Visa Exemption for Short Visit Purposes refer to President Decree Number 43 of 2011

Visa Exemption for Short Visit Purposes refer to President Decree Number 43 of 2011

Directorate General of Immigration press release

 

Jakarta (01/05/2015) - As with the information developed in the past few months that Indonesia will expand the provision of Visa Exemption for Short Visit Purposes to 5 (five) other countries other than fifteen (15) countries that have been set in Presidential Decree No. 43 of 2011, it is necessary given the following explanations:

  1. Information from sites on internet mentioned that many foreign nationals from countries of ‘allegedly’ included of 5 (five) countries which are given exemption for entering territory of Indonesia without visa for short visit purposes, were dissatisfied by airport officers which still required them to obtain visa before entering the country. The foreign visitors assume their visa exemptions already took effect on January 2015;

 

  1. To avoid misunderstandings and the maze of information on Visa Exemption for Short Visit Purposes,  therefore, it is informed to the public that the current regulation concerning the matter is the President Decree No. 43 of 2011, which allowed the citizens of 15 (fifteen) countries to enter the territory of Indonesia without visa, namely Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Chile, Morocco, Peru, Vietnam, Ecuador, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar;

 

  1. Citizens from other than countries specified in the President Decree No. 43 of 2011 are still required to have a visa to enter Indonesia. As law enforcers, immigration officers on duty at the airport have the obligation to implement the provisions of legislation;

 

  1. Although there have been proposals to expand the provision of Visa Exemption for Short Visit Purposes by adding 5 (five) other countries, namely China, Russia, Australia, South Korea and Japan. But to this day there is still no new provisions in addition to the President Decree No. 43 of 2011.

 

 

Jakarta, January 5th, 2015

Head of Public Relations and Administration

Directorate General of Immigration

 

Heriyanto, S.E., S.H., M.Si

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