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. 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 initial visa expires.

Now, let’s move on to the steps for applying for a Visa on Arrival online.

Step-by-Step Guide to Applying for a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia online

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 digital passport photo
  • Credit card to pay the Visa on Arrival fee
  • Address in Indonesia, e.g. the first hotel

3. Access Website
Go to the website, which is the official online platform for applying for a Visa on Arrival for Indonesia, and click on Apply.

4. Fill out the questionaire

  • Enter your home country
  • For “The main purpose of my visit to Indonesia is”, select “General, Family, Social”
  • For “The sub purpose of my visit to Indonesia is” select “Tourism, Family Visit, Transit”
  • For “I want to explore & choose a visa”, select “Visa on Arrival 30 days”
  • For “I am planning to stay” select “30 days”
  • The B213 visa will be issued, which is the official name of the Visa on Arrival.Click on “Detail & Apply” to open an info pop-up with information about the visa. Click on Apply.

5. Fill out the visa application
The next step is to upload a photo of your passport and a passport photo of yourself. Then click on Next.

A pop-up will appear with information taken from your passport. If this information is incorrect, you can change it in the next step. Click on Yes.

Now you have to fill in further personal details and enter an address in Indonesia. This could be your hotel, for example. Pay particular attention to the issue date of your passport. The current date is automatically entered here.

This is followed by a summary of your details. You must tick some of the boxes.

Tip: Sometimes nothing happens when you click on a button. In this case, it helps to wait a few moments.

6. Pay the Visa Fee
Once you have submitted your application, an overview of your application will appear. You can submit another application here. Alternatively, click on Submit here.

You will then be asked to pay the visa fee. Follow the instructions to finalise the payment. Accepted payment methods are Visa, Mastercard, JCB network or Visa debit card. Some guests have reported problems with payment. It helps trying with multiple credit cards.

7. Confirmation and Approval
As soon as your application and payment have been processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. This email contains your visa document, so keep it safe.

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 online

If you have applied for your VoA online, you can also extend this visa one time for another 30 days on the evisa 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 website
You received login credentials during your initial VoA application. For the VoA extension log in to the website, 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. 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!