Procedure and Applications




  1. Applicants must hold a full passport which must be submitted upon request for inspection when applying for a visa.
  2. Passport must be valid for at least 6 (six) months from date of entry into Indonesia.
  3. Non-passport documents (such as Travel Documents, Certificate of Identity, and Certificate of Registration etc.) will not be accepted. Visas on British Travel Documents in Lieu of Passports can only be issued upon approval from Immigration Authority in Indonesia.
  4. Applicants should fill in the correct visa forms according to the purpose of their visit, as once a visa is issued (stamped in the applicant’s passport), it cannot be cancelled or transferred to another type of visa under any circumstances.
  5. Please write clearly in capital letters. Illegibility may prevent your application from being processed.
  6. All questions must be answered, and all documents in support of an application submitted. Failure to do so may result in delay.
  7. Application forms must be original and personally signed by the applicant. Forms down loaded from the Embassy’s website must be printed double-sided as only a double-sided completed application is accepted.
  8. One recent passport-sized colour photograph of the applicant must be submitted with the application.
  9. All applications are subject to approval. Submission of a visa application does not necessarily mean that a visa will be granted.
  10. Applicants whose applications need referral to the Authorities in Indonesia should NOT purchase their travel tickets (plane, boat or otherwise) before the approval for their visa application is received.
  11. All visa applications must be submitted between 10.00am and 1.00pm, Mondays to Fridays (except on Indonesian and British public holidays) through the Visa Section of the Indonesian Embassy at 38a, Adam’s Row, London W1.
  12. If granted, visa can be collected within two to three working days, between 2.30pm and 4.00pm.
  13. The granting of a visa is, in effect, only a form of pre-entry clearance. It does not grant permission to enter Indonesia. The Indonesian Immigration authorities at the port of entry reserve the right to refuse entry into Indonesia.
  14. All applicants must reside in UK / Ireland.
  15. All visa regulations are strictly adhered to for the good of each and every individual who wishes to visit Indonesia, in order to prevent any problems and complications with regard to their entry into Indonesia.
  16. Due to the fact that Indonesia and Israel do not, at present, share diplomatic relations, nationals and passport holders of Israel are unfortunately unable to enter the Republic of Indonesia as a tourist or otherwise without special authorisation from the Immigration Office. Therefore, all such applications have to be sent to the Immigration Office in Indonesia.
  17. All visitors, regardless of their nationality, who wish to travel to Aceh and Papua must obtain a special permit from the Indonesian Immigration Office, and also the State Police Department in the Capital city of Jakarta before entering these areas.
  18. It is most desirous that any traveller to Indonesia understands and duly respects the Indonesian Immigration’s regulations as well as the Embassy’s rules.