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For the majority of those living in Bali during the KTT G20 Leaders Summit, there will be some upheaval and obstacles. The main event is being held on the 15th-16th, but there will be large-scale operations facilitating the event from the 12th of November to the 18th.

Immigration Services During G20 Bali


Immigration services will be limited from Monday to Thursday, 14th - 17th November 2022. This means those with stay permits that expire between November 12th - 20th need to submit documents for their extension at the latest Friday, November 11th.

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Driving in Bali During G20


Road Closures, Diversions, Odd-Even Traffic Management


Road closures and temporary traffic management systems are coming into place this week (from 11th - 17th November) to facilitate the delegations, media, and representatives for the G20 Summit arriving in Bali. Traffic management systems include road closures, diversions, and odd-even management systems on some of the island’s key transport routes for locals, expats, tourists and holidaymakers.

Ngurah Rai Airport Diversion


As well as the VVIP guests flying into Bali Airport, there will be dozens of additional military, security and cargo flights carrying all the resources needed for each head of state’s security and comfort. This means those not involved with G20 will have to follow a diversion around Kuta when entering and leaving the airport, rather than using the main road to Sunset and the Tol road.

This will be formally in place from the 14th to the 17th of November, though there may still be delays and diversions from the 12th to the 18th.

There is a great visual of the diversion that will be in place for the majority of residents in Bali here:



 










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Travelling to Nusa Dua during G20


For those travelling to the airport from Nusa Dua during G20, the following diversion will be in place:

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For those travelling from the airport to Nusa Dua during G20, the following diversion will be in place:

travelling from nusa dua to the airport during g20

Odd-Even Traffic Management System Bali G20


The odd-even system is in place on ten routes in southern Bali, with further restrictions on goods transportation throughout the area. The system manages traffic flow based on vehicle license plates. In the case of Bali’s G20 traffic management, the odd-even management system works to reduce traffic rather than stop it completely by allowing only certain license plates to pass on certain days.

The odd-even system will run from 6 am-11 pm on 11th-17th November. The roads impacted by the odd-even system are;

  1. Simpang Pesanggara – Sanur Interchange

  2. Simpang Kuta – Simpang Pesanggaran

  3. Intersection Kuta – Tugu Ngurah Rai

  4. Tugu Ngurah Rai – Nusa Dua

  5. Simpang Pesanggaran – Benoa Gate

  6. Airport Interchange (DPS) – Ngurah Rai Monument

  7. 042 Jimbaran – Uluwatu

  8. Bali Mandara Toll Road

  9. Uluwatu II Road

  10. Udayana Campus Highway.




11th, 13th, 15th, 17th - Only odd number plates can pass

12th, 14th, 16th, 18th - Only even number plates can pass

For example, on the 15th of November, vehicles with an odd number on their license plate can pass through but those with even numbers must follow the diversions. Similarly, on 16th November, vehicles with an even number on their license plate (e.g., DK 6774 LL) can pass through, and odd numbers will have to follow the diversion.

Exceptions to Odd-Even Traffic Management System


The system will not apply to vehicles belonging to government officals, official vehicles with red plates or TNI/POLRI service numbers, fire engines, ambulances, transportation public with yellow plates, G20 Summit vehicles, electric motorized vehicles, vehicles with disability badges and tow trucks.

The transportation of bottled drinking water, postal deliveries, transportation of cash, logistics needed for the Summit G20, and staple food supplies are not impacted by the changes in traffic regulations.

The system would also potentially be scrapped in the case of an emergency such as a disaster or riot.

Road Closures During G20


In addition to the odd-even system, some full road closures will happen on these routes for short periods while heads of state travel from the airport to Nusa Dua.

 

Columbia, Maldives and Monaco added to Visa on Arrival list

The Indonesian Government added countries whose citizens can enter Indonesia with Visa on Arrival (VOA) for tourism purpose. Read the new regulations here and unofficial English translation here.

You can now obtain a Visa on Arrival for Tourism purposes if you are a citizen of:


  • Columbia

  • Maldives

  • Monaco


Full list of VOA countries shown below.

