Process to Get Social Visa B-211 (Visa Budaya)
- You need to apply at an embassy or consulate outside of Indonesia before coming to Indonesia
- Passport must be valid at least six months (no exceptions)
- You need to have a sponsor letter from an Indonesian citizen or organisation. The sponsor letter will make the sponsor responsible for you during your stay in Indonesia. If you need a sponsor letter, click here
- Copy of ID card of the sponsor
- Two passport photos (3x4com)
- A copy of the booking confirmation of your flight ticket, which indicates your date of arrival)
- Pay the visa fee to the embassy or consulate
- It usually takes 2-5 business days to process
- Once you get the Visa you have 90 days to activate it with your arrival in Indonesia
Sometimes you might be asked for:
- a bank statement showing enough funds to travel to Indonesia
- return or onward ticket within 180days after date of entry
- a copy of passport page with the entry stamp of the country where you apply for the Visa (if you are not in your home country)
If you wish to stay longer in Indonesia or Bali than 30 days and explore the country, then you can apply for a Social Cultural Visa (B-211 Visa Budaya). Many travellers consider coming to Bali or Indonesia for 30 days is too short. Because of their travel plans, it isn’t easy to do the process of getting a Visa on Arrival and then extending it here in Indonesia.
Also, a visa on arrival can only be extended once, but a social visa B-211 can be extended up to 4 times for 30 days without having to leave the country. Which means you can stay in Indonesia for up to 180 days.
However, you need a sponsor to apply for the Visa and also for the extensions!
The Visa is for example suitable for
- Social and family visits
- Attending Seminars and short term trainings
- Sourcing for business, meetings
- Giving a speech or joining non-commercial seminars, related to culture and social topics
Not for Business or commercial activities and employment. Meaning, this Visa is not enough for yoga teachers, DJs and photographers who like to come to Bali and do what they love to do.
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Offshore means: You apply while you are outside of Indonesia. Onshore means: you apply while you are already IN Indonesia