1. A Business Visa is a single entry Visit Visa (Index 211) for those travelling to Indonesia:

  • to conduct a governmental visit

  • to attend business meetings

  • to purchase goods

  • to participate in international exhibitions/fairs

  • to give lectures or attend seminars

  • as a foreign worker on probation period

  • as a crew to join a mode of transport stationed in Indonesia

  • to continue traveling to another country (transit)

  1. This visa allows you to stay up to 60 days in Indonesia, and visa extension can be applied at the nearest immigration office in Indonesia.

  2. Those travelling to Indonesia multiple times for business purposes might want to apply a Multiple Entry Visa (Index 212). This type of visa is valid for maximum 1 year and allows visitor to stay up to 60 days each visit.  To obtain this visa, the applicant needs to have a sponsor who should apply for visa approval at the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta.

  3. Business Visa must not be used for working, doing paid or commercial activities, or other business-related activities. Such activities require a Limited Stay Visa.

  4. Citizens of certain countries, including Australia, who are travelling to Indonesia for certain business-related activities for up to 30 days may not be required to obtain visas (see free visa for short visit)

  5. Visitors from certain countries can also apply visa on arrival for staying in Indonesia up to 30 days with possible extension (see visa on arrival).

  6. Visa applications by citizen of certain countries (Afghanistan, Cameroon, Guinea, Israel, Liberia, Nigeria, DPRK/North Korea, and Somalia) require approval/authorization from the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta (see calling Visa).


Limited Stay Visa allows you to stay in Indonesia for a period of time:

  • to work or conduct paid activities
  • as an expert or technical advisor
  • to conduct foreign investment
  • to perform commercial art, cultural, and musical performances
  • to participate in a professional sport competition
  • for production or quality control
  • to inspect or audit a branch office in Indonesia
  • to install or repair machinery
  • to do after-sale services
  • to conduct religious work
  • for commercial film making (with permission from relevant authorities)
  • for medical treatment
  • scientific research and training
  • education
  • family reunion/reunification
  • repatriation
  • retirement


  1. The Work and Holiday Visa is designed to create opportunities for young people to engage in social and cultural exchange between Indonesia and Australia. The visa is now available for 1000 Australians and 1000 Indonesians. 
  2. The visa is mainly for tourist purposes, which also allows the holders to do some work and study. Visa must not be used to work for more than six months or to study more than four months. Working as a language teacher is only permitted in formal education institution, or other higher education.
  3. To be eligible for this visa:
  • applicants must be between 18-30 years old (on the date of complete application received)
  • not in possession of another Indonesian visa
  • have not previously taken part in the work and holiday program
  • and have no dependent or children who will be joining the visit

List of Countries

Pursuant to the Decree of Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia No. M.HH-02.GR.01.06 year 2017, Nationals of the following countries requires an authorization from Indonesian Immigration Head Office prior to the issuance of a visa:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Cameron
  3. Guinea
  4. Israel
  5. Liberia
  6. Nigeria
  7. North Korea
  8. Somalia

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