Multiple Entry Visa

Indonesian Immigration Introduce 5-Year Multiple Entry Visa for Business and Tourism: What You Need to Know

On 20 December 2023, the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration introduced a fresh policy, unveiling a 5-year multiple entry visa (VBKV) labelled with indices D1 and D2. This visa regulation specifically caters to foreign nationals engaging in tourism (D1) and business (D2) activities (MEBV).

Silmy Karim, the Director General of Immigration, detailed that the multiple entry visas bearing index D1 are intended for tourism purposes, while those with index D2 are designed for business endeavours, allowing a 60-day stay per arrival.


Accessing the application is quite straightforward for foreign residents, available via the website, with payment options facilitated through credit cards. This extension to a five-year multiple-entry visa contrasts with its prior three-year limitation. This policy shift aims to boost foreign arrivals, thereby invigorating the economic sector and encouraging investments.

Statistics compiled by the Indonesian Ministry of Immigration as of 8 December 2023, showcased a remarkable influx of 9,869,348 foreign tourists visiting Indonesia. This figure stands 16% higher than the Ministry of Tourism’s initial target of 8.5 million.

Everything You Need to Know About Indonesian Multiple Entry Visa

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If you’re considering a trip to Indonesia and seeking clarity on the existing Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) regulations, here’s some essential information you need to know!

Can I live in Indonesia with a Multiple Entry Visa (MEV)?

The Multiple Entry Visa (MEV) is suitable for frequent visitors coming to Indonesia for business or leisure purposes, but it does not serve as a work visa or a means for permanent residency in the country.

What papers do I need for a Multiple Entry Visa?

Here are some prerequisites you’ll need to prepare to obtain a visa for Indonesia:

MEV for Holiday

  1. Approval letter from the Directorate General of Immigration
  2. Valid passport based on the duration of the visa application:
    • 6 years, for multiple visit visa applications for 5 years
    • 5 years, for multiple visit visa applications for 4 years
    • 4 years, for multiple visit visa applications for 3 years
    • 3 years, for multiple visit visa applications for 2 years
    • 18 months, for multiple visit visa applications within 1 year
  3. Two colour photographs sized 4×6 cm with a white background
  4. A letter detailing the purpose of your visit
  5. A guarantee letter from a sponsor along with their proof of identity
  6. Proof of financial means of at least $1,500 for yourself and/or your family
  7. A return or round-trip ticket to another country
  8. Payment of $110 PNBP fee (per year)

MEV for Business

  1. Invitation letter from a local company
  2. NPWP (tax number) of local entity
  3. Company Directors ID
  4. Copy of passport with a minimum validity of 18 months
  5. Bank account statement with minimum balance IDR 20,000,000 or equivalent to $1.500 from sponsor company
  6. Copy of the applicant’s flight itinerary

Can I stay longer than 60 days in Indonesia?

The 60 days is not extendable.

How many times can I visit Indonesia in a year?

There’s no restriction on the number of visits within a year. However, each visit is limited to a maximum of 60 days.

Where can I get help with my Multiple Entry Visa?

Easily get a multiple-entry visa for business or holidays with LetsMoveIndonesia! We offer a range of visa solutions for foreigners looking to visit Indonesia smoothly. Contact us now and secure the best offer available!

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