Visa for Journalist

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A non-Indonesian nationals is required to have a journalist visa to conduct journalistic activities involving the act of seeking, gathering, obtaining, and processing information with the intention of disseminating, circulating, publishing and broadcasting those acquired information in written forms and/or audio or audiovisual forms through any publicly accessed broadcasting media (printed or electronic : TV / Radio / online).

A journalist visa is also required for special events coverage such as :

  • Familiarization Trip
  • High level Official/State visit
  • International events : conferences, seminars
  • coverage of a particular / incidental circumstance

Journalist visit to Indonesia of a 30 days period can be carried out after obtaining an approval from the concerned authorities. The whole application process could take up to approximately six weeks after submitting all of the following requirements:

  1. Sponsor letter from employer stating :
    1. The purpose of journalistic visit
    2. Places to be visited/covered
    3. The date/schedule of filming/coverage
    4. Information on the broadcasting period
  2. A brief overview on company profile
  3. A letter from a local partner / fixer
  4. Completed General and Journalist Visa application forms (two copies for each applicant) with original signature of the applicant, typed or written in black capital letters;
  5. Curriculum Vitae;
  6. List of crews traveling and their positions
  7. Tentative agenda in Indonesia (detailed timetable and locations)
  8. Synopsis or background information of the story/documentation
  9. List of resource person or interviewee
  10. A signed statement of the list of equipment to be re-exported to UK
    • Kindly note that the use of drones (aerial shooting equipment) in Indonesia are subject to regulations issued by the Ministry of Transportation. It is highly recommended to employ a licensed local company that will have to apply for flight and security clearance from the authorities for an aerial shooting activity.
  11. A signed statement letter.
  12. A clear copy of passport (main details only – valid for at least 6 months)
  13. Three recent passport-size photographs; Two of them must be attached on the Visa Application Forms;

To submit your journalist visa application to the Public Diplomacy, Press and Socio-Cultural Department, kindly book your appointment through :

Following the approval from the authorities in Indonesia, you will be advised to submit your passport to the Embassy to issue your visa within three working days. The collection time is from 14.30 to 16.30 from Monday to Friday (except national/bank holidays).

A visa fee of £ 45.00 must be paid in Postal order (personal check will not be accepted) payable to the “Indonesian Embassy”. Alternatively, fees can be paid by UK Debit Card payment during collection.