This summary is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered an authoritative guide on how to obtain work authorization in Indonesia. The intent is to give the reader a general overview of the process only. Procedures and requirements may have changed since the writing of this article. For current and detailed information regarding the topics below, as well as documentary requirements, processing times, post-arrival and departure requirements, penalties for non-compliance, allowances for accompanying family members, and any other information pertaining to your specific needs, please contact your Pro-Link GLOBAL immigration professional.



Permitted Activities – Business visitors must generally limit their activities to the following:

  • Attending business meetings or discussions;
  • Making sales calls to potential clients provided that the visitor represents a commercial entity outside of Indonesia;
  • Attending seminars or “fact-finding” meetings.

Type of Business Visas
 – Certain nationals may enter Indonesia without need of a business visa (visa-exempt nationals).   All other nationals will require a single-entry (Index 211) or a multiple-entry (Index 212) business visa.

Basic Requirements

1. Intention of a genuine visit for business and not for paid employment;
2. Passport valid for at least 18 months at the date of application;
3. Evidence that there are no restrictions on his or her traveling to Indonesia;
4. No intention to permanently reside in Indonesia;
5. A ticket for onward travel from Indonesia;
6. Proof of funds.

Estimated Processing Times – This varies by diplomatic post and country.

Maximum Time On Visa – These visas allow business people to make a short business visit to Indonesia for up to 30 days (single-entry visa) or three months (multiple-entry visa).   Only single-entry business visas can be extended for up to four times while the applicant is in Indonesia. Multiple-entry business visas can not be extended while the applicant is in country.

Typical Documents Required
All travelers need to present the following documents to officers in immigration clearance:

  • a valid passport or other acceptable travel document and in some cases;
  • a valid visa or authority to enter Indonesia.