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Multiple Entries during 30 Day Free Tourist Visa?

Posted by tpogrady on 16/3/2017 at 12:15

Hello,
I'm an American traveling to SE Asia for the first time beginning in May! I am planning to fly into Denpasar , do Bali and Lombok for about 10 days total, then fly into Singapore for 2 days or so. From there, I am planning to take a ferry to Tanjung Pinang (in Indonesia), before taking a long ferry to the Anambas Islands for 7 days.
My total time spent in Indonesia will be well below the 30 day max granted under the free tourist visa... will I need to apply for a visa-on-demand when I arrive to Tanjung Pinang? Or will I still be covered under the original visa I received in Denpasar Airport?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted by amnicoll on 16/3/2017 at 20:30

Like almost anywhere in the world unless you have a multiple entry visa your visa expires when you leave the country so you will need a second one

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Posted by tpogrady on 17/3/2017 at 11:30

Thanks, but is there a minimum number of days that I must wait before getting a second free 30 day tourist visa? I imagine there are regulations to prevent tourists from leaving the country for a weekend and then getting a new tourist visa every month...

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Posted by amnicoll on 17/3/2017 at 20:34

I am not aware of any minimum time out of the country.

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Posted by neharani on 17/3/2017 at 22:37

Yes you are right that there may be some rules for the tourists who want visa in a short period of time..but you have to apply and wait for the second one..so you manage your time accordingly..

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Posted by amnicoll on 17/3/2017 at 23:00

I do not understand neharani the 30 day visas are issued on arrival at the Indonesian airport there is no need to apply for anything in advance

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Posted by somtam2000 on 18/3/2017 at 01:12 admin

Sorry for the late reply on this.

If you're a legitimate tourist, you can enter Indonesia on the 30-day visa on arrival, use that up, fly out, get on the next flight back in and use another 30 days. There is no "waiting period" before re-entering.

Hope that helps.

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Posted by tpogrady on 18/3/2017 at 15:03

Thanks all!

I also found this Indonesian "Directorate General of Immigration" website super useful in terms of who qualifies for the free 30-day tourist visa, and which checkpoints (including airports, seaports and land crossings) are authorized to grant this visa exception.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/3/2017 at 19:15 admin

Yup nice find - will add to the visa section - thanks.

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Posted by Digitarius on 20/3/2017 at 21:08

I just want to add I don't think the VOA is free. I was charged a $35.00 fee when I arrived at the airport in Jakarta last month. I am U.S. citizen. Just so you know. The website may say free but it's not. You no longer have to pay the exit fee, it's included with the ticket price but VOA is not free.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/3/2017 at 21:17 admin

There are two VOAs. One is free but is non-extendable and the other is not free ($35) and is extendable (for a month). The free VOA is available on arrival at Jakarta, so I guess they gave you the extendable one.

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Posted by Digitarius on 20/3/2017 at 21:35

I guess. They sure don't mention a free VOA at the immigration desk when you arrive. Maybe I should ask for a free one next time hahaha..

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