The first thing you need to do if you want to go to Indonesia, is obtain a visa Indonesia, right? No, Passport first. Your passport must be at least 6 months valid, on the day when you’re arriving in Indonesia.
For some country, it is even free to get to Indonesia. They can get 30 days free visa, but non extendable. Do you want to know which one?
Here is the list:
Other citizens of another countries have to pay for the visa Indonesia.
There are two options of visa, 30 days or 60 days, so you have to determine first how long you will stay in Indonesia.
If you stay shorter than a month, choose visa on arrival, 30 days visa. It’s cheaper than the other visa that you have to obtain from Indonesian embassy if you intend to stay longer. Don’t miss understand this, 30 days is including the day that you’re arrive and leaving. Totally you have just 28 days to enjoy your visit in Indonesia.
If you’re intend to stay longer than 30 days, but you don’t want to apply for visa in advance, what you can do is go to Singapore (nice country by the way, very clean) for a few days, go some shopping.
Then come back again to Indonesia, and obtain another visa on arrival for 30 days again. Totally it will cost you US $ 50 while if you apply for visa in advance will cost you US $ 45 for 60 days, but it spare you all that paper work.
You can also arrange your visa Indonesia by travel agency, but you have to pay more, it will be including shipping cost and all that paper work that the travel agency have to do for you at the embassy. In the end it will cost you almost US $ 100 for each person. Expensive, isn’t it.
If you arrange the visa Indonesia by yourself, it could be an exhausted experience, and you will know why I said this as soon as you do this by yourself (That's my experience, other people could be more lucky than I am)
Visa on arrival is 30 days visa, this VOA can you get at the 19 airports and 23 seaports in Indonesia for US $ 25.
There are 7 airports and 2 seaports in Java where you can obtain VOA.
There are 1airport and 1 seaport in Bali.
Here is the list of the 65 countries that eligible to apply 30 days visa on arrival
If you arrive in Jakarta, Cengkareng airport from International flight (what I have experience), you will need the paper that the stewardess gives you on the airplane. So keep awake 2 hours before landing because you really need that paper that you have to fill in the airplane to spare your time at the airport if you want to arrange that visa.
As soon as you landing at the airport you don’t have even any time to fill in that form. As soon as possible get in the row to pay the visa first. Don’t stay in the wrong row. There are 2 different rows. The row for paying the visa, and the row for taking the visa. First pay the visa, or else you have to go back which it can take much longer before you can get out that whole procedure. It’s frustrating to stay in the long row, so take care that you’re in de right row as soon as you get out the airplane.
The only advantage is if you have visa in advance is that you don’t have to be in long row at visa section. Just checking the passport and you are out.
For more information and the adresses of Embassies of Republic Indonesia , please see the official site http://id.embassyinformation.com/