Indonesia Launches 5-Year Multiple Entry Visa

Indonesia has unveiled a groundbreaking visa policy, introducing 5-year Multiple Entry visas (D1 and D2) to enhance travel convenience for foreigners engaging in business and tourism within the country. Silmy Karim, the Director General of Immigration, expressed optimism about the positive impact of this new initiative, stating that it offers convenience for foreigners with high mobility, anticipating an increase in foreign nationals visiting Indonesia.

Indonesia’s 5-Year Multiple-Entry Visas

The newly launched visa category provides five-year multiple-entry visas, allowing stays of up to 60 days per visit for individuals exploring Indonesia for either tourism or business purposes

. This is a significant departure from the standard tourist visa, which typically allows a 30-day stay with a single entry, extendable for an additional 30 days before expiration.

D1 and D2 Visas Catering to Various Needs

Starting January 2024, foreigners can choose between two multiple-entry visas, each valid for five years:

  • D1 Visa: Tailored for leisure travelers, the D1 Visa permits exploration of Indonesia’s landscapes, cities, and culture for up to 60 days per visit.
  •  Activities like sightseeing, visiting friends and family, and attending cultural events are allowed.
  • D2 Visa: Designed for business travelers, the D2 Visa allows a 60-day stay per visit for activities such as participating in meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and business negotiations. However, engaging in full-time employment or commercial activities requiring a work permit is not allowed.

Hassle-Free Application Process

The application for the 5-Year Multiple Entry (D1 or D2) visa has been simplified through the online platform, eliminating cumbersome forms and embassy visits. 

Applicants can easily fill out the form, upload required documents, and complete a secure credit card payment. This streamlined process ensures efficient visa processing, saving applicants time and effort.

Documents Required

  • Valid passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity).
  • Personal bank statement reflecting a minimum balance of USD 2,000 for the past 3 months.
  • Recent color photograph.

Benefits of the New Visa Policy

  • Increased Convenience: The online application process facilitates a smoother and faster visa acquisition.
  • Boosted Tourism and Business: Anticipated to attract more foreign visitors, the program is poised to stimulate tourism and economic activities.
  • Improved Visa Experience: Indonesia aligns itself with other nations by offering a convenient online visa application process, enhancing the overall experience for international travelers.

Ready to Experience Indonesia?

With the introduction of the D1 and D2 visas, immersing oneself in the beauty and diversity of the “Land of 17,000 Islands” has never been more accessible. Potential travelers are encouraged to pack their bags, apply online, and prepare for an enchanting experience in Indonesia.

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