According to Antara News, Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights now allows foreign nationals to apply for a fresh visitor visa or extend their visa online.
“At the occasion of the Directorate General of Immigration anniversary, foreigners can now apply for a tourist visa and pre-investment visitor visa through the molina.imigrasi.go.id website,” said Director General, Silmy Karim on Thursday.
Prior to this, foreign nationals holding an electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VoA) had to visit a local immigration office to apply for a visa extension, he said, adding that the launch of the service will allow them to apply for visa anywhere and at any time.
To apply for a tourist visa, pre-investment visitor visa, or e-VoA online, foreign nationals will need to sign up on the molina.imigrasi.go.id website and after logging into their new account, they will need to fill up the form and upload all documents required for the application, say Antara News.
Once all the data is submitted, applicants will have to make the payment, whose methods have been specified on the website, and after the payment is verified, the visa will be sent to the applicant’s registered e-mail.
“The new service will use an online payment method, and foreign nationals applying for a tourist visa and pre-investment visitor visa are not required to submit the name of their sponsor, ” Director General Karim said.
The new service is expected to encourage growth in the tourism and investment sectors. “The Directorate General of Immigration is keen to facilitate global entrepreneurs and investors to visit and study investment potentials before they are committed to investing in Indonesia,” Karim said.
He also expressed the hope that the agency’s endeavours to smoothen foreign nationals’ visits to Indonesia will benefit the country and bolster the country’s positive image in the global community.
Source: Antara News