Foreigners are required to have valid visa for traveling to Indonesia. Before
submitting your visa application, please check below for important
information concerning visa application procedure, visa condition and
any other requirements for submitting visa application at our Embassy.
Do you need a visa for your travel to Indonesia?
are encouraged to check whether their travel to Indonesia require a
visa. Citizens of 169 countries and special administrative regions are
exempted from having a visa for short visit to Indonesia and to stay for
up to 30 days. For more information, please click here.
Who can apply a visa at our Embassy in Switzerland?
note that our Embassy is accredited to Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Therefore we only issue Indonesian visa for citizens of Switzerland or
Liechtenstein. We also issue visa for other foreigners who hold valid
Swiss or Liechtenstein residency or cross border permit.
How long the process of the visa will take?
process to issue a visa at our Embassy takes approximately five business
days, provided that all requirements are met. The process may take
longer time during holiday seasons. This period excludes the period
needed for delivery by post. Therefore, kindly adjust your travel plan
with the period needed to organize a visa.
exception is to be made to any applicant, unless under emergency or
humanitarian situation (for example: a family member fall ill or sick
while traveling to Indonesia as proven by written statement issued by
local hospital or doctor). Please note that applicant who has just
realized that their passport is expired or valid for less than 6 months
and applying a visa using a temporary or provisory passport is not
considered as urgent or emergency situation, therefore, normal visa
What is the expiry date mentioned on the visa and how long can travelers stay in Indonesia with their visa?
An Indonesian visa
must be used within 90 days after it is issued, otherwise it will not be
valid for use anymore (the expiry date is mentioned on the upper right
part of the visa). The duration of stay (up to 60 days) starts from the
first day of arrival in Indonesia based upon the entry stamp provided at
the Immigration Checkpoints.
Visa application, which is
sent more than 90 days before the date of entry to Indonesia, will not
be processed immediately. Should the said application being approved,
the issuance of the visa will be delayed until the appropriate time.
you citizens of a country that is listed in our watch list or are you
holders of travel documents for refugee or asylum seeker issued by the
application from any citizens whose countries are included in the watch
list and therefore need visa authorization from the Immigration Office
in Indonesia, requires longer processing time. As part of the assessment
process, our Embassy has the right to request additional supporting
documents. Failed to do so will result the application being denied and
all documents will be returned to applicant.
Are you a journalist or a film maker who plan to do journalistic or film making activity in Indonesia?
journalistic and film making activities, applicant must obtain a
special permit prior to applying for a visa. For more information,
please contact the Information and Social Culture Section of the Embassy
through email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you staff members of Swiss or Liechtenstein based companies planning to go to Indonesia for specific activities?
The following purposes of visits require Foreign Workers Employment Permit (IMTA) issued by the Ministry of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia:
- Commercial film making activities that have been granted a film making permit by relevant institution.
- Conducting audit, quality control, or inspection to a branch office in Indonesia with duration of stay for more than 30 days.
sales works which include machinery and electrical instalation, as well
as after sales service related to initial business assessment.
travelers who are in possesion of an IMTA and are already in Indonesia
are advised to convert their Visit Visa (Visa B-211) into Limited Stay
Visa at the nearest Immigration Office. For travelers who are not in
possesion of IMTA and are already in Indonesia will be denied further
stay and later be fined or deported.
an option, a Limited Stay Visa can also be arranged prior to traveling
to Indonesia. For more information on how to arrange a Limited Stay
Visa, please refer to the information available in the page concerning
Limited Stay Visa, which can be accessed here.
How can I contact the Visa and Consular Section?
note that our Embassy has limited number staffs handling visa and
consular matters, therefore, telephone calls are not always promptly
answered. The best and most effective way to contact us is through email
sending your questions and enquiries, please make sure that you have
looked for the information in our website. Our staffs will only respond
to email from applicants asking specific questions or enquiries. If you
wish to know whether you need a visa for your travel to Indonesia, then
refer to the first part of this information.
Type of Visa
1. Single Entry Visa (index B-211)
type of visa is valid for single entry only with a maximum period of
stay for 60 days. This visa is applied to those who will visit Indonesia
for the purpose of official government activities, tourist visit,
social and cultural activities, sports, business and commercial
activities, family visit, journalistic activities, or transit. Please
note that this visa is not valid for gainful employment. This type of
visa may be extended for maximum 4 times, with additional 30 days of
stay per extension.
2. Multiple Entry Visa (index D-212)
type of visa is valid for multiple entries to Indonesia and valid for a
period of 1 year starting from the date of issue of the visa with no
more than 60 days per visit. This type of visa is applied for those who
require several visits to Indonesia for the purpose of official
government activities, business or commercial activities, and family visit. Please note that this visa is not valid for
gainful employment and cannot be converted into any
other type of stay permit. This type of visa requires Visa Authorization from the Immigration Head Office in Jakarta, Indonesia.