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If you are not a citizen of one of these countries you can still travel to Bali with a B211 visa. Find out everything you need to know about the B211 visa for Bali here.

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.

Current Regulations for Travel to Bali – June 2022

The current requirements for travellers wishing to enter Bali, Indonesia are available in Indonesian here and English here.

The key parts relevant the majority of travellers are as follows. Travellers must show:


  • Passport valid for at least 6 (six) months

  • Return ticket or connecting ticket to continue travelling to another country

  • Download and fill in EHAC arrivals form on the PeduliLindung app

  • A card or certificate (physical or digital) in English, that you have received the second dose of
    COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 (fourteen) days before departure

  • Proof of health insurance that covers COVID-19


It is no longer necessary to have a pre-departure PCR test or a PCR test on arrival as standard. You also do not need a hotel booking.

Upon arrival, you will have your body temperature checked. If it is above 37.5 degrees Celcius you will have to do an RT-PCR test.

It is possible to buy a 30-day Visa on Arrival at the airport for IDR 500,000 if you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below.










  • South Africa

  • The United States of America

  • Saudi Arabia

  • Argentina,

  • Australia,

  • Austria,

  • Bahrain

  • Netherland

  • Belarus

  • Belgium

  • Bosnia

  • Brazil,

  • Brunei Darussalam,

  • Bulgaria,

  • Czech

  • Denmark,

  • Estonia,

  • Philippines

  • Finland

  • Hong Kong

  • Hungary

  • India,

  • The United Kingdom

  • Ireland


 


  • Italy

  • Japan

  • Germany

  • Cambodia

  • Canada

  • South Korea

  • Croatia

  • Kuwait,

  • Laos,

  • Latvia,

  • Lithuania,

  • Luxembourg

  • Malaysia,

  • Malta,

  • Morocco

  • Mexico

  • Egypt

  • Myanmar,

  • Norway

  • Oman,

  • France

  • Peru,

  • Poland

  • Portugal,


 


  • Qatar,

  • Romania

  • Russia

  • New Zealand

  • Serbia,

  • Seychelles,

  • Singapore

  • Cyprus

  • Slovakia,

  • Slovenia,

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Taiwan,

  • Thailand,

  • Timor Leste,

  • China

  • Tunisia,

  • Turkiye

  • The United Arab Emirates

  • Ukraina,

  • Vietnam,

  • Jordan

  • Greece



This visa can then be extended for another 30 days which costs IDR 850,000. If you would like to extend your Visa on Arrival, please bring your passport and the fee to our office in Berawa at least one week before your VOA expires.

If you are not from one of the countries listed above, or wish to stay longer than 60 days, you will need a B211 visa. Learn about the B211 visa here.

INDONESIA IMMIGRATION OFFICE OPENING HOURS OVER IDUL FITRI

Due to the religious holiday Eid al-Fitr, the Indonesian Immigration Office will be closed from Friday 29th April until Friday 6th May. The office is also closed on weekends, so will be open again on Monday 9th May.

Below we explain how this will affect our visa services.

Offshore B211 Visa to Travel To Indonesia


If You Need A B211 Visa For Travel Before Idul Fitri


If you will be travelling to Bali before Tuesday 10th May you will need to receive your visa before the office closes. This means that you will need our express service and the last day you can send us your documents and the fee for your application is tomorrow, Thursday 21st April.

B211 Visa For Travel Soon After Idul Fitri


If you plan to travel to Bali with the B211 visa between 10th - 15th May, you will need to apply with our express service by Monday 25th April.

For those arriving between 16th - 19th of May, you will need to apply before April 27th to use our normal service, or you can use our express service and apply by Monday 9th May.

Our express service costs IDR 4,750,000 per person and our normal service is IDR 3,750,000 per person. Find out everything you need for the B211 application process here.

Normal B211 Processing Times After Idul Fitri


If you are travelling to Bali on or after Friday 20th May, you can apply for the B211 visa using our normal service on Monday 9th May.

Onshore B211 Social Visa For Those Already in Indonesia


For those currently in Indonesia with visas expiring between 28th April and 9th May, you will need to apply for your extension or new visa before 12pm on Thursday 28th April.

