About visa-free travel with an Indonesian passport

Travel with an Indonesian passport is a great way to see the world, as it ranks 73rd in the global passport ranking and offers access to 41 Indonesia visa-free countries.

Indonesian passport holders can obtain visas on arrival in 32 countries. With an electronic visa, they can go to  29 countries.

It is possible to get an ordinary passport of Indonesia for a foreigner if they have lived in Indonesia for five years and are married to an Indonesian citizen.

Read the article to know more about the Indonesian passport and the opportunities it offers.

Visa-free travel helps to know people and cultures around the world

Visa-free travel is one of the best ways for Indonesian citizens to meet new people and explore new cultures. As they don't have to worry about visa requirements, they can easily travel to different countries and get to know the people and the culture.

Traveling without a visa allows travelers to stay in one place for longer periods of time, which gives a better chance to really get to know the area and the people.

And, of course, this is also a great way to save money. Indonesians don't have to worry about paying for visa fees, so you can spend your money on other things like souvenirs or experiences.

Steps to apply for an Indonesian passport 

Foreigners who are legally married to Indonesian passport holders and have lived in the territory of the Republic of Indonesia for at least five consecutive years can obtain Indonesian Citizenship by submitting a statement to become citizens before the authorized official.

In order to apply for an Indonesian passport, you should follow the next steps:

  • prepare the necessary documents;
  • reserve your queue number through the app or website;
  • fill out the Immigration Form in the nearest immigration office;
  • have a basic interview, record your fingerprints, and do a photo session;
  • cover the fee;
  • collect your passport once it's ready.

What is great about visa-free countries for Indonesians  

Traveling to the destinations from the visa-free countries list definitely has its advantages:

  • you'll save time and money on visa applications and fees;
  • visa-free travel makes it easier to spontaneously change your plans or extend your trip if you find yourself enjoying your surroundings;
  • visa-free countries often have more relaxed entry requirements, so you can focus on having a good time rather than worrying about completing paperwork.

41 countries where Indonesia passport holders have visa-free access

Indonesia passport Visa-free countries list:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Benin
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mali
  • Micronesia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Turkey
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam

Also, Indonesian passport holders can obtain visas on arrival in 32 countries and electronic visas from 29 countries.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Comoros
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

Electronic visa countries

  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Moldova
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Russia
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


How to find out if your destination is among visa-free countries?

Look through the requirements for different countries and see which category your destination belongs to - it is on the visa-free countries list or requires a regular visa/eVisa/visa on arrival.

What to do if you intend to go to a non-visa-free country?

If your destination is not a visa-free country, you should check if you are eligible for another travel visa - visa on arrival, online visa, or a regular embassy visa.

Guide on how to prepare for trips to non-visa-free countries

If you're planning a trip to a country that requires a visa, there are a few things you need to do to ensure the process goes smoothly.

First, find out what your destination visa requirements are. You may need to provide proof of financial resources, travel insurance, and hotel reservations.

You'll also need to choose which visa type you require - a business, transit, or tourist visa, and fill out an application and submit it along with your passport. It's important to allow plenty of time for processing, as it can take several weeks to obtain a visa.

Once you have your visa, double-check the expiration date and make sure you have all the required documents with you when you travel.

Do you need to research the visa requirements for your destinations ahead of time?

When you're planning a trip abroad, it's important to do your research ahead of time - and that includes finding out what visa requirements are in place for the country or countries you'll be visiting.

Depending on where you're going, you may need to apply for a visa well in advance of your trip. And if you don't take care of the visa requirements before you leave, you may find yourself being turned away at the border.

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