3. Limited Stay Visa (index C-311 to 319)
type of visa is valid for a limited stay in or migrating to Indonesia for maximum stay
of 2 years period and valid for various purposes, including gainful employment. This type of visa is not valid for tourism. Prior visa authorization from the Immigration Office required.4. Diplomatic or Service Visa
type of visa is only issued for holders of diplomatic passport, service
passport, and United Nations Laissez-Passer. The duration of stay is
depending on the purpose of visit with maximum of stay for 30 days.
5. Visa on Arrival
Visa on Arrival (VoA) can be obtained
upon arrival in Indonesia at the designated airports, seaports or land
border checkpoint. VoA is valid for a maximum of 30 days of stay
starting on the first day of arrival regardless of the time of arrival.
VoA is issued at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the point
VoA can be extended for another 30 days. To do so, travelers are advised to contact the nearest local
Immigration Office in Indonesia for more information.
If you are unsure or if you are a
holder of temporary/ emergency passport or other travel documents
(non-national passports), you are strongly advised to apply for a single
entry visa in advance prior leaving Switzerland or Liechtenstein.
A VoA cannot be converted into any other type of visa or stay permit in Indonesia.
Countries that Require Special Authorization
Holders of passports issued by the following countries require special
visa authorization from the Immigration Office in Indonesia prior to applying a visa at our Embassy:
- North Korea
Holder of travel document for refugee or asylum seeker issued by the Swiss Government also require special visa authorization from the Immigration Office.
It is important to note that the process of obtaining a special
authorization from the Immigration authority may take several weeks to several months.
Therefore, please do not purchase any ticket prior to the visa
authorization is obtained. Once an authorization is obtained, the visa
will be issued within 5 working days after the embassy receive a
complete set of application documents.
Arrangement of Visa Authorization
To organize a visa authorization, applicants must have sponsors in Indonesia who will guarantee their stay in Indonesia and must present themselves in person at the Immigration Head Office. Request
for a Visa Authorization can be submitted to our Embassy or directly to
the Immigration Head Office in Jakarta by applicant's sponsor. Please
allow several weeks for the authorization to be processed by the
the authorization is issued, Immigration Office will send a telex
approval to the sponsor and to our Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, where
applicants can issue their visa. Please
be advised that the Embassy has the right to refuse an application and
cancel the authorization if any false and inaccurate information are to be found
in the application.
Obtaining Permit for Journalistic and Film Making Activities
In order to obtain a
permit to conduct journalistic activities or making film or shooting
video in Indonesia, applicant(s) must contact the Press and Information
Section of the Embassy through email email@example.com. Separate form must be filled and submitted to the embassy for further assessment.
Once the permit is
granted, applicant(s) shall continue to apply for a visa through usual
procedure at the Embassy’s Consular Section. Applicant must submit
filled visa application form and the required documents added with the
journalistic/ film making/ video shooting permit to the Consular
Submitting Visa Application
Applicant or their agent present
the complete set of document at the
Consular Service Counter at the Embassy of Indonesia in Bern.
Application must be submitted between Monday to
Friday from 09:00 – 12:00, except on public holidays (click here for information on the Embassy’s public holiday). No appointment is required to submit your visa application.
Application may also be submitted through postal service to our
Embassy through this postal address:
Embassy of Indonesia
P.O. Box 112
3000 Bern 15
Please always use the
registered post when sending your visa application. After visa is
issued, there is an option of having the passport to be returned via
postal service. To do so, please enclose a
self-addressed return envelope (registered/ einschreiben) with an
attached stamp of CHF 6 (for B4 sized envelopes) or CHF 7 stamp
(for A4 sized envelopes) in your visa application. The passport will be sent to the address
specified on the self-addressed envelope.
All visa payment must be done through bank transfer or deposit to our account as follow:
|Name of Bank:|
Payment made to:
of the Republic of Indonesia
5235 9203 3702 Q
Please indicate the reason for payment by using the format as follow: Payment_Type of Visa Requested_Name of Applicant (example:Payment Visa B-211 John Doe) or if more than one visa requested in one payment, please use this format: Payment_Number of Visa Requested_Type of Visa Requested_Name of Applicant (example: Payment 4 Visa B-211 Family Zimmerman).
The Embassy of Indonesia no longer accepts cash payment for any of its
services. Any visa application or request for consular service whose
payment is not made through bank transfer or deposit, will be returned
to the applicant and the request will not be processed.
For payment made through Post Office, a deduction of CHF 2.50 is made automatically by the Post Office, therefore kindly adjust your payment by adding CHF 2.50 in the transferred amount. Our Embassy only process visa application when full amount of visa fee is received.
Our Embassy also accepts payment using debit or credit cards (Maestro, V Pay, Visa, and Master Card). Please note that additional fee applies depending on the type of the card.