to obtain a new U.S passport.
You are required to have at least two blank passport pages. Those without two blank visa pages may be denied entry and advised to obtain a new U.S. passport.
As of January 1, 2016, the State Department no longer issues some additional visa pages to valid passports.
The cost of a 30-day visa on arrival is USD $35 and may only be extended once only. Overstaying on your visa on arrival will subject you to a fine of approximately USD $72 per day.
As a citizen of the U.S., you may also apply for a visa at the Indonesian Embassy in Washington D.C. or at an Indonesia Consulate in the U.S. Some cases may require you to apply for your visa at Indonesian Embassies and Consulates in other countries.
If you are currently traveling and wish to apply for an Indonesia visa, please contact the local embassy in your current country. A visitor’s visa for business purposes and social/cultural stays of longer duration require a letter of intent/sponsorship from the Indonesian employer and/or sponsor.
Please be take careful notes and follow all the requirements correctly. Indonesia is known to be very strict towards its immigration/visa violations. Several tourists have been put in jail and subject to fines and/or deportation from the country. Immigration officials have also detained people conducting business, academic, or other non-tourist activities while on tourist visa status. You are not permitted to be on a tourist visa if you are doing a voluntary work local or international NGOs. Penalties for such violation may include a prison sentence up to five years and a fine.
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