There are three ways to enter Indonesia, which are Visa Free, Visa on Arrival and Visa in Advance. One should contact their local consulate or embassies for detailed Visa information for traveling, study or for business. Most of the western travelers can get Visa on arrival at virtually all the common entry points, at a payment of US $25. There are specified ports and entry points for Visa Free and Visa on Arrival.
All Visas have few formalities and requirements; however one of the common requirements is the passport that should be valid for six months past the validity of the Visa. If the tourist wants to apply for a twelve months temporary Visa, then the passport should be valid for at least eighteen months.
Visa on Arrival (VoA) is permitted for the citizens of 62 countries and 1 region. It is valid for 30 days and can be obtained through the following modes-
- Before Arriving: Fill up the arrival or departure application form, which is the Visa form.
- After Arriving: Bar-coded receipt can be obtained after paying the Visa amount at the bank counter. After updating the records, Visa sticker will be issued. The passport has to be stamped at immigration counter.
Visa free is applicable only for few Asian Countries, where the traveler has to get their passport stamped, that’s it.
Traveler is permitted to bring reasonable quantity of perfume, one liter of alcohol, 100 grams of tobacco and 200 cigarettes. While departure or arrival, if one carries more than 100 million Rupiah or equivalent, then it should be declared beforehand. Import of drugs in Indonesia imposes death penalty directly. Importing pornography, guns, plants, fish, meat and fruits are prohibited.
To work or study in Indonesia, foreigner has to send application to the immigration office. Temporary stay Visas are not offered by the local embassies of country. Numerous immigration law firms are available in Indonesia that assists the foreigners.
Purchasing Office or Apartment in Indonesia:
Land and property transactions should be executed in front of the deed officer (local officer) of the Pejabat Pembuat Akta Tanah (PPAT). It must also be registered at the National Land Agency’s regional office. This process usually takes six weeks. Property can be purchased through the local Indonesian representative. Loan on the property can be obtained through the loan agreement. According to the survey conducted by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), mortgage demand is growing in Indonesia due to the rise in the property rate and urbanization. Worldwide investors are attracted towards Indonesia.