ANNOUNCEMENT:

The immigration offices in Bali will be closed on the 7, 8, and 9 June 2022 due to Galungan Holidays.

The countrywide immigration online system is still slow and often offline at the moment. The problem has been persistent since a couple of weeks and created a significant backlog of applications from all over the world. 

Therefore we are still expecting delays in processing the Visas and hope the system will be more reliable and the immigration department will manage to catch up with all the applications soon.

Dear Valued Marriott Bonvoy Member,

As a valuable Marriott Bonvoy member, Bali.com would like to exclusively offer 10% off your *’Visit Visa B211A’ application fee.

On this page you can find all relevant information, and the online application form. We aim to make your journey as seamless as possible and for you to navigate through the complexities of the regulations and processes.

Information & FAQ Application Form

If you have any more questions, simply send us a quick email to itstimeforbali@bali.com. . We are happy to assist you.

To assist you in preparing for your travels, the following FAQ’s contain all the relevant information you may need on Visa & Travel Regulations.

FAQ B211A Visit Visa for Bali / Indonesia

Under which circumstances would I need a B211A e-Visa and who can apply?

You need a B211A Visit Visa if

  • your country is NOT on the list of visa-free & VoA countries

  • you travel with "business purpose" - Business or Investment visit (meetings, product sourcing, conference). 

  • you need to stay longer than 60 days, because only  B211A Visas can be extended or can be followed by onshore visas

The B211A Visa which we facilitate requires a company or travel agency to "sponsor" the visa. This is included in our service.

Who can apply for a Visa B211A?

Travellers from almost all countries can apply for a visit e-visa.

But, due to pre-existing travel restrictions nationals from following countries CAN NOT apply for visit e-visas for Indonesia, but have to contact directly their embassy,

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Guinea
  3. Israel
  4. Kamerun
  5. Liberia
  6. Nigeria
  7. North Korea
  8. Somalia

Some travellers from Iraq and Iran also have difficulties to get the visa approved.

How long is the B211A Visa valid and can it be extended?

Offshore Visa

  • The B211A offshore Visa is valid for 60 days
  • Can be extended twice, each time 60 days, gives you a total of 180 days.

Onshore Visa (applying while in Indonesia)

  • The onshore B211A Visa is valid for 60 days. Can be extended twice, for 60 days each. Online application.

Travellers who extend the Visa need to appear in person at the immigration office to take photo and fingerprints.

It is very likely that the immigration department will make a 180 days B211A Visa available (one time purchase), but when, and what would be the price is not yet confirmed.

Passport or Residency?

The immigration regulations are always based on the passport that you are holding. Residency permits of other countries are not considered. 

IMPORTANT: How long does it take to get the visa? How can I apply?

It is important to know how long it takes to process your visa from the day you apply until you receive it per email. The duration also depends greatly on how long it takes to receive your completed documents and the payment.

You can choose between 2 services:

  • STANDARD - 14 working days to process after payment is received (see sample calculation below)
  • EXPRESS - 7 working days to process after payment is received

Working days (business days MO-FR) are excluding weekends and public holidays. Applications can only be submitted by us from MO-FR

The visa application is submitted by us to the immigration office AFTER we have validated your documents and data, and after we have received the payment.

EXAMPLE CALCULATION to PROCESS STANDARD VISA - 14 working days:

  • 2nd Tuesday: We receive the Application
  • 3rd Wednesday: Validation and Invoice 1 working day
  • 6th Saturday: Payment arrived (1-7 working days depending on the payment method of your choice)
  • 8th Monday: Submission to Immigration, process starts (
  • 26th Friday: Visa is issued and sent to you

Total days: 25 days!

STEP 1: APPLICATION
Fill up the online application form online

STEP 2: VALIDATION & INVOICE - usually within 1 working day
We validate your documents and issue the invoice usually within 1 working day (MO-FR). Sometimes the document scans are not good enough or some data is not correct, or we find inconsistencies in the application, then we will get back to you and ask for new scans or updates etc - this can cause delays.

