So, you’re planning to have a holiday in Bali, Indonesia? That’s Great! Bali has many Peaceful Places. But before you want to visit Bali, you should have a Visa. 

Don’t have one yet? Well, worry not. We’ll bring you information on how to survive with a Visas Bali. This includes the average costs, lengths of stay, the application procedures, and how to extend your Indonesian visa once you’re here in Bali, Indonesia. 

Tourist Visa

Tourist visa does not require any prior application or approval. You can obtain this visa upon arrival in Bali (or anywhere else in Indonesia). In fact, ASEAN Citizens can get Free Visas, those countries are: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Please note: this visa is strictly for tourists, which means you cannot work or conduct any kind of business activity with this visa. Furthermore, the Tourist Visa is non-extendable and non-transferrable, meaning the maximum length of stay is 30 days, and you must leave Indonesia before it expires.

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SINGLE ENTRY B211 TOURISM e-VISA

This visa is intended for countries that are not included in the 86 countries. Currently, the best option for non-residents and tourists to enter Indonesia and stay for an extended period, or for tourists of any nationality who are not eligible for the Visa On Arrival. Why? This is because the Single Entry e-Visa is valid for 60 days and allows for 2x 60-day extensions, totaling a six-month (180 days) stay period.

Wondering how to Apply B211 TOURISM e-VISA? Take a good look at some of the list of files you have to prepare:

  • You just need to supply a scanned copy of your passport with at least 6 months of validity.
  • Should prepare a proof of complete vaccination.
  • You’ll need an onward ticket out of Indonesia within your visa period.
  • And finally, you’ll need to show proof of the e-Visa payment to start the application process.

The price of the B211 Tourism Visa is approximately $270. That price includes the agent fee, the visa fee, and other documentation that’s required, including sponsorship, a guarantee letter, and sometimes, the promise of an approved visa application within five working days if you require an Express Service.

Once you arrive in Indonesia, you can then choose to extend your e-Visa after your initial 60-day stay period. You can extend the visa twice, 60-days each, totaling a six-month stay. The price of each extension is approximately $100, and each extension application must be made two weeks before the date of visa expiry. We recommend using the same agent for your extensions that you use for the initial application since they will remain on your visa as your sponsor.

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VOA – Visa On Arrival

There are only 86 nationalities that are eligible for the Visa On Arrival, those countries are: 

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican, and Vietnam. 

And what if we’re not an eligible country? Well. you should prepare to make a B211 TOURISM e-VISA.

The Visa On Arrival is for holidaymakers only and you know what? This visa on arrival can be used for: tourism, governmental-related visit, business discussion, purchasing goods, participating in meetings, and transit. However, this visa allows you to extend your 30-day visa for an additional 30 days, totaling 60 days. 

For this visa, rather than going directly to the Immigration Queue once you disembark the airplane in Indonesia, you must first find the Visa On Arrival payment counter. The counter is situated approximately 100m before the Immigration Queue. Once you have your visa, you may continue to the immigration checkpoints.

Passport holders from the following Countries are applicable for Visa on Arrival (VOA). And how much should you pay to make VOA? The cost to make VOA is IDR500.000 per person including children and payable upon arrival in Bali by MasterCard, Visa, or Indonesian Rupiah cash. If using other currency it may be charged at the prevailing daily rate of exchange. VOA-Visa on Arrival is for a single Entry into Bali/Indonesia, for a stay of up to 30 days, and can be extended for a maximum of 1 time at the local Immigration Office (charges apply). In addition, a Visit Stay Permit originating from VOA is non-transferable.

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KITAS – For Anyone Living or Working in Indonesia

KITAS is essential to living or working in Indonesia. In fact, KITAS is designated for multiple reasons: as a work visa, a retirement visa, or for a spouse or family visa. Here’s how you can apply for a KITAS:

  • You will need to find an employer who is willing to sponsor your KITAS (a costly and lengthy process) and also who has the right to provide a KITAS (depending on the company, the position, and how many local staff are hired). Furthermore, working KITAS permits are only given to foreign workers in certain managerial positions, or in positions that cannot be undertaken by local Indonesian citizens. Therefore, you cannot get a KITAS to work as:
    • Waitress
    • Barman
    • Construction worker (as an example) but rather in less ‘manual labor’ positions such as a Manager or Director.
  • If your employer can sponsor your KITAS, the process can take up to two months (sometimes longer). Furthermore, you will require to be present in Indonesia and then visit the immigration office for photos, an interview, and biometric readings. Most employers will usually hire an agent to apply for a KITAS as the process is rather lengthy and complicated. Therefore, the prices can range between $1500 to $4000 and more.

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Conclusion For Visas Bali

We’ve brought you some information about all of the things of visas Bali you should prepare before visiting Bali. You won’t regret visiting Bali because Bali has very beautiful places to visit. Bali has some of the best resorts that are perfect for you to stay while visiting Bali. One of which is Sadara Resort. This resort has good service and you won’t regret it. So, enjoy the beautiful places in Bali!

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