1. Visit Visa
      1. Visit Visa on Arrival (VoA)

        Validity time: 30 days
        You can apply for visa upon arrival in Indonesia, if the nationality included on visa on arrival countries list. Visit Visa on Arrival is valid for 30-day stay in Indonesia. The visa can be extended in local Immigration Office for 1 (one) time, to have another 30-day stay.

        Source: http://imigrasi.go.id/

        Entry requirement for Visa on Arrival:

        1. Passport must be valid more than 6 (six) months as from the date entry into Indonesia
        2. Round trip tickets
        3. Minimum 1 blank pages

      2. Visit Visa by Applying in Indonesian Embassy/Consulate (VKSB)

        Validity time: 60 days
        You can apply Visit Visa in Indonesian Embassy or Consulates in your country, or the guarantor (OIA UGM) could apply to the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta, Indonesia. Using this visa, a holder can stay in Indonesia for up to 60 days. The visa can be extended in Immigration Office for 4 (four) times, each extension will be given another 30-day stay. There are two types of Visit Visa: 1) single entry and 2) multiple entry. You can apply based on your purpose and frequency of visit.

        You can use Visit Visa to come to UGM for summer school, seminar, art and cultural events, short training and other activities as long as not exceeding the validity time of the visa.

        Entry requirement for VKSB:

        1. Passport must be valid for more than 6 (six) months (or 18 months for multiple entry) as from the date entry into Indonesia.
        2. Round Trip tickets
        3. Minimum 1 blank pages
        4. Sponsor Letter (provided by OIA UGM)

        Please read HERE for further information regarding Visit Visa.

    2. Limited Stay Visa (VITAS)

      This type of visa is appropriate for foreigners coming to Indonesia for longer period of stay. VITAS will be converted to Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) once you arrive in Indonesia.
      You are suggested to apply for VITAS to come to UGM the purpose of student exchange program, degree program (undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate program), and other programs that require long period of stay in Indonesia (usually it is for 6 months, 1 year, or 2 years length of stay).
      There are a number of different types of VITAS depend on the purpose of visit (for working, research or study). For student, you will need VITAS 316 for study purpose. You will be informed in detail and assisted by OIA UGM in obtaining the proper VITAS.
      In general, the entry requirement for VITAS are:

      1. Copy of Passport
      2. Application
      3. Sponsor Letter (provided by OIA UGM)
      4. Letter of Recommendation (issued by relevant institution*, assisted by OIA UGM)
      5. Visa Authorization/Telex Visa (issued by Immigration Office, assisted by OIA UGM)
      *For study purpose, the recommendation is issued by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.
      For research purpose, the recommendation is issued by Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education or Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI).


      Please read HERE  for further information regarding visit visa.
  • ITAS is an electronic identity card for limited stay in Indonesia. If you come to Indonesia with VITAS, OIA UGM will assist you to convert your VITAS to ITAS.

    The required documents for ITAS are:

    1. Completed immigration forms (in bahasa Indonesia, will be filled by OIA)
    2. Sponsor Letter by Head of OIA UGM (provided by OIA UGM)
    3. Passport and copy of passport of the relevant pages
    4. Copy of visa/VITAS
    5. Copy of Study Permit
    6. Copy of Visa Authorization (Telex Visa)
    7. 6 photos of 3×4 cm and 6 photos of 2×3 cm (red background)
    8. Letter of Domicile (a letter from the head of sub district that certifies your residential address)
    9. Power of Attorney that authorizes OIA officer to process visa on behalf of the student.

    Procedure of VITAS conversion to ITAS:

    All the required documents will be sent to Immigration Office by OIA. After the application is being processed, student will be informed to come to Immigration Office to take picture and do finger prints. Once ITAS is issued by Immigration Office, it will be sent to your email. ITAS is accessible anytime because it is in the form of electronic document/soft copy. Wherever you go, you can show this ITAS to Immigration officers or other authorities without the obligation of keeping the physical card that is prone to getting lost.

