Indonesia’s Director General of Immigration recently introduced the 5-year multiple entry visa in order to increase the country’s attraction to international tourists and business travelers. This incredible visa option allows foreigners to participate in both business and tourist endeavors and promotes their significant flexibility.
Silmy Karim, the Director General of Immigration, says this MEV initiative hopes to promote cultural and economic exchange by increasing foreign visitors to Indonesia. A dedicated online portal is available to apply for tourist and business visas by foreigners. This online portal allows one to effortlessly complete the process and make payments through credit cards and cuts out the need to visit Indonesian representative offices abroad.
Indonesia’s 5 Years Multiple Entry Visa
The recently announced MEV policy allows foreigners to stay 60 days in Indonesia per visit conveniently, which extends the 30-day standard stay.
Visitors can experience a more intense time in Indonesia with this extended duration of stay. The visa policy introduces D1 and D2 visa categories. D1 is used to serve tourists, while D2 is designed for business travelers to perform a variety of activities during their 2-month stay.
D1 and D2 Visas for Several Requirements
The D1 and D2 visas are scheduled from January 2024, catering to various needs:
D1 Visa: The D1 visa is specifically designed for tourists. It allows visitors to explore the Indonesian land for up to 2 months per visit. The number of activities you can perform during your stay in Indonesia includes sightseeing, attending cultural events, and driving to friends and family.
D2 Visa: The D2 Visa is made for business travelers to stay in Indonesia for up to 2 months. During the stay, you can involved in activities such as attending conferences, meetings, and business discussions. Despite this, activities that require work permits are not allowed such as trade operations or permanent employment.
Documents Required for Tourism MEV
- Approval letter from the Directorate General of Immigration.
- Valid passport (with at least 6 months validity)
- Two recent colored photographs.
- A letter defining your visit reason.
- A guarantee letter with identity proof from a sponsor.
- Bank account statement of at least $15,00.
- A return ticket.
Documents Required for Business MEV
- Invitation letter from a local company.
- NPWP of a local entity.
- ID of the company’s director.
- Passport copy ( with at least 18 months validity)
- Bank account statement of at least $1.500 from sponsor company
- Applicant’s flight schedule copy
Growing Business and Tourism
The 5-year multiple-entry visa program is a successful policy, as evidenced by the tourism statistics. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy set a target of 8,500,000 foreign visitors, which exceeds the record entry of 9,869,348 foreign tourists as of December 8, 2023, in Indonesia. This simplified visa application process contributes to the growth of a 16% visitor rate.
Director General Silmy demonstrated that the DGI’s visa policies are used to coordinate Indonesia with foreign standards and encourage a large number of foreign visitors.
With the option of D1 and D2 visas, foreign visitors can easily apply for the visa online and explore the wonders of Indonesia for 60 days.
This revolutionary visa policy promotes Indonesia at the leading edge in providing effortless global visitors entry. It contributes to the country’s incredible growth in the business and tourism sectors.
5- Year MEV! Delight in hassle-free travel and business opportunities
Indonesia’s 5-year multiple-entry visa allows visitors to have a seamless travel experience and pursue business activities for up to 60 days per visit.