This visa is for those visiting Indonesia:

  • to conduct journalist work (interviews, news coverage, etc)

  • to be stationed as a foreign correspondent for a period of time

  • for making film/movies


  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 passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the date of entry into Indonesia and has at least 3 blank pages for visa.

  4. Note: For those with dual citizenship, please attach a copy of your other passport.

  5. For a foreign correspondent bringing family, please include passports and photographs of the family members.

  6. A sponsor letter from the media company (e.g. editor) to the Indonesian Embassy.

         For a journalist covering news: the letter should state the purpose of the journalist visit, places to be visited, the date/schedule of the visit;

         For foreign correspondents to be posted in Indonesia: the letter should state the purpose of employment, employment period,

         temporary/ permanent address of the correspondent in Indonesia.

         For film making:  the letter should state the purpose of the visit, places to be visited, the date/schedule of the visit;

  1. A brief overview of the profile of the media company.

  2. List of crews travelling and their respective positions.

  3. List of equipment (if any, please include details such as quantity, weight, value, and a description of the equipment).

  4. For news coverage, please include name, address, and contact number of local partner/media colleague in Indonesia.

  5. For film making, please include name, address, and contact number of local partner/fixer in Indonesia.

  6. List of interviewees or resource persons in Indonesia.

  7. A summary of the intended project/activities(s) to be undertaken in Indonesia (include details such as timetable, locations, and expected duration of stay).

  8. Film making, please provide the synopsis or background information about the story/documentation.

  9. Statement letter stating:

  • an agreement to obey all relevant national and local regulations in Indonesia, including those related to holy places, national parks, and other places to be visited

  • for film making, an agreement to submit one copy of the movie to the Indonesian Embassy after completion of the project

   16. A recent sample of works on Indonesia (if any).

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

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

  19. Non-refundable visa fee of AU$ 80 and telex fee AU$21 per 1 July 2019 paid by EFTPOS or Money Order payable to “the Indonesian Embassy” upon the approval of the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta. Cash or cheque will not be accepted.


  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. A complete visa application will be forwarded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jakarta for approval. It takes at least 4 weeks for the application to be processed.

  3. Note: The Embassy will not process incomplete application.

  4. If the visa is granted, in addition to the visa attached to the passport you will receive a Notification Letter (in English and Bahasa Indonesia) from the Embassy.

  5. Journalist must always bring the letter while conducting their work in Indonesia.

  6. Note: Journalists are no longer required to collect a Journalist ID Card at the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  7. For film making, it is required to collect a Production Permit Letter (Surat Izin Produksi) at the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM):

Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu (One Stop Service), BKPM

Jln. Jenderal Gatot Subroto No 44 Jakarta Pusat

  1. There is no fee for the issuance Production Permit Letter. However, there may be entrance fees for conducting the project at national parks, temples, and cultural objects.

  2. 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.

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

  4. We advise you not to issue airline ticket 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.

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

  6. 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.