Visa in Indonesia and Anambas
In 2016, Indonesia waived all visa requirements for most countries in the world. This means that the majority of travelers who want to visit Indonesia are no longer required to meet any visa requirements. In practice, this means that immigration procedures are now simply just collecting your stamp and clearing customs. A great time-saver and money-saver too.
Strictly speaking, the following is the visa requirement for Indonesia. I.e. All visitors to Indonesia must obtain a visa from one of the Indonesian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or one of the countries eligible for visa on arrival.
The following is the full list of all visa-exempt countries:
All EU citizens, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde ,Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
If your country is on this list, you can enter Indonesia without requiring a visa.
Please do note, however, that your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival. In-bound travelers must also have valid out-bound ticket. The immigration officer at the port of entry may ask to present documents of proof, for instance, a hotel reservation and/or proof of adequate funds. A few blank pages in your passport is also required.
Please also note that a visa-free permit to enter Indonesia applies to tourism purposes only and is valid for a maximum of 30 days. This period cannot be extended.
Citizens of some countries can apply for a Visa on Arrival for up to 30 days at designated entry points at a cost of US$35. This period may be extended once for an additional 30 days.
Citizens not eligible for visa-free entry or Visa on Arrival need to apply for a visa at an Indonesian embassy or consulate of their respective country.
Citizens from the 10 countries below require an Indonesian Calling Visa. This can be obtained by applying for approval from the Immigration Office in Indonesia before travelling to Indonesia for business, tourist and social visit purposes:
Afghanistan, Cameroon, Guinea, Israel, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Somalia.
For further details, please click Visa requirements in Indonesia.