Visit visa is granted to foreigners who plan to visit Indonesia for the purpose of tourism, family visit, social, art dan cultural visit, government duty, non-commercial sport activity, benchmarking, shortcourse, giving consultation and training in implementing technological innovation on industry to improve Indonesian industrial product design quality, and foreign marketing, journalistics (with prior approval), non-commercial movie making (with prior approval), business meeting, buying goods or products, giving lecture or participating in seminars, participating on international exhibition, attending meeting held by head, regional or branch office in Indonesia, audit, quality control, inspection to a regional or branch office in Indonesia, foreign workers on probation, transit, and joining a transportation mode in Indonesia. Please note that this visa is not valid for gainful employment.
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?
Applicants 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?
Please 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?
The 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.
No 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 procedure applies.
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.
Are 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 Swiss Government?
Visa 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 and plan to do journalistic or film making activity in Indonesia?
For 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.
- After sales works which include machinery and electrical instalation, as well as after sales service related to initial business assessment.
For 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.
As 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?
Please 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 address: email@example.com.
Before 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.
Types of Visit Visa
1. 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 from the first day of arrival regardless of the time of arrival. VoA is issued at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the point of arrival. For more information about visa on arrival, please refer to the page concerning Visa on Arrival which can be accessed here.
2. Single Entry Visa (Visa Index B-211)
A Single Entry Visa is valid for up to 60 days of stay and has the possibility to be extended maximum for 4 times with additional 30 days per extension. Request for visa extension must be submitted to the nearest Immigration Office at the latest seven days before the allowed duration of stay granted by the visa expires.
This type of visa is valid for tourism, family visit, social, art dan cultural visit, government duty, non-commercial sport activity, benchmarking, shortcourse, giving consultation and training in implementing technological innovation on industry to improve Indonesian industrial product design quality, and foreign marketing, journalistics (with prior approval), non-commercial movie making (with prior approval), business meeting, buying goods or products, giving lecture or participating in seminars, participating on international exhibition, attending meeting held by head, regional or branch office in Indonesia, audit, quality control, inspection to a regional or branch office in Indonesia, foreign workers on probation, transit, and joining a transportation mode in Indonesia.
3. Multiple Entry Visa (Visa Index D-212)
A Multiple Entry Visa is valid for 1 year starts from the date of issue of the visa with allowed duration of stay up to 60 days per visit. This type of visa is non-extendable and cannot be converted into any other stay permit. Please note that multiple entry visa only valid for family visit, official government duty, and business activities. This type of visa requires Visa Authorization issued by the Immigration Head Office in Jakarta, Indonesia.
To organize the 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 Immigration Office.
When 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 found in the application
Requirements for Visa Applications
- Fully completed visa application form (Visa Application Form.pdf )
- Original passport valid for more than 6 months for those who apply for the visa B-211 and more than 1 year for those who apply for the visa D-212.
- Copy of valid passport.
- For non Swiss or Liechtenstein citizens, please attach a copy of valid Swiss or Liechtenstein resident or cross border permit.
- One colored photo (to be attached to the visa application form).
- Copy of round-trip flight or travel itinerary.
- Copy of the payment receipt (Please click here for more information on visa fee)
- Invitation or reference letter (please submit relevant invitation or reference letter based on the following categories):
- For business, conference, or meeting purposes, please attach an attestation or reference letter from the Switzerland or Liechtenstein based company or institution and an invitation letter from the Indonesia based partner company or institution
- For social or family visit, please attach an invitation letter from Indonesia based family or friend and copy of their national ID
- For internship, please attach a reference letter from applicant's education institution and an invitation or reference letter from the Indonesian based company/ organization/ other local partner
- For non-profit activity (volunteering), please attach an invitation or reference letter from the Indonesian based company/ organization/ other local partner
Submitting Visa Application
Applicants or their agent present the complete set of document at the Visa and Consular Section 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. No prior appointment is required to submit your visa application.
Application can also be submitted by post to our mailbox address as shown below. Please use a registered post when sending your visa application. If you wish your passport to be returned by post, please attach a self-addressed envelope with stamps for registered post (stamps with value of CHF 6.30). The Indonesian Embassy in Bern does not accept payment for stamps. The applicant must attach or post the required stamps.
Embassy of Indonesia
PO BOX 112
3000 Bern 15
All visa payment must be done through bank transfer or deposit to our account as follow:
|Name of Bank:|
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
CH55 0023 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 enquiry for consular service whose payment is not made through bank transfer, will be returned to the applicant and the request will not be processed.
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.