In the past the citizens of 48 countries were permitted to stay in Indonesia for up to 60 days without needing a visa. This policy now only applies to the nationals of 11 countries – Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong, Macao, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – and for a period of only 30 days, as long as they have a passport that is valid for 6 months or more. Further, this visa free facility cannot be converted into any other type of visa nor can it be extended.
The citizens of Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungry, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Maldives, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, and the United States need to pay for a ‘ VISA ON ARRIVAL’. This can be purchased upon arrival at an international port or airport in Indonesia (Initially this is only available at Medan, Pekanbaru, Padang, Portugal, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali and Manado airports, and at the Batam, Bintan, Medan, Sumatra, Padang – Sumatra, Padang Bai – Bali, and Jayapura – Papua seaports ) as long as applicants hold a current passport that is valid for 6 months or more. This must be presented along with an airline disembarkation card. If requested, proof may also be required that an applicant has the means to live while in Indonesia.
Those individuals not on the visa–free list of countries or on the visa–on–arrival list must apply for a visa overseas before arrival in Indonesia.
Those visitors who overstay this visa on arrival can leave Indonesia by paying US$ 20 for every day they overstay their visa. Further, airlines that have their flights delayed for any reason can have their passengers exempted from paying any overstaying penalties.