    ITAS Extension
    You are suggested to process your ITAS extension one month before the expiry date.
    The required documents for ITAS extension are:

    1. Sponsor letter for ITAS extension (from OIA)
    2. Copy of sponsor ID (provided by OIA)
    3. Letter for study permit extension (provided by OIA)
    4. SKTT from Dinas Dukcapil (OIA will provide you a sponsor letter to obtain it)
    5. Copy of passport, sticker visa, and latest ITAS
    6. Academic Transcript from your faculty
    7. Two pieces of red background photos, sized 3x4
    8. Fill perdim forms number: 24, 25, and 27 (at the Immigration Office)

    Procedure of ITAS Extension:
    1. Study Permit
      Study Permit is issued by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education that states that you are given permission to study in Indonesia. It should take one to two weeks to make a study permit submission via the Ministry’s official site (it might be accomplished earlier if there is no incomplete/incorrect documents). Study permit is one of the requirements to apply for Telex Visa, extend visa and make a new ITAS.
    2. Telex Visa
      Visa authorization or telex visa is a preapproval letter from the Indonesian Directorate General of Immigration that is sent to an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate addressed in the letter to enable issuance of an entry visa to a foreign applicant.
    3. Letter of Domicile
      Letter of Domicile is issued by your local Village (Keluharan) that states that you temporarily reside in the mentioned address in the card. This letter is one of the requirements to apply for a new ITAS, new SKTT and extend SKTT. In order to get this letter, you must get an approval from your house owner, Head of Neighborhood Community Unit (RT & RW), and Head of Village (Kelurahan).
    4. Temporary Residential Card (SKTT)
      Temporary Residential Card (Surat Keterangan Tempat Tinggal/SKTT) is an identification card issued by local Department of Population and Civil Registration (Disdukcapil). SKTT is one of the requirements for ITAS extension.
    5. Letter of Police Registration
      Police Registration Letter (Surat Tanda Melapor/STM) is a letter that is issued by Indonesian Police to record foreigners’ stay in Indonesia. STM is used to extend study permit, apply for a new SKTT, extend SKTT and apply for driving licence.
  • ITAS holders are required to apply for EPO (Exit Permit Only) before leaving Indonesia. EPO will inactivate your ITAS and therefore you will need a new visa to enter the country in the future. You need to apply for EPO by yourself at the Immigration Office where you are registered (Immigration Office Yogyakarta). EPO must be processed immediately prior to your departure date. You can start processing your EPO two weeks prior to your departure date.

    Following are the documents that you need to apply for your EPO:

    1. Original passport
    2. Copy of passport
    3. Copy of passport page with your ITAS stamp
    4. Printed ITAS
    5. Copy of flight ticket
    6. Immigration forms (you will get this at the Immigration Office)
    7. Sponsor letter (from OIA UGM)

    Once you submit all these documents, you will be handed a receipt with the pick-up date on it. On the stated date, go back to Immigration Office and pick up your passport with EPO stamp in it. Check the stamp to make sure that it is the correct date of your departure.

    Important: You can leave Indonesia from any port in any city (for example, you want to leave Indonesia from Jakarta or Denpasar, Bali). However, please be informed that you still have to pick up your passport in Immigration Office in Yogyakarta within seven days prior to your departure date.

  • Report to OIA upon Arrival in Yogyakarta

    International students are required to report to Office of International Affairs UGM (Address: Bulaksumur F12-13, UGM Campus, Sleman, D. I Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Google Maps: http://bit.ly/OIAUGM) maximum one week after arrival in Indonesia. The purpose is mainly to convert your VITAS into ITAS. This process is MANDATORY because VITAS will expire in 30 days after student’s arrival and it means you will stay in the country illegally (overstay) if you do not immediately convert it to ITAS.

    At OIA, you have to complete a number of required documents with the assistance of OIA staffs. After the completion of all documents, OIA will help you deliver your documents to the local Immigration Office in Yogyakarta and notify you once the document is ready.


    If you stay in Indonesia for longer period than the validity of your visa or stay permit, it is considered as overstay.


    1. You entered Indonesia on the 1st of September using the visa on arrival which is valid for 30 days. It means that the validity will be until 30th of September and each day after that date would count as ‘overstay’.
    2. You entered Indonesia on 1st of September using VITAS that is valid for 30 days. Until the 30th day of your stay, you have not started processing the conversion of your VITAS to ITAS. As long as you do not process your ITAS, each day after the visa expiration would count as overstay.
    If the overstay is 60 days or less, the consequence is paying fine. As of 2016 regulation, the fine is Rp300,000 per day. However, if the overstay exceeds 60 days, there might also be further investigation from Immigration, deportation, blacklist to re-enter Indonesia in certain period, and other unfavorable consequences. WARNING: Failure to fulfil the above administrative process and all the consequences due to overstay will be your own responsibility. Please consult with OIA UGM shall you have any inquiries regarding the visa and immigration matters.