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New regulation on overstaying a visa in Indonesia

Indonesia Visa Overstay Fine Rises

  • New regulation on overstaying a visa in Indonesia

  • Overstaying visa in Indonesia for more than 60 days

  • Avoid getting deported from IndonesiaIndonesia

  • visas for longer than 30 days

Are you in a situation where your stay permit in Indonesia is about to expire? Or your visa in Indonesia has already expired, but you haven’t left the country?

Make sure to get your visa documentation in order as soon as possible as Indonesia has significantly raised the daily penalty for overstaying a visa in Indonesia.

In this article, we will guide you through exactly what you should do if you have—either on purpose or unintentionally—overstayed your visa in Indonesia.

New regulation on overstaying a visa in Indonesia

Previously, foreigners could be held in detention or refused permission to leave Indonesia until they paid a fine of IDR 300,000 (~USD 21) per day.

However, starting from May 3, 2019, visitors who overstay their visa in Indonesia will face a daily fine of IDR 1,000,000 (~USD 70), as per the Government Regulation No. 28 Year 2019.

Therefore, if you have overstayed your visa by, for example, seven days, you would have to pay IDR 7 million (~USD 490). For a month-long overstay, you would pay IDR 30 million (~USD 2,100).

We strongly advise against using visa overstay as a way to stay longer in Indonesia. Besides a hefty fine and the fact that you will be stuck in immigration (for potentially hours), it can also affect your ability to get visas in the future.

If you want to stay longer or visit the country frequently, get a business visa in Indonesia.

Overstaying visa in Indonesia for more than 60 days

Staying in Indonesia longer than your visa or entry permit allows is considered an overstay in Indonesia. There is an opportunity to pay a fine; however, the purpose of the regulation is not to provide an endless extension for your stay.

The difference between the legal consequences to one who is overstaying less than 60 days and the one overstaying more than 60 days is simple. The one staying less is getting a daily fine. However, the one staying over for more than 60 days can face deporting and blacklisting.

Overstaying less than 60 days

Overstaying more than 60 days

A daily fine of IDR 1,000,000 (~USD 70)

Deportation and blacklisting

Once you have overstayed more than 60 days, officials will investigate as well as question you thoroughly. You will also no longer be welcome in the country for re-entry for a particular time.

It can be months as well as years, depending on the decision of the officials. Also, keep in mind that getting out of the blacklist in Indonesia isn’t an easy process.

If this is already the stage you are in, show regret about what has happened. Be as kind and humble as you can towards the officials who are handling your case.

Avoid losing self-control like what happened to the British woman who was sentenced to prison in Bali for assaulting an immigration officer after she was asked to pay a 48 million IDR fine (~USD 3,400) for a 160-day overstay. With the new regulation, the fine would have been IDR 160 million (~USD 11,000).

Whatever the case, remember that VIVO ASIA can help you with your visa problems in Indonesia. Contact us at for a personal consultation.


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