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Do I Need COVID-19 Booster Vaccination To Enter Bali?

There are a lot of rumours circulating that as of 18th July 2022 it is necessary to have received a booster of the COVID-19 vaccination. These rumours are not correct.

You can read the current regulations here in Indonesian or here in unofficial English translation. These state that it is still only necessary to have received your second vaccination at least 14 days prior to travel. The Indonesian government has not updated their policy on what counts as fully vaccinated so it is still two shots of Moderna or Astrazenica or one shot of the single dose vaccines such as Johnson & Johnson.

How to travel to Bali in 2022


There are a number of ways you can now enjoy a holiday, extended travel or work in Bali.

For any other questions, please get in touch.

how to do your first bali visa extension b211 voa visa on arrival KITAS

The first time you do your Bali visa extension you will need to go to immigration to have your fingerprints and photograph taken. This applies to people with the following visas:

Which Indonesian visas are possible to extend?



How long are tourist visas valid before I need to do a visa extension in Bali?


The Bali tourist visas are initially valid for:

  • Visa on Arrival (VOA) - 30 days

  • B211 - Onshore Social Visa & Onshore Tourist Visa - 30 days

  • B211 - Offshore Business Visa & Offshore Tourist Visa - 60 days

  • B211 - Onshore Business Visa - 60 days


How long before expiry do I need to start the Bali visa extension process?


For those with B211a, B211b and VOA you will need to give us your passport and fee 7 days before your visa expires.

To extend a KITAS you will need to go for fingerprints and photos when the KITAS has already been applied for so it is late in the process and we will let you know with at least 1 week's notice when you need to go.

Do I have to got for fingerprints and photographs for every extension?


No. You only need to visit immigration so they can take your fingerprints and photograph the first time you extend your visa. For future extensions you just need to give your passport and the fee to our agents in the Visa Agency Bali Berawa office and we will process the extension entirely for you.

What is the price of a Bali tourist visa extension?


The extension for B211a & B211b onshore and offshore visas is 60 days and the price is IDR 2,750,000.

The extension for Visa on Arrival (VOA) is 30 days and the price is IDR 850,000.

How many extensions can I get?


For the B211 visas you can get the 60 day extension twice. For the VOA you can get the 30 day extension once.

When will I need to go to Bali immigration for fingerprinting?


We will tell you the appointment time to visit immigration. It is usually 7 days after you submit your passport to us for the extension. It will be at Jimbaran or Denpasar immigration office depending on your address in Bali, and we will inform you which office to go to. If you have plans to travel around Indonesia or the island of Bali please let us know so we can make the appointment on the appropriate day.

What are the steps for fingerprinting at Bali immigration?


Before your appointment, we will send you your billing by WhatsApp. Please bring this with you and take the following steps:

  1. Arrive at the Immigration office we told you of 10 minutes before your appointment time

  2. Go to the Customer Service counter and show your billing, you will get a queue number

  3. Wait until your number or your name is called by the officer and come to the fingerprint room

  4. Have your photo and fingerprints taken and give your queue number to the officer who will stamp and sign it

  5. Take a picture of your stamp and signed queue number and send it to us via WhatsApp

  6. When you have had your fingerprints taken, you can leave the Immigration office and we will text you when your visa extension is done.


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How long does a Bali visa extension take?


From start to finish the process is usually around 2 weeks. 1 week prior to fingerprinting and then 1 week until you will get your passport back. If you need it faster we can do express service for an additional IDR 1,000,000. If you need to travel around Indonesia it is possible with another form of official ID and a photocopy of your passport.

How do I apply for a visa for Bali?



 

Any questions we've not covered? Get in touch to ask.

Guide to Quarantine Hotels in Nusa Dua, Bali

It is now possible to fly to Bali with the B211A Visit Visa and undertake the mandatory 5 days (4 nights) quarantine for Indonesia at a range of beautiful hotels across the island of Bali!

We have made enquiries with all of the Government approved quarantine hotels in Nusa Dua, Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak and Uluwatu. The post you are reading now is dedicated to those in Nusa Dua. We have listed the details about the quarantine packages available below. We will update this post with more details as we receive them.

