Social Culture Visa


Maximum length of stay in Indonesia is 60 days (extension available at local Immigration Offices close to where the applicant stays). Requests for Social Cultural Visas are submitted to the Indonesian Consulate General in Melbourne by filling out the appropriate forms (1 copy for each person) and enclosing:

  1. Passport (still valid at least 6 months from the date of entry). 
  2. One recent color Passport photographs.
  3. Immigrations Form which  has been filled completely and signed
  4. Proof of a ticket in and out Indonesia, or a ticket to continue travel to another country.
  5. Photocopy of Applicant’s Passport
  6. Photocopy of valid label Visa / VEV​O Check in Australia for non-Australian Citizen (Student visa/Bridging  Visa/PR/TR).
  7. Applicants who hold only a tourist/visitor visa in Australia are welcomed to apply for Indonesian visa at the Consulate but will only be granted if the Consulate further received approval from Indonesian Representative Office where the applicants reside. 
  8. Sponsor letter addressed to Indonesian Consulate in Melbourne from family/ social organization/company, which describes the duration and purpose of the visit and guaranteeing full responsibility for the applicant during his/her stay in Indonesia.
  9. Copy of ID of the sponsor. If the sponsor is non-Indonesian citizen please provide a copy of KITAS and Passport. If the sponsor is an Indonesian citizen, a copy of the KTP (Indonesian ID card) /Passport should be provided.
  10. For minor applicants, Copy of Birth Certificate for children under the age of 18, a statement letter from parents or guardian and copy of parents’ or guardians’ ID.


  1.  Social Culture Visa is eligible only for single entry and could be extended at the local Immigration Offices close to where the applicant stays. If the destination of visit should go to the restricted regions (Papua and Poso), the application would be sent to the Authorities in Indonesia to seek referral. Application from certain nationals also needs referral. See list of nationals for calling visa​

  2. Visa is issued min 6 (six)​ working days from receipt of application after all requirements provided and deemed satisfy the eligibility. However, citizens from certain countries may have a longer time (min 12 working days) upon the approval from Indonesia Immigration Office in Indonesia.

  3. 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.

  4. Visa Fee Aus $ 70 is non-refundable and may be paid only by EFTPOS/Credit Card, Money Order payable to Indonesian Consulate General in Melbourne.

  5. Citizen of countries listed below ar​​​e allowed to visit Indonesia for 30 days without visa, For more info click​ here  ​

For Visa application by mail, please read carefully :

  1. Visa application by mail should enclose a self stamped and addressed envelope (advisedly using registered mail or platinum registered mail) for Express Mail, DHL or any other service that the applicant deems safe. The Consulates would not be held responsible for application that lost through mail. So make sure you chose the most secured service.

  2. Before you mail the application, please remember that the application must be sent along with the applicant's passport. Consulate General would attach the visa in the passport. No passport, no visa.

  3. Also remember that amendment and endorsement pages cannot be used for visa purposes. Check your passport for a blank visa page (minimum 3 blank pages should be available). Please be advised that we will return your application and passport if we found there are no blank visa pages on the passport or incomplete application.

  4. Please remember to address the envelope to:​ 

    ​​​Consular Section (Visa)
    Indonesian Consulate General Melbourne
    72 Queens Road,Melbourne VIC 3004