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Visa for Sumatra

Note: The following information are general and apply for many countries. All information without guarantee. However, please check with the Federal Foreign Office of your home country beforehand.

Overview on the visas for Sumatra

Visa free entry to Sumatra

The visa free entry has been suspended until further notice.

Visa on arrival for up to 60 days

For a longer holiday on Sumatra, you can buy a “Visa on Arrival” at the airport on arrival. This is valid for a stay of 30 days and can be extended for a further 30 days at any Immigrasi on Sumatra or on another island in Indonesia. There is a separate counter for the Visa on Arrival in Sumatra at passport control. This special visa for Sumatra costs $35, payable only in cash in IDR. You can also pay in other currencies, but the exchange rates are always poor.

For a longer holiday on Sumatra, you can buy a “Visa on Arrival” at the airport on arrival. This is valid for a stay of 30 days and can be extended for a further 30 days at any Imigrasi on Sumatra or on another island in Indonesia. There is a separate counter for the Visa on Arrival in Sumatra at passport control. This special visa for Sumatra costs $35, payable only in cash in IDR. You can also pay in other currencies, but the exchange rates are always poor.

The extension costs another $30 and can be applied for at the earliest 7 days before the visa expires. However, do not wait too long to extend your visa on arrival in Sumatra. Travellers whose visa was only valid for 1 day have also been rejected. The rules are not always the same in the Immigrasis. As is so often the case, it sometimes depends on the day, the place and the clerk. It is advisable to enquire with the respective Immigrasi in advance.

Extension

It is best to show up at the Imigrasi 5 to 7 days before your visa expires. The immigration authorities in Sumatra are called “Kantor Imigrasi”. There are different categories of Imigrasi (Kelas I, II and III). It is not entirely clear whether everyone can extend the Visa on Arrival for Sumatra. It is best to ask in advance.

The usual renewal process foresees three visits to the Imigrasi. At the first visit you hand in the forms and photocopies. You will then receive a payment form which you must present to a bank or payment counter at the Imigrasi to pay the renewal fee for your Visa on Arrival ($30). A few days later you will have to go to Imigrasi to take a fingerprint and take photos. A few days later you can then pick up your passport with your extension stamp.Sometimes the first 2 vists are combined. So you only have to go there twice.

The visa extension stamp shows the exact date on which your extension expires. The extension will always be issued on the date your current visa expires, not the day you apply for the extension. In this way you will always receive the full 60 days, even if you receive your extension a few days in advance. After 60 days you have to leave the country.

Requirements:

  • 35$ in cash
  • passport valid for at least 6 months
  • One free pages in passport
  • Valid return ticket/onward ticket (see info below)

More info here. The visa on arrival can now also be obtained online.

Visit visa B211A for up to 180 days

For a stay of up to 180 days on Sumatra a so-called visit visa B211A can be obtained. Applying for this visa for Sumatra can take some time. Therefore, it is advisable to apply for the Visit visa a few weeks in advance at an embassy or the nearest consulate.

With this visa you can initially stay 60 days on Sumatra and easily extend the visa monthly up to 6 months. This is also an alternative to the Visa on Arrival for Sumatra if you want to avoid going to the Imigrasi.

This Sumatra visa can currently only be obtained through an agency, such as visa-indonesia.com. The application should be made at least 4 weeks in advance. For this visa there should be one free page in the passport, which must be valid for at least 6 months after entry. Furthermore one color biometric passport photo and a fully completed visa application is needed.

Requirements:

  • passport valid for at least 6 months
  • 1 free page in passport
  • Valid return ticket/oward ticket
  • Filled visa application form
  • 1 coloured biometric passport photo
  • copy of the passport (page with name, date of birth etc.)

You are not allowed to work with all visa types mentioned above. Also no volunteer work, Workaway or the like.

List of Imigrasi in Sumatra

Cantor Imigrasi Kelas I

Cantor Imigrasi Kelas I

BANDA ACEH
Jl. Tengku M. Daud Beureuh No. 82 Banda Aceh
Telp.(0651)-23784
imigrasibandaaceh.org

BANDAR LAMPING
JL. HJ. HANIAH NO.3 CUT MUTIA RT/RW.021/01 KEL. GULAK GALIK, KEC. TELUK BEDUNG UTARA, BANDAR LAMPUNG, LAMPUNG 35214
Telp.(0721)- 482828, 482607
kanimbdl@gmail.com

BANGKA BELITUNG
JL. JEND. SUDIRMAN KM. 03, KEL. SELINDUNG BARU, KEC. PANGKALPINANG, KEP. BANGKA BELITUNG 33117
Telp.(0717)-424700; 421774
pangkalpinang.imigrasi.go.id

JAMBI
JL. ARIEF RAHMAN HAKIM NO.63 RT/RW.28/07, KEL. SIMPANG IV SIPIN, KEC. TELANAIPURA, JAMBI 36124
Telp.(0741)-62033, 62214
www.kanimjambi.com

MEDAN
JL. GATOT SUBROTO NO.268A MEDAN 20123
Telp.(061)8452112
medan.imigrasi.go.id

PADANG
JL. KHATIB SULAIMAN NO.50 RT/RW. 003/007, KEL. LOLONG BELATI, KEC. PADANG UTARA, PADANG, SUMATERA BARAT, 25135
Telp.(0751)7055113
www.imigrasipadang.com

PALEMBANG
JL. PANGERAN RATU NO.1 RT/RW.015/005 KEL. ULU, KEC. SEBERANG ULU I, PALEMBANG, SUMATERA SELATAN 30252
Telp.(0711)-518309
palembang.imigrasi.go.id

PEKANBARU
JL. TERATAI NO. 87 RT/RW.02/02 KEL. PULAU KARAM, KEC. SUKAJADI, PEKANBARU, RIAU 28127
Telp.(0761)-21536
pekanbaru.imigrasi.go.id

PEMATANG SIANTAR
Jl. Raya Medan Km. 11.5 Pematang Siantar, 21154
Phone (0622)-7439110
http://www.pematangsiantar.imigrasi.go.id

PULAU WEH
Jl. Teuku Umar No. 10 Sabang 23511
Telp.(0652)-21343
imigrasi_sabang@yahoo.co.id

List of all Imigrasi

Overstaying

Staying longer in the country than indicated on the visa is not a trivial offence. Therefore, check immediately upon entry whether the stamp on the visa shows the correct date. Always be aware of how long you are allowed to stay in the country and extend your visa if necessary and possible.

If you do overstay, there is a fee of IDR 1 million per day. Payable directly at the airport.

Onward ticket

When entering Sumatra and all of Indonesia, you must provide proof of an exit ticket. This can also be after the 30 days for the Visa on Arrival. Some officials don’t even ask for one, but it’s always good to have one.

If you do not yet know where and when you want to leave Indonesia, you can also rent a flight ticket online. This is a real flight ticket which is subsequently cancelled by the provider. You can do this on the website bestonwardticket.com.

Visa for Sumatra

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