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Indonesian Plans To Provide 5 Year Visa To Work and Stay In Bali

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Once international travel restarts, Indonesia plans to provide incentives to international visitors wishing to stay long term by offering them a five-year visa. Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Salahudin Uno made the announcement on Monday (8/2).

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“The concept is a long term stay, second home visa for a 5-year term. They make a deposit of USD $142,300, (2 billion IRD) per individual or USD $178,000 (2.5 billion IRD) for the whole family. They can invest here, do business, and their visas are renewed every 5 years,” Sandiaga said.

According to his official statement, Sandiaga has communicated this program with the Law and Human Rights Minister, Yasonna Laoly.

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The program aims to enable international tourists to stay long term in Indonesia, especially Bali, in efforts to recover the tourism sector.

Sandiaga plans to target business owners and travelers who are willing to stay at least 3-4 months in Bali, to escape from the cold winters in their native countries. He added that foreign visitors would be able to work in Indonesia under this visa.

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“This program could potentially reduce the amount of illegal foreign workers and digital nomads in Bali,” Sandiaga added. 

He is currently working out requirements for the program. “We plan to create a concept that makes Bali their second home through the long term visa,” concluded Sandiaga. He plans to implement the program in areas of Indonesia including Bali, Batam, Bintan, and others within the Asean Travel Corridor Framework.

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R. Kleton

Thursday 17th of March 2022

Why not a VOA for 3 or 4 months for tourists, like so many other countries .

Karl Baba

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Seems clear that the workings and terms of that large deposit is unclear.

A deposit is not a fee, but how it is used and regulated is yet a mystery

Billy Bali Bonkers

Monday 15th of February 2021

far far to steep a price for 5 years, bring it down to 1 year or 2 years be reasonable with the amount, USD 1000 a year $2000 2 years, they will have a good deal and bring people back to Bali, dont be greedy, people have to pay rent foods, etc: whilst there also, unless your ona kitas, working, th eproces they asking now, will make it even worse

Klaus Hoffmann

Monday 15th of February 2021

Diese verdammten Nullen, hört doch endlich auf damit! Auch in Deutschland hatte mal ein Brot 1 Million Reichsmark gekostet ... oder mehr. Zuerst dachte ich, für 118,-€ ein 5-Jahresvisum, etwas Besseres gibt es nicht. Nein, nicht 118,- , sondern 118.000,-€ oder 12.000-,€? Leckt mich doch am Arsch! In Zukunft 30 Tage Bali/Indonesia, und dann nix wie weg!


Sunday 14th of February 2021

Again Sandiago) That wise man knows better))