Please get in touch if you have further questions.

 

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Bali Visa on Arrival & No Quarantine for Travellers from 23 Countries! (2)

On 4th March 2022, exciting new Indonesia immigration regulations were released for foreigners travelling to Bali, Indonesia. We have translated the key information into English at the bottom of this post.

This blog post includes information on:


  • Who can get Visa on Arrival

  • Rules of a Visa on Arrival

  • How to get Visa on Arrival

  • How to extend your Visa on Arrival

  • The system that has replaced quarantine

  • How to travel to Bali if you can't get Visa on Arrival

  • What visa to get if you want to stay longer than 60 days


Visa on Arrival in Bali Now Available


It is now possible for travellers from 23 countries to get a Visa on Arrival in Bali! You can buy this at the airport and the price is IDR 500k. The visa is valid for 30 days (including the day of arrival) and can be extended for a further 30 days for IDR 800k.

Once you have extended your VoA it is not possible to apply for an additional visa in Indonesia. You must leave the country before your visa expires or face paying overstay of IDR 1,000,000 per day.

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Countries that can get VOA for Bali in March 2022


If you are a citizen of one of the following 23 countries you can get a Visa on Arrival in Bali.

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How to Get a Visa on Arrival When You Land in Bali


To be able to obtain a VoA for Bali you will need:




  1. To be a citizen of one of the countries listed above.

  2. Your passport has to be valid for at least 6 (six) months after entry date.

  3. A return ticket or a one-way ticket to continue the journey to another country.

  4. Download PeduliLindungi appand filled out Indonesian e-HAC

  5. Evidence of having taken full dose COVID-19 vaccination and verified on e-HAC

  6. A negative RT-PCR test (taken within 48 hours of departure)

  7. Minimum 4-day hotel booking at CHSE certified hotel (more details below)

  8. Proof of health/travel insurance that handles COVID with minimum coverage USD 20,000


Having these documents will allow you to board your flight to Bali.

Once you arrive in Bali you will need to go to have your temperature checked and take a PT-PCR test.

You can then proceed to the Visa on Arrival counter at the airport where you can purchase your VoA.

You can then go to the immigration counters for inspection of immigration and customs documents to enter Bali, Indonesia.

Next, you can pick up your baggage, proceed through customs and be transferred directly to your hotel where you will await your PCR test results in your room.

Details of CSHE Certified Hotels for Your First 4 Days in Bali


You can find a list of the 64 Government approved hotels here. You have to have a paid-for booking at one of these hotels to obtain the VoA. By booking one of these hotels you will also have airport pick up and PCR tests arranged for you.

You will receive the results of the PCR test you took upon arrival at your hotel within 3-6 hours.

If your PCR test is positive you will be transferred to an isolation hotel or hospital depending on your symptoms.

How is this Different from Quarantine?


Provided your PCR test on arrival is negative, you will be able to roam Bali during your 4-day booking. You must be back at your hotel on day 3 for your 2nd PCR test.

How to Extend Your Visa on Arrival in Bali


If you would like to stay for longer than the initial 30 day validity of your VoA, bring your passport to our office 1 week before your visa expires. We will submit your visa extension and then approx 7 days later we will let you know when your appointment is at immigration to be photographed and fingerprinted. You will get your passport back around 5 days later.

Get in touch if you would like to know more about your VoA extension.

If Your Country is NOT on the List for Visa on Arrival to Bali...


If you are not a citizen of one of the 23 countries where VoA is available, you will need to get a B211 tourist visa. We have detailed everything you need to know about the B211 visa here.

You will still need to book a 3 day stay at a CSHE certified hotel, as detailed above.

Want to Stay in Bali Longer Than 60 Days?


If there is a chance you would like to stay in Bali for longer than 60 days and leaving the country and returning again would not be an option for you, then it is safer to get the B211 visa. If you extend this the maximum amount of times, the total validity will be 180 days.

