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You are totally ready to fly to Bali and you want to know what is necessary to do that in terms of visas.
Well, look no further because here you can find all the information you need.
Note that this article is written for people looking to stay up to 180 days or 6 months in Bali.
What Visa Do I Need For Bali?
First off, let’s check if you actually need a visa to visit Bali.
In the past, passport holders from about 169 countries could enter Bali, Indonesia for free. Most likely, this included your country as well. However, this free visit program is temporarily suspended.
Currently, only passport holders of ASEAN countries do not need a visa for Bali, Indonesia.
If you are from any of these countries, you are in good luck. Just bring your passport with 6 months’ validity and you can stay – for tourism purposes – up to 30 days.
If you are not from any of these countries (listed below), you will need to apply for a visa and for that you will need a passport.
Don’t worry though, depending on your desired length of stay, this process is quite easy and could even be done online, in advance.
Visa Exemption For Bali, Indonesia Is For These Countries’ Passport Holders
- Timor Leste
Please note that this visa is:
- Intended for tourism purposes only
- Valid for a maximum of 30 days
- Not extendable, you will have to leave the country within 30 days or risk a fine
- A passport with a minimum validity of 6 months is required
Visitors from other countries, or who wish to stay longer than 30 days, please read about your options below.
The 2 Best Bali Visa Options
Below we describe the 2 best options for your visa when visiting Bali, Indonesia.
There are more visas, but those are for very specific situations and are either intended for people wanting to work or live in Bali, while still being able to fly out – without nullifying their visa. We will not go into those visa types in this article.
1. Visa On Arrival in Bali, Indonesia (max. 60 days)
The easiest way to get access to the beautiful island of Bali is through a visa on arrival.
But what is it exactly? How can I apply? And, what are the costs of this visa?
Well, the answers are all here, read on.
What Are The Requirements For A Visa On Arrival?
A visa on arrival, as the name suggests, is an endorsement you get upon arrival at the last airport of your flight, Ngurah Rai in Denpasar, Bali.
Be aware that there are still a few requirements to be able to obtain this stamp in your passport, which grants you access to the island for a period of max 30 or 60 days.
The requirements are:
- Valid passport for at least 6 months
- Return or forwarding tickets
- Covid-19 Vaccination or doctor’s declaration (more on this further down)
Electronic Visa on Arrival (or eVOA)?
The best way to get the visa on arrival is to apply for it online. This can be done through the official government website, specifically intended for this visa type. The eVOA will save you a lot of time at the airport, so we highly suggest you to use this one.
This is called the electronic visa on arrival or eVOA.
Before, the only way you could get this visa-type, was at the airport itself, just before the passport border control.
How to Apply For A Visa on Arrival for Bali, Indonesia
There are 2 ways to obtain the visa on arrival:
1. By buying it at the airport, just before the passport border control
2. Apply for the visa online, through the official website
We recommend applying for the electronic visa on arrival (eVOA) for which there is an official government website.
In case you prefer to do it at the airport, there is a stand near the Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), before the passport border control, where you can buy this visa.
How To Extend Your Visa On Arrival in Bali, Indonesia
This can be done online through the same website where you make the initial application for a visa on arrival, or you could do this offline at one of the 3 immigration offices.
Again, we highly recommend you apply for the visa on arrival online (eVOA) to save yourself a lot of time and money.
How Much Does The Bali Visa On Arrival Cost?
The cost for this visa is 35 USD or 500,000 Rp.
You can pay in both USD (make sure you have the exact amount) or in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) at the stand.
Online you pay with Mastercard, Visa, or JCB credit cards. Note that the payment will be made in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), so a small conversion fee may occur.
Since the stand is at the bank, you could convert your money before as well.
2. (More Than) 60-Day Visa Bali, Indonesia
This single-entry visa is one of the best visas for staying up to 6 months while working remotely from Bali, Indonesia.
