Over the past several months, my wife and I have extended our visas in Bali 3 times. We’ve been living in Bali and traveling around Asia for the past 6 months. Here’s how to extend your visa in Bali, Indonesia.
This was the last time we had to extend our visas before moving back to California in April of 2017.
When you arrive in Indonesia you need to do the Visa on Arrival (VOA).
You will then pay about $35 USD at the airport.
NOTE: You only need to do the Visa on Arrival and extend your visa if you plan to stay in Indonesia for more than 30 days.
After you’ve been in the country for 3 weeks, you’ll need to start the visa extension process. Make sure you start the process one week before your first 30 days are up, it takes several days to extend.
Go to the immigration office to begin the process and apply for the extension.
Depending on where you’re staying, you’ll need to find the right immigration office to go to. Ask the manager / owner of the place you’re staying which office you should go to.
During the first visit you’ll need the following:
- Your passport.
- A copy of your passport. You’ll need one copy of the picture page and one copy of the page with the visa stamp that you received at the airport when you arrived.
- A copy of your flight confirmation leaving the country. The date of this flight needs to be before your visa expires, otherwise you’ll either have to pay at the airport when you leave the country or they’ll make you change it.
Make sure you get there early, they stop taking visa extension applicants after 10:30am.
I would recommend getting there just after it opens, this will ensure that your visit is quick.
When you get there, tell them you’re here to extend your visa and they will give you an application to fill out. Then you’ll take a number and wait to be called.
You’ll give them all your documents and wait for them to give you a receipt and a date and time to come back.
When you return to the immigration office on the date specified you’ll take a ticket and wait for your number to be called.
You’ll then pay 355,000 IDR for the extension, so bring cash.
Next, you’ll wait to be called to get your photo taken.
After that you’ll receive another receipt fore when to return to pick up your passport.
Return to the immigration office at the date and time specified and give them the receipt.
You’ll then wait until your passport is ready to be returned and your name is called.
All you do is walk up, sign your name, grab your passport and you’re good to go!
Here’s a little video where I explain a more about the process and show you a few things in action!
There you have it!
That’s exactly how to extend your visa in Bali, Indonesia.
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!