The Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) in Indonesia unveiled a groundbreaking visa policy on Wednesday, December 20, introducing new 5-year Multiple-Entry visas with indices D1 and D2.
This move aims to enhance the ease of travel for foreigners engaging in both business and tourism activities within the country.
“This Multiple-Entry Visa offers convenience for foreigners with high mobility… We are optimistic that with this new visa policy, there will be more foreign nationals visiting Indonesia,” said Silmy Karim, Director General of Immigration
Indonesia 5-Year Multiple-Entry Visas
The newly launched visa offers five-year multiple-entry visas which allow stays of up to 60 days per visit to foreigners who want to visit the country for tourism or business reasons.
It is important to mention here that, the regular tourist visa for Indonesia is valid for 30 days and one entry and allowed visitors can extend it for another 30 days before it expires.
D1 and D2 Visas for Various Needs
Starting January 2024, foreigners can choose between two multiple-entry visa options, each valid for five years:
1. D1 Visa: Perfect for leisure travellers, this visa allows you to explore Indonesia’s stunning landscapes, vibrant cities, and rich culture for up to 60 days per visit. Activities like sightseeing, visiting friends and family, and attending cultural events are all permitted under this visa.
2. D2 Visa: Geared towards business travellers, the D2 Visa grants a 60-day stay per visit for activities such as participating in meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and business negotiations. However, full-time employment or engaging in commercial activities requiring a work permit are not allowed.
Hassle-Free Application Process
Gone are the days of lengthy application forms and embassy visits. Applying for your 5-Year Multiple Entry (D1 or D2) visa is now a breeze thanks to the online platform https://evisa.imigrasi.go.id/
Simply fill out the form, upload the required documents (listed below), and make a secure credit card payment. That’s it! Your visa application will be processed efficiently, saving you time and effort.
- Valid passport (minimum 6 months validity).
- Personal bank statement showing a minimum balance of USD 2,000 for the past 3 months.
- Recent colour photograph.
Benefits of the New Visa Policy
- Increased Convenience: The online application process makes obtaining a visa much easier and faster.
- Boosted Tourism and Business: This program is expected to attract more foreign visitors, stimulating tourism and economic activity.
- Improved Visa Experience: Indonesia joins other countries like Australia and Europe in offering convenient online visa applications, enhancing the overall experience for international travellers.
Ready to Experience Indonesia?
With the new D1 and D2 visas, exploring the Land of 17,000 Islands has never been easier. Pack your bags, apply online, and prepare to be enchanted by Indonesia’s beauty and diversity!