This visa is also referred to as:
- Bali digital nomad visa
- Single Entry Visa
- Tourist Visit Visa
- B211a social visa
- B211b business visa (single-entry)
So don’t be confused when these terms are mentioned, they all refer to the same visa.
What Is A Single-Entry Visitor Visa?
A single entry visa is called this way because it assumes you stay for one period, uninterrupted from going out of the country.
If you do decide to go out of the country on a single-entry visa, you will have to re-apply (and pay) for a new visa.
This is contrary to a ‘multiple-entry visa’; Multiple-entry visas will only allow you to stay up to 60 days after which you will have to fly out. After flying out, you could return the same day.
Not really comfortable if you want to stay longer than 60 days.
How Long Can I Stay With A Tourist Visit Visa?
The beauty of this visa is that it can be extended up to 2 times adding 60 more days for each extension, totaling 180 days.
And, currently, it is also still possible to renew this visa onshore, which gives the benefit of not having to leave the country, saving you cost on flights, etc.
Note that this last bit may (and probably will) change in the future at the discretion of the government of Indonesia.
How Can I Apply For A 60-day Visa?
In theory, you could apply for this Bali tourist visa online and by yourself. Before, it was necessary to have a local sponsor. This rule has recently been changed, however, the online systems are not yet working really well.
The best thing you could do is apply for this at your local embassy or consulate, or you could ask this to be done by a visa agent. If you do a search online you will find many agents that are willing to do this for you, of course at a fee.
How Can I Extend The 60-Day Visa?
Extensions can be done at one of the 3 local immigration offices on Bali, or you could do the extension through your visa agent. You would then only have to show up for the 1st extension at one of the immigration offices, for pictures and fingerprints. The other extensions would then be handled by your visa agent. This is great because it will save you time.
What Are The Requirements For A Bali Digital Nomad Visa?
When using an agent, he will only ask for the following:
1. A passport valid for at least 12 months
2. Proof of having at least USD 2,000 USD
3. Return or forward ticket
4. 2 photographs (4 cm x 6 cm)
What Are The Costs Of A Bali Social Visa?
The governmental fees are 2,000,000 Rp. per 60 days. Your agent will want to add some of their cost on top of this for each extension.
Do You Need To Be Vaccinated To Travel To Bali?
The latest travel reports show that practically nobody checks for vaccination status anymore.
Probably for the simple fact that rules and regulations about this have been, and still are unclear and contradictory.
Oftentimes, while checking the Indonesian governmental websites, the latest information is not even properly translated.
Having said that, here are the official rules and regulations to consider.
What Vaccinations Do I Need For Bali?
- if you are older than 18, you will need 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson or 2 doses of other Covid19 Vaccination brands
- If you are younger than 18, you don’t need a vaccination
That’s all, no more PCR tests, boosters, or anything else.
Do make sure you have a printed certificate on you.
There is also an app called “SATUSEHAT”, previously “PeduluLinguni” which you should download, but it doesn’t work properly and has an average of a 1-star rating after more than a million reviews.
Can I Go Unvaccinated to Bali, Indonesia?
Yes, you can.
Just make sure you bring an official declaration from your doctor in the English language, printed out and signed.
Again, small chance someone will ask for it, but best to have it in on you just in case.
Just make sure it looks official.
- Nusa Dua (South Bali) – Jl. Raya Taman Jimbaran No.1, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali.
- Denpasar – Jl. Panjaitan No.3, Sumerta Kelod, Kec. Denpasar Tim., Kota Denpasar, Bali.
- Singaraja – Jl. Seririt, Desa Pemaron, Singaraja, Pemaron, Kec. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali.
How to get a visa on arrival Indonesia Immigration website:
Latest information shared on Indonesian Embassy websites:
Latest circular letter surrounding COVID
Where to apply online for eVOA
INDONESIA VISA-FREE VISIT PROGRAM (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED);
Information about single entry visa b211a on Immigration website:
Visitor Visa for Tourism No Sponsor: