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Bali is a fabulous island with the most beautiful waterfalls on the planet, volcanoes, green rice fields, and, of course, heavenly beaches where surfers strive to get to. How to find yourself in this paradise? We talk about paper difficulties and obtaining a visa to Bali, i.e. visas to Indonesia. There is no separate visa for Bali, it applies to the entire territory of the country.

For visitors, Indonesia offers different types of tourist visas, which are not always easy to navigate. That's why we've put together a small guide on visas to Bali.

As a traveler, you can apply for various types of tourist visas. It all depends on how long you want to stay there.

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Visa for a month

If you stay in Bali for less than a month, you can easily get it immediately upon arrival. It's called Visa On Arrival, VOA. The cost is about $34. Payment is made directly at the airport in IDR, EUR, USD or AUD. But it is better to pay in rupees or dollars.

You are free to travel within the territory provided that you leave after 30 days.

In order to be able to enter Bali or other Indonesian islands, you will need to prove that you will indeed leave the country within a month and show a return ticket (sometimes they don’t ask for it). This visa can be extended at the immigration office for another month.

Be careful, you can’t stay more than 30 days without an extension: Indonesia has high fines. A day of delay will cost IDR 1 million: about 62 euros.


Electronic visa for a month (e-VOA)

In November 2022, Indonesia launched a new electronic visa on arrival system called e-VOA (Electronic Visa on Arrival). You can now apply and pay for your visa online before you leave. This can be done on the website molina.imigrasi.go.id or a visa agency. The e-Visa fee is approximately 34 euros. Print your e-visa and present it at the border.

From the date your e-VOA is issued, you have 90 days to enter Bali.

This system speeds up the process: when you arrive, you just need to provide the e-VOA confirmation to the immigration officer.

This visa option is available for citizens of 87 countries:

South Africa, Albania, Germany, Andorra, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Colombia, South Korea, Croatia , Denmark, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, Spain, Estonia, USA, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Malaysia, Maldives , Malta, Morocco, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Uzbekistan, Palestine, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Czech Republic, Romania, UK, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Suriname, Taiwan, Thailand, East Timor, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City and Vietnam.


How to extend a visa for 30 days

A visa issued on arrival for 30 days, as well as an e-Visa, can be extended once for 30 days. To do this, you must submit an application no later than three working days before the expiration of the visa. The procedure is:

  • Contact one of the immigration offices. You will need to fill out a form, present your passport and travel ticket confirming your exit from the country.
  • Return three days later to pay IDR 500,000 (€32). The officer will take your photo and take your fingerprints.
  • Come again to collect your passport with a visa extension.

Addresses of immigration offices in Bali:

  • Nusa Dua (South Bali) - Jl. Raya Taman Jimbaran No.1, Jimbaran, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali.
  • Denpasar - Jl Panjaitan No.3, Sumerta Kelod, Kec. Denpasar Team, Kota Denpasar, Bali.
  • Singaraja - J. Seririth, Desa Pemaron, Singaraja, Pemaron, Kek. Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali.


Tourist/business visa (Offshore e-Visa B211) - up to 180 days

This type of visa allows you to stay up to 6 months without the need to extend your visa. This is one of the most popular Bali visas for those who want to live in a tropical paradise. But this is not a tourist visa and will require a sponsor or visa agent to obtain it. A business visa to Bali costs an average of about $300 through an agency. But beware of scammers. Amid the hype around these business visas unscrupulous sites and agents sell fake visas. Many digital nomads fell for their bait and ran into trouble.


Work visa or Kitas visa (2 years)

You will need a Kitas visa to work in Bali. You need a company that will agree to hire you and become your sponsor. The formalities for a work visa in Bali are quite complicated.

What you need to know when you arrive in Bali

  • You need to tell the application PeduliLindungi and fill out the profile. From April 2022, an electronic health card will not be required on international flights, but for domestic flights you can show it from your mobile phone.
  • Since May 2019, PCR tests for entry to Bali have been canceled, quarantine and repeated PCR testing.


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There is nothing complicated about a short trip to Bali: take this opportunity to swim in the ocean waves and enjoy a vacation filled with beautiful sights, vibrant culture and unforgettable adventures!


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