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An in-depth guide to extending your Bali visa

An in-depth guide to extending your Bali visa

Understanding the process for a Bali visa extension is crucial for individuals seeking to prolong their stay. This article will provide insights into the procedures catering to leisure travelers and business professionals exploring extension options.

Types of Bali visas that can be extended

Bali is a diverse island that caters to adventurers and those seeking relaxation. Various regions and villages on the island offer unique experiences to every traveler.

With that said, Bali’s popularity is always increasing from time to time, attracting many visitors. Bali aims to draw in 7 million foreign tourists this year, representing approximately half of Indonesia’s target for foreign tourist arrivals.

Now, if you’re wondering about staying for an extended period in Bali, you should be aware of the types of visas that can be extended in Bali. Here’s what you need to know:

Visa type Validity period Extension limit
Visa on Arrival (VoA) 30 days 1 time
Business Visa 60 days Up to 4 times
Social-Cultural Visa 60 days Up to 4 times

Requirements for extending your Bali visa

Bali visa extension: How to extend your Bali visa

If you wish to prolong your stay in Bali, extending your visa is a practical choice.

1. Fill out the application form

Obtain and accurately complete the visa extension application form from the immigration office. For the electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA), holders can now extend their visas online through the official immigration website.

2. Check your passport

Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from the intended extension date. Provide photocopies of the main page, visa page, and entry stamp.

3. Prepare passport photos

Obtain two passport-sized photos that adhere to Indonesian visa photo specifications.

4. Provide proof of finances

If necessary, demonstrate sufficient funds to support your stay in Bali with a bank statement or sponsor’s letter.

5. Pay the extension fee

Be ready to pay the visa extension fee, according to the visa type and the extension length. Note that the visa extension fee for VOA and Social Visa is now IDR 500,000, while the cost for the Business Visa remains at IDR 1,000,000.

6. Present your travel itinerary

Submit a copy of your onward flight ticket as proof of your intention to leave Bali before your visa expires.

7. Obtain a sponsorship letter

If you hold a social visa, ensure you have a sponsorship letter from your sponsor in Indonesia.

Read more: How to apply for an Indonesian tourist visa

How to extend your visa in Bali

Extending your visa in Bali is a simple process if you follow these steps and have all the required documents. It is advisable to begin the process early, collect all the necessary documents, and be patient during the application processing period.

1. Visit the immigration office

To prolong your visa in Bali, you can come to the Immigration Office situated in Denpasar, Jimbaran, and Singaraja. You can find contact details for these offices on the Indonesian Immigration Service website.

2. Prepare the necessary documents

When at the Immigration Office, ensure you have the following documents:

  • Your passport
  • Your visa
  • A completed visa extension application form
  • A recent passport-size photo

Remember that the visa extension process typically takes 3-5 days. Once the extension is approved, a new visa sticker will be issued.

How do you apply for a VOA extension in Bali?

Here’s what you need to know about applying for a Visa on Arrival (VOA) extension in Bali.

  • You must hold a valid VOA (Visa on Arrival) issued in Indonesia.
  • Your VOA must be eligible for an extension (not all nationalities qualify).
  • You must apply before your current VOA expires.

1. Online (for e-VOA holders)

This option is only available if you purchased your original VOA through the official Immigration website (molina.imigrasi.go.id).

  • Log in to your account on the immigration website.
  • Go to the “Visa Extension” section.
  • Submit a new application, upload the required documents, and pay the extension fee.
  • Once approved, you will receive your updated visa electronically.

2. In-person (for all VOA holders)

  • Visit your nearest immigration office in Bali. Prepare the following:
  • Completed application form (downloadable from imigrasi.go.id).
  • Original passport with your entry stamp and current VOA.
  • Arrival ticket (original or photocopy).
  • Two passport-sized photos.
  • Payment for the extension fee.

What if you don’t extend your visa?

When planning to stay in Bali, it’s essential to consider the visa’s validity period. Failure to extend your visa can lead to various consequences, including the following:

  • Imprisonment and/or fines
  • Deportation
  • Difficulty in obtaining an Indonesian visa in the future
  • Entry prohibition.

Foreign nationals must follow specific rules to obtain a residence permit before entering Indonesia. You’ll be given a particular amount of time to stay, and respecting this time limit is essential.

It is essential to know that overstaying the allowed period violates the law and may result in penalties. Specifically, in Indonesia, the maximum time for overstay is 60 days. If you need to stay beyond this time, you can apply for an extension at the Immigration Office.

However, if you stay longer than the allowed 60 days, you’ll face Immigration Administrative Actions and may have to pay a fine. The fine for overstaying is IDR 1,000,000 per day, as stated in Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 28 of 2019.

Extend your Bali visa with InCorp

With the increasing influx of tourists, Bali has evolved beyond being a leisure destination and now presents promising business opportunities.

InCorp Indonesia, backed by a decade of experience in facilitating market entry, offers a range of visa services to simplify your visit and enable business activities on this enchanting island.

From visa on arrival to social visa and business visa services, we are dedicated to ensuring a seamless experience as you explore and conduct business in one of the most heavenly destinations on earth.


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    David Susandi

    Branch Manager – Bali Office at InCorp Indonesia

    Leading the way at InCorp’s Bali office is David, the Branch Manager. His extensive career, which exceeds a decade, has seen him flourish in roles that include project management, operations leadership, and strategic corporate planning

    David has been on the board of many entrepreneurial organizations. He is a member of HIPMI (Himpunan Pengusaha Muda Indonesia), BPD Bali, and the President of JCI (Junior Chamber International) Badung, Bali in 2019. He holds a diploma in Russian Culture Studies from the University of Padjadjaran, Bandung.

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