Indonesia – Visa
Applying for a student visa
In Indonesia, a student visa belongs to the Social-Cultural visa category. The Indonesian Embassy grants single-entry Social-Cultural visas to study in Indonesia (Index B221A). However, not all embassies issue Social-Cultural visas for study purposes.
With the Social-Cultural visa, you can stay a maximum of 60 days in Indonesia. The visa must be extended at the destination according to the instructions given by the host university.
Below, you will find a summary of the application process for the Social-Cultural visa and other visa options. However, please note that visa regulations may change at any time and without prior notice. Therefore, we recommend all students consult their local embassy websites for the most up-to-date information.
Required documents for Social-Cultural visa (may vary depending on the embassy)
- A scanned copy of your passport’s front cover
- A scanned copy of the identification of your passport in color (same as your study application previously submitted)
- A recent color closed-up photo (same as your study application previously submitted)
- Declaration forms ((same as in your study application)
- A recommendation letter from a host university (the university will provide it)
- A sponsor letter from a host university (the university will provide it)
Official Acceptance Letter and Embassy Letter
The student visa application process goes hand in hand with issuing your official acceptance letters (OAL). Therefore, you do not need to wait for an OAL to start your visa application. The host university will support you throughout the entire steps of your visa application together with a Visa agency appointed and trusted by the host university.
The Visa Index B221A, sponsored by your host university and handled by the university’s recommended visa agency, costs roughly 6 million IDR (approximately 368.50 Euros). The cost includes the following services:
- e-Visa fee
- Arrival visa frees of 60 days (2 months)
- A visa extension of another 60 days (2 months). Please note that the total duration of your semester is 4 months. However, you can extend your B221A visa for a second time if you wish to stay longer in Bali after your semester ends. The cost that applies for the second extension is roughly 2.8 million IDR (approximately 170 euros).
Arrival in Indonesia
Once you receive your e-Visa confirmation via email, you may travel to Indonesia and be granted 60 days (2 months) of stay. After 60 days, the Visa agency will help you to extend your visa to receive another 60 days of stay.
Recommended Visa Agents
Udayana University officially collaborates with Asiana Oriental Services Visa Agency (AOS).
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Whatsapp: +62 8223 7777 177
Warmadewa University officially collaborates with Bali Business Consulting.
Alternative opportunities to obtain a visa for Indonesia
Another visa used by students during the Covid pandemic is the so-called “Single-Entry B211 Tourism and Business Visa”.
The visa can only be obtained with the help of a visa agent as well. The following Visa Agents have been working well in recent times.
Please contact the above-mentioned agents directly to discuss your opportunities, the application process, and costs.
DISCLAIMER: Neither Asia Exchange nor our host universities recommend or support this method and assume no liability of any kind. Students are solely responsible for their visa applications.