Visa Exemption and Requirements for Indonesian Citizens

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Visa Free for Indonesian People. If you are an Indonesian citizen and a passport holder, there are countries and territories you can visit and travel without a visa application prior to your arrival. I know being a citizen of Indonesia doesn’t possess the pleasure of going to countries without a need to secure a visa like that of a citizen of wealthy countries like USA, UK and Japan. People of the latter can roam and travel the world visa free until the allotted time whereas some countries like Indonesia, its citizens must first make an appointment to apply for a visa before entering and visiting some countries. Some are even denied. If you’re one of those who prefer visiting the visa free countries, this page is for you.


I have posted the summary of list here. This is updated today 2012. If you want to travel the world, start with the free zones like the places listed below. Means, you won’t need to risk of going to any embassy for interview and file visa application that could either be approved or not. Visa exemption for Indonesia will either permit its citizen to visit a place without a visa or secure a visa upon arrival. The latter is easy and works every time as long as you have complete proof like return ticket, enough money / funds to sustain your stay, itinerary, valid IDs, most importantly valid passport that is at least 6 months valid from the date of expiry. So enjoy this page and here we go…


Visa Free or No visa required for the following countries:


Brunei Darussalam – 14 days (passport must be valid at least 6 months on the date of arrival)

Cambodia – 30 days (passport must be valid at least 4 months on the date of arrival)

Laos – 30 days

Malaysia – 30 days (visa must be obtained before arrival for Surat Perjalanan Laksana passport holders)

Philippines – 21 days (passport must be valid at least 6 months on the date of arrival)

Singapore – 30 days (passport must be valid at least 6 months on the date of arrival)

Thailand – 30 days

Vietnam – 30 days (passport must be valid at least 6 months on the date of arrival)

The above countries are all members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations that’s why Indonesia citizens and passport holders have the luxury to travel and visit the countries that are member of ASEAN without visa appointments upon arrival, too. Some counties like Singapore offer extension in case you want to extend your stay. Everything is done in the web now like the EPEC. currently, the members of ASEAN are into baking the Common Visa also known as Single Visa in the oven for all the countries in the group.


Indonesia passport holders can also enter European countries and territories without visa requirement for the allowed maximum days if they are holder of Schengen Visa. The said visa also gives the power for all Indonesians to enter a territory or country covered from the Schengen visa treaty without visa.


Other Asian Countries and Places

Hong Kong – no visa for 30 days just like other Asian countries

Kyrgyzstan – pre-arranged visa can be obtained

Macau – no visa for 30 days

South Korea – no visa for 30 days if arriving at and departing from Jeju Island (Jeju International Airport)


The following allow Indonesians to enjoy a free visa travel up to the allowed period:

Bermuda – 6 months (Immigration officers will decide on the maximum allowed days)

Chile – 90 days

Colombia – 90 days

Dominica – 21 days

Ecuador – 90 days

Haiti – 3 months

Morocco – 3 months

Peru – 183 days

Seychelles – 1 month


However, Visa will be issued upon arrival for the people of Indonesia in the following countries:

Armenia – 120 days, can be obtained at Yerevan Zvartnots Airport

Belarus – visa obtained at Minsk provided with invitation letter issued by a Belarusian state organization

Bhutan – maximum of 15 days with some conditions

Burundi – 1 month

Central African Republic – 7 days

China – visa can be obtained upon arrival for maximum of 15 days

Comoros – 90 days

Cuba – visa issued upon arrival

Djibouti – 1 month

Egypt – 6 months if maids or servants of GCC Member States

Ethiopia – if attending meetings, seminars, workshops organized by the African Union

Fiji – 4 months

Georgia – issued upon arrival

India – 30 days maximum

Iran – 15 days

Jordan – issued upon arrival

Kenya – 3 months

Madagascar – 90 days

Maldives – 30 days

Mali – issued on arrival

Mozambique – 30 days

Nepal – 90 days

Nicaragua – maximum of 90 days stay

Niue – 30 days

Oman – 1 month

Pakistan – 30 days

Palau – 30 days

Papua New Guinea – 60 days

Sri Lanka – 30 days

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 1 month

Tajikistan – 45 days

Tanzania – 1 month

Timor Leste – 30 days

Togo – 7 days

Turkey – 30 days

Tuvalu – 1 month

Uganda – issued on arrival

Zimbabwe – 3 months


Some important notes:

The information for visa exemption countries for Indonesia is for tourist purpose and visit only. Some travel purpose like study, business, visit, fiancée and other types of visa may include different requirement and conditions so check the embassy or consulate of the country you are planning to visit and travel. Today, visa processing is almost done online so you might want to check out the requirements before you apply for any permit.

Transit visa may be required if you are not on direct flights. This information is updated on the date of this article is published (March 28, 2012) and laws may change anytime although I’m updating information when I can.

Sources used in obtaining this information were from: IATA (International Air Transport Association) the best airline and travel search engine.

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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Great Hub Page as usual, Fehl! You really know your stuff on Visa Exemptions and requirements! This is a very useful web source for people looking for work or info for traveling from Indonesia. I think you should expand this and do a series for all the countries of Asia!

Or maybe you are already doing it! LOL! Either way, voted and re-tweeted! Have a great day! :)


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twentyfive 4 years ago Author

Hello my Curly Cheeky Girl :) Thank you for being the first to comment here. *hugs you so much* I try to publish more of this whenever I have time hehehe Need so much time checking each country lol Thank you so much for the votes and shares. I love ya! :) xoxo


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Great information for those who travel. I like your disclaimer at the end as well, good thought!


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LuxmiH 4 years ago from Fort Pierce, Florida

Selamat Jalan and happy adventures to you @twentyfive.

I loved reading this Hub especially to discover a Hubber from Indonesia.

We lived in Jakarta Selatan for several years. I thoroughly enjoyed exploring many of Indonesia's islands and found her people to be gracious and delightful.

I still include many Indonesian dishes in our diet. We probably eat nasi goreng at least once a week. My kitchen would not be complete without kecap manis. I even grow my own lemon grass.

I am originally from Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe) and so I appreciate the challenges that come with traveling on a passport that does not belong to "wealthy countries like USA, UK and Japan". I feel sure that this information is immensely helpful for Indonesians.

Voted up and useful.


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twentyfive 4 years ago Author

Hello LuxmiH :) I'm not from Indonesia but since people loved the related hub I made about visa exemptions, I decided to share about Indonesia.. I'm looking forward to visit Indonesia and some other Asian countries. I am from the Philippines. Wow, you lived in Indonesia before :) Those foods sound so yummy. I'd love to visit Bali someday. Thank you for visiting. :) xoxo

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