Visa Indonesia, custom, customs regulations

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To visit the island of Bali and other parts of Indonesia visa for citizens of Russia and CIS countries as tourists or short business trip for a period of 30 days is required. For longer stays you need a visa in advance at the Consulate or on arrival.

In 2009, all guests of Indonesia needs to leave fingerprints on the scanner and take a picture after getting the visa and to the passport control.

Visa-free entry to Indonesia

Citizens 169 countries, including Russia and the CIS, have the right to enter into Indonesia for up to 30 days without a visa. Upon arrival at the passport free stamp entitling 30 days in any part of the country, with the exception of the region of Irian Jaya on the island of West New Guinea.

Visa-free entry is possible via all border entrances, but all of these entries is more than 100, including all international airports, numerous ports and some ground crossings. Complete and current list of countries whose citizens can enter without a visa, and border ports can be found on the website -

For visa-free entry is required have a passport valid for 6 months. No way to extend visa-free stay does not exist and to renew it, you will have to leave the country and then back again.

Also be sure to check that you have unpaid fines and other debts, otherwise you can not release at the border from Russia.

Visa on arrival to Indonesia

Visa to Indonesia, you can get get at all international airports, seaports and border crossing. is visa on arrival, $ 35, valid for 30 days from the date of entry, and can renew once for another 30 days at immigration offices during his stay in the country.

To get the stamp visa it is enough to have a passport that is valid 6 months and having at least one blank page to insert visa, completed migration card and a receipt on payment of fee (payable in US dollars or in Indonesian rupiah at the exchange rate in a separate window before submitting the documents).

For visa the availability of a return or a ticket to a third country, and availability of a hotel reservation.

The COST of VISA up to 30 days - 35$. Per child is also paid a fee, regardless, he inscribed in the passport of parents or not.

Visa on arrival is issued at the following border crossings:

  • Airports:

    Sultan Iskandar Muda in Banda Aceh (Aceh), Kualanamu International Airport in Medan (North Sumatra), Sultan Sharif Kasim II, Pekanbaru (Riau), Hang Nadim in Batam (Riau Islands), Minangkabau in Padang, (West Sumatra), Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II in Palembang (South Sumatra), Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta (DKI Jakarta), Halim Perdana Kusuma in Jakarta (DKI Jakarta), Husein Sastranegara in Bandung (West Java), Adi Sucipto in Yogyakarta (Yogyakarta Special Region), Ahmad Yani, in Semarang, (Central Java), Adisumarmo, in Surakarta, (Central Java), Juanda in Surabaya (East Java), Supadio in Pontianak (West Kalimantan), Sepinggan in Balikpapan (East Kalimantan), Sam Ratulangi, in Manado (North Sulawesi), Hasanuddin, in Makassar (South Sulawesi), Ngurah Rai in Denpasar (Bali), Lombok International Airport Praya-Mataram, Lombok, (West Nusa Tenggara), El Tari in Kupang, (East Nusa Tenggara).

  • Sea ports:

    Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi (Bintan, Riau Islands), Bandar Seri Udana Lobam (Bintan, Riau Islands), Batu Ampar (Batam, Riau Islands), Belawan (Medan, North Sumatra), Benoa (Bali), Bitung (Manado, North Sulawesi), Jayapura (Papua), Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam, Riau Islands), Maumere (Flores, East Nusa Tenggara), Nongsa (Batam, Riau Islands), Padang Bai (Bali), Pare-Pare (South Sulawesi), Of Sekupang (Batam, Riau Islands), Sibolga (North Sumatra), Soekarno Hatta (Makassar, South Sulawesi), Sri Bintan Pura (Tanjung Pinang, Bintan, Riau Islands), Tanjung Balai Karimun (Karimun, Riau Islands), Tanjung Mas (Semarang, Central Java), Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Teluk Bayur (Padang, West Sumatra), Batam Centre (Batam, Riau Islands), Tenau (Kupang, West Timor) and Yos Sudarso (Dumai, Riau).

