I went to Jakarta in June 2019 along with 2 colleagues for a business trip. My wife also went along as a tourist.
For business visa on arrival, we followed the below process:
- Shortly after leaving the plane, in the terminal there was a Visa on Arrival counter.
- At counter 1 we paid US $15 per visa for a business visa
- At counter 2, the officer pasted the visas in our passport and stamped us in
- We were then allowed to bypass the immigration counters and go straight to baggage claim.
For tourist visa on arrival, my wife followed the below process:
- She went direct to the immigration counter
- No questions asked, no money charged
- Visa stamped in passport and she was waved in
As simple as that.
Visa Type: Visa On Arrival
Airport: Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar, Bali
It was a breeze. No questions asked. No documents viewed. Only a fee of USD 25 per head taken. Good idea to have US Dollars at hand – they do take other currencies but exchange rates are bad.
I did not have side-by-side blank pages in my passport. I had 2 blank pages but far apart from each other. This did not present any problem. The officer used literally half-a-page for the visa sticker and his stamps (the entry & exit stamps were both on top of the visa sticker – no additional space used).
Official guidance says the following are required: Two blank pages in passport, 6 month passport validity, onward air tickets, hotel bookings. But the officer didn’t look for any of these things (except I presume he checked my passport for validity – but that wasn’t an issue for me as the passport is valid for many years yet).
Note: You need to pay IDR 150,000 per head departure tax on your way out. Ensure you keep that much in Rupiah at the end of your trip.