Vacationing on Bali means: endless, palm-fringed beaches with the finest sand and crystal-clear water, hotspots for divers and surfers, tourist strongholds in the south, secluded bays in the north, rice fields and volcanoes. The island in Indonesia is a desired destination for relaxation seekers and nature fans for good reasons.
|Visa requirements||Entry is possible for German citizens with the following documents:|
Temporary passport: Yes, with visa issued before entry
Identity card: No
Temporary identity card: No
Child passport: Yes
Notes/Minimum Residual Validity:
Travel documents must be valid for at least six months at the time of entry and exit.
Passports that have been reported lost or stolen cannot be used for entry. The Indonesian border authorities have recently refused entry to German citizens in such cases on several occasions. If a passport that has been reported lost or stolen is found again and this is reported to the issuing authority, it may take some time until the deletion of the wanted report is also made in the database of the Indonesian border authorities.
It is not possible for the Embassy in Jakarta to exert any influence on the Indonesian authorities to allow entry in the event of a refusal of entry.
The following are the visa requirements prior to the outbreak of the pandemic.
With their passport or children's passport, German citizens may, depending on the purpose, itinerary and duration of their stay in Indonesia, either
enter without a visa,
obtain a "Visa on Arrival" upon entry, or
apply for a visa at the competent mission of the Republic of Indonesia before entering the country.
While visa requirements for tourists have been relaxed, residency requirements for foreign business people have tightened in certain areas.
Business travelers should note that activities beyond mere business meetings may be subject to work permit requirements. Further information can be obtained from the Indonesian Embassy.
Information on the necessity of applying for a (short-term) work permit can therefore only be provided by the foreign missions of the Republic of Indonesia.
Entry without a visa ("Visa free visit")
For stays of up to 30 days for tourist purposes, visiting, seminar participation or airport transit, German citizens may enter Indonesia without a visa if a return or onward flight ticket is available. The extension of the visa-free stay beyond 30 days is excluded. Indonesian authorities no longer tolerate the previous practice of leaving the country for a short period of time (e.g., leaving for Singapore or Kuala Lumpur) and then re-entering the country visa-free for up to 30 days. Rather, this has recently been seen as circumventing the provisions of residence law.
For longer-term stays, a residence permit should therefore be applied for in good time at the local immigration office in Indonesia.
Visa-free entry and exit is possible via the international airports Soekarno-Hatta (Jakarta) and Ngurah Rai (Denpasar/Bali) as well as many other border crossing points, but not via all border crossing points. Information on this can be obtained from the diplomatic missions of the Republic of Indonesia.
Visa on Arrival
Germans who intend to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days, but not more than 60 days, and who do not plan to work or stay permanently in Indonesia, can obtain a visa valid for 30 days ("Visa on Arrival") upon presentation of a return or onward flight ticket and for the fee of 35 USD in cash upon entry.
A one-time extension of this visa for another 30 days is possible, costs at least 30 USD and must be applied for at least seven working days before the expiry of the first 30-day visa. Responsible is every immigration office (Imigrasi) in Indonesia. There, the exact costs as well as the processing time must be inquired in time before the expiration of the first 30-day visa.
It is not possible to obtain a visa for 60 days immediately.
When leaving or re-entering the country, a "Visa on Arrival" can be applied for again at any time.
A pre-entry visa is required in the following cases:
for stays intended to last more than 60 days,
for stays with specific purposes of stay (journalism including photo, video and audio journalism, gainful employment or research activity),
for entry with a temporary passport.
The visa can be obtained at any foreign mission of the Republic of Indonesia regardless of residence. The processing time may take several weeks.
|Languages spoken||Indonesian, English|