 

English translation of new regulations (SURAT EDARAN NOMOR 13 TAHUN 2022) below:

Guide to Quarantine Hotels in badung Bali jimbaran kuta seminyak uluwatu





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. Our previous post was dedicated to quarantine hotels in Nusa Dua. This post is about quarantine hotel deals in Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak and Uluwatu. We have listed the details about the quarantine packages available below. We will update this post with more details as we receive them.

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

Bali Quarantine Hotels - Prices & Packages


Badung: Kuta, Jimbaran, Uluwatu, Seminyak













 




 


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 Bali quarantine hotels in Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak and Uluwatu


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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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INDONESIA QUARANTINE REDUCED TO 5 DAYS

New regulation released Tuesday 1st February 2022 has reduced mandatory quarantine to 5 days. You can read the regulation here.

In other regulations, the Government of Indonesia has decided to lift restrictions on the entry of foreign tourists to Bali and the Riau Islands. Previously, only 19 countries could be granted a Visit Visa with the purpose of tourism to visit Bali and Riau Islands. Travellers from other countries needed to have the B211 visa with a different reason for travel.

The Sub-Coordinator of Public Relations of the Directorate General of Immigration, Achmad Nur Saleh, emphasized that immigration provisions for tourist visits to Bali and Riau Islands require foreigners to have a visit visa.

“Tourism in Bali and Riau Islands has been opened to all foreign tourists. Foreign travellers must apply for a B211A Tourist Visit Visa with a travel company guarantor, not an individual," he said.

In addition to being required to have a passport and visa, foreigners are required to have:


  • a complete dose of Covid-19 vaccination certificate

  • RT-PCR test results

  • proof of ownership of health insurance with an insured value of 25,000 USD

  • proof of accommodation payment confirmation while in Bali.


"It should also be remembered that they are also required to undergo quarantine according to the provisions of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force," said Achmad.

For the entry gate for foreign tourists, Achmad explained, according to the provisions of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force, only 2 (two) airports were allowed, namely Bali and the Riau Islands.

Bali Quarantine Hotels


As a result of these relaxations in the regulations, airlines are now scheduling flights to land in Bali! For details of hotels where you can undertake your 5 days quarantine, please click here for Nusa Dua Hotels and here for quarantine hotels in Seminyak, Kuta, Uluwatu and Jimbaran.

B211A Visit Visa Special Offer - Visa Agency Bali


We have dropped our price for the Offshore B211A Visit Visa to IDR3,750,000!


For more information on the B211A Visit Visa, see our blog post here.

Visit Visa for Bali 2022


If you are ready to apply for your B211A Visit Visa to Bali, send us a message in the form below.

 

Those wanting to travel to Indonesia can now do their 5 days quarantine at a handful of beachfront hotels in Manado, Sulawesi, Indonesia!

If the thought of quarantining in a hotel in Jakarta is too much, perhaps quarantining on a beach where you can snorkel and enjoy delicious food is more tempting? In this post, we detail everything you need to know about quarantining in and around Manado when you travel to Indonesia during COVID-19.

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Flying to Manado Sulawesi, Indonesia


The airport is Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi. There are direct flights to Manado from Singapore twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays with Scoot airline. Once your quarantine is finished, you can get a domestic flight to anywhere else in Indonesia any day of the week. There are direct flights from Manado to Bali available every day with Lion Air.

Quarantine hotels in and around Manado, Indonesia


This fantastic resource lists the prices and packages of Manado beachfront quarantine hotels available, with prices starting at IDR 5,600,000 per person for the 7-day stay. The beachfront quarantine hotels are mostly located on the Bangka islands. All quarantine hotels provide airport transfers so the process of getting to your quarantine hotel from the airport is nice and straightforward.

Quarantine requirements


The 5 days required quarantine can potentially be done with just 4 nights in the hotel. Read more about the Indonesian quarantine rules here.

Visa requirements to travel to Manado Sulawesi


As your port of entry into Indonesia, you will need the same visa for Manado as you would for Jakarta. We have written about the B211 offshore visa, application process and rules here.

Tempted to travel to Bali via Manado Sulawesi?


Take a look at this page which tells you all you need to know about the B211 visa and get in touch to get your application underway!