Read this post for quarantine hotels in Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak and Uluwatu.

The official list of approved hotels can be found here and this page also details the hotels available.

If you contact any of these quarantine hotels and find the details below are no longer accurate, we would appreciate it hugely if you would email us to let us know.

Please Note - You need a valid visa to travel to Bali. We have detailed everything you need to know about the B211A Visit Visa for Bali here

Nusa Dua Quarantine Hotels - Prices & Packages



Still need your B211A Visit Visa for Bali?


We have detailed everything you need to know about the B211A Visit Visa for Bali here. This includes what is required for the application, how long the process takes and what you can and cannot do in Indonesia with this visa.

Further details of Nusa Dua, Bali quarantine hotels




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On 12th January 2022, the Indonesian government updated their regulations for entry into Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the official regulations in Bahasa Indonesia here or an unofficial English translation here.

The key change is there is no longer a 'Red List' of countries that foreigners cannot travel from due to COVID-19. You can see which countries were affected by the previous regulation in this post.


As there is no longer a Red List, it is now possible for foreigners and Indonesian citizens to travel to Indonesia from any country. Those wanting to travel to Indonesia will need to do 5 days quarantine at a Government approved hotel. More details on who can travel to Indonesia are provided below.

To travel to Indonesia in 2022 you will need:



  1. To agree to comply with Indonesian health protocols

  2. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to departure and have proof of vaccination in English as well as the language of the country of vaccination

  3. Have a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of departure

  4. Proof of quarantine hotel booking and payment

  5. Proof of health or travel insurance that is valid for COVID-19 treatment with at least USD 100,000 cover

  6. A valid visa to enter Indonesia

  7. To be registered on the PeduliLindungi application


PCR testing while in Indonesia quarantine



  1. Upon arrival, travellers will take a PCR test on the first day of their quarantine

  2. Travellers will have to take a second PCR test on day 4 of their 5 day quarantine


As long as the test is negative, travellers can continue on their journey.

Apply for your visa to visit Bali (or wider Indonesia) in 2022


With just 7 days of quarantine required, Bali is now a travel destination option for many people. If you would love to travel to Bali or any other island in Indonesia, we have explained the visa application process, pricing and timings in this post. Please read it carefully and get in touch to start the process today.

 

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Travellers are required to do 5 days quarantine. This can be in Jakarta, Manado Sulawesi, Bali or Riau Islands. Hotels in Jakarta are detailed here we have written a guide to Manado quarantine hotels here, a guide to quarantine hotels in Nusa Dua, Bali here and a guide to quarantine hotels in Badung, Bali here.

Indonesian Offshore Visa Now Available - What You Need To Know

If you would like to travel to Indonesia you will need to obtain an offshore B211 visa before you arrive. This is unless you:


If none of these applies to you, we can obtain your B211 visa with the following:

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1. Colour photocopy of your passport




We will need photocopies of the key pages of your passport. This can also be a well-taken photo, rather than a photocopy.

We need a picture clearly showing:

  1. the front & back cover of your passport (open your passport and place inside pages facing down so the image shows the front and back cover in one)

  2. the page with your key information on it (photo, name, DOB, passport number, etc.)


 

2. Photo


A formal passport-style photo.

 

3. Flight booking


We need details of your return flight booking.

We suggest you book your flight at least 14 days from when you have sent us all your documents and the fee (so we will have everything ready to submit your visa application.) We suggest you make a flexible booking.

You will also need a return or onward flight booking showing you intend to leave Indonesia within 180 days of arriving. This can just be a booking, it doesn’t need to be a paid for ticket. It can be to any country.

 

4. Bank statement


Showing you have sufficient funds for your stay in Indonesia.

 

5. A Covid-19 vaccination certificate (completed doses) OR a letter from your doctor;


Needs to be a full dose vaccine. If you cannot take the vaccine we need a letter from your doctor stating the medical reason why you cannot have the vaccine.

 

6. Health insurance or Travel insurance


You will need to get appropriate health or travel insurance to cover your stay in Indonesia and ensure the policies cover COVID and at least USD 25,000 medical expenses. The easiest provider we have found is Safety Wing.

