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Purpose

  1. A Social Cultural Visa is a single entry Visit Visa (Index 211) for those travelling to Indonesia for the following purposes:

  • visiting family or friends

  • attending a non-commercial art and cultural event

  • participating in a comparative study, short course, or training

  • participating in a non-commercial sport competition

  • conducting an urgent humanitarian activity

  1. This visa allows a visitor to stay up to 60 days in Indonesia. Extensions of stay may be be applied at the nearest immigration office in Indonesia.

  2. Please note that citizens of certain countries, including Australia, may not be required to obtain a visa for visiting Indonesia up to 30 days (see free visa for short visit)

  3. 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).

  4. 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).

Requirements

  1. A passport with at least 6 months’ validity 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, and Emergency Passport 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 individual, family, or organization in Indonesia.

  5. A copy of the sponsor’s ID (Indonesian sponsor: KTP; non-Indonesian sponsor: passport and KITAS).

  6. A recommendation letter from an organization in Australia (if applicable).

  7. Evidence of sufficient funds for the intended period of stay in Indonesia (e.g. personal bank statement, credit card).

  8. Applicants under 18 years of age are required to provide:

  • a copy of birth certificate certified by an authorised witness.

  • if travelling without one or both parents, please attach: (1) a Statutory Declaration signed by both parents or legal guardians that gives consent for travelling, and (2) copy of parents’ or guardians’ IDs certified by an authorised person. https://www.ag.gov.au/publications/pages/statutorydeclarations.aspx.

  1. Non-Australian citizens must attach a copy of valid Australian visa.

  2. Non-refundable visa fee of AU$ 80 per application/person, per 1 July 2019. Payment can be made by EFPTOS 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.

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

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

Notes

  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 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.

  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.