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.

INDONESIA'S RED LIST COUNTRIES JANUARY 2022

***This post is no longer up to date. For the latest regulations, please click here.***


On 4th January the Indonesian government detailed the countries on Indonesia's Red List from which foreign travellers are currently blocked from entering Indonesia.


It is currently not possible for foreigners to enter Indonesia if they have been in one of the following countries in the past 14 days. This includes those that have just been transiting through these countries.

  • Travellers from countries that have community transmission of OMNICROM

    • South Africa, Botswana, Norway, France



  • Neighbouring countries of those with community transmission

    • Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho



  • Countries with over 10,000 cases

    • England and Denmark




bali quarantine regulations 2022


 

Indonesian citizens travelling from countries on the Red List can enter Indonesia but must undertake 10 days (10 x 24 hours) quarantine.

For all those who haven't been in the countries listed and so are able to enter Indonesia, we have detailed the current regulations 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 10 DAYS (1)

Quarantine for international travellers to Indonesia has been increased to 10 days. Read the regulation here and in English here.

The key points are:

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

d. Upon arrival, a RT-PCR retest is carried out for the perpetrators of international travel and required to undergo quarantine for 10 x 24 hours;

h. In the case of heads of foreign representatives and their families serving in Indonesia can self-quarantine at their respective residences each for 10 x 24 hours as referred to in letter d; and

2

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

i. On the 9th day of quarantine for international travelers who quarantine with a duration of 10 x 24 hours; or

ii. On the 13th day of quarantine for international travelers quarantine with a duration of 14 x 24 hours.

 

For more support with your visa for Bali, take a look at this post.

Indonesia Africa Immigration Restrictions for COVID-19 Omicron Variant

In response to the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron Indonesia has released this new regulation. The regulation details temporary restrictions on foreigners who have lived and/or visited the territory of certain countries to enter Indonesian territory to help prevent the spread of the new variant of COVID-19 (B.1.1.529.)

The regulation states:

1) Temporarily refuse entry to foreigners who have lived and/or visited: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini, and Nigeria within 14 (fourteen) days prior to admission to Indonesian territory.

2) Temporary suspension of the granting of visit visas and limited stay visas for citizens of South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Mozambique, Eswatini, and Nigeria.

3) The provisions as referred to in number 1) and number 2) are excluded from foreigners who will attend meetings related to the Indonesian Presidency in the G20.

Do get in touch if you have any questions.

 

** New regulation extends the restrictions -

2. Temporarily close the entry of Foreign Citizens (WNA), either direct or transit in a foreign country, who have lived and/or visit within 14 (fourteen) days from the country/region with the following criteria:

a. Has confirmed the community transmission of the new SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529: South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong;

b. Countries/regions that are geographically close to the country of transmission community of significant new variant B.1.1.529 cases: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Lesotho

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;

INDONESIA QUARANTINE REDUCED TO 3 DAYS!

Great news for those wanting to travel to Indonesia as quarantine has been reduced to 3 days for fully vaccinated travellers. Those with 1 dose of the vaccine need to do 5 days quarantine. Those who are medically exempt from taking the vaccine have to do 3 days quarantine and take a PCR test 24 hours before departure.

The updated regulation in Indonesian can be found here.

The key items are translated below:

3. All International Travelers, both Indonesian Citizens (WNI) and Foreign Citizens (WNA) must comply with the following conditions/requirements:

d. Upon arrival, RT-PCR retests are carried out for international travellers and are required to undergo quarantine for 5 x 24 hours for international travellers who have just received the first dose of vaccine or for 3 x 24 hours for international travellers who have received the full dose of vaccine.

...

i. For Indonesian citizens and foreigners, a second RT-PCR test is carried out with the following conditions:
1) On the 4th day of quarantine for international travellers who carry out quarantine with a duration of 5 x 24 hours; or
2) On the 3rd day of quarantine for international travellers who quarantine with a duration of 3 x 24 hours.

 

There is a selection of hotels to choose from for your quarantine which you can book through this link.