For the visa application process, we will need to know the name of your insurance provider and your policy number.

 

7. Declaration letter and statement


We have drafted a declaration for you that you simply need to fill in your details, sign and send us a copy of. You can download the letter here.

If you are our client, use the following details:

Name of sponsor in Indonesia: PT. Indosarana Bali Wisata
Address of sponsor in Indonesia: Jl. Gurita I no. 26 C Pedungan Denpasar

 

offshore visa for bali bank details8. Our Fee


The easiest way to send our fee is by using Transferwise with the following details:

Email: info@visaagencybali.com

INDOSARANA BALI WISATA PT

Bank Name: BCA (BANK CENTRAL ASIA)

Account No. 7700642334

SWIFT code: CENAIDJA

BANK'S ADDRESS : Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.8, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

The fee is IDR 3,750,000 for standard processing, which takes 7-10 business days.

We also offer express processing if you need your visa in 4 business days, which is IDR 4,750,000.

For those who need their visa in 3 business days we offer super-VIP which is IDR 5,500,000. 

If Transferwise is not an option for you, get in touch so we can find another means.

We need to receive the entire fee before we make your visa application.

 





The B211 Visa Application Process


1. Send all these documents by email to info@visaagencybali.com. Include your full name in the subject line of the email.

2. Send the fee using the details in the section above.

3. Once we have checked everything we will be able to make the application. Bear in mind Indonesia timezone is GMT + 8 so it may be nighttime when you contact us.

4. Once your application is sent, your visa should arrive by email in 7-10 business days (unless you have paid for one of our express options)

5. We have not had any applications rejected before, so you can be confident in receiving your visa.

 

Documents Required to Enter Indonesia in 2022 with B211 Visit Visa


Please print out or bring the original versions of the documents detailed below and have them with you when you travel:

1. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine


This needs to be in English as well as the language of the country you got it in, if that is not English. If you cannot take the vaccine we need a letter from your doctor stating the medical reason why you cannot have the vaccine.

2. Onwards flight


Like before COVID, many airlines will check you have an onward flight when checking you in, to ensure you don’t overstay your visa. These don’t have to be a return ticket, just one showing a journey outside of Indonesia. Make sure it is within 180 days of your landing in Indonesia. It may be fitting for you to get a flexible or refundable ticket.

3. Statement letter


From your visa application.

4. Download and fill in your details with the PeduliLingi app


You will need to have downloaded the app and fill in the details of your journey ready to show the QR code to Indonesia immigration in Jakarta. Find more details here.

Process of arriving in Bali as a tourist in 2022 with the B211 visa


Once you arrive in Bali you will need to go to have your temperature checked and if it is above 37.5 degrees celsius you will need to take a PT-PCR test.

If it is below 37.5 you can go to the immigration counters for inspection of immigration and customs documents to enter Bali, Indonesia.

Next, you can pick up your baggage and proceed through customs.

Key Facts about the B211 Visa


The initial visa validity is 60 days.

You can then extend the visa 4 x for 30 days each time, so the maximum visa validity is 180 days (these days include the day you land and leave.)

Each extension needs to be applied for at least 4 business days before your visa validity expires and costs IDR 800k.

If you leave Indonesia before your visa is expired, your visa will be voided and you will have to get a new one if you wish to return to Indonesia.

For the first extension, you will need to go to the immigration office to get fingerprinted and photographed. We have an agent at the office who will meet you and guide you through the process quickly.

After the first extension, all you will need to do is give us your passport and we will manage your future extensions for you.

You cannot work in Indonesia using this visa. If you would like to know more about living and working in Indonesia, do get in touch and we’ll talk you through the options.

 

How to extend the B211 visa


We've written everything you need to know about the Bali visa extension process in this blog post.

Have we answered your questions about the B211 visa?


Do feel free to ask us more! You can do so by sending an email to info@visaagencybali.com or a WhatsApp message to +62 813 3827 7350 for guidance in English or +62 812 3617 8788 for Bahasa Indonesia.

