Indonesia is a dream destination for travelers with its stunning beaches, lush jungles, and vibrant culture. Whether you’re planning a relaxing vacation in Bali or an package holiday in Sumatra, you’ll need a visa to enter the country. Fortunately, there is a convenient electronic Visa on Arrival for Indonesia (eVoA), which allows eligible travelers to obtain their visa online through the Molina website. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the eligibility criteria, the validity of the VoA, and the steps for applying online.
Who is Eligible for a Visa on Arrival in Indonesia?
The Visa on Arrival is available to citizens of numerous countries, but the eligibility criteria may change, so it’s essential to check the latest updates on the official Indonesian government website. As of our last knowledge update in October 2023, travelers from approximately 97 countries are eligible for a eVoA. Commonly eligible countries include those from the ASEAN region, the European Union, the United States, and more.
It’s important to note that VoA is generally designed for short stays and tourism purposes. If you plan to stay in Indonesia for an extended period, it’s recommended to explore other visa options, such as a the B211A visit visa. Read here more info on the visa for Sumatra.
Visa on Arrival Validity
A Visa on Arrival for Indonesia typically allows travelers to stay for up to 30 days. However, some countries may have shorter durations, so it’s crucial to confirm the specific terms for your nationality when applying. This visa is extendable, which means you can extend it for another 30 days at least 7 days before the inital visa expires.
Now, let’s move on to the steps for applying for a Visa on Arrival through the Molina website.
Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia via Molina Website
1. Check Eligibility
First, make sure your country of citizenship is eligible for a VoA. Visit the official website of the Indonesian government or your nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.
2. Prepare Required Documents
- A passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival.
- A return or onward ticket proving your intent to leave Indonesia within the specified VoA period.
- Payment for the Visa on Arrival fee, with Visa, MasterCard or JCB debit or credit card.
3. Access Molina Website
Go to the Molina website, which is the official online platform for applying for a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia.
4. Fill Out the Application
Complete the online application form. You’ll be asked to provide personal information, passport details, your intended date of arrival, and the purpose of your visit.
5. Upload Documents
You will need to upload scanned copies of your passport (minimum validity of 6 months from the date of arrival) and a return or onward ticket. Make sure the documents are clear and meet the specified requirements.
6. Pay the Visa Fee
After submitting your application, you’ll be directed to a payment gateway to pay the Visa on Arrival fee. Follow the instructions to complete the payment. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, JCB network, or Visa debit card.
7. Confirmation and Approval
Once your application and payment are processed, you’ll receive a confirmation email. This email will contain important details about your Visa on Arrival, so keep it safe. Once approved, a link to download the visa will be sent to your email. You also received login credentials for the Molina wbesite. Keep them save in case you want to extend your VoA.
8. Arrival in Indonesia
This visa must be used within 90 days from the date of issue. Upon arrival in Indonesia, proceed to the Visa on Arrival counter at the airport. Present your passport, the Visa on Arrival approval, and the necessary documents. The immigration officer will then issue your VoA, allowing you to enter the country.
Note: The possibility to apply for the Visa on Arrival for Indonesia online is still relatively new. Some travellers report that the website sometimes does not work or the credit card is not accepted. It can be helpful to try different credit cards or on different days. If this doesn’t help, you can also apply for the VoA when you enter Indonesia. Read here at which airports and seaports this is possible. The extension can then only be done locally at an Imigrasi. You can find more information about this on our Sumatra visa page.
Visa on Arrival for Indonesia Extension through the Molina Website
If you have applied for your VoA online, you can also extend this visa one time for another 30 days on the Molina website. Your data is already recorded in the immigration system, so you don’t need to upload proof of entry from your passport when you apply for the eVoA extension.
1. Login to Molina website
You received login credentials during your initial VoA application. For the VoA extension log in to the website molina.imigrasi.go.id, click on the ‘Extend’ button and follow the instructions listed. Make sure all the data entered is correct.
2. Make payment
The VoA extension costs another 30$. Payments can be made with Visa, Mastercard, JCB network, or Visa debit card.
3. Confirmation and Approval
After the payment is done, you will receive an eVoA document to your given email address.
Obtaining a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia has become more accessible with the option to apply online through the Molina website. Just ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria, have the necessary documents, and follow the step-by-step guide outlined in this post. With these preparations in place, you can embark on your Indonesian adventure with ease and enjoy the natural beauty and cultural richness that this incredible country has to offer. Safe travels!