- Visa for Indonesia
Free on arrival that would be cool – check if you need a photo. I used to visit a lot from Singapore and they always tried to charge us for the long term visa and not the short stay one. Visas are common requirement is Asia often alongside a modest “fee” (illegal) at smaller border crossingsPosted 3 years agowobbliscottMember
I was there a few weeks ago. No need to apply for visa in advance if less than 30 days and not for business – though business meetings are allowed under the 30 day visa. If you send off for a visa in advance you’re looking at surrendering your passport for the best part of a week or so. You purchase at a kiosk next to passport control – there is an ATM just next to the kiosk as they only take cash. It costs US$35 or the equivalent in Indonesian Rhupia – about IDR 465,000.
Also if you’re jumping into a taxi from the airport and heading into Jakarta you will need some coinage for the toll roads – the taxi drivers don’t seem to cover than in their charge – and although the taxi’s are supposed to accept credit cards, in my experience they don’t or their machines hardly ever work – though if you are going straight to a hotel often you can get your hotel to pay and add it onto your room bill, which is what I do as it is more conveneint for claiming expenses – though probably wise to check with your hotel in advance that they are happy to do this.
EDIT – no need for a passport photo for the visa.Posted 3 years ago
Usd on arrival, 35 I think don’t bother with local for that. You need to join the line for the visa application then the queue to get it stamped… It’s a little screwed but that’s a taste of the country. If your in Jakarta then book silver bird from the airport (if your in a good hotel then they will charge it to your room) about 30 quid to the middle of town.Posted 3 years ago-m-Member
Bali has* different visa arrangements (because of tourism). The USD35 visa-on-arrival is definitely correct for UK passport holders if you are immigrating in Jakarta. I honestly don’t know what happens if you’re connecting in Jakarta to Bali as I’ve never done it. Somone on a travel forum somewhere will know, even if no-one on here does.
* EDIT: looking on-line this may not be the case any more. But definitely the USD35 for 30 day visa is correct when immigrating in Jakarta.Posted 3 years ago
Will keep the Jakarta suggestions in mind for the return trip chaps as I’ve got a 12 hour layover!
The airport is a shit hole, so is the city… It can take 2hrs each way to the city also. There are a few big posh malls near the airport which would be comfortable but probably not with luggage. I wouldn’t trust leaving luggage at the airport. Have a look at the airport hotels and just grab some kip.Posted 3 years ago
From what I remember last year international will arrive and do immigration, 30day tourist visa is normal, you need 6 months on your passport. They do have card machines now but take the usd. Don’t loose the arrival card as you need it to get out again.
There may also be a cash departure tax out of Jakarta and ball so check that out before you go.
Also who did you piss off to get a flight combo like that? Nothing in and out of Singapore? Also check the volcanic activity and your travel insurance as some were not paying up if you flew out while it was going on.Posted 3 years ago
Also have a read
Used to be a lot cheaper to fly to jakarta and then on rather than straight to Bali. Of course you did have to trust a rust bucket 25% crash rate indo airline for the transfer but worth to to save a few hundred quid.
What was not worth it was the time I took the bus from Bali to Sumbawa to save £20. What I was told was 12hrs on the bus was close to three days surrounded in vomit.
God I’d like to go back!Posted 3 years agostewartcSubscriber
There is big scam, or scamola, at Bali where they close a lot of the immigration desks and try to charge you an additional 25USD to put you through the express queue, this is usually in operation when its very busy.Posted 3 years ago
Took over an hour to clear.the queue last time I went there.
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