U.S. citizens traveling to Indonesia have two options for obtaining a visa:

Visa on Arrival (VOA): U.S. citizens can obtain a visa upon arrival at certain entry points in Indonesia. This visa allows for a stay of up to 30 days and can be extended once for an additional 30 days. Click here for complete information about VOA for Indonesia.

Electronic Visa (E-Visa): Alternatively, U.S. citizens can apply for an electronic visa (E-Visa) before their departure to Indonesia. This option is most convenient for it allows you to go through the Immigration swiftly without waiting in line for visa issuance. This visa allows for a stay of up to 30 days and can be extended once for an additional 30 days. Click here to expedite your E-Visa to Indonesia.

Determine the type of visa you need based on your purpose of travel. Indonesia offers various types of visas, including tourist visa and business visa.

Tourist & business visa will require you to upload a scan copy of your passport and 2×2 passport size photo.

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Capital: Jakarta
Population: 279,118,866 (2023)
Government: Presidential constitutional republic
Religions: Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism
Language: Bahasa Indonesia (official)
Nationality: Indonesian


Indonesia comprises over 17,000 islands, making it the largest archipelago in the world by area and population. The five largest islands are Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi, and Papua (on the island of New Guinea). 

The capital city of Indonesia is Jakarta, located on the island of Java. Jakarta is not only the political center but also the economic and cultural hub of the country.

Indonesia is a republic with a presidential system. The President is the head of state and government and is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The country has experienced significant political and economic reforms since the end of the Suharto regime in 1998.

Bahasa Indonesia is the official language and serves as the lingua franca across the archipelago. However, there are hundreds of regional languages and dialects spoken throughout the country.

Indonesia has a mixed economy with agriculture, manufacturing, and services sectors. It is one of the world’s major producers of palm oil, rubber, and natural gas. Tourism also plays a significant role in the economy, with attractions like Bali drawing millions of visitors each year.


With a population exceeding 270 million people, Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world. It is a highly diverse nation, with over 300 ethnic groups and more than 700 spoken languages.


Indonesia’s culture is a rich blend of indigenous customs and influences from Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and European sources. Traditional art forms such as batik, wayang (shadow puppetry), and gamelan music are highly regarded. The country is predominantly Muslim, but it also has significant Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist communities.


Indonesian cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with influences from various regions and cultures. Some popular dishes include nasi goreng (fried rice), satay (grilled skewered meat), rendang (spicy beef stew), and soto (aromatic soup).


Indonesia is home to numerous top tourist destinations, each offering unique experiences. Indonesia has very rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, and diverse attractions. Some of the most popular destinations in Indonesia include:

Bali: Known as the “Island of the Gods,” Bali is famous for its stunning beaches, lush rice terraces, vibrant culture, and Hindu temples. Visitors can enjoy activities such as surfing, snorkeling, yoga retreats, and exploring the cultural heritage of Ubud.

Jakarta: As the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta offers a bustling urban experience with its modern skyscrapers, shopping malls, and vibrant nightlife. Visitors can explore historical landmarks like the National Monument (Monas), museums, and enjoy diverse culinary delights.

Yogyakarta: Located on the island of Java, Yogyakarta is known for its rich Javanese culture and heritage. Highlights include the UNESCO-listed Borobudur and Prambanan temples, the Sultan’s Palace (Kraton), and traditional arts and performances.

Komodo National Park: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the famous Komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizards. Visitors can take boat trips to see these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat, as well as enjoy snorkeling and diving in the park’s pristine waters.

Raja Ampat Islands: Located in West Papua, Raja Ampat is a paradise for nature lovers and diving enthusiasts. It boasts some of the world’s most biodiverse marine ecosystems, with vibrant coral reefs, crystal-clear waters, and a stunning array of marine life.

Lombok: Often referred to as “Bali’s sister island,” Lombok offers similar natural beauty but with fewer crowds. Highlights include the majestic Mount Rinjani, the Gili Islands known for their white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, and traditional Sasak villages.

Borobudur Temple: This ancient Buddhist temple in Central Java is one of the most iconic landmarks in Indonesia. Dating back to the 9th century, Borobudur is renowned for its impressive architecture and intricate stone carvings, attracting visitors from around the world.

Ubud: Located in the heart of Bali, Ubud is known for its tranquil rice terraces, lush rainforests, and vibrant arts scene. Visitors can explore art galleries, visit sacred temples, participate in yoga and wellness retreats, and enjoy organic cuisine.

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