At the moment, Indonesian Immigration Office has not yet introduced student visa valid for the whole period of study for full-time students. However, there are several types of visa that are available to choose from based on students’ or faculties’ needs. Please read carefully and decide which fits the best for your visit purposes.
There are four types of visa recommended for international students:
- Limited Stay Permit Visa (VITAS – Visa Ijin Tinggal Terbatas) – Recommended for Exchange Students
Valid for 6 – 12 months. Students must start applying for this visa at least 2-3 months before arrival and must report to immigration within 5 days upon arrival to Indonesia (first entry must be Jakarta). Single entry to begin with but can apply for multiple entry in Indonesia. Only available for those who submit the application by the deadline.
Limited Stay Visa (VITAS) is a visa for a visit that is related to study, work and to other purposes such as investment, research, family unification, performance, sport, social activities, retired/senior citizen, etc. Students or Faculties can apply this visa at home country. However, this visa will be final and granted upon authorization from the Indonesian Immigration in Indonesia.
This type of visa is highly recommended for international students who wish to participate in student exchange program, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral program at BINUS. The visa shall be valid for 12 months (one year) and could be extended and renewed annually (extension and renewal subject to national education department and immigration approval).
This visa needs to be processed at least 2-3 months before arrival. Within a week of arrival, student/faculty must report to immigration office where she/he is supposed to reside to finalize the visa process and to obtain the temporary permit (KIMS/KITAS). Receiving the temporary permit (KIMS/KITAS), visa holder will automatically obtain the single/multiple exit re-entry permit (MERP) from the Immigration in Indonesia if planning to exit and re-enter Indonesia within the period of valid stay permit. Before leaving Indonesia permanently, visa holder must report to immigration office 2 weeks before departure to apply for Exit Permit Only (EPO).
A visa agent fee is required to assist with finalization and required procedures related to this visa in Indonesia. Please contact BINUS International Office for details.
This type of visa requires Study Permit Letter from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic Indonesia and also authorization (TELEX) from the Directorate General of Immigration of Republic of Indonesia which will be sent to the Embassy /Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in designated country.
In order to get these authorizations, international students must start processing the initial steps 2-3 months before their arrival.
- Socio Cultural Visit Visa (VKSB – Visa Kunjungan Social Budaya)
Valid for 60 days to begin with and can be extended every 30 days for 4 times consecutively (for a total of 180 days). Single entry only. Students can apply for VKSB multiple times.
Social Culture Visit Visa (VKSB) is only for single entry, which means that applicant could only use the visa one time to enter Indonesia. This visa may be issued for those who want to visit Indonesia and stay longer than 60 days. The visa shall be valid for 60 days to begin with and can be extended for 30 days for not more than 4 (four) time consecutively. It means that this visa eligible for up to 180 days (extension subject to immigration approval).
Social Culture Visit Visa (VKSB) is recommended for exchange students who wish to participate in student exchange program at BINUS.
- Visa On Arrival (VOA)
In accordance with the Regulation of Minister of Law and Human Right of the Republic of Indonesia Number: M.HH-01.GR.01.06, on January 12, 2010, citizen from 63 countries and 1 region are eligible for obtaining Visa on Arrival (VOA).
Visa on Arrival can be obtained directly when you land at certain airports and seaport in Indonesia regardless of the purpose of your visits (Business, Tourist, Social). This visa is neither a work visa nor a visitation visa. Therefore, it cannot be converted to obtain other immigration permits. This visa is valid for 30 days and can be extended for maximum another 30 days.
Please visit Embassy/Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia Official Website for eligibility and details related to this visa.
- Non-Visa Short Term Visit
Citizens from 45 countries are given Non-Visa Short Term Visit for purposes of holiday, exhibition, tourism, business, and social-culture and valid for 30 (thirty) days. This Visa could not be converted, extended or used to obtain other immigration permit.
Those 45 countries are as follows:
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