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A Journalist Visa is a visa issued to foreign citizens who intend to visit Indonesia for journalist activities, media coverage, or commercial/non-commercial filming/video shooting activities.

Please note the process to obtain a Journalist Visa takes approximately 4-6 weeks.

Before applying for a visa, the applicant must contact the Information, Social and Culture Affairs office of the Embassy of Indonesia.

The contact of the Information, Social and Culture Affairs of the Embassy of Indonesia is as follows:

Information, Social and Culture Affairs

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia

No. 50 Ngo Quyen Steet, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi



Contact the Information, Social and Culture Affairs of the respective Embassy/Consulate General of Indonesia to inform of the intended visit.

Complete the Journalist Visa Application Form and submit either in person  to the address above with the additional documents in step 3.

Submit furnished documents as listed in below checklist items (in separate pages with company header) from one of the following depending on your purpose of visit:

For News Coverage​​​Journalist-Visa-Checklist-News-Coverage.pdf

For Foreign CorrespondentJournalist-Visa-Checklist-Foreign-Correspondent.pdf

For FilmmakerJournalist-Visa-Checklist-Filmmaker.pdf

Please note that decision of approval by authorities in Indonesia will take approximately 6-8 weeks after receipt of the completed aforementioned requirements in steps 1-3.

Following approval from authorities in Indonesia, we will inform you to bring the passport(s) to the Embassy/Consulate General with payment of  US$50,- (for visa fee) plus US$10 (for approval telex fee) for each applicant (for up to 60 days maximum of stay) for the visa stamping process. The process will take two days.

Once arrived in Indonesia, you must collect a Temporary Press ID Card, by submitting copy of passport and visa, two colored photographs (3×4 cm) and Letter of Notification provided by the Embassy/Consulate General of Indonesia where the visa was issued, at:

Directorate of Information and Media, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jl. Taman Pejambon Nomor. 6, Jakarta Pusat 10110

Tel             : +62 21 381 3453

Fax            : +62 21 385 7316

Based on your purpose of activities, you may be required to apply to follow up the following actions. Depending on your case, it is advisable to apply ahead of time:

For film and video shooting, please collect Temporary Film and Video Shooting Permit once you arrive in Indonesia, at:

Directorate of Film, Ministry of Tourism

Jl. M.T. Haryono Kav.47-48, Jakarta Selatan

For shoot/filming in Indonesian conservation area, please apply for a Permit Letter to Enter Conservation Area (SIMAKSI) to:

Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Gedung Manggala Wanabakti Blok I Lt. 3

Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta Selatan

Tel             : +62 21 570 4501-04

Fax            : +62 21 573 0191

For underwater filming, please apply for a permit at:

Indonesian Navy Central Headquarter (LANTAMAL)

Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya Ancol, Jakarta Utara

We advise you to engage with a local partner or fixer in Indonesia to assist with your project and permit paperwork.

Please note that, in certain areas/districts, you may be required to involve local crew as a supporting team appointed by the Directorate of Film of the Ministry of Tourism

The use of drone will need a permit from the Ministry of Transportation​