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Navigating Bali: Your Essential Guide to Visa

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Bali, with its lush landscapes and vibrant culture, beckons travelers from around the world. But before you pack your bags and set off for this tropical paradise, let’s dive into the essential details about visas and entry requirements.

1. Passport Validity and Blank Pages

To enter Indonesia, ensure that your passport:

  • Has an expiry date of at least 6 months after your arrival date.
  • Contains 2 blank pages for stamps and visas.

2. Visa Options

a. Visa on Arrival (VoA)

  • Eligibility: Australians are automatically eligible for a VoA upon landing at Bali airport.
  • Validity: VoA is valid for 30 days (extendable to 60 days).
  • Cost: The visa fee is 500,000 Indonesian rupiah.
  • Extension: Extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid overstay fines.

b. E-Visas

  • Application: Apply for an e-visa before arrival on the [Indonesian immigration website.
  • Purpose: E-visas are suitable for tourism, official visits, business meetings, and transit.
  • Validity: Similar to VoA (30 days, extendable once).

3. Additional Requirements

  • Return Ticket: Show proof of a confirmed return or onward ticket.
  • Sufficient Funds: Have enough funds for your stay.
  • COVID Passport: Carry a valid COVID vaccination certificate.

4. Beware of Scams

Watch out for fake visa agents. Ensure you follow the correct procedures to avoid overstaying fines, detention, or deportation.

Remember, Bali awaits with open arms—just make sure your paperwork is in order! 🌴🛂