INDONESIA – Repealed COVID-19 Requirements and Onshore e-Visa Activation

July 6, 2023

With effect from 3 July 2023, Indonesian authorities are removing additional requirements introduced during the pandemic and the onshore issuance for e-visas.

What has changed?

In May 2023, The Ministry of Law and Human Rights made changes to Regulation 35 of 2021, which pertains to visas and stay permits during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes have several implications for work and stay permit applications:

  • Vaccine proof is no longer required.
  • The statement letter expressing willingness to comply with all health protocols in Indonesia is no longer necessary.
  • Applicants are no longer required to provide proof of health insurance that covers COVID-19 expenses or a statement indicating their willingness to independently bear the costs if affected by COVID-19.

It is unclear at the moment whether the above requirements are going to be repealed for both single and multiple entry visa applications.

Further, it is expected that the verification of vaccine proof at airports and seaports will no longer be conducted as well.

In regard to onshore applications for new work and stay permits, as well as single entry visas, they are no longer accepted. Foreigners are now required to leave the country and re-enter to be able to activate their visa.


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