INDONESIA QUARANTINE reduced TO 7 DAYS 2022

***UPDATE - Now 5 days - Read our blog here ***

Indonesia immigration regulations from 7th January 2022:



  • Quarantine for those entering Indonesia from abroad has been reduced to 7 days (7 x 24 hours)

  • We have detailed the current regulations below


To travel to Indonesia in 2022 you will need:



  1. To agree to comply with Indonesian health protocols

  2. Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to departure and have proof of vaccination in English as well as the language of the country of vaccination

  3. Have a negative PCR test done within 72 hours of departure

  4. Proof of quarantine hotel booking and payment

  5. Proof of health or travel insurance that is valid for COVID-19 treatment with at least USD 100,000 cover

  6. A valid visa to enter Indonesia

  7. To be registered on the PeduliLindungi application


PCR testing while in Indonesia quarantine



  1. Upon arrival, travellers will take a PCR test on the first day of their quarantine

  2. Travellers will have to take a second PCR test on day 4 of their 5 day quarantine


As long as the test is negative, travellers can continue on their journey.

Apply for your visa to visit Bali (or wider Indonesia) in 2022


With just 5 days quarantine required, Bali is now a travel destination option for many people. If you would love to travel to Bali or any other island in Indonesia, we have explained the visa application process, pricing and timings in this post. Please read it carefully and get in touch to start the process today.

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Travellers are required to do 5 days quarantine when they travel to Indonesia. This can be in Jakarta or Manado Sulawesi. Hotels in Jakarta are detailed here and we have written a guide to Manado quarantine hotels here.

Indonesia Quarantine Extended to 7 Days Due to Omicron Variant

In response to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, Indonesia has extended the quarantine for international travellers from 3 to 7 days. Read the new regulation here.

The key points are detailed below:

All International Travelers, both those with the status of Indonesian citizens (WNI) and foreign citizens (WNA) must follow terms/conditions as follows:

4a. Comply with the provisions of the health protocol set by the Government;

b. Indicates that the card or certificate (physical or digital) has received COVID-19 vaccine complete dose for at least 14 (fourteen) days before departure as a requirement to enter Indonesia with the following conditions:

i. Indonesian citizens are required to show a card or certificate (physical or digital) that has been received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine as a requirement enter Indonesia, and in the event that Indonesian citizens have not received the vaccine in Indonesia abroad, they will be vaccinated at the quarantine place upon arrival Indonesia after the second RT-PCR examination with the results of negative;

ii. Foreigners are required to show a card or certificate (physical or digital) have received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine as a requirement enter Indonesia;

iii. In the event that the foreigner has not received the vaccine abroad, it will be vaccinated at the quarantine place upon arrival in Indonesia after performing a second RT-PCR examination with negative results, with the following conditions:

1) Foreigners aged 12 – 17 years;

2) Holders of diplomatic residence permits and official residence permits; and/or

3) Holders of limited stay permit (KITAS) and permit cards permanent stay (KITAP).

iv. Foreigners who are already in Indonesia and will travel, both domestic and international, are required to do vaccination through program schemes or mutual cooperation according to regulations legislation;

v. Obligation to show COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate (physical or digital) as a requirement to enter Indonesia excluded to:

1) Foreigners holding diplomatic visas and related service visas with official/state visits of foreign officials at the same level ministers and above and foreigners who enter Indonesia withTravel Corridor Arrangement scheme, according to the principle of reciprocity while still implementing strict health protocols; and

2) Foreigners who have not vaccinated and intend to take a domestic trip and continue with the destination take international flights out of the territory of the Republic of Indonesia, it is allowed not to show the vaccination card/certificate COVID-19 as long as you don't leave the airport area during transit waiting for the international flight to be followed, with requirements:

5a) Has been authorized by the local Port Health Office to carry out domestic travel with the aim of in order to be able to continue its flight out of Indonesia; and

b) Shows flight ticket schedules outside Indonesia for direct transit from the departure city to the airport in the territory of the Republic of Indonesia with the final destination to the country aim.

