After we have now spent over 2 months in Malaysia it should go for us next to Indonesia. A country we already know from previous vacations very well and have learned to appreciate. But is it possible to enter Indonesia with a German passport at any time without further ado? Which entry regulations do I have to follow as a German citizen? How long must the passport be valid for Bali? Is a visa required for Bali? In this article you will find all information about the entry to Indonesia. Entry for German citizens is possible at any time with a passport. This must be at least still 6 months valid at entry.
Entry without a visa (Visa free Visit)
An entry without a visa is quite sufficient for many tourists who only want to vacation in Bali and Co. To do this, you simply have to enter at the respective airport and then get a one-time 30-day residence permit for Indonesia. However, it should be noted that this visa is not renewable. For the proof that the stay is not planned longer than 30 days, an exit ticket is sufficient. Entry without a visa is basically possible at all international airports. (the capital Jakarta and on the island of Bali). Here you do not have to fill out any other documents from your arrival.
Entry with visa (visa on arrival)
German citizens can apply for a visa on arrival with the correct travel documents, i.e. passport, for a fee. This visa is also available at international airports and is valid for 30 days. For this visa 35 USD in cash are due So who wants to explore the Indonesian islands longer should switch to the visa on arrival. This visa is still extendable to 60 days. However, it is not possible to get a visa equal for 60 days. It must be extended at least 7 days before expiration. The cost for this is at least 30 USD. For more information about Visa on Arrival please check the current information about Foreign Office. This visa is also known as a tourist visa, because it is very easy to apply for and has a mostly sufficient validity.
Apply for a visa before entering the country
German citizens who are not only planning a trip but want to stay longer in Indonesia have the opportunity to apply for a visa before entering the country. For this purpose, one must submit all necessary travel documents to an embassy of Indonesia. There are a total of 3 official embassies and consulates in Germany. (Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg). This paid visa is interesting for business travelers and people who plan a longer stay. According to the Foreign Office, the current processing time at the Indonesian embassy is often several weeks. So who plans a longer stay or several stays in Indonesia should apply for the visa in time so that he gets the entry permit.
For those who still want to know about the correct and most important vaccinations in Indonesia, feel free to read our article about travel vaccinations. Here you will learn which vaccinations are useful for Indonesia. Here we answer you openly quite directly which travel vaccinations we recommend for Asia. The easiest way to read through current safety information and general advice is on the page of the German Foreign Office.
We wish you a lot of fun in Indonesia, we hope we haven’t overwhelmed you with the Indonesian entry requirements. More travel information you will find promptly on our blog.