Social/ Tourist Visa in Indonesia B211A

A Social/ Tourist Visa is issued to travellers who intend to visit Indonesia for lectures, short internship programmes, short courses, arts, meetings, volunteer programmes, sports activities, visiting family and other related social activities

A Social/ Tourist Visa allows you to stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 60-days for each visit and can be extended at the Indonesian Immigration Office up to 4-times, with each extension being for a maximum of 30-days each time.

Getting a Social/ Tourist Visa is a fairly straightforward process, which can be done online taking approximately 10-working days if there is no problem with the system.

In all cases to obtain a Social/ Tourist Visa, you must have a sponsor in Indonesia. This can be done with the help of a visa agent. In addition, your passport must be valid for at least 6-months from the date of your arrival, have empty pages and be undamaged. 

Please note you are not allowed to work or conduct business with these types of visa. If you intend to work you’re going to need a different visa. You just need a sponsorship letter from an Indonesian registered company. If you need help or advise with your Visa in Indonesia, please feel free to get in touch today.

How Do I Apply for a Social/ Tourist Visa to Indonesia?

You can do this online and you’ll need: 

  • A scanned copy of your passport.
  • Proof of a Covid vaccination.
  • Proof of travel insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 25,000 to cover any Covid-related emergencies.
  • Proof of payment for your e-Visa.

Different Visas For Indonesia At a Glance

Short-Term Visit Visas

Available Options

  • Social/ Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa


  • Single-entry is valid for 60-days and can be extended a maximum of 4-times
  • Multiple-entry is valid for up to 5-years and each visit allows you to stay for up to 60-days.

What You Can and Can’t Do

  • You can participate in social activities.
  • You can conduct business activities.
  • You can’t work or be employed.
  • You can’t earn money or receive an income.

Long-Term Stay Visas

Available Options

  • Limited Stay Visa (KITAS)
  • Permanent Stay Visa (KITAP)


  • KITAS: valid for 1-year, except for an Investor KITAS, which can be valid for  2-years.  Both can be extended. 
  • KITAP: valid for 5-years and if renewed is unlimited, except for a Spousal KITAP.

Different types of KITAS 

  • Work KITAS
  • Investor KITAS
  • Spousal/ Family KITAS
  • Retirement KITAS

Apply for your Social/ Tourist Visa Indonesia

To obtain an Indonesian social visa, you must have an invitation letter signed by Indonesian sponsor. Local citizens or local companies are allowed to sponsor a social visa in Indonesia for educational purposes and cultural exchanges.

As a trusted visa agent in Indonesia, Seven Stones Indonesia can handle your visa application or extension in accordance with the latest regulations. By handing the application process over to us, you can sit tight and let our visa specialists in Jakarta and Bali act on your behalf.

If you choose to use our services to apply for a social visa, the application process is as follows:

  • Provide us with all your details and necessary documents
  • We will check and verify that all information provided is correct
  • If required, we will issue a sponsorship letter
  • We will apply for the visa on your behalf
  • The Indonesian authorities will issue your e-visa within 7 to 10 days
  • Once the e-visa is issued, you have 90 days to travel to Indonesia
  • Once you have arrived in the country, your visa is valid for 60 days

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These are answers to questions we get asked the most about company set ups. If your question isn't here, drop us a line.

Of course. To do so, you need to engage with a local nominee service provider.
Yes, this particularly applies to import and export businesses. Instead of establishing a company, you can use an undername import service, also known as importer of record.
It should take between 1 to 1.5 months. For speedy incorporation, you can choose a shelf company (ready-made company) instead.
Yes. A joint venture company can be in the form of PT PMA (foreign company) or PT (local company). Requirements for each establishment are different.
Business Registration Number is proof that a company, regardless of type, is legally registered in Indonesia. A company that does not have a Business Registration Number may have to face dissolution.

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Ridwan Jasin Zachrie

CFO of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Ridwan is one of Indonesia’s top executives with a long and illustrious career in the financial world. He holds several professional certifications including being a Certified Business Valuer (CBV) issued by the Australian Academy of Finance and Management; Broker-Dealer Representative (WPPE); and The Directorship Certification for Directors and Commissioners, issued by the Indonesian Institute of Commissioners and Directors.