3) International travellers under 18 years of age; and

4) International travellers with health conditions specific or comorbid disease that causes the perpetrator to travel cannot receive the vaccine, with conditions must attach a doctor's certificate from the hospital The government of the country of departure which certifies that concerned has not and/or cannot follow COVID-19 vaccination.

vi. Card or certificate (physical or digital) of receiving the vaccineCOVID-19 full dose written in English, in addition to country of origin language.

c. Shows a negative result through an RT-PCR test in the country/region of origin that the sample is taken within a maximum period of 3 x 24 hours before departure and attached at the time of medical examination or e-mail HAC International Indonesia;

d. Upon arrival, a RT-PCR retest is carried out for travellers international and required to undergo quarantine for 7 x 24 hours;

e. In the case of Indonesian citizens originating from the country/region as referred to in number 2 can still enter the territory of Indonesia by doing RT-PCR retest on arrival and are required to undergo quarantine for 14 x 24 hours;

f. Quarantine obligations as referred to in letter d and letter executed under the following conditions:

1) For Indonesian citizens, namely Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI); Student/student; or Government Employees returning from overseas business trips country in accordance with the Decree of the Head of the Task Force Handling COVID-19 Number 14 of 2021 regarding Entrance (Entry Point), Quarantine Places, and RT-PCR Obligations for ResidentsCountry Indonesia International Travelers with fees borne by the government; and

2) For Indonesian citizens outside the criteria as referred to in number 1) and for foreigners, including foreign diplomats, outside the head of foreign representatives and the family of the head of the foreign representative undergoing quarantine on the spot quarantine accommodation.

i. In terms of RT-PCR re-examination results on arrival as referred to in letter d and letter e show the results positive, then treatment in the hospital for Indonesian citizens at a cost borne by the government and for foreigners at the full cost borne independently;

j. In the event that a foreign citizen (foreigner) cannot finance the quarantine independently and/or their treatment at the Hospital, then the Sponsor, Ministries/Institutions/SOEs that provide consideration for entry permits for the said foreigner, the said accountability may be held;

k. For Indonesian citizens and foreigners, a second RT-PCR test is carried out with the following conditions as follows:

1) On the 6th day of quarantine for international travellers who quarantine with a duration of 7 x 24 hours; or

2) On the 13th day of quarantine for international travellers who quarantine with a duration of 14 x 24 hours.

l. In the event that the RT-PCR retest as referred to in letter k shows negative results, Indonesian citizens and foreigners are allowed to continue travel and are advised to self-quarantine for 14days and implement health protocols;

m. In the event of a positive result as referred to in letter k, then the hospitalization for Indonesian citizens at the expense of the government and for foreigners at all costs to be borne independently;

 

Quarantine hotels in Jakarta are detailed here.

 

Find out more about the offshore visa application process here.

How to validate your COVID-19 vaccination to travel to Bali

If you received your COVID-19 vaccination outside of Indonesia, it is now possible to have it validated through vaksinln.dto.kemkes.go.id. This is not a requirement to enter Indonesia but is necessary to travel domestically within Indonesia.

Below is a step by step guide for using the Indonesia coronavirus vaccination verification website vaksinln.dto.kemkes.go.id.

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As of 14th October 2021, Bali International Airport (Ngurah Rai) is open to international travellers from the following 19 countries:


  • Bahrain

  • China

  • Hungary

  • India

  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Republic Korea

  • Kuwait

  • Liechtenstein

  • Norway

  • France

  • United Arab Emirates

  • Poland, Portugal

  • Qatar

  • Saudi Arabia

  • New Zealand

  • Spain

  • Sweden.


Read the official regulation here.

As yet, there are not many flights scheduled to arrive in Bali from international destinations, but we anticipate that changing soon.

Travellers need to obtain a visa before arrival. This can be a B211 offshore visa, which we explain here. Or a valid KITAS or residence permit.

It is also necessary to have a full dose of COVID-19 vaccine and to do 5 days quarantine upon arrival in Bali. The list of quarantine hotels is below.

where can I quarantine in Bali

 

If you are planning on travelling to Bali and would like to discuss your options for visas, do email us at info@visaagencybali.com.

Indonesian Offshore Visa Now Available - new regulations october - What You Need To Know (1)

Yesterday (13th October 2021) a new decree was released by Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly regarding the types of activities foreigners are allowed to do on various visa types.


