Bali Visa, Visa on Arrival, and B211a Regulations

Bali Visa Regulations

If you are planning on travelling to Bali there are several regulations that need to be taken into account while planning for your trip, this includes whether you need a Bali Visa, Visa on Arrival, or a B211A Visitor Visa.

Select which one applies to you:

Asean Country Nationals

You do not need a visa if you are:

1 Staying for less than 30 days.

2 You have a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months.

List of Asean Countries that do not need an exemption to enter Bali, Indonesia.

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

If your country of residence is not listed above you will need a Visitors Visa or B211A Visa.

Visitor Visa / Visa on Arrival 80+ Nations

If your country of residence is one of the 80+ Visa on Arrival List (found below) you may:

1 Plan to stay no more than 30 days (this can be extended once for a further 30 day interval)

2 If the reason for your travel to Bali is for holiday and tourism, business, purchasing of goods and services, and investment opportunities.

If your country of residence is not on the list found below or you are planning on staying for a duration longer than a 60-day period then you will be required to apply for a B211A Visa.

B211A Visitor Visa (not on other Nation Lists)

You will be required to obtain a B211a Visit Visa if you meet any of the following:

1 You are not from one of the nine Asean National countries.

2 Your country of residence is not one of the 80+ Visa on arrival nations.

3 You plan to stay for a duration longer than 60 days. (this includes nationals from the nine Asean countries)

Visa on Arrival Nations

Bosnia and HerzegovinaNetherlands
BrazilNew Zealand
Czech RepublicRussia
CroatiaSan Marino
DenmarkSaudi Arabia
East TimorSerbia
FranceSouth Africa
GermanySouth Korea
Hong KongSuriname
JordanUnited Arab Emirates
KazakhstanUnited Kingdom
LaosUnited States of America

Bali Visa FAQs

Do Children Need a Visa to go to Bali?

Yes, regardless of their age, anyone entering Bali needs a visa.

Can I use an Emergency Passport for Bali?

No, You will need to have a valid passport with at least 6 months remaining upon arrival in Bali.

How do I Get a Visa on Arrival for Bali?

To avoid queueing at the Visa on Arrival counters within the airport, you can now apply for a Visa on Arrival online (known as an e-VoA), this is the preferred method as it reduces congestion within the terminal while also saving you time.

How do I apply for an e-VoA for Bali?

To apply for an e-VoA for Bali, click the link at the top of this page; you can apply for an e-VoA within 2-14 days before your departure for Bali.
If you do happen to forget to purchase one prior, you may still purchase one at the VoA counter found within the airport terminal.

How Long is a Visa on Arrival Valid for in Bali?

A Visa on Arrival is valid for a 30-day interval, you may extend your VoA for another 30 days if you wish to stay longer.

How much does a visa to Bali cost?

Travellers looking to enter Indonesia, including Bali, can expect to pay a visa fee of US$35 (approximately A$50). An additional processing fee is applied for online applications. It’s essential for visitors to ensure their passports have at least six months of validity from the entry date. For detailed information on various visa types, the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration’s website is a valuable resource.

Do I need a visa to go to Bali?

Most visitors to Bali or Indonesia are required to have a tourist visa for entry. Exceptions are made for nationals from ASEAN countries like Brunei, who can enjoy visa-free access for up to 30 days solely for tourism purposes.

What visa is required for Australian citizens to enter Bali?

Australian travellers must obtain a Visa On Arrival (VoA or e-VoA if applied for online) when visiting Bali. This visa requires that the traveller’s passport be valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Indonesia.

How do I pay for Bali visa on arrival?

The Visa On Arrival in Bali costs about IDR 500,000 (around USD 35 or AUD 50) per person. Payments can be made online via credit card on the official immigration website or at the airport upon arrival, where payments are accepted in various currencies (EUR, GBP, AUD, USD, SGD, IDR) or by credit card (excluding AMEX).

Is Indonesia visa free for Australian citizens?

Australians arriving in Indonesia are required to pay a Visa On Arrival fee of US$35 or 500,000 IDR. This visa permits a 30-day stay, with the option to extend for an additional 30 days through certain services.

Can I get a visa for Bali online?

Applying for a Bali visa online is convenient and efficient, with numerous websites offering application facilitation services. Over 90 nationalities can apply for this visa online, though it’s also possible to purchase it upon arrival in Bali.

How long can you stay in Bali without a visa?

Visitors enter Bali on a Tourist Visa valid for 30 days. To extend the stay to 60 days, it’s necessary to purchase a Visa On Arrival at the airport and then visit an Immigration office for the extension.

Is it better to get Bali visa online or on arrival?

Applying for a Bali visa online before travelling is generally more convenient, as it avoids the long lines often encountered for a 30-day Visa On Arrival at the airport. Pre-arranging a visa allows travellers more time to enjoy their planned activities.

When did Bali start charging for visas?

Since Bali’s borders reopened in February 2022, visitors can obtain entry via a paid-for visa on arrival. This visa costs IDR 500,000, allowing a 30-day stay with the option for a one-time extension of an additional 30 days.

Can I pay for visa on arrival in Bali with Australian dollars?

Visitors can pay for their visa extension in Bali at a designated counter in the arrival area of the airport. Payment options include cash (USD, EUR, AUD, IDR) or credit card* (specific cards may vary).

Do I need a visa to go to Bali for 30 days?

Travelers to Indonesia can apply for a visa on arrival valid for 30 days, at a cost of IDR 500,000. This visa can be extended once for an additional 30 days by applying at a local Indonesian immigration office.

​What countries do not Require a Bali Visa?

Diplomatic and official passport holders from 43 countries are exempt from visa requirements for short visits (up to 30 days) to Indonesia, including Afghanistan, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Ecuador, Hungary, India, Iran, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, South Korea, North Korea, Croatia, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macedonia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Paraguay, France, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Vietnam.

What documents are required for visa on arrival in Indonesia?

Requirements include filling out the visa application form, presenting an original passport valid for at least 6 months upon arrival, providing a photocopy of the passport, a photocopy of a diplomatic card (for non-Indian citizens), and two 4×6 cm photos with a white background.

What is the new visa for Bali?

As of December 2022, Indonesia introduced the second-home visa, catering to foreigners planning extended stays and aiming to contribute to the Indonesian economy. This initiative was announced in conjunction with the G20 Summit held in Bali.

Can you get a visa at Denpasar Airport?

The Visa On Arrival is available to eligible foreign nationals at Indonesian immigration checkpoints, including Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali. The airport offers 20 counters for this purpose.

How long does Bali online visa take?

The visa processing time at the immigration office typically ranges from 5 to 14 working days, depending on the chosen service, after submitting the online application.