  • Land border crossing:

    The border crossing between Malaysia and Indonesia in Entikong (Borneo/Kalimantan)

A visa in advance

Unfortunately, citizens of some countries can obtain a visa on arrival and need a visa prior to arrival in the country. Also the visa in advance is required to citizens of Russia and Belarus, if they arrive in the country through the border crossing, which is not issued a visa on arrival (see list above).

A visa in advance is made by the consular sections of the embassies of Indonesia. In Russia it is in Moscow. For visa required documents:

  • A valid registration in the Russian Federation not less than 1 year.
  • A work permit in the Russian Federation (Bank card).
  • Certificate of employment indicating date of admission to work, as a tourist, his monthly income (preferably not less than 400 euros), the period of paid leave. The certificate must be issued on company letterhead, indicating the address, telephone number (area code), date of issue, with stamp and signature of the official issuing the certificate.
  • A copy of the Certificate of marriage with the citizen of the Russian Federation (in the absence of employment on the territory of Russia) + attached certificate of employment and COPY of your national passport (information page and page with residence permit) of spouse(GI)+ sponsorship letter.

Citizens of the following countries, contact the Embassy of Indonesia in the following States:

  • Citizens of the Russian Federation, Belarus Embassy in Moscow.
  • The citizens of Azerbaijan - Embassy Ankara (Turkey).
  • The Moldovan Embassy in Bucharest.
  • Citizens of Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia Embassy in Kiev (Ukraine).
  • Citizens of Turkmenistan Embassy in Tehran(Iran).
  • Citizens of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan Embassy in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
  • Citizens of Mongolia Embassy in Beijing (China).

Embassy of Indonesia in Moscow

Address: Moscow, street Novokuznetsk, d. 12;
Tel: 951-95-49, 50 ,51;
Fax: 230-64-31;

The Russian Embassy in Indonesia

Address: 12940, Jakarta, H. R. Rasuna Said, KAV. X-7, 1-2 (12940, Jakarta, Jl. H. R. Rasuna Said, Kav. X-7, 1-2);
tel: (021) 522-29-12/14;
Fax: (021) 522-29-16;

Honorary Consul in Bali

Mr. Nuku Kamka
Address: Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No. 118A, Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia;
Phone: (+62361) 8471938;
Fax: (+62361) 8471948;

Customs regulations

Герб Индонезии

It is prohibited to import various electronics, publications in Chinese, Chinese medicine, drugs, ammunition, weapons, explosives, pornography (the penalties are very harsh, including the death penalty).

Electronic equipment and photo-, video cameras must be declared and will then be removed from the country (into the Declaration). Videos, CD/DVDs and other media (including software) must be presented to customs for assessment of their content.

Persons under the age of 18 years are allowed duty-free import 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirits, perfumes - within personal needs, things for personal consumption is not worth more than $250.

Out of the country prohibited rare animals and birds, stuffed turtles, crocodile leather, ivory, and Antiques.

Import and export of foreign currency is unlimited, but the RS – limited, no more than Rp. 10,000,000.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Lisa0212 7 June, 2018
In Yogyakarta that are worth a look? The zoo was? Prambanan and Borobudur attended? How was the trip?
As is the situation with availability of train tickets? What is the optimal time to buy? What class of train was moving?
How to get to Bromo? Where we stayed - which town?
As with the ferry from Java to Bali working time, the cost? How to get to the tourist centre: Denpasar or Kuta - what?
What to see in Lovina and Sanur, except the dolphins and waterfalls? What is the cost of petrol and rent a bike in Bali? Maybe about a rental car will tell: where, how much it costs, if you take one city, can drop it off at another? ...
admin 7 June, 2018