The decree states three new specified activities are now permissible under the visas. These activities are:

  1. Tourism and filmmaking as a visit visa activity with visa index B211A (offshore visa.)

  2. Making commercial films and, having obtained permission from the competent authority, as limited stay visa activity with visa index C312 (Study KITAS, sponsored by a university.)

  3. Attending educational activities as a limited stay visa activity with visa index C316 (KITAS.)


Single-entry Visitor Visa (B211A)


It is very important to know that this type of visa cannot be used to work in Indonesia, yet can be applied for to carry out the following activities:

  1. Tourism

  2. Family

  3. Social

  4. Arts and culture

  5. Duties of government

  6. Non-commercial sports

  7. Comparative studies, short courses, and short training

  8. Conduct business talks

  9. Make purchases of goods

  10. Give lectures or attend seminars

  11. Participate in international exhibitions

  12. Participate in meetings held with the head office or representatives in Indonesia

  13. Continue to travel to other countries;

  14. Join transportation means in Indonesia

  15. Filming

  16. Join the means of transportation in Indonesia

  17. Visits for the development of the marina industry (yachters)

  18. Aid workers, medical, and food support


The visa requirements remain the same and we have explained them in detail here.

The documents we need for your 0ffshore B211 visa application

Why did some people only ask me for a copy of my passport and proof of vaccine?


Do I really need to provide my flight booking details?


Can I use a letter from my doctor instead of a PCR test for the visa application?


Do I really need to organise my travel insurance now?


 

We understand why a lot of people are confused by the application process for the B211 Offshore Visa. Some of the requirements don't seem necessary at the application stage. So today we are explaining why we ask for the documents we require.

This is a list of the documents we need for the B211 offshore visa application:

The documents we need for your offshore B211 visa application

We ask for these because each one is required by the immigration regulations and the visa application system. There is no way to submit the application without uploading all of these documents.

The image below shows the application page for the B211 Offshore Visa. We have marked the documents required for the B211 Offshore Visa application with the red line. If these documents are not uploaded, it is not possible to click ‘Done & Send’ to submit the application.

But, in some cases, there are alternative options, which we explain below. 


b211 offshore visa requirements

Overall, something needs to be uploaded for each of the requirements on the list that we have marked with the red line. But...
*** Instead of a negative PCR test, it is possible to upload a letter from your doctor stating you are healthy with no signs of COVID-19.

*** If you are unable to get the vaccine for medical reasons, we can upload a letter from your doctor detailing the medical reasons.

 

It is important to understand that if the person helping with your visa application does not ask you for everything that is marked on this list, they will be uploading a document that is not genuine in its place.

As a result of these practices, we have heard of cases where people who are not our clients had problems using their visa. Some were turned away by immigration in Jakarta because the information from their application did not match their situation. Others were not allowed to board the plane as they did not have an onwards ticket.

We want to ensure all our clients arrive in Indonesia safely and without stress and hassle. We follow the regulations exactly to make sure our clients can travel with confidence and security.

 

To apply for your visa for Bali, Indonesia, check out this post where we explain everything you need to do.

I Have An Investor KITAS – What Work Can I Do With It?

We get asked this question a lot by Investor KITAS clients in Bali, Indonesia, who have a PT PMA Company.

With the Investor KITAS, you are allowed to manage your company in Indonesia.

Jobs you are permitted to do include:


  • Meetings with suppliers & staff

  • Staff training

  • Online marketing activities

  • Give talks & lectures

  • Manage the business finances

  • Negotiate large business deals

  • Visit the site of your business & potential new business locations


The Investor KITAS does not allow you to do manual work for your company.

Examples of work you cannot do:

  • Serve customers on a small scale. For instance, you cannot work at the cash register, serve food to tables or take orders

  • Teach a class, such as yoga, fitness or surfing

  • Perform at a venue, such as singing or playing an instrument in a band

  • Undertake manual marketing activities, such as doing product photography or setting up your stand at events


If the work you want to do in Bali, Indonesia, falls into these later categories, you will need a working KITAS rather than an Investor KITAS.

For more information on setting up a PT PMA company in Bali (required to sponsor an Investor KITAS), applying for the Investor KITAS, and the associated costs, take a look at our post here.