 

If you would like a visa to travel to Indonesia, take a look at this post where we explain the process and get in touch with any questions.

Australia prepares to reopen borders

Great news from Australia - From November 1st 2021, Australia will start lifting its outbound travel ban for fully vaccinated residents thanks to the strong uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.

Sydney and Melbourne, Australia's biggest cities, are also preparing to welcome overseas travellers without quarantine. Unvaccinated travellers will still be allowed entry if they agree to undergo the two-week mandatory quarantine upon arrival.

However, Australia's states and territories have differing vaccination rates and health policies. Here are some indicated dates in Australia's path to reopening borders based on current vaccination rates:

Nov. 1

** New South Wales and Victoria - home to more than half of Australia's near 26 million population - will allow quarantine-free entry to all international travellers, although citizens and permanent residents will benefit first.

** All fully-vaccinated citizens and permanent residents can leave Australia without seeking a travel exemption.

Nov. 23

** South Australia to halve quarantine period for international travellers to seven days; quarantine to end when double-dose vaccination rate in the state's population above 12 reaches 90% but no firm date given.

** Northern Territory to allow two-week home quarantine for fully vaccinated domestic travellers from virus hotspots, rather than at supervised facilities.

Dec 1

** Unvaccinated residents in New South Wales, home to Sydney, to enjoy the same level of freedom as the vaccinated - no limits on outdoor and home gatherings, while more customers will be allowed in retail stores.

Dec. 15

** Tasmania to open borders for fully vaccinated overseas travellers and residents from other states who must provide a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to travel.

Dec. 17

Queensland to allow quarantine-free entry to vaccinated residents from all states, but international arrivals may have to undergo "a period of home quarantine".

Dec. 20

Northern Territory to halve home quarantine to a week with officials planning to end quarantine by Jan. 18, 2022.

*** Western Australia, the only state without a reopening plan yet, has warned it could close its borders to other states if they allow quarantine-free entry for residents from virus-hit New South Wales and Victoria.

 

Airlines have said they're not ready for the ramping up of services this reopening will require. However Australian carrier Qantas responded by announcing it would restart international flights to major overseas destinations a month earlier than their planned date of 18th December.

Although travel is not immediately open to foreigners, the government said it was working "towards welcoming tourists back to our shores".

Mr Morrison said Australia's mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine - which costs each traveller A$3,000 (£1,600; $2,100) - would be replaced by seven days of home quarantine for vaccinated Australians or permanent residents. Unvaccinated travellers must still quarantine for 14 days in hotels.

 

If you would like to apply for your Bali visa today, take a look at this post where we explain the process.

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.

https://visaagencybali.com/quarantine-reduced-5-days/

We're delighted to announce that the minimum quarantine for travellers to Indonesia has now been reduced from 8 days to 5 days! You can read the updated regulation here.

This means travellers who have obtained the necessary visa, be it the B211 Offshore Visa or a KITAS, can fly into Indonesia and as long as their PCR test results are negative on arrival and on day 5 of quarantine, they can then proceed to enjoy their holiday!

You can find details of the government approved quarantine hotels in Jakarta here.

The hotels where you can quarantine in Bali are on the list below.

where can I quarantine in Bali

If you would like help obtaining a visa to enter Bali, Indonesia, please email our team at info@visaagencybali.com today.

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.

Good news for those of you who couldn't use your new visas to enter Indonesia during the PPKM lockdown.

As stated in the regulation update on 17th September 2021, those with a Kitas or B211 Visa that was issued between 22nd April 2021 and 18th July 2021 can still use it to enter Indonesia as long as you come before 15th October 2021.

This regulation has been announced because usually once issued, eVisas are valid for 90 days. This means you have 90 days to enter Indonesia from the date of issue of the visa. The PPKM lockdown prevented many foreigners who had obtained visas from entering Indonesia for much of their 90-day window. So these people now have just under a month to use their visas before they expire.

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

Please click ***here*** to see the latest version of this post.


As of 16th September 2021, it is possible to apply for and enter Indonesia with the offshore B211 visa. The full list of requirements are detailed as follows:

October 2021 OFFSHORE VISA requirements update (1)

 

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. 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.

