This visa allows you to conduct scientific research in Indonesia.

Before applying for visa at the Embassy, the applicant must first submit an application for a research permit to the State Ministry of Research and Technology. Please visit the Ministry’s website the procedure and requirements to obtain foreign research permit.

Once a research permit is granted, the applicant will receive an authorization letter issued by the Directorate General of Immigration. Within two months after the issuance of the letter, you should submit a visa application to the nominated Indonesian Mission (Embassy/Consulate).

Please note that the Embassy will not issue a visa without the authorization letter from the Immigration. Applicants are suggested not to submit a visa application to the Embassy if the research permit has not been received.


  1. A passport that has at least three blank pages, with at least 12 month’s validity (for 6-month stay); 18 month’s validity ( for 1-year stay).
  2. A completed and signed application form.
  3. One recent colour passport-sized photograph (attached to the application form).
  4. Authorization letter from the Directorate General of Immigration.
  5. A recommendation letter from the Office Education and Cultural Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra.

(to obtain the letter, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 02 6250 8628)

  1. A copy of two-way/ingoing and outgoing tickets.
  2. A research proposal that contains at least: title, abstract, objectives, methodology, location, and duration of the research in Indonesia.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Letter of recommendation from: [a] professor or researcher supervisor and [b] official of the institution or university where the researcher(s) employed.
  5. Letter of support from the Indonesian counterpart.
  6. A letter guaranteeing sufficient funds to cover for conducting research in Indonesia.
  7. Non-refundable visa fee: AU$ 80 (single entry) and AU$ 235 (1 year) 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.


  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. The Research Visa issued by The Embassy is a single entry visa. However, the visa holder could exit and re-enter Indonesia multiple times by applying for exit permit at the nearest immigration office.
  4. 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.

  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. For further questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or phone  02 6250 8628, 6250 8600.