Limited Stay Visa


Limited Stay Visa is a single entry visa issued for a visit that is related to work and to other purposes such as investment, research, family unification, performance, sport, social activities, retired/senior citizen, etc.

The holder of the Limited Stay Visa is able to extend the visa and to obtain the temporary permit (KIMS/KITAS) once he/she arrives in Indonesia. The single/multiple exit and re-entry permit are able to obtain from the Directorate General of Immigration if the holder of the Limited Stay Visa is planning to exit and re-enter Indonesia within the period of valid stay permit.


​1)A passport which has at least one blank page for visa (amendment and endorsement pages cannot be used for visa), with at least:​ ​
​- 12 months validity for 6 months stay;
​- 18 months validity for 12 months stay; or
​​- 30 months validity for 24 months stay.
​2)​​Two recent color photographs (passport size) with white background on picture-quality paper. Note: Do not staple or affixed the photographs on the form.​
​3)​Completed and signed application form (download here​)​.
​4)​Limited Stay Visa Authorization Letter from the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration.
​​Note: 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 Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Please make sure that the notification is addressed to the Indonesian Embassy in which the visa will be issued.​
​5)Applicants under 18 years of age should attach a notarized copy of birth certificate. In addition, a notarized letter of consent signed by non-traveling legal guardian must be attached if the applicant under 18 years of age travels without the legal guardian.​
​6)Copy of bank statement, indicating the current applicant’s bank account in the last two weeks, or a letter from the bank stating that the applicant has a sufficient fund (at least USD 1500). 
​7)For Non-Bulgarian, Albanian, or Macedonian citizen: Please provide of Bulgarian, Albanian, or Macedonian Permanent Residence/ID Card.​​

Application submitted without complete requirements will be returned without processing.

Submitting in person

Applicant or their agen present the complete set of document at the Consular Service Counter at the Embassy of Indonesia in Sofia. Application must be submitted between Monday to Friday from 09.00 – 12.00, except on public holidays (click here for information on the Embassy’s public holiday).

Submitting by post

Complete set of the document can be sent by using postal service to our Embassy through this postal address:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
5 Yosef Valdhard Street (Simeonovsko Shosse), 1700, Sofia, Bulgaria​.

All Payment fee must be made by bank transfer and in currency US$

Bank         : Unicredit Bulbank
Account Name : Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Account Number : BG55UNCR70001502070949.

Important: The tax of the visa and consular service payment via bank should be bear by the applicants. In case of applying for a visa and transferring the tax via bank, please ask the bank staff about their commission for the transaction.