The Single Visa Entry
Everything You Need to Know About the Single Entry Tourist Visa!
The Covid pandemic has changed the way we travel and how we travel. Indonesia has closed and reopened its borders several times in recent years, and the Single-Entry Visa has been the most popular visa option during this time.
With the introduction of the Visa on Arrival Scheme in early 2022, many people’s need for a visa has diminished; however, it remains the most popular visa type for visitors entering Indonesia.
This article explains what it is, how it works, who it applies to, and what the benefits are.
The Single-Entry Visa is a visit visa with a 60-day stay permit upon arrival that can be extended twice with a 60-day stay permit for each extension. The visa allows for a maximum stay of 180 days in Indonesia. To obtain this visa, you must be sponsored by an Indonesian company involved in the travel and tourism industry. Individual sponsorship is not currently available and must be processed through the online registration system by the guarantor.
Yes, all nationalities are eligible for this visa.
Single-Entry visas are classified into three types: b211a, b211b, and b211c. With the current visa situation, b211a is valid for offshore applications, which include tourism and business meetings, emergency work, marine industrial, humanitarian, purchasing goods, and volunteering. Meanwhile, b211b applies to prospective foreign workers in the trial and audit process, as well as business meetings. Finally, b211c is applicable to noncommercial filmmakers and journalists.
A visit visa is also known as a Visa on Arrival (VOA). What distinguishes this visa is that it will be issued upon arrival at the airport’s immigration counter, along with a 30-day stay permit. The visa costs about USD 35 and can be extended for another 30 days.
There are a few reasons why you might choose the Single Entry Tourist Visa over the VOA, such as applying for other visa types onshore (the VOA does not allow you to apply for other visas while in Indonesia) or wanting to stay in Indonesia for longer than 60 days.
The VOA allows for a maximum stay of 60 days; after that, you must leave the country and return.
If you want to apply for this visa, the visa fee for tourism is approximately IDR 1.5 million, and the visa fee for business purposes is approximately IDR 2,000,000, plus the service fee of the sponsor who will process the visa and sponsor you to be in the country; this cost will vary depending on the sponsor.