STEP 3: PAYMENT (1-3 days / or more!)
Depending on the payment method you choose, this usually takes 1-3 days. If, you choose however to transfer from abroad to our local bank account (international transfer) this process can sometimes take a week or longer, depending on the facilitating banks. 

STEP 4: SUBMISSION (MO-FR)
We will submit the application and start the process after we have received the payment. From this moment onwards the Visa Process at the immigration takes 7-14 working days, depending on the service you choose

 

What is an Offshore or Onshore Visa?

Offshore means, you are applying for a visa while you are still OUTSIDE of Indonesia. Online Application

Onshore means, you are applying for a Visa while you are already INSIDE of Indonesia.

Can I leave the country and come back with a B211 Visa?

No. This Visa is a "Single Entry Visa"

Can I travel to other areas with this Visa within Indonesia?

YES. A visa is always valid for a country and not just a region or specific island. Therefore any type of Visa (Visa on Arrival or B211A) is valid for Indonesia.

What is the B211A Tourism or Business purpose and what am I allowed to do with it?

There are two TYPES of B211A Visit Visas:

TOURISM Visa

By default we are facilitating the Tourism Purpose Visit Visa.

It can be used for Tourism, Humanitarian activities, Volunteering, Family reunion, Business/ Investment Visit (not as a  working permit nor for employment).

BUSINESS Visa 

We can also facilitate for you the Business Type Visa if you need it. There is no difference for in the application process. The technical difference is that to facilitate the visa we will use a business company as a sponsor.

The Business Type Visa is for the purpose of

  • Visit
  • Emergency and urgent work
  • Business meeting, sourcing, business research, attending trainings, seminars, workshops, exhibitions
  • Purchasing goods
  • Film production
  • Voluntary, medical, and sustenance work (humanitarian activities)
  • Government duty
  • Accompanying transport tool in the region of Indonesia
  • Development of marine industry (yachters)
  • Government duty in accordance with Indonesian Presidential related meetings in G20 or International Assembly of 144th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

Even though the visa is technically called a business visa, it’s NOT A WORK PERMIT and does not entitle you to take up any paid job or employment in Indonesia. 

You can however have business meetings, do networking, explore investment opportunities, sourcing products...and of course, chill at the pool or beach.

What documents do I need to apply for the visa?

Beside your personal contact details, these are the documents that currently need to be provided for the online e-visa application:

Passport Scans: See Sample Scans here

  • scan of your passport cover (yes, full cover!)
  • scan of your main passport page (the one with the photo, while the passport is opened, full scan)
  • in case on this main page the signature is not shown, you need to provide an additional scan of the page with the signature on it

Other Documents & Information

  • Full vaccination certificates - In English
  • Digital Colour Portrait Photo in 4x6 dimension

MAKE SURE YOUR PASSPORT IS VALID AT LEAST 8 MONTHS from the day of entry to Indonesia, better 12 months in case you wish to extend! 

I applied, but suddenly I don't need the Visa anymore. Can I get my money back?

It can happen, that suddenly regulations change or other reasons that make your B211A technically obsolete for you.

Once we have started the process with the immigration and submitted your documents, it cannot be cancelled and no refund can be granted.

If you have applied and we have not yet submitted the application to the immigration office, you can ask for a refund. We will keep a 15% administration fee. Depending on your payment method it can take between 2 and 10 business days until the money is back in your account.

If your Visa has been issued, but you don't need it anymore because you can get a Visa on Arrival, it will be valid and you can still use it to enter Indonesia and stay 60 days without extension. You can use it, and don't need to pay for the Visa on Arrival.

What do I pay for, why is it more expensive than the basic visa fee?

We facilitate the visa application and apply on your behalf and use additionally the service of an accredited visa agent.

