Business Visa visa is issued to applicants visiting Indonesia for normal business activities (including attending a conference/seminar, business transaction etc.) which do not involve taking up employment or receiving any payments whilst in Indonesia. This visa requires a prior sponsorship from an Indonesian based company and can be converted into Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS). There are two types of Business Visas available:

  1. Single Entry Business Visa: Single Entry Business Visa is valid for 60 days and monthly extendable to a total stay of 6 months. This visa will automatically expire after one time entry to Indonesia.
  2. Multiple Entry Business Visa: Multiple Entry Business Visa is valid for 12 months and Visa Holder must leave the country at least once in 2 months after every entry.

Documents required for Business Visa are as follows:

  1. Copy of Passport (all pages including blank pages and at least 18 months of validity)
  2. 2 (two) passport sized photographs of Applicant (4 x 6 ) in red background
  3. Description of nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate to stamp visa (i.e. Malaysia, Singapore etc.)*
  4. Copy of following Documents from Sponsor Company
  • Akta Pendirian Perusahaan (Article of Association)
  • PPM (Investment Board Permit)
  • Surat Domisili (Domicile Certificate)
  • NPWP (Tax Number)
  • TDP (Business Registration Certificate)
  • SK Menteri (Deed of Establishment)

As soon as we will receive all required documents from the applicant, we will start filing visa application to Immigration office in Jakarta.  It usually takes 5 working days to obtain the Calling Visa/ Approval Visa letter. After approval in Immigration office, this letter will be directly emailed to nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate by Immigration in Jakarta. We will also email a copy of this letter to the applicant. After that applicant need to visit the above mentioned Indonesian Embassy or consulate for further stamping of visa. This visa is valid for entry to Indonesia within 3 months of date of issue.


  1. I would like to apply a Multi Entry Business Visa however, I do not have a sponsor company to support my application. Can your company arrange a sponsor company and if so what would be the total package price?

  2. HI,

    our business partner want to apply multiple entry visa but this partner not only working for our company so we don’t want to become his / her sponsor. Can he / she apply multiple entry visa to Indonesia embassy at this country? Please advice.

    what is the documents required to apply this multi entry visa ? what is the fee involve here to apply this multi entry visa ? what is the lead time to get his visa?


  3. Hello

    Can we get detail on the difference between “business” on a business visa and “working” which is not permitted on a business visa. Are you able to provide detailed advice in that regard?

    • Dear Mr. David,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Business on the Business Visa refers to the business meetings, seminars and other short terms business transaction which does not involve income of any kind.

      On the other hand applicant of Work Permit will have a permanent work in the company, with a Job Title of his/her own and will receive salary or income from the company.

      Should you require further information on this regard, please do not hesitate to contact us via email.

      Best Regards,

  4. how about for Director who receive salary, but he only go there maybe one month once for meeting?
    at the same time, he already got APEC on hand.
    he still need apply KITAS/Business VISA under this situation?

    • Dear Sir/Madam,

      Thank you for your comment.

      In this case the Director is receiving salary so he need to obtain the work permit (IMTA) and stay permit (KITAS), even if he is only visiting Indonesia once a month.

      Should you require further information on this matter, please do not hesitate to email us on [email protected].


    • Hi,

      How abt a Director of a Foreign Company who does “not” receive any salary from Indonesian Company & the contracts were between an Indonesian & Foreign Company. In this case, will the Director of the foreign company only need a Business visa or Kitas? The Director only needs to be in Indonesia max. twice a year for a max period of 7 weeks for each visit.


      • Dear Sabrina,

        Thank you for your comment.

        If the Director is Non-resident then he may use a Business Visa to visit the company as long as he is not working while he is in Indonesia and only attending a meeting or business transaction.

        Should you require further information on this matter, please so not hesitate to contact us.

        Best Regards,

  5. HI ,

    I have a query , what is the total limit of days of stay in Indonesia on on-arrival business visa for a year. I have already stayed for 22 days in Nov 2018 and plan to travel on business visa for another 42 days between January to May 2019 . Also when does the year limit comes into play ?, starting of my 1st entry into Indonesia till 365 days or start of a calendar year from 1st January will reset the limit of days of stay ?


  6. Dear AJ Consultants

    I would need a multi entry buisness visa to Indonesia.
    I also need an invitation letter from you.

    Thanks in advance,

  7. Hi. I am a student and receive an offer for exchange student programme. What should i pick? If i choose single business visa then i return to my original country, later when i go back to indonesia for my only remaining less than a month programme, do i still need a visa? By the way, thank you in advance.

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