Apply for your Bali e-Visa online directly on Bali.com and receive your Visa per email – great price and reliable service!

Before applying, please read carefully the information on this page. Besides the visa application requirements it’s important to also know and understand the general travel regulations and restrictions, and the mandatory quarantine regulations.

Must-Know Before Applying for the Visit Visa

FAQ

What is an Offshore and what is an 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. Online Application

How do I get the Visa?

The Process is straightforward. Please select the most suitable e-visa option for you (Standard or Express Service, and Single or Package with all Extensions), then fill up the online form.

We will then verify the data with the immigration office. We will give you a feedback, if anything is missing or needs to be clarified. 

Once all is good to go, we will send you a bill. After we have received the payment we will proceed the application process. From hereon, the visa application cannot be stopped anymore, and no refund is granted from the immigration office. 

Depending on the service you have booked, you will then receive the e-Visa per email from us, you have then 90 days to arrive to Indonesia. 

But before, make sure you have gone through all the information on this page and also check the quarantine requirements here.

Please take your time to read it carefully.

What e-Visa am I applying for and what am I allowed to do with it?

You are applying for a VISIT VISA B211A - type BUSINESS VISA. If you are applying from outside of Indonesia you have to apply for an OFFSHORE Visit Visa (not its official name); if you are already in Bali, you will apply for an ONSHORE visa. 

The Visit Visa B211A (onshore or offshore, all the same) is a Single entry e-VISA for the purpose of

  • Traveling (newly added due to the covid pandemic)
  • 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 or have a job in Indonesia, that pays you a salary or provides any income.

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

There is another VISIT VISA which is called SOCIAL VISA (Visa Budaya), which was very commonly used before the pandemic, but cannot be issued these days, and became for the moment obsolete.

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

 

Offshore Visa: The initial visa is valid for 60 days (count the days including your day of arrival and day of departure).

Onshore, the initial Visa is valid for 30 days.

 

EXTENSIONS:

This Visit Visa can be extended four times for 30 days each. For the extension you have to be in Bali and need to hand in the passport 2 weeks before the current visa expires.  Only if you got the visa through us, you can also book the extensions with us. 

More information about the visa extension

What happens if I want to stay longer after using all extensions?

For now, and as long as Indonesia does not change the regulations meanwhile, you can apply for an ONSHORE VISIT VISA without having to leave the country. Same process, but remember the initial onshore visa is valid 30 days, and not 60. 

Also this onshore visa can be extended 4 x 30 days, so you get another 150days in total.

More about Onshore Visit Visa

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
  • Prof of Medical insurance covering covid related expenses of up to 100,000 USD

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

There are additional documents you need to get ready for the arrival in Indonesia. Please read the Travel Requirement Details here

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

We apply on your behalf and with the assistance of an accredited visa agent.

Our team and our partners 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.

We are available and answer 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 in a timely manner, and stay in touch with the immigration officers, if there are further clarifications needed. 

For the current visa type that's available (B211A), the visa agent needs to also provide a sponsor letter, basically taking responsibility and becoming liable for wrongdoings of the traveler.

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 try to apply for a visa on the website of the immigration department, if they can provide a sponsor and handle the immigration website (https://visa-online.imigrasi.go.id/), upload the proper and complete documentations without any errors. The total costs for doing it yourself will be 50USD + IDR 200,000 + banking fees depending on the payment method. 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. We had several seasoned travellers who spent hours and applied themselves - failed, and came to us afterwards.

How do I pay after I applied?

Payment is easy. You will receive a bill with all the details.
To save you costs on international banking fees and currency exchange, we are using a Wise Ltd account that can be used for the currencies below. If you have a bank account in the following countries, you can transfer in the shown currencies via YOUR local bank account and do not pay international transfer fees:

  • 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

Or, you can also wire the money directly to our local bank in Indonesia in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) by making an international transfer. Please make sure that we receive then the full amount in IDR. Thank you.

What will it cost to come to Bali? What other costs will I have to cover?

