Change to Indonesia visa process

The Indonesian government has introduced a change to its visa requirements for foreign tourists entering the country.

However, for the vast majority of visitors the new regulations will make little difference.

It is still possible to get a visa on arrival (VOA) when you get to Indonesia but it has always been Emperor Divers’ strong recommendation that our guests do this before they depart their home country.

Queues can become very long at the airports so sorting out your paperwork in advance makes the process much quicker and easier after landing.

The visa – which costs IDR 500,000 (around US$31) – can be obtained from The application is very simple to complete but does require your passport number and travel details as well as an uploaded image of yourself and your passport.

The change recently implemented by the Indonesian government has restricted the number of countries from which visitors are eligible for visa-free entry.

This is now limited to 10 countries, namely Indonesia’s fellow ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

Unfortunately, Emperor are unable to provide assistance with the visa applications so, if you have any issues, concerns or questions, we recommend speaking to your country’s embassy for advice.

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