His experience includes being the Managing Director at one of the top investment banking groups in the region, the Recapital Group, the CFO at State-owned enterprises in fishery industry and the CEO at Tanri Abeng & Son Holding. He’s also been an Independent Commissioner in several Financial Service companies and on the Audit and Risk Committee at Bank BTPN Tbk, Berau Coal Energy Tbk, Aetra Air Jakarta as well as working for Citibank, Bank Mandiri and HSBC. His last position was as CFO at PT Citra Putra Mandiri – OSO Group.

Ridwan has won a number of prestigious awards including the Best CFO Awards 2019 (Institute of Certified Management Accountant Australia-Indonesia); Asia Pacific Young Business Leader awarded by Asia 21 Network New York USA (Tokyo 2008); UK Alumni Business Awards 2008 awarded by the British Council; and The Most Inspiring Human Resources Practitioners’ version of Human Capital Magazine 2010.

He’s a member of the Board of Trustees of the Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law, Trisakti University, Co-Founder of the Paramadina Public Policy Institute and actively writes books, publications and articles in the mass media. He co-authored “Korupsi Mengorupsi Indonesia” in 2009, which helps those with an interest in understanding governance in Indonesia and the critical issue of corruption. Ridwan speaks Indonesian and English.

Per Fredrik Ecker

Managing Director of Seven Stones Indonesia, Jakarta

Per is the Managing Director of the Seven Stones Indonesia (SSI) Jakarta office and has more than 25-years’ experience in Indonesia, China, and Western Europe. He previously worked in senior management positions with Q-Free ASA, Siemens AG, and other companies in the telecom sector. Over the last six years, he has been the Chairman of the Indonesia-Norway Business Council (INBC) and recently become elected to be on the board of EuroCham Indonesia.

His most recent experience is within Intelligent Transport Solutions (ITS), Telecom, and other sectors within the Indonesian market. He is today through his position in SSI and by representing Norway Connect, promoting Nordic and European companies that would like to explore business opportunities in the Indonesian market. He’s also playing an active role to help create the Nordic House concept in Jakarta that will provide an excellent platform for Nordic companies entering Indonesia, where they’ll find a community that can offer support with trusted information and affordable services to enter this market.

Andrzej Barski

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Andrzej is Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia. He was born in the UK to Polish parents and has been living in Indonesia for more than 33-years. He is a skilled writer, trainer and marketer with a deep understanding of Indonesia and its many cultures after spending many years travelling across the archipelago from North Sumatra to Irian Jaya.

His experience covers Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Publishing, Real Estate and Training for 5-Star Hotels and Resorts in Bali and Jakarta, which has given him a passion for the customer experience. He’s a published author and a regular contributor to local and regional publications. His interests include conservation, eco-conscious initiatives, spirituality and motorcycles. Andrzej speaks English and Indonesian.

Terje H. Nilsen

Director of Seven Stones Indonesia

Terje is from Norway and has been living in Indonesia for over 20-years. He first came to Indonesia as a child and after earning his degree in Business Administration from the University of Agder in Norway, he moved to Indonesia in 1993, where he has worked in leading positions in education and the fitness/ wellness industries all over Indonesia including Jakarta, Banjarmasin, Medan and Bali.

He was Co-owner and CEO of the Paradise Property Group for 10-years and led the company to great success. He is now Co-owner/ Founder and Director of Seven Stones Indonesia offering market entry services for foreign investors, legal advice, sourcing of investments and in particular real estate investments. He has a soft spot for eco-friendly and socially sustainable projects and investments, while his personal business strengths are in property law, tourism trends, macroeconomics, Indonesian government and regulations. His personal interests are in sport, adventure, history and spiritual experiences.

Terje’s leadership, drive and knowledge are recognised across many industries and his unrivalled network of high level contacts in government and business spans the globe. He believes you do good and do well but always in that order. Terje speaks English, Indonesian and Norwegian.