Aside your flight from your home destination and the cost for the visa that you choose, these are the approximate additional costs in USD per person:

 

  • You need a PCR test before boarding the plane to Indonesia, which in most countries is not free
  • The Quarantine  and Repatriation Packages can cost you between USD 100 and 200 per night, depending on the hotel category. Included: 3 meals a day, airport transfer to hotel. If you travel with a companion and share a room, the cost for the package gets cheaper per person (double occupancy). The 2 PCR tests taken during the quarantine are charged separately (ca USD 70 in total, but will be paid to the hotel)
  • Flight Jakarta to Bali USD 50-100  with a domestic airline (applies only if you have to do the quarantine in Jakarta and plan to fly to Bali after the quarantine.
  • Travel Insurance that can cover up to USD 100,000 covid related medical costs, in case you get covid while in Indonesia and need to be treated
Which nationalities can NOT apply?

Due to pre-existing travel restrictions nationals from following countries cannot apply for visit visas for Indonesia.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Guinea
  3. Israel
  4. Kamerun
  5. Liberia
  6. Nigeria
  7. North Korea
  8. Somalia
What else do I need to know beforehand? What could go wrong? What are 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 two main 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, such as putting your nationality onto the list of banned countries, increasing the mandatory quarantine, etc. This means for example, that even if you have already received your e-visa and bought a flight ticket, you might not to able to ravel to Indonesia as planned and have to reschedule, if certain regulations are changed. 

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. 

 

Therefore please check our terms & conditions before you apply:

  1. We are cooperating with our partner visa agency to facilitate your visa application and necessary documentation. The application is handled by the immigration office once our partner has submitted all documents and started the process. Neither bali.com nor our partner is issuing any visa. Only the Indonesian government has the right to issue visas.
  2. Only once we have received the payment, we can start to process the visa application with the immigration officials. 
  3. Once the visa application is in process and has been handed over to the immigration office, it cannot be cancelled, and no refund can be granted.
  4. The immigration office has the right to decline your application without giving any reason. In such as case no refund can be given.
  5. We adhere to Indonesian immigration rules and regulations. We are not responsible if there is any sudden changes published by the Indonesian government, which may cause a delay or rejection of your application or entry into the country or any immediate changes (no refund policy).
  6. In case of any delay in the process, such as but not limited to: closure of immigration office, problems with the technology, public holidays, etc,  Bali.com is not responsible for any delays occurring.
Good to know: Digital Nomads & Income Taxes

Digital Nomads & Remote Workers

The pandemic and the increasing popularity of freelancer websites gave rise to the digital nomad life style; working from anywhere online, getting paid to a bank account outside of Indonesia, not paying any taxes, having clients from all over the world. And there are many people in Bali who do just that. Technically, from the perspective of having a business visa, this is still a very "grey area "and Indonesia has been discussing to issue special visas for digital nomads, but there is nothing official yet.

What is clear is, with the visit visas that exist right now, you CANNOT work in Indonesia and make an income, particularly you cannot be paid in Indonesia. And the classic digital nomad, who works and lives in Indonesia, and offers freelance services but not declaring any income, and also not having a legal structure (company) and a permit (Investor KITAS etc) to do so in Indonesia is at risk of violating quite a few regulations. Many nomads are not aware of that.

Then there is the remote worker who is registered officially abroad and works for a company abroad. They come to Bali for a staycation, and instead of being in a home-office they are in Bali. That's less critical than being a digital nomad in relation to the visa status. And nobody can or does check wether these remote workers are on a long holiday or doing a sabbatical. But, also here, it's a grey area and nobody gets into trouble, until they do. The following chapter is very important in relation to "staying longer in Indonesia".

 

Good to know about taxes if you intend to stay more than 183 days in Bali over a period of 12 months

Income tax liability - income in Indonesia and global income

A person’s liability for Indonesian tax is determined by their residence status. You become technically a resident in Indonesia if you stay in Indonesia for a total period of more than 183 days in any 12-month period. And that can have a big impact on your income liability, because

Residents are taxed on their global total income - regardless of where such income arises. The taxable income is like everywhere else in the world calculated after subtracting allowable deductions and personal allowances.

If you click on the button below you will be guided to an article from KPMG discussing these potential traps more in detail.

More information on tax and residence status by KPMG

Prices & e-Visa Offshore Services (Single Entry)

*IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION

Due to the current covid situation, on short notice, the Indonesian Immigration office could potentially reduce their working hours which could cause some delays of processing time of the visa. Public holidays are in Indonesia are not counted as working days. We will keep our applicants informed about any updates.

