Visa for Researcher

Researcher(s) from other countries are welcome to carry out research in Indonesia. All foreign researchers doing research activities in Indonesia must obtain an official permit from the Indonesian authority in advanced.

Please note that the Embassy/Consulate Generals will not process a research visa application without an official notification or a formal approval from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and Technology, and the Directorate General of Immigration.

Beginning July 4th, 2011, all foreign research application must be applied online at However, should you encounter any problem with the online system, please send your application documents by email to


  1. A passport with at least 6 months validity for single entry or 1 year for multiple entry, from the date of entry into Indonesia, which has at least one blank page for visa (amendment and endorsement pages cannot be used for visa).
  2. Two recent color photographs (passport size) with white background on picture-quality paper.
  3. Completed and signed application form.
  4. Researcher Visa Authorization Letter from the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration after completing an online foreign research application.
    An application will not be processed without a formal notification of authorization from the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration. To initiate and expedite the process of the Authorization, it is advisable that the applicant’s sponsor in Indonesia submit a request for authorization to the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and Technology and the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Please make sure that the notification is addressed to the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate Generals in which the visa will be issued
  5. For Non-Portuguese citizen: Please provide a copy of Residence Permit in Portugal.