What types of Visas are available?

1. Visa-free short visit for tourist

2. Visa on Arrival

3. Business Visa

4. Social/Cultural Visit Visa      

5. Employment Visa

6. Limited Stay Period (Temporary Resident Permit)

7. Tourist Visa

8. Transit Visa

9. Various Visa Issued on Approval (for specific countries)

10. Visa for Journalist

What documents do I need to provide to make my application?

There is no set list of documents that should be provided as the requirements vary from application to application. Depending on the purpose of your visit, you can see the type of visa.

What is the minimum passport validity required for applying for a visa?

At least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia.

Can a friend or family member in Indonesia apply for a visa for me?

Visas for Indonesia can be issued only at an Indonesian Embassy/Consulate overseas. However, authorization to stay longer than 60 days or multiple entry visas can be applied for by your local sponsor at the immigration Office in Indonesia. An authorization/approval letter IS NOT an actual entry visa. 

What do I do after I receive immigration approval/authorization for my visa?

Apply for the required visa at the Embassy with your passport and all the relevant documents. The visa fee, which is payable to the Indonesian Embassy, will depend on the type of visa required. Please refer to the Embassy’s web site.

What can make a visa is being accepted or rejected?

The visa can be granted if,

1. You have satisfied the specified requirements?

2. You have paid the cost of migration according to the type of visa?

3. You are not listed in the list of deterrence.

And the visa can be refused if,

1. You haven’t satisfied the specified requirements

2. You are listed in the list of deterrence

Can somebody else apply for a visa for me?

Yes, provided that you sign the application form personally to show that the information given is true and accurate. Giving false or misleading information, or failing to give important relevant information on the form, or to the visa officer, can be a reason for an application to be refused.

Does the visa guarantee my entry into Indonesia?

You should not experience any problems on entry into Indonesia provided that:

·You have given the entry clearance officer all information relevant to your visit to Indonesia.

·You have not, with or without your knowledge, given false information to support your application, and

·There has been no change to your circumstances, or reasons for going to Indonesia since the visa was issued.

What is the latest date that my visa will be accepted on arrival in Indonesia?

The expiry date will be 90 (ninety) days from the date the visa is issued. If this period is exceeded, then you can reapply.

How long can I stay?

The maximum stay for visitors is normally 60 days, except for the Visa on Arrival, which has a maximum stay of 30 days and also certain type of visas given based on approval from the Immigration Authority in Indonesia.

What happens if I overstay?

Overstay visitors will be charged a penalty of prison sentence or fine in Indonesian Rupiah relative to the number of day.

Can I use the visa to enter Indonesia more than once?

Visas are normally valid for single entry only, unless there is a specific authorization from the Immigration Office in Indonesia.

If my travel plans are delayed, can the validity of my visa be changed?

No. Applicants should apply for another visa.

What if my reason for going to Indonesia changes?

A visa is normally issued for a specific purpose. If your reason for going to Indonesia changes, you should inform the Office that issued your visa. You may be asked to make another visa application.

Do I need to bring any documents with me?

On arrival, an Immigration Officer may ask you to show evidence of your reasons for coming to Indonesia. This may include; airline tickets, evidence of funds, letters from your sponsor or businesses you are visiting, or school you will be studying at. You should carry in your hand luggage copies of documents that you showed to entry clearance officer.

If I am already in Indonesia, whom should I contact for advice about immigration matters?

If you, or the person you are enquiring about, are already in Indonesia, you should contact the local immigration office.

Can I use my visa to visit any part of Indonesia?

All visitors, regardless of their nationalities, who wish to travel to Papua and Poso, must obtain a Special Permit from the Indonesian Immigration Office before a visa/entry permit can be granted, and upon arrival, a permit from the State Police Department in Jakarta, before entering these areas


How do I get to Bali?

The quickest and easiest way to go to Bali is by airplane. Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar (DPS) is located in different island from Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta. If you don’t get the direct flight to Bali, you can also go to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International airport (CGK) and take the direct flight from there to Bali. It takes about 1 hour 50 minutes to reached Bali from Jakarta. There are many airlines that provide you to go directly to Jakarta. These are some website that provide direct flights to Bali from your country/city:

Garuda Indonesia:


Sky scanner:

Trip Advisor:



Air Asia:


How can I get from Soekarno Hatta International airport to Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport?

Book a ticket from Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) to I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS).

What is my final destination airport in Bali?

Your final destination airport in Bali is Bali Ngurah Rai Internaitonal Airport, Denpasar (DPS). It’s located in Bali Island, Indonesia. There is also International airport near Bali called Lombok International airport (LOP). But, we don’t suggest you to go to this airport because it’s located in different island and you have to take a ferry to go to Bali from there. And also it’s quite difficult to get the ticket to Lombok International Airport (LOP) than to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK).

Can I get travel subsidy from ISES?

The ISES 2015 team only provides the travel subsidy for the winner of competition that we held. But, we also will provide the letter of acceptance that you need to get sponsorship from companies.  


When should I arrive in Indonesia?

The opening ceremony of ISES 2015 will start at 19.00 WITA at local time on June 10th 2014. You are expected to arrive at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport before opening ceremony.

When should I arrive if I fly to Jakarta (CGK) and use other transportation here from?