In Yogyakarta especially nothing to watch. From all that I looked at, and it's several museums, the Sultan's Palace, water castle, Fort, more or less I did not like the water castle, Taman Sari, since it is a fairly large attraction. And the Palace... Well, look, of course it is, but really there is nothing to watch, it is more local interesting. Generally, in Joke a lot of local tourists, Europeans more nemnogo.
Prambanan and Borobudur visited on a motorbike. Very much local, just like ants, all doing a selfie. Left a mixed impression. On the one hand, like such important attractions, famous all over the world, and on the other the price matches the ticket to Angkor for three days, and to do in Borobudur more than 30 minutes nothing. The same is true about the noise. Honestly, I was more interesting to look at other small churches in the surrounding area of Prambanan, than his.
Train tickets are definitely worth buying in advance. The price of the train is very high. In principle, I have a link with the trains already gave you where everything is, nothing has changed.
To Bromo traveled with the tour from Yogyakarta, so it was cheaper and the money and time, than to go by train and then connect with all sorts of grifters.
With the ferry to Bali as always: working around the clock, something worth about 5,000 rupees (do not remember exactly, then the guide will give pasapasa), goes often.
From Gilimanuk did not go to Kuta and Lavinna local bus. From there buses depart to Denpasar. Are in the occupancy, of course only during the day. But there be ready to divorce, will try to take five times more, you have to haggle. But before that we need to Wake up more to fend off the pile pestered with taks ...
Lisa0212 June 8, 2018
Please tell us more about how and where he took a tour to Bromo from Yogyakarta
Can keep the contacts or address of the Agency?
What is the cost?
The tour bus? ...
admin June 8, 2018

In Yogyakarta on the main touristic street of Malioboro and Jalan Sosrowijayan many turagentsva, there and sold. I moved a few agentsvr bought at the tourist information centre - Price not remember exactly, but something in the region of 600 thousand rupees for the tour Bromo + Ijen. It includes two nights accommodation in guesthouses, transport (including jeep to Bromo), tour guide services. Entrance fee and meals extra. Tour options in General a lot of there there in a jeep, there are foot, separately Bromo, Ijen separately, with wusata in Goku or with landing on the jetty in Bali, or option bus to Denpasar. Tours are by bus and train. Those that train more. ...
Lisa0212 9 June, 2018

Tell me, please, one day is enough for the exam?
Not dangerous on the roads on the bike?, for example, shows the route to these temples? ...
admin 9 June, 2018

Enough for one day, but honestly if you have the opportunity, I would suggest two days. Just because of the road and the heat will be tired in Borobudur, and the Prambanan inspection will not have to experience. In General, Borobudur is best visited at dawn, for this there are special tours. Or try at least to the opening to arrive, then even more less less local tourists and Chinese. After 10 hours already it's Packed like an ant hill. But keep in mind that the road will take at least 2 hours. Generally when you move a motorbike in Indonesia expect that will not cover more than 25 kilometers per hour, no matter how careful. And don't forget near Borobudur two more churches to see.
As for is it dangerous.... For me it was not dangerous, quietly went. But the traffic everywhere is pretty dense, even far from Yogyakarta, so be careful. The route will prompt any Navigator and a bunch of signs on the road, easy access.
Keep in mind that to visit both temples cheaper for a single ticket and not separate, on the two temples 40 dollars worth in rupees of course. This ticket is valid for two days, i.e. you can just split the visit to the temple on the day. For access to meet the dawn you need to pay extra. In General, almost all about Borobudur here already painted - about Prambanan here ...
Lisa0212 9 June, 2018

Rights issues no decorated international, which are valid in Indonesia.
Maybe you know the sites where you can book and rent a car? ...
admin 10 June, 2018
PS why not register for the forum, also it will be easier to receive notification of replies ...
IgorS Jun 11, 2018

It seems to me that the Asker is interested in a beach vacation (otherwise I would not from Indonesia chose Bali).
What about a beach holiday, I would choose Bali, because there is the ocean, the waves beautiful.
If I'm wrong and the Asker is interested in the attractions, I agree, Thailand is certainly better.
And if you are interested in nature is best for Indonesia as a whole - and there are volcanoes, jungles and coral. ...
admin Jun 11, 2018

And I think you signed up just to leave your link, and was deleted along with another message. ...