Visa Exemption


Indonesia offers Visa Exemption for citizens of specific countries, allowing them to enter the country for tourism purposes without the need to obtain a visa beforehand. This streamlined process makes short-term visits to Indonesia easier and more convenient.

What is Visa Exemption in Indonesia?

Visa Exemption is a special travel authorization that permits citizens of eligible countries to enter Indonesia without a traditional visa for a limited time. This is intended for tourism or short social visits.

Who is it for?

Visa Exemption is available only to citizens of countries on Indonesia’s designated list of eligible countries.

Eligible Countries for Visa Exemption in Indonesia

Citizens of ASEAN member countries, such as: 

  • Brunei Darussalam
  • The Philippines
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam, and;
  • Timor Leste

Are eligible for visa-free entry.

The list of eligible countries is subject to change, so it’s crucial to always check the most up-to-date list.

How Long Can You Stay with Visa Exemption in Indonesia?

The standard stay with Visa Exemption in Indonesia is 30 days.

Is Visa Exemption Extendable?

Visa Exemptions are not extendable. If you plan on staying longer than 30 days, you will need to apply for a different type of visa, such as a Visa on Arrival.

Obtaining a Free Visa to Indonesia

Passport Validity: Ensure your passport has at least six months of validity from your planned arrival date.

Arrival: Upon arrival at a designated Indonesian immigration checkpoint, present your passport to an immigration officer.

Entry Stamp: You will receive a Visa Exemption stamp in your passport, officially authorizing your stay.

Important Notes

  • Visa Exemption is strictly for tourism and short social visits. It cannot be used for work, business, or study purposes.
  • Always verify the latest information and eligible countries list on official Indonesian government websites before planning your trip.


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