To the east of Java, situated in the western end of the Lesser Sunda islands, lie Bali, where millions of tourists visit every year to witness its beautiful beaches, temples, volcanic mountains, and unique and colourful coral reefs. However there are few things that you would require to know before going on with the visa application process for getting the Bali Visa for Indians.
Stay Duration Less than 30 Days
Indians who wish to travel to Bali for a stay of 30 days for tourism purposes do not require a visa, you will get a visa Exemption Stamp at the airport’s immigration counter. This is valid for a single entry, for every new exit and re-entry into Indonesia you are eligible for a free visa. However this is not applicable for people who travel for tourism, Business or any other purposes other than tourism. This visa is not extendable, and cannot be converted into a different visa, unless there are some unforeseen contingencies like natural disasters.
The documents that you would require are a valid passport for at least six months after your date of return, the return flight ticket, evidence for adequate funds for meeting the expenses of your stay at Bali, a minimum of USD 100 (Rp.7,000) per day, your purpose of visit, and accommodation or hotel bookings.
Stay Duration 30 - 60 Days
For a stay of 30-60 days at Bali for social or for tourism purposes can get a Visa On Arrival after landing in Indonesia at the immigration counter at Rs. 2400 per person. This is fee is applicable for infants as well. The Visa On Arrival is applicable for a period of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days by paying an additional Rs.3008 without having to leave the country, it takes around 7 business days. For being able to get Visa On Arrival you need the following documents, 6 months valid passport, purpose of visit, adequate funds for the expenses, booking for accommodation and return flight ticket.
Social and Cultural Visa B-211
If you wish to apply for Social and Cultural Visa B-211, you can enter Indonesia once and stay for 60days. But you would require a sponsor letter from an Indonesian citizen living in Indonesia. If you can’t arrange for a sponsor letter you can connect with an agent and get a sponsor letter at Rp. 5,313, and the consulate visa fee for Social Visa is around Rp. 3,542. You are not allowed to take up employment with this visa.
You would require 6months valid passport, a photocopy of the main passport page, the page with the entry stamp to the country applied, sponsorship letter, a photocopy of the sponsor’s ID and bank account statement, ticket to and from Indonesia and Visa application form with two passport sized photographs.
Extension of the Social and Cultural Visa is possible by staying at Bali itself or anywhere else in Indonesia. It can be extended for a period of 30days, for a maximum of 4 times and costs around Rs. 2400 and agent fee of Rs. 1771, and it takes around 14 working days. While applying for Social and Cultural visa you would need 12 months valid visa, address proof in the Home Country and also in Indonesia, hotel’s address if you're staying at a hotel.
Multiple Entry Visa
The most preferred type of visa by the tourists is the Multiple Entry Visa, by which one can stay at Bali for a period of 60 days. This visa requires you to have already stayed at Bali for 90 days before this process is started. This visa can be collected at the embassy or consulate outside Indonesia based on your convenience. This visa is valid for 12 months, it costs around Rp. 16,294 and the agent fee is Rp. 4,108. This visa is solely for tourism and not for business purposes.
The documents required for Multiple Visa Entry are, Scanned copy of the first two pages of your passport, a copy of your bank account statement of 90 days with a minimum balance of at least $2000(Rp1,41,000), and the embassy from where you can collect your visa. This process takes around 4-6 days.
While applying for a Business Visa the following documents should be presented a six months valid passport, two copies of the Visa form, two photographs of the applicant (35x44mm) in white background, flight ticket and proof of stay in Bali, salary slip of past 3 months, women travelling alone require an NOC from father or husband, a covering letter from the organization in the home country and an invitation letter of the organization in Indonesia, and your travel insurance. The business visa is applicable for a period of 14 days.
If you are looking for employment in Bali you can apply for the Employment Visa along with the following documents, two passport sized photographs(red background), flight ticket copy, a document stating the applicant’s work permit has been received at embassy, if the applicant is below 18 years they should also produce their work permit.
The Indonesian Visa centers in India are in New Delhi, at 50-A Kautilya Marg,110021,Chanakyapuri,New Delhi, India. In Mumbai, at 19,Altamound road,Cumbala Hill,400026, Mumbai, India. In Kolkata, at 4C White House 119 Park Street, and in Chennai at 3rd floor Ispahani center 123/124, Nungambakam 600034.