Do get in touch with your queries and questions.

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THIS POST IS NO LONGER ACCURATE - SEE LATEST INFO HERE.

At the time of writing (30th August 2021), there is a PPKM emergency lockdown in effect across Bali and Java. This puts restrictions on entry for foreigners to Indonesia. It is currently not possible to apply for or enter Indonesia with any of the following:


  • B211 Offshore Visa (Business Visa - Unavailable since July 2021)

  • Social Visit Visa (Unavailable since March 2020)

  • Free Entry Visa (Unavailable since March 2020)


To enter Indonesia as a foreigner you need to have

  • KITAS/KITAP (Working, Investor or Residents Visa)

  • Diplomatic Visa

  • Humanitarian Visa


It is not currently possible to apply for a working, Investor or Residents KITAS offshore (outside of Indonesia.)

If you have one of the valid visas to enter Indonesia you will also need proof of vaccination from COVID-19. You will also need to do 8 days quarantine in Jakarta at a hotel that is on the government's list. This is updated regularly so get in touch for the latest edition and to ask us more questions.

Visa Agency Bali Clients – The Terms of Your Social & Business Visa Sponsorship

When we sponsor your visa, whether it is a social or business visa, we need you to accept the following statement of intention while in Indonesia:


  1. The Client declares that they will not engage in any political, propaganda, or intelligence seeking activities while using the visa.

  2. The Client declares that they will not be involved in drug trafficking or drug use while using this visa.

  3. The Client declares that they will not be involved in any other criminal activities while using this visa.

  4. The Client declares that they will not work for an Indonesian company or individual while using this visa.

  5. The Client declares that they will not receive income or direct payment of any kind in the country of Indonesia.

  6. The Client agrees to comply with the protocols of the Republic of Indonesia in order to combat COVID 19.


It is important to note that you need to be incredibly careful not to undertake any activities that could be perceived as working. This applies to what you are seen doing while in Indonesia, as well as what you post online and to social media. Even if, for example, you do a post promoting a local's business, someone could see it and think you are being paid, and get you investigated by immigration.

If you have any questions about your visa and what you can and cannot do, please email us on info@visaagencybali.com.

OFFSHORE B211 VISA APPLICATION FAQS

This is no longer fully accurate - please click here to see the post with the latest information.

We have helped hundreds of clients enter Indonesia on the B211 visa. The application process is pretty straightforward, as long as we have all the documents required by the official government regulations. Today we're taking you through the FAQ's we get asked about these documents so you can ready your application with confidence.

Offshore Visa B211 to Visit Indonesia


Visa Application FAQ's


OFFSHORE indonesia B211 VISA - Regulation Updates Explained FAQs

1. Colour photocopy of your passport


We will need several photocopies of the key pages of your passport. This can also be a well-taken photo, rather than a photocopy.

We need a picture clearly showing:

  1. the front & back cover of your passport (open your passport and place inside pages facing down so the image shows the front and back cover in one)

  2. the page with your key information on it (photo, name, DOB, passport number, etc.)

  3. the page with stamps from your last visit to Indonesia, if you have them


 

2. Bank statement showing sufficient funds


We will need a copy of your bank statement. This can be a picture or scan of your paper statement, a downloaded version from online banking, or a screenshot from online banking.

It needs to show your name on the account and that you have at least USD 1,500 in your account.

The bank can be based in any country, even if it is not your home country.

If the application is being made for someone under 18 years old, we can use the statement of the parent.

 

3. Flight booking


We need details of your flight booking to enter Indonesia for the visa application process.

We suggest you book your flight at least 14 days from when you have sent us all your documents and the fee (so we will have everything ready to submit your visa application.) We suggest you make a flexible booking. We are able to arrange a visa much quicker through our VIP service (even within the same day!) if it is needed urgently.

You can book your flight all the way to Bali, or to Jakarta then get a domestic flight to Bali.

You will also need a return or onward flight booking showing you intend to leave Indonesia within 180 days of arriving. This can just be a booking, it doesn't need to be a paid for ticket. It can be to any country.

 

4. Address


We will need your address in your home country, or the country you reside in, as well as the address you plan to stay in Bali. These can be AirBnB's or similar.

