There are many types of visas available in Indonesia, some allow foreign tourists to stay for one month, two months, or up to six months in a row. To ensure that you don’t choose the wrong one, you should understand well about the regulations and the latest types of visas through your Bali visa consultant before flying to Indonesia.
Don’t let yourself be one of those people who visit Indonesia but turn out to bring wrong information or assumptions related to making or extending a visa in Bali.
For example, travelers who wish to stay in Indonesia for less than 60 days, can apply for a visa upon arrival at Bali’s international airport. But if you are a traveler who wants to stay in Indonesian territory for more than 60 days, you must apply for a visa at the Indonesian embassy in your home country.
Choice of Visa Types for Foreigners
As a traveler who will visit Indonesia, especially Bali, and intends to stay long term, there are several types of visas available to you. Are as follows:
- Visa exemption
- Single entry visa (socio-cultural visa and single entry business visa)
- Multiple entry visa
- Visa on arrival
- Limited Stay Permit (also known as KITAS)
Each type of visa provided by Bali visa consultants has its function depending on the purpose and use of your visa. In this article, we will discuss the types of visa services, both regarding application for making an extension.
You need to remember that foreigners cannot use two visas at the same time when visiting Indonesia. So, if you apply for and obtain another visa as long as you have a valid first visa, the first visa will automatically be invalid.
1. Single Entry Visa
There are two types of visas available to travelers who intend to stay for a long time in Bali, namely a single entry visa which has several sub-categories, and a multiple entry business visa. So, let’s discuss the first type of visa, namely the single entry visa first.
The single-entry visa is one of the favorite types of visa for travelers who wish to stay medium or long-term in Bali. This type of visa allows you to stay in Indonesia for 6 months, the longest. After the 6 month period has expired, you can apply for a single entry visa again for an even longer stay for another 6 months.
This process can be repeated several times, generally four times. However, you may face scrutiny from immigration authorities if you repeat this visa application too many times. The procedure for applying for a single-entry visa is very easy and the cost is also one of the cheapest compared to other types of visas.
There are several types of single-entry visas available, but the most commonly used by foreigners are:
This type of visa is usually sponsored by Indonesian citizens by allowing the traveler to engage in social activities. With local sponsors, tourists can stay on the island of Bali for up to 6 months.
Travelers can apply for this visa in their home country or Indonesian Embassies abroad. But before submitting, you need an invitation letter from your sponsor. It could be a Balinese friend or a Bali visa consultant such as the Bali E-Visa. The validity period of this visa is 60 days and you can extend it up to 4 times.
Single Entry Business Visa
When a traveler applies for this visa, an Indonesian visa consulting firm must act as the sponsor. This type of visa allows you to carry out various business activities in Indonesia.
Such as holding business meetings, signing business cooperation contracts, participating in conferences and workshops, arranging export shipments, establishing relationships with suppliers and partners, to controlling your investment projects (eg buying property or land in Bali).
The validity period is 60 days and must be arranged at the Indonesian Embassy abroad. The advantage of this type of visa is that it can be extended every month, up to a maximum of 6 months if you use a local sponsor.
2. Multiple Entry Visa
This type of visa is usually used for business or other purposes, such as family visits, attending cultural arts, or seminars. The validity period is longer than a single entry visa, which is 12 months. During this period, you can travel and stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 60 days per visit.
This type of visa is the best choice if you are a traveler who wants to stay in Bali for the long-term, but on the other hand also frequently travels to other places outside Indonesia.
Of the two types of long-term visas above, which one suits your needs? Whatever your choice, you can get services for making or extending your visa at E-Visa Bali.