Is Indonesia Visa Free for Filipinos? Indonesia Visa Free Guide for Philippines Passport Holder

By Kach Umandap - Howe July 10th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides One Comment

We won’t just tell you about the visa-free entry in Indonesia but also the requirements and other details you need to know in order to apply for a tourist visa in case you want a longer trip.

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What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘Indonesia‘? Bali, right? Each and every one of us dreamt of going and staying in this paradise on earth. But let me tell you that there is still a lot to see and explore in this wonderful country. And for us Filipino, we’re lucky enough as we can go to Indonesia visa-free.

We don’t have to experience the struggle of applying for a tourist visa or the stress of worrying about where we should get the ‘show money‘ which is usually one of the requirements in applying for one.

Free to Enter Indonesia Visa Free Guide for Philippines Passport Holder
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However, if you fell in love with this country and decided to stay for a longer time, then you must apply for a tourist visa (either single entry or multiple entries). Just continue reading as we will tell you the information and details in applying for an Indonesian tourist visa.

Note: Unlike other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, Indonesia doesn’t process an extension visa. So you really need to apply for a tourist visa prior to your target travel date. However, single-entry and multiple entries visa both process an extension. Read more below.

Facts about Indonesia Free-Entry for Filipinos

Validity: up to 30 days (non-extendable)
Process: Visa Not Required
Number of Entries: Single

All you need is your passport and a returned ticket (it must be confirmed) when entering Indonesia.

Indonesia Tourist Visa

If 30 days is not enough for you, you can apply for a Single or Multiple entry visa at the embassy of Indonesia in Manila.

Requirements in Applying for Indonesia Tourist Visa:

Philippine Passport

Free to Enter Indonesia Visa Free Guide for Philippines Passport Holder

Free to Enter Indonesia Visa Free Guide for Philippines Passport Holder

  • Two recently taken 4×6 sized photos with white background
  • Sponsor Letter from Indonesian Company or Organization with a copy of Passport and National ID or if not Indonesia with a copy of passport and Stay Permit (travel for tourism are exempted from this).
  • Hotel Booking or Accommodation (if applicable)
  • Flight Schedule, Booking or Daily Itinerary
  • Proof of Financial Capacity – Bank Statement with a minimum balance of USD 1,500 (or PHP 75,000)
  • Additional Requirements:

    • For Visiting Family – Marriage Certificate or Birth Certificate
    • For Business Activities – Certificate of Employment
    • For Applicant who own the company – Company Profile and Business Permit

Submit these documents to the Embassy of Indonesia in Manila (address stated below).

Purpose of the Tourist Visa:

  • Tourism
  • Family or Social visit
  • Art & cultural visit
  • Officials/government visit
  • Non-commercial sports activities;
  • Benchmarking, short course, short training, seminars, giving lectures
  • Working in very urgent matters
  • Business meeting
  • Buying goods or products;
  • Participation in an international exhibition;
  • Transit
  • Join transportation mode in Indonesia
  • With the written approval of the Director-General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia:
    1. Giving consultation and training
    2. Audit, quality control, or inspection to a branch office in Indonesia
    3. Foreign workers on probation

Single Entry Visit Visa

Validity: 90 days from its issuance
Stay: 60 days and can be extended in Immigration Office for 5 (five) times with 30 days each
Number of Entries: Single
Process: 3 working days
Visa Fee: Php 2,750.00

Multiple Entries Visit Visa

This is advisable and recommended to those frequent travelers to Indonesia.

Validity: 5 years from its issuance
Stay: 60 days and can be extended in Immigration Office for 5 (five) times with 30 days each
Number of Entries: Multiple
Process: 3 working days
Visa Fee: Php 6,050.00

Indonesian Embassy in the Philippines

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Manila
Address: 185 Salcedo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229, Metro Manila
Contact details: +63 2 892 5062 – 68
[email protected]
Office hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM (documents submission) / 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (releasing of visa)

Free to Enter Indonesia Visa Free Guide for Philippines Passport Holder
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Frequently Asked Questions About the Indonesia Tourist Visa

1. Can I enter Indonesia without a visa?

Yes. As a Philippine passport holder, we can enter visa-free in Indonesia and stay for up to 30 days.

2. Can I work with my Tourist Visa?

You can work with your visit visa if it’s stated in your purpose.

3. Is there a penalty for overstaying?

Yes, you may be fined IDR 1 Million per day (about PHP 3,600) or you may even be deported and blacklisted.

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 146 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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