Jakarta: Foreign nationals can apply for a Visitor Visa for Tourism and Pre-Investment at molina.imigrasi.go.id starting Thursday, 26 January 2023. Along with the Indonesian Immigration Anniversary - which is celebrated as Immigration Service Day (HBI) 73rd, the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) launched this new service, which comes with an online payment method.
"In addition to applying for a Visitor Visa for Tourism and Pre-Investment, foreigners can extend their Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) through the Foreigners Exit-Entry Module (Molina) website. Payment can be made using a Visa, Mastercard, or JCB credit or debit card. That way, foreigners can complete their visa applications in one process. This is one form of digitalization of public services that the Directorate General of Immigration is promoting,"
explained the Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim, Thursday (26/01/2023).
Formerly, foreign tourists holding e-VOA had to reach the immigration office to apply for an extension of their stay permit. With this new service, foreign tourists will be more comfortable enjoying their holiday and leisure time because they can process everything anywhere and anytime, simply by using a smartphone and an internet network.
"Foreigners can apply for a Visitor Visa for Tourism and Pre-Investment without requiring a sponsor or deposit money. This service is expected to encourage tourism and investment sector growth. Immigration makes it easy for global business people and investors to explore and review potential investments before investing in Indonesia," said Silmy.
To apply for a Visitor Visa for Tourism, Pre-Investment, or e-VOA, foreigners must register an account at molina.imigrasi.go.id. After logging in, the applicant can fill out the form provided and upload the required documents. Suppose all data is confirmed to be valid. In that case, the applicant can complete the payment by following the guidelines detailed on the website. Next, the visa will be sent electronically to the foreigner's email address.
"I hope that all our efforts will contribute to the nation's progress and strengthen the country's positive image from the forefront. We are also accelerating immigration services that pay attention to people's needs through data-based analysis. It also increases digital insight to Immigration employees," he concluded.