Testimonials

“This company is the best! Got into Indonesia no problem with the visa they supplied. I found their price to be the lowest too. They reply very quickly to any questions I emailed. So happy to be back in Indonesia after all this time. Thank you!”

“I found Bali.com to be both caring and professional with their help when I truly needed their assistance with my business visa . I can’t thank them enough. I don’t normally do company reviews but in this case I am happy to. Thank you team Bali.com”

“My VISA enquiry was dealt with such professionalism. Highly recommended!!!”

“What you pay is what you get and I got my visa in no time!! Without any pain and from my easy chair at home.. For extending your visa the same story. Great job for helping me out in my case! Thanks!!!”

“This company is the best! Got into Indonesia no problem with the visa they supplied. I found their price to be the lowest too. They reply very quickly to any questions I emailed. So happy to be back in Indonesia after all this time. Thank you!”

“I found Bali.com to be both caring and professional with their help when I truly needed their assistance with my business visa . I can’t thank them enough. I don’t normally do company reviews but in this case I am happy to. Thank you team Bali.com”

“My VISA enquiry was dealt with such professionalism. Highly recommended!!!”

“What you pay is what you get and I got my visa in no time!! Without any pain and from my easy chair at home.. For extending your visa the same story. Great job for helping me out in my case! Thanks!!!”

Updated Bali Travel Requirements & Restrictions

Updated Travel Regulations for Bali (Indonesia) - FAQ

Can I visit Bali during the pandemic?

In short: Yes, but you need a Visit Visa. Foreigners can still visit Indonesia (from most countries, see banned list of countries below). A mandatory 7x24 hours quarantine is set for fully vaccinated travellers

Does it make sense to come to Bali under these conditions and who is visiting Bali now?

Travel restrictions are still strict and the hurdles to come quite high. You have to consider the additional cost for visa and quarantine hotel, that can be USD 1000 or more. And for now you have to quarantine in Jakarta. If you intend to come for 2 or 3 weeks for a holiday, that simply makes little sense. So who is coming to Bali these days?

Most foreign visitors that choose to travel now to Bali, stay a couple of months or longer (visit visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended up to 180 days). Travelers come, because they might choose to have a staycation or spend the cold winter months in Bali and simply hang out and enjoy the island life doing nothing. Some come for meetings with existing or potential clients and partners. Also popular is to look for products and suppliers to export. The normal holiday makers that come for 2-3 weeks are not yet ready to take all the hurdles and face the extra costs - which is very understandable. And we all hope that the travel regulations will be lifted soon for us all.

Accordion Panel

The list of "red zone countries" that were banned from entering Indonesia and from applying for a Visa due to Covid, has been cleared by the Indonesian government effective Jan 12th.

How do I get the Visa for Bali?

Yes, EVERY foreign visitor needs a VISIT VISA (B211A), to enter Indonesia. The Free Visa Entry or Visa on Arrival (VoA) is put on hold during the pandemic. 

Do I need a Visa for traveling to Bali, Indonesia?

Yes, EVERY foreign visitor needs a VISIT VISA (B211A), to enter Indonesia. The Free Visa Entry or Visa on Arrival (VoA) is put on hold during the pandemic. 

How do I get this Visa? Who can apply for the Visa?

How? You fill up your application directly online on Bali.com and we will handle and process the application for you, arrange sponsor letter, and you will receive your e-visa per email. (Click here for more details about  the process, visa requirements, costs and online application).

You don't need a visa if you hold a temporary stay permit KITAS/ permanent stay KITAP, or. a Diplomatic Stay Permit

Who? almost everyone. But, due to pre-existing travel restrictions nationals from following countries CAN NOT apply for visit visas for Indonesia.

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Guinea
  3. Israel
  4. Kamerun
  5. Liberia
  6. Nigeria
  7. North Korea
  8. Somalia
What are the quarantine regulations?

For now there is a mandatory quarantine of 6 nights in a certified hotel

Click below for details on the quarantine regulations and requirements

Quarantine Regulations for Bali / Indonesia
Can I quarantine in Bali?

