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How to get a 60 Day Indonesia Tourist Visa in Bangkok

It’s very easy to get a 60-day Indonesia tourist Visa in Bangkok.

The Indonesian Embassy is located at 600-602 Phetchaburi Rd, in Bangkok.

If using the sky train (BTS), get off at the Ratchathewi station and go down the stairs on the east side of the platform. Hmm, which way is East? It’s opposite the Asia Hotel Bangkok. After exiting the BTS station, you’ll be on Thanon Phaya Thai. Walk about 100 meters North to Phetchaburi Rd and turn right. The Indonesian Embassy is about 600 meters down, on the right.

What you’ll need

  • Passport, valid for 6 months with two blank pages.
  • Copy of Passport photo/identification page, the page with the most recent Thai entry stamp, and the Thai departure card that is stapled in the passport.
  • $45 U.S.
  • Two passport photos.
  • Proof of an onward ticket out of Indonesia.
  • Application.

Procedure

The embassy is open Mon – Fri from 9:00 a.m. to Noon to process applications. The application is quick to fill out, and they’re usually not too busy, so you should be out of there in 20 – 30 minutes. You’ll have to wait in line first to get the application, and then wait again to submit it, and then wait in another line to pay the fee.

Once the fee is paid, the cashier will give you a receipt that says when to return to pick-up your passport and visa. It is usually on the third business day between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m (be sure to take the receipt). If you go on a Monday, your passport is usually ready on Wednesday, unless there is a Thai or Indonesian holiday. The embassy is closed on both Thai and Indonesian holidays, so processing time will be longer.

If you forget to make the required copies, the embassy staff will tell you to go to Pantip Plaza, just down the street, to get the copies made. Perhaps there used to be, but there is currently no place in Pantip Plaza that makes copies. It turns into a big hassle, and will cause you to lose a day if you can’t get back to the embassy before noon with the copies.

Other options

If you plan on being in Indonesia 30 days or less, a 30 Day Visa on Arrival  – for a fee of $25 U.S. – is available to citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Australia, Argentina, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and The United States of America.

If you’re from Brunei, Chile, Equator, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macao SAR, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, or Vietnam, no visa is required. You’ll get a free 30 Day entry stamp when you arrive.

These visa policies are correct now, but things do change. Please check the Indonesian Ministry of Culture and Tourism website for the latest visa requirements and other important information before planning any travel.