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 a maximum of 1 year and allows visitors 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 for visa on arrival for staying in Indonesia up to 30 days with possible extension (see visa on arrival).

  6. Visa applications by citizens 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).


  1. A passport with at least 6 months’ validity (for a single entry visa) or 18 months (for a multiple entry visa) from the date of entry into Indonesia and has at least 3 blank pages for visa.

United Nations Laissez-Passer is accepted.

Emergency Passport/Travel Documents, Certificate of Identity, and Certificate of Registration will not be accepted.

  1. A completed and signed application form.

  2. One recent coloured passport sized photograph glued to the front page of the application form. Please do not send the photograph loose.

  3. A copy of two-way/ingoing and outgoing tickets.

  4. A letter of invitation from a company/organization in Indonesia.

  5. A letter of employment and recommendation from a company/organization in Australia.

  6. For those applying for a Multiple Entry Business Visa, please provide an approval/authorization letter from the Directorate General of Immigration in Indonesia. Please note that the applicant’s sponsor must apply for the visa approval directly at the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta).

  7. Evidence of sufficient funds for the intended period of stay in Indonesia.

  8. A non-Australian citizen must attach a copy of a valid Australian visa or proof of permanent residence.

  9. Non-refundable visa fee of AU$ 80 (single entry) or AU$ 175 (multiple entries), per 1 July 2019. Payment can be made by EFTPOS or credit card at the Indonesian Embassy. For application by mail, payment must be made by Money Order payable to “the Indonesian Embassy”. Cash or cheque will not be accepted.

  10. Please ensure all supporting documents are on an A4 size paper and do not staple or use a paper clip in your document bundle.

  11. The Embassy may request additional supporting documents if needed.


  1. Please lodge the application in person at the Indonesian Embassy or sent by mail to:

Consular and Visa Section

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

8 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT 2600

  1. Application by mail must enclose a self-addressed return envelope (preferably by Platinum Post or courier services).  It is the responsibility of the applicants to retain the tracking numbers of the return envelope. The Embassy is not liable for the delays or loss of any documents sent by mail. Please note that we do not provide information on delivery status, and recommend you check the status with the Australia Post.

  2. Only after the Embassy has received a completed visa application form, can the Embassy start with the visa issuance process. The visa process will take approximately 8 - 10 working days from the date of acceptance of the document by the Embassy. The process may take longer when the application requires approval/ authorization from relevant authorities in Indonesia. An Indonesia visa will be issued to an applicant, when all of the requirements have been met and if the issuance is considered to be appropriate.

  3. For questions regarding visa or other application process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 6250 8600. Please note that calls are answered between 09.30 am – 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm.

  4. To provide you with swift response and serve you better, we encourage you to contact us by email.

  5. We advise you not to issue airline tickets or incur non-refundable plans until your visa is granted. The Embassy will not be liable for any financial loss incurred by a delay in the visa issuance process or unsuccessful visa application.

  6. Please be informed that the immigration office at the airport has the authority to decide whether a person is allowed to enter Indonesia.

  7. Please note that the visa that has been granted must be used within 90 days after its issuance date. Therefore, we encourage you to lodge your visa application not more than 90 days and at least 14 (fourteen) working days before your intended day of departure.

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 Business Visa Form.pdf