If, in case, you entering Bali with the intention of staying more than 30 days or have something more long at the top of the priority list like beginning a business or seeing family, you should apply for a visa ahead of time – as in before you leave for Bali. For this, you should apply through an Indonesian Embassy and/or Consulate in your nation of origin.
There is no second opinion that you can apply for the visa on your own, however, the process becomes more smoother and less demanding with an assistance of an expert travel/visa specialist who knows precisely what to do and how to streamline the entire procedure a bit. Following list are different categories of vis that can be availed as per the criteria you fit in :
A Tourist Visa endures up to 60 days and perfectly fine as long you intend to visit this beauty place with the sole intention of touring it. If you are looking forward to apply for Tourist Visa for Bali, then, make sure your passport is valid for next six months of the year with at least three pages blank in your passport.
If, in case you are visiting Bali not with the purpose of travelling but say studying, visiting family or if you are a part and student exchange program, then, you might be needed to apply for Social/Cultural Visa. For this visa, a valid passport as well as passport photograph is must.
You will need to acquire an application structure from Indonesian embassy or consulate and an introduction letter or guarantee of sponsorship from a reliable individual or school in Indonesia. The visa is substantial for 60 days, however, it can be extended for maximum of about six months considering you extend it for one month at a time. You will be required to pay for the application and visa extension charges in case of extension.
People wishing to extend their business to Bali can avail 60-day Single Entry Business Visa. This visa is also applicable if you are visiting for a conference or seminar. In case, there is a need for extending the visa, you will be required to pay a visit to the local immigration authorities or a visa agent. Bali also provides an option of a Multiple Entry Business Visa which is valid for as long as 12 months.
However, Business Visa comes with certain terms and conditions i.e. you are visiting the country for business motives of meeting overseas business partners, however, it does not mean that you are taking up employment (of any sort ) in Indonesia. In order to apply for a Business Visa, you are required to have a passport with at least six months validity, a passport photograph, a completed visa application form and an evidence that supports that you have enough funds to cover your accommodation in Indonesia (usually accepted in the form of a bank statement).
In addition to the above mentioned, you also need to submit two supporting letters that outline the exact summary of your visit, one from your workplace and the other from your guarantor in Indonesia.
For those who are looking for an employment in Thailand need to avail Employment Visa or referred as Temporary Stay Permit or KITAS. However, in order to apply for this visa, you need to show a letter that proves you are sponsored by a company or organization active in Thailand. This is best suited for foreigners who are looking for work and play kind of an atmosphere.
Bali is an ideal destination for retiring – picture perfect landscapes, spa, laid back atmosphere. What else can you desire for? For people above, 55 years of age who are looking for settling in this beautiful place can avail themselves with a renewable five-year visa. In order to apply for this visa, your passport should be valid for at least 18 months and you will also be required to prove certain insurance standards such as financial capability for your stay.
60 Day Tourist Visa ‘ 211’
‘The 211’ or ‘B -211 Tourist Visit Visa’ is another 60 – day tourist visa that is not known by majority of travelers to Indonesia. One of the most impressive thing about 211 Visa is that just like any other tourist visa, this too can be extended for a 6 months duration, costing for about 550k for each month over a period of 60 days. The 211 Visa can be availed from embassies and consulates, and is also extendable for up to 6 months (costing about 550k for each month over the 60 days). Thus, in all you can stay in Bali up to 180 days (6 months).
In order to apply for 211 Visa, all foreign nationals are required to submit a sponsor letter, copy of your sponsor ID, filled Application to be submitted to the Thailand Embassy, return tickets, bank statement that states you own a minimum amount of 2000 USD and lastly your passport should be valid for the next 6 months.