 

3. 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.

 

4. 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

 

5. 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 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.

 

 

B211 visa application process6. 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 4,750,000 or 5,750,000 depending on how fast you need your visa.

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 nighttime 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 3-7 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. 5 days quarantine in Jakarta


You are required to do 5 days quarantine in Jakarta. There is a selection of hotels to choose from for your quarantine which you can book through this link.

2. Negative COVID test result


This is needed by airlines and Indonesian immigration. It needs to be a PCR test with a QR code and has to be done within 3 days of when you will land in Indonesia.

3. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccine


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.

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 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.

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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.

Bali & Java PPKM Lockdown August 2021 Update

There is currently an emergency lockdown in Bali and Java. It was initially in place until 16th August but has been extended until 23rd August.

It is not currently possible to enter Indonesia with a B211 visa. It is also not possible to apply for a new B211 visa currently.

We will keep you updated as the situation develops.

Bali expats were avidly watching the furore around Kristen Gray's Tweets this weekend. Many were unsure of their stance. Yes, encouraging people to move to Bali to live their best, most #Blessed life during a global pandemic, was (at best) horrendously tone-deaf and naive. But on the other side, there are a lot of people living in Bali in exactly Kristen's position. Even down to having their own 'How to Bali' eBook to tote on the topic. Plus, there was nothing in Kristen's messages that expats haven't been bombarded with a million times before by Bali's darling horde of Instagrammers-in-the-wild.

Now the Tweetstorm is settling, and Kristen is awaiting deportation, we are taking a look at the reasons Kristen's Tweets got her in trouble.

1. The Current COVID-19 Pandemic Situation in Bali


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The COVID-19 situation is particularly sensitive in Indonesia right now. From 11th - 25th January, Bali has been in lockdown to tackle the spread of Coronavirus. Restaurants have a 9pm curfew and 25% capacity limit. Health and travel restrictions are in place. Foreigners are not permitted to enter Indonesia and the offshore visa application system is closed.

Tweeting about the benefits of moving to Bali at a time when it is not legally possible to do so was... not intelligent.

The government has stated Kristen's attempt to encourage people to travel to the country during the pandemic was 'unsettling to the public.'

 

2. Gave Misinformation About Working & Paying Tax in Bali


kristen gray bali deportedKristen sold an e-book titled Our Bali Life Is Yours and offered paid consultations on travelling to Bali, violating the purpose of her stay permit.

Although there are many digital nomads in Bali on tourist visas, it is in fact a grey zone and not fully legal. If you are living in Bali long term and working here, you should have an Indonesian company set up and be paying the appropriate taxes.

It was also pretty insensitive for Kristen to demonstrate it was easy for her to earn a comfortable living in Bali while so many are suffering extreme economic challenges brought about by the pandemic.

 

3. Culturally Tone-Deaf


We presume now Kristen Gray has had some time to reflect, she will understand how her naivety to the actual experience of Indonesians has caused a deep upset in the community.working in bali illegally

Commenting on how richly she can live in Bali as an expat, without considering how much of the population is struggling financially with swathes of the country living in poverty, was highly insensitive. This really hit a nerve as the gentrification of Bali and pricing out of the local population is a hot topic of recent years.

Kristen also labelled Bali as 'Queer Friendly.' Although this may be her experience in Bali, the LGBTQ+ community faces horrendous persecution across much of Indonesia. Just one example of this is the bill proposed by Indonesian lawmakers in March 2020 that would force lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to undergo conversion therapy.



 

What Kristen could have done differently


There's little that can be done to combat the poor timing and insensitive elements of Kristen's posts. But when it comes to the legality of living and working in Bali, there are a number of ways Kristen could have got herself in a secure position.

In this post, we explain how you can set up a foreign-owned company in Indonesia (PT PMA) and how this can support your visa, whether it is a Working Kitas or Investor Kitas.

Next week we'll be running through the steps to creating a locally owned company (PT) so check back then if this is of interest.

If you have any questions about living and working in Bali, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@visaagencybali.com.