Journalist Visa

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A non-Indonesian national 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 of your company / company profile
  3. A letter from a local partner / fixer
  4. Completed General visa online application form  and Journalist Visa application forms (click here to download) with original signature of the applicant, typed or written in black capital letters; (Form 1 & 2)
  5. List of production crew members travelling for the visit and their positions (Form 3)
  6. Tentative agenda in Indonesia (detailed timetable and locations) (Form 4)
  7. Synopsis or background information/story of the planned production (Form 5)
  8. List of resource persons or interviewees and/or organisations (Form 6)
  9. List of equipment to be re-exported to UK, to be signed and dated (Form 7)
    • 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.
  10. