When traveling to Indonesia, you must have the proper documentation, including a travel visa. A travel visa differs is different from a passport. It is a document that gives a traveler the ability to travel within a country on a temporary basis. For anyone interested in traveling to Indonesia, there are several different options available for obtaining the necessary documentation.
The first option, which is often the easiest, is to visit an Indonesian embassy. In America, there is one such embassy located in Washington DC. There are several different options that a potential traveler can chose from, depending on what period of time the visitor is expected to remain in the area. It is important to note when filing for a visa that those visitors who will be staying in the country for longer than 60 days must apply for and receive additional certification.
The second option is to apply for a visa upon arrival. This option only works for those who will be staying in the area for less then 30 days. It is not possible to ‘extend’ the length of a visa stay. The visa will expire when the traveler departs the area. Tourists choosing this option must be aware that only certain entry points allow for arrival visas.
In general, anyone applying for a visa must have a valid passport and be able to demonstrate plans to leave the country. You must also have a blank page in your passport in order to affix the visa stamp.