Journalist Visa

When applying for a Journalistic Visa, you should contact the Embassy at first. After consulting with the Section for Information, Cultural and Social Affairs you need to fill out the following forms:

  1. Application Form for Visit Visa
  2. Application Form for Journalistic Activity Permit
  3. Application Form for Film / Video Shooting Permit

Each form should be filled out and duly, originally signed in two (2) copies, as well as enclose the following:

  • Three (3) passport size photos;
  • Photocopy of passport;
  • Proof of paid visa fee (copy of receipt);
  • Letter describing the newspaper/employer;
  • Employment letter from newspaper/employer.


If all necessary documents have been submitted, the application will be referred to Jakarta for approval and the Journalist Visa will be issued in one month. The issued visa is valid for 60 days and has to be used within 90 days from issuance. If an applicant fails to enter Indonesia within the period of 90 days, the visa will be declared invalid.


  • Please note that possession of a visa does not guarantee entry into Indonesia. Permission to enter Indonesia is in the authorization of the Immigration Officer at the point of entry.
  • The embassy will not issue visa for ‘Alien passport’, ‘Travel document’ and ‘Temporary passport’ holder.
  • Please be advised that incomplete application forms or applications where necessary documents are missing may cause rejection for visa provision.