Diplomatic/Service Visa is for those visiting Indonesia to conduct government business, diplomatic posting, or special assignments in Indonesia.

The holders of diplomatic/service passport of certain countries, including Australia, who are travelling to Indonesia for government business up to 30 days may not be required to obtain visa (see free visa for short visit)


  1. A completed and signed application form.
  2. One recent coloured passport-sized photograph glued to the front page of the application form.
  3. A passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the date of entry into Indonesia and has at least 3 blank pages for visa.
  4. For a diplomatic posting, passport must be valid at least 18 months before entry to Indonesia.
  5. Diplomatic Note from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia (for Australian officials).
  6. Diplomatic Note from the Embassy/High Commission based in Australia (for non-Australian officials).
  7. Diplomatic note from respective diplomatic consular mission in Indonesia.
  8. Letter of invitation from an institution in Indonesia.
  9. A copy of two-way/ingoing and outgoing tickets.
  10. Marriage certificate (for spouse).
  11. Applicants under 18 years of age are required to provide:


  1. For a single entry official/diplomatic visa, the processing time is minimum 3 working days after a complete application received.
  2. Application for multiple entry official/diplomatic visa, posting, special assignment, or application with ordinary passport, requires approval from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It takes approximately 1 month for the application to be processed.
  3. The visa is valid if presented within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  4. For posting or special assignment, Embassy will issue a single entry visa. Within 30 days after arrival, the visa holder must report to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Directorate of Consular) to obtain a diplomatic stay permit.
  5. Application for dependent is suggested to be submitted at the same time as the main applicant.
  6. 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. Please be informed that the immigration office at the airport has the authority to decide whether a person is allowed to enter Indonesia.
  2. For questions regarding visa or other applications, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (preferred) or phone 6250 8600.