  • We and our partner's team work roughly 15-20h for each application to ensure that everything is in proper order, data is pre-validated, payments are handled properly, we handle submissions and communication with the immigration department if necessary.
  • We pay salaries, taxes and comply with all laws and regulations of Indonesia, which is important to us.
  • Our customer support is available and answers any questions travellers have (and there are many) before, during and after the application process. The devil is in the detail these days.
  • We are ensuring that applications are processed properly, and get in touch with the immigration officers, if there are further clarifications needed or there are any delays.
  • For the current visa type that's available (B211A), the visa agent needs to also provide a sponsor letter which is included in our service.
  • We provide several international bank accounts, allowing a majority of our clients to save 35-50USD on international banking fees. 

Do I need your service?

Technically, any traveler can apply for a visa on the website of the immigration department, if they can provide a sponsor letter from a Travel Agency in Indonesia or a local company. The website is https://imigrasi.go.id/. You would need to upload the proper and complete documentations in the correct format and without any errors. The total costs for doing it yourself will be IDR 1,500,000 + banking fees depending on the payment method (IDR 2,000,000 for business type visa). We don't know of a single person who managed to get the visa directly online during the pandemic; does not mean it's not possible, but it's not as easy at it seems.

How do I pay after I applied?

To save you costs on international banking fees and currency exchange, we have local bank account numbers in the EU, UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore (in cooperation with Wise Ltd).

If you have a bank account in these countries, you can transfer in the local currencies via YOUR local bank account. 

  • Australia in AUD
  • EU in EUR (convenient SEPA transfer). Also works for Norway, Switzerland, Monaco)
  • New Zealand in NZD
  • Singapore in SGD
  • UK in GBP
  • USA in USD

You can also wire the money directly to our local bank in Indonesia in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) by making an international transfer. This can sometimes take up to a week, or longer. Please make sure that we receive then the full amount in IDR and also the subject on the transfer is clearly stating your name in the subject line, so we can track the payment.

I received the Visa. How much time do I have to enter into the country

From the day the Visa is issued, you have 90 days to enter into Indonesia. If you arrive later, the Visa won't be valid anymore.

What else do I need to know beforehand? What are my risks, and your terms and conditions?

Rules and regulations can change quite quickly during these uncertain times, which is something that is beyond our control.

There are some risks that we want you to be aware of, before applying for a visa and planning your trip to Bali, .

1.) The government could technically change the regulations any day, and deny the arrival of any applicant coming to Indonesia. This means for example, that even if you have already received your e-visa and bought a flight ticket, and you might not to able to travel to Indonesia as planned and have to reschedule, you can not ask for a refund.

2.) Also, the immigration can deny your application, without giving any reasons or feedback to us our our facilitating visa agent. This happens very very rarely but it can happen and the immigration office has the right to do so. 

3.) These days the immigration is quite efficient and stays within the time limit to issue the visa (14 working days for standard and 7 working days for express, after the visa application has been submitted - starting after we have validated your documents and the payment is received). However, sometimes delays can still occur, which can be due to changes in regulations, longer holidays or problems with the immigration software, or other reasons that are beyond our control.

4.) We cannot be held responsible for any delays or if the visa gets denied, or gets issued wrongly caused by regulation changes or the performance of any third party, such as but not limited to visa agents, immigration officials, government software failures.

Why are the regulations changing so often?

The government is in the process of adjusting to the post-covid situation.

We understand that changed regulations can affect travel plans previously made or anticipated, which can be frustrating.

It is beyond our control what and when the Indonesian government will change and when.

Some regulations will now become more restrictive, some new visas will be made available, some regulations will be eased, prices will change.

As we have mentioned on our website, travelling still comes with some uncertainty, and requires flexibility. What might have been possible a month ago, might not be possible today. In general one can say, that it's going to get easier.

Unfortunately regulations are often announced ad-hoc and without notice and are sometimes vague. We will do our best to keep you up-to-date.

To proceed with your visa arrangement, please fill in the form below. Once the information you provided is verified and we have received the payment, we will process your application. Each traveler will be required to complete a separate form.

Your e-Visa Online Application Form