When the Covid-19 numbers started going down, the Indonesian government allowed Multiple Entry Visa holders to enter the country through the Riau Islands, specifically through Batam and Bintan. According to reports from local officials, the number of foreigners entering Indonesia through these two areas brought a positive impact on the region’s economic improvement. As a result, Immigration authorities have decided to expand the Multiple Entry Visa to every Immigration checkpoints in Indonesia.
What is a Multiple Entry Visa?
Multiple Entry Visa allows foreigners to enter and exit a country as long as the visa is valid. In Indonesia, a Multiple Entry Visa can be used to stay in the country for a maximum of 60 days, which applies for general activities. For business and pre-investment activities, the period of stay is 60 days counted from the entry date. Holders of the Multiple Entry Visa can do activities like governmental affairs, business talks, pre-investment, and family visits.
What are the Requirements to get a Multiple Entry Visa?
There are several requirements you must prepare in order to get a Multiple Entry Visa in Indonesia:
- A valid passport
- A guarantee letter from your sponsor in Indonesia
- Proof of capital and life expenses of the applicant while staying in Indonesia of at least USD 2000 or equivalent.
- A return ticket or onward ticket for the next destination (will not be necessary for ship crews stopping by in Indonesia)
- Coloured photograph with a size of 4 cm x 6cm
Multiple Entry Visa Checkpoint Expansion in Indonesia
According to the Circular Letter number IMI-0072.GR.01.01 of 2023 from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, General Directorate of Immigration, the exclusive Multiple Entry Visa Checkpoint location in the Riau Islands is no longer valid. Foreigners holding the Multiple Entry Visa can now enter the country through any Immigration checkpoint in Indonesia. It is important to note that this policy is in effect since 25 February 2023, which means that visas granted prior to the date still follow the previous regulation.
How can Double M help?
Applying for a Multiple Entry Visa in Indonesia could make your visit more practical. With Double M’s assistance, you can sit back and receive the visa once it is granted.