 

5. A valid negative Covid-19 test certificate provided with a readable QR code;


6. A Covid-19 vaccination certificate (completed doses);



7. Declaration letter and statement


We have drafted a declaration for you that you simply need to fill in your details, sign and send us a copy of. You can download the letter here.

If you are our client, use the following details:

Name of sponsor in Indonesia: PT. Indosarana Bali Wisata
Address of sponsor in Indonesia: Jl. Gurita I no. 26 C Pedungan Denpasar

 

8. Health insurance or Travel insurance


You will need to get appropriate health or travel insurance to cover your stay in Indonesia and ensure the policies cover COVID. The easiest provider we have found is Safety Wing.

For the visa application process, we will need to know the name of your insurance provider and your policy number.

 

B211 visa application process9. Our Fee


The easiest way to send our fee is by using Transferwise with the following details:

Email: info@visaagencybali.com

 I Gede Arya Wirya Suta

Beneficiary's bank name: Bank Central Asia (BCA)

Account No. 0402459971

SWIFT code: CENAIDJA

The fee is 4,500,000 + USD 50 (both paid in IDR) which works out to IDR 5,250,000 total.

If Transferwise is not an option for you, get in touch so we can find another means.

We need to receive the entire fee before we make your visa application.

 

The B211 Visa Application Process


1. Send us all these documents by email to info@visaagencybali.com and include your full name in the subject line of the email.

2. Send the fee using the details in the section above.

3. Send us a message to check everything is in order for your application. You can send this either to Facebook or WhatsApp:

+6281236178788 

Bear in mind Indonesia timezone is GMT + 8 so it may be night time when you contact us.

4. Once we have checked everything we will be able to make the application.

5. Once your application is sent, your visa should arrive by email in 5-10 business days.

6. We have not had any applications rejected before, so you can be confident in receiving your visa.

 

Entering Indonesia in 2021


Many airlines have additional requirements at this time. We have detailed them below. Please print everything out and have it with you when you travel.

1. 8 days quarantine in Jakarta


You are required to do 8 days quarantine in Jakarta. There are a selection of hotels to chose from for your quarantine. Please contact us for the up to date list.

2. Negative COVID test result


This is needed by airlines and Indonesian immigration. It needs to be a PCR test and has to be done within 7 days of when you will land in Indonesia.

3. Fit to fly letter


Many airlines are asking for a 'fit to fly' letter in addition to a negative COVID test result. You'll need to contact your airline in advance to check their regulations and requirements.

4. Onwards flight


Like before COVID, many airlines will check you have an onward flight when checking you in, to ensure you don't overstay your visa. These don't have to be a return ticket, just one showing a journey outside of Indonesia. Make sure it is within 180 days of you landing in Indonesia. It may be fitting for you to get a flexible or refundable ticket.

5. Download and fill in your details with the E-HAC app


You will need to have downloaded the E-HAC app from Apple or Google and fill in the details of your journey ready to show the QR code to Indonesia immigration in Jakarta.

6. Immigration questions


You may be asked what the purpose is of your visit to Indonesia. Please check with us so you know who your sponsor is etc.

 

Key Facts about the B211 Visa


The initial visa validity is 60 days.

You can then extend the visa 4 x for 30 days each time, so the maximum visa validity is 180 days (these days include the day you land and leave.)

Each extension needs to be applied for at least 4 business days before your visa validity expires and costs IDR 800k.

If you leave Indonesia before your visa is expired, your visa will be voided and you will have to get a new one if you wish to return to Indonesia.

For the first extension, you will need to go to the immigration office to get fingerprinted and photographed. We have an agent at the office to who will meet you and guide you through the process quickly.

After the first extension, all you will need to do is give us your passport and we will manage your future extensions for you.

You cannot work in Indonesia using this visa. If you would like to know more about living and working in Indonesia, do get in touch and we'll talk you through the options.

 

Have we answered your questions?


Do feel free to ask us more! You can do so by sending an email to info@visaagencybali.com, by messaging our Facebook page or sending a message on WhatsApp +6281236178788 

 

We look forward to seeing you here in beautiful Bali.