Want to apply for a tourist visa? Need to extend? You can now do both online, immigration says

In an try to take the effort out of visa functions and thus enhance leisure and enterprise actions within the nation, Indonesia’s immigration authorities yesterday introduced that vacationers can now apply for vacationer visas and their extension on-line – which comes with digital fee choices. 

In a press release despatched to Coconuts, the nation’s Director Common of Immigration, Silmy Karim, mentioned that Along with making use of for a Customer Visa for Tourism and Pre-Funding, international nationals can prolong their Digital Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) by way of the Foreigners Exit-Entry Module (Molina) web site.

“Cost may be made utilizing a Visa, Mastercard, or JCB credit score or debit card. That means, foreigners can full their visa functions in a single course of,” Silmy mentioned.

The net service was launched yesterday.

Earlier than the introduction of the service, e-VOA holders had been required to go to the immigration workplace in particular person to use for an extension of their keep allow. 

Authorities hope the brand new service will enhance tourism within the nation, as vacationers will now be capable to kind out their permits on the tip of their fingers.

“Just by utilizing a smartphone and an web community,” Silmy mentioned.

The highest official added that international nationals who wish to apply for a Customer Visa for Tourism and Pre-Funding can now achieve this with out a sponsor. 

“This service is anticipated to encourage tourism and funding sector progress. Immigration makes it straightforward for world enterprise folks and traders to discover and assessment potential investments earlier than investing in Indonesia,” mentioned Silmy.

Overseas nationals who wish to apply for visas are required to register on the Molina web site, the place they are going to be required to fill out a type and submit all required paperwork. After paying the visa charges, the visa can be electronically despatched to their electronic mail addresses.

“I hope that each one our efforts will contribute to the nation’s progress and strengthen the nation’s constructive picture from the forefront. We’re additionally accelerating immigration companies that take note of folks’s wants by way of data-based evaluation,” Silmy concluded.

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