Depends, yes, no....it's complicated

NATIONALS with following PASSPORTS are technically as per regulation allowed to take flights directly to Bali and quarantine their in a hotel certified by the government (List of Quarantine Hotels in Bali) - 

1. Bahrain

2. China

3. Hungary

4. India

5. Italy

6. Japan

7. Liechtenstein

8. Kuwait

9. Norway

10. New Zealand

11.Poland

12. Portugal

13. Qatar

14. South Korea

15. Saudi Arabia

16. Spain

17. Sweden

18. UAE

All other nationals have to arrive in Jakarta and follow quarantine there.

BUT, this works of course only, if you are able to purchase a ticket with an airline that directly flies to Bali from abroad, which is very difficult these days.

Technically, other entry points for foreigners beside Bali and Jakarta are Batam (BTH) Batam, Surabaya (SBY) and Tanjung Pinang (TNJ). But that would not be practical for travellers coming to Bali.

Are their international flights to Bali?

Very uncertain at the moment; airlines are very reluctant to offer flights to Bali (DPS) at this point, because they have difficulties to get enough passengers. Simply check with flight ticket sites of your choice.

But be aware that airlines can offer flights to Bali, anticipating that a few months ahead from now, regulations might ease up, but then they have to cancel the direct flights to Bali 2 weeks before departure, if they do not get enough bookings or if the government regulations were not adjusted accordingly.

Can I transit in Jakarta and fly to Bali only with a short stopover in Jakarta (transit)?

No, for now that's not possible. But this could change anytime - and hopefully it will.

So what's the safest and most certain method, to come to Bali soon?

In any case, for ALL travellers who plan within the next 6-8 weeks to come to Bali (or Indonesia in general) and want to finalise their travel itinerary, we suggest to

  • buy a ticket to Jakarta (which could be substantially cheaper than Bali)
  • follow the quarantine in Jakarta in one of the appointed quarantine hotels
  • when the quarantine is completed, take a DOMESTIC flight from Jakarta to Bali on the same day with one of the smaller airlines such as Citilink, Batik Air, Air Asia etc. Ticket price one way 50-150USD

By the time you actually travel, of course regulations could have changed again, they could have become more strict or more relaxed and flights to Bali and quarantine in Bali might be possible. But nobody can predict this of course. So it's best for now to opt for the Jakarta option.

What about the vaccination requirements? Do I need to be fully vaccinated to come to Bali, Indonesia?

YES! You need to show a COVID-19 vaccine card/certificate (printed/digital) that has been done minimum 14 days before departure date, written in English. 

"I have one vaccination shot and am a recovered COVID patient, is this enough?" 

That's a bit unclear at the moment, because airlines might have their own regulations about that and the Indonesian Immigration office has not specified this case. If you want to be certain that your visa application will not be denied or even worse, be refused of entering once you landed, then we suggest to get the full vaccination certificate.

 

Can Children get a visa and travel with parents to Bali?

Generally Yes. They would also need a visa. Children above 12 years of age need to be fully vaccinated. Below 12 years of age they need to have a negative PCR test like the adults upon arrival, and the accompanying adult must be a family member. However, just make sure to double check with the airlines of your choice, since they have their own regulations about minors at times.

What else do I need to know to travel to Bali or Indonesia during the Pandemic?

You need

  • Proof of medical Travel insurance with a Covid medical coverage of minimum USD 100,000. In the event where RT-PCR test upon arrival showed a positive result, medical treatments on a isolation/health facilities based on the symptoms level will have to be taken by foreign citizens at their own expense
  • Negative Covid-19 PCR taken maximum 72 hours before departure at origin country.
  • Proof of booking and payment for mandatory quarantine accommodation upon arrival - will be provided by the hotel after you have completed your quarantine / repatriation package booking
  • Register to PeduliLindungi App, proceed to fill your travel information on International e-HAC (Indonesia electronic health alert card app).
How is the COVID situation in Bali?
  • The situation is overall well under control. The number of vaccinated citizens is above 80% and citizens started to get "boostered". The government still applies a cautious approach and keeps micro-scale Social Restrictions (PPKM Regulations) in place which are regularly updated, to mitigate the spread of Covid and its variants. Expect at times shorter operational hours for restaurants and attractions, also health protocols enforcements.
  • Wearing masks in Public is mandatory
  • You need the PeduliLindungi App when visiting some venues and stores. 

We hope we could clarify all the steps and give you the information you needed. If not, you can send us an email to visa@bali.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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