One more question! I'll be in both Thailand and Singapore before I fly to Bali and was wondering if one is better than the other for getting a tourist visa. I've heard that the queues are very long for visa on arrival. Is the cost the same?
#1 jamesinoz has been a member since 19/11/2010. Posts: 2
Visa on arrival costs US$25 and last for 30 days. Pre-purchasing at a consulate or embassy varies in cost but is usually around the US$60 mark and lasts for 60 days. If you absolutely can't be bothered waiting in line at the airport, this will fix your problem. You'll be off the plane and in a cab in about 10 minutes.
In order to get visa on arrival there is only one place you can get it which is at the arrival immigration gate at the airport. The Indonesian Embassy provides visa other type of visa.
Visa arrival cost is US$ 25 and is good for 30 days and this visa can be extended at the immigration office locally for another 30 days without leaving Indonesia.
Kinds of visa which Indonesian Embassy will issue for you are;
- 60 days tourist visa.
- Social Visa
- Single Entry Business Visa
- Multiple Entry Business visa
- Semi Permanent Residential Visa or known as KITAS / ITAS
- Retirement Visa
- Student Visa.
The 60 days tourist visa can be obtain through Indonesian Embassy in your home country and this visa requires no sponsor letter while the rest of then visa required approval letter from Immigration General in Jakarta.
Have a pleasure traveling....
We got the 60 day tourist visa in Bangkok in June 09 and had no problems, the embassy was just off the skytrain a few blocks walk. We showed up early, were the only ones there when they opened, dropped off our applications/photos/passports etc, came back the next afternoon at the time of pickup and there was also no line, walked right in and got them no problem.
Much faster process than getting a thai visa in Laos!