If you are planning to get from Jakarta to Bali by plane you must keep in mind that it takes 2 hours. We recommend that you catch a plane before 12am on June 10. 

When should I leave on the 13th of June?

The last plenary session on June 13 ends at 17:30 (5:30pm). If you are planning on leaving from Bali by plane you should book a ticket in the evening at least two hours after the close of ISES. Note: If you are a bursary winner and have a free pass, you are obliged to attend the whole conference (Arrive no later than 6pm on June 10 and depart no earlier than 17:30pm June 13).


What documents should I have with me when I travel to and from Indonesia?

In order to enter Indonesia, you need the following: a passport that’s valid 90 days beyond your arrival to Indonesia, travel documents, a visa and the invitation letter from ISES. You must have valid travel insurance, health insurance, and some sort of student identification. It is essential that you contact Indonesia embassy for information regarding international health certificates. Travelers from specific countries will be required to show a proof of vaccinations.

A passport that’s valid for three months beyond your arrival to Indonesia

· Travel documents

· A visa and the invitation letter from ISES

· Valid travel insurance

· Health insurance

· Some sort student identification from your university.


Where are delegates of ISES 2015 staying?

You will be staying at Mercure Nusa Dua Hotel, Ibis Style Benoa Hotel, or Santika Siligita Hotel. The three hotels are located near the Indonesia Mandara Toll Road and Indonesia Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Complex in the center of Nusa Dua area. An ideal location both with respect to Indonesia Nusa Dua Convention Center and Indonesia’s hangout place (Seminyak and Kuta area).

· Mercure Nusa Dua Hotel

· Ibis Style Benoa Hotel

· Santika Siligita Hotel

What will the sleeping arrangements be like?

You will be sharing your hotel room with one or two other delegates, separated by gender. 

Will there be wireless Internet available at the hotel?

All the rooms come with free high-speed, wireless Internet access.

Is the hotel located far away from the center of town?

The hotel located in Nusa Dua which is an area for business and conference in Indonesia. There are so many gift shop and entertainment place in Nusa Dua, but if you want to see other Indonesia’s crowd, you can go to Seminyak or Kuta by using a Taxi or Sarbagita bus for only 15-30 minutes from your hotel.


What meals are covered in the conference pass?

During the event, breakfast, lunch and dinner is included on the 11th, 12th, and 13th of June. Dinner is also included on the 10th of June. The city has several restaurants and it is also possible to eat at the hotel restaurants.

What about allergies and food preferences?

Foods and beverages provided for the event will be set to avoid any allergies, restrictions due to religious beliefs, etc. To make sure all delegates’ requirement being fulfilled, allergies and food preferences must be specified on beforehand, and you are encouraged to fill in information regarding this in the registration form.


How about the safety in attending ISES 2015 in Bali Indonesia?

Indonesia is a safe country. You might want to watch your cell phone or wallet if you are in a crowded bus or nightclub, but pick pocketing is not widespread. More often than not it is likely that people will try to return your wallet if they find it on the street and Bali is a crowded place, Most violence is related to alcohol and late nights during the weekend. But if you don’t bother people there is no reason to think that they will bother you. Walking alone at night is considered safe, but it is recommended to have someone to walk with. To reduce the risk of it, Please kindly check ISES 2015 SOP, DO and DON’TS, MAPS (police office, hospital, etc.) Delegates can download it before June 2015 and we will give you ISES 2015 24 hours Emergency Call number from 10th-13th of June 2015.

We believe that you can keep your own safety.

Do I need to vaccinate before I go to Indonesia?

In general, no special immunizations or medications are necessary for travel to Indonesia, although it is recommended that routine shots are up to date and that you are vaccinated against hepatitis B as a health precaution. Delegates from specific countries are required to show proof of vaccinations to enter Indonesia. Check with the Indonesia Embassy at your country to find out if you need this.

What about Indonesian citizen religion?

Indonesia is a secular democratic country that has a Muslim-majority population. The Indonesian constitution guarantees all people in Indonesia the freedom of worship, each according to his or her own religion or belief. But in Bali Every aspect of Balinese life is steeped in religious belief.  Ninety per cent of Balinese are Hindu and around five per cent Muslim (the opposite is the case on the nearby islands of Java and Lombok). The remaining five per cent practice Buddhism or Christianity, There is a prayer room available and most hotels offer rooms for religious practice. 


Is there any specific etiquette in Bali?

·Please bear in mind to keep the etiquette in Bali for example using thumb to point, lowering your arm when passing older people and speak politely. ISES are not responsible for effect of not keeping etiquette in Bali.

Bali itself is very respectful to a statue. You may see a sajen, a sacred food for good in Hinduism, placed below the statue. This means you can’t put a step into this food or insulting the food or the statue itself.

·Even though that Bali is full of Hinduism, please put in mind to use alcoholic in responsible age (21+) and in responsible places.

·Any pornography is forbidden include the videos. This pornography issues is rather a serious issue.

Is there any clothes etiquette in Bali?

Bali is a sacred place that still has a great faith in their belief. Some etiquette in Bali is a crucial awareness. Please do dress appropriately in some places in Bali especially when entering temple. A sash over shorts and very brief tops are not sufficient. Have a sarung or wear a long pants or skirt and decent shirt with collar in sacred places. Bathing suits and brief shorts are acceptable in beaches but nowhere else.



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