UPDATE: Offshore Indonesia Visa Application is Now Open for Foreigners
as Per 15 September 2021
The visa offshore application which previously being closed, it has been reopened as per 15 September 2021 based on Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia Number 34 of 2021 on the Granting of Immigration Visas and Stay Permits in the Period of Handling the Spread of Corona Virus Disease 2019 and National Economic Recovery (“MOLHR Regulation No. 34/2021”).
Previously, it was regulated that the foreigners holding visas could not enter Indonesian territory, except for official visa and diplomatic visa. Other than that, the offshore visa application was temporarily closed during the restriction movement in Indonesia. Now, the MOLHR Regulation No. 34/2021 opens the access to enter Indonesia for the foreigner who holds valid visit visa and limited stay permit and also allow the offshore visa applications.
Type of visa(s) that can be applied offshore and/or enter Indonesian territory are as mentioned below:
- official visa
- diplomatic visa
- visit visa
- limited stay visa
- official stay permit
- diplomatic stay permit
- limited stay permit
- permanent stay permit
- the crew of the transportation means who come by using the transportation
- holder of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (KPP APEC)
To apply the offshore visa, the process and the requirements remain the same. However, the applicant shall provide the following additional requirements:
- evidence of having received the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine;
- statement letter willing to comply with all applicable health protocols in Indonesia; and
- proof of ownership of health insurance/travel insurance which includes health financing, and/or a statement letter willing to pay independently if affected by COVID-19 while in the Indonesian Territory.
If the visa is granted, the foreigner can enter Indonesia and follow the health protocol upon the arrival in Indonesia, including an eight days quarantine.
It is also important to note that the Minister temporarily suspended the granting of free visit visas and visit visas upon arrival (VOA) until the COVID-19 pandemic was declared over by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia.
To control the outbreak, the government can also decide to prohibit and refuse entry to foreigners from certain countries with a high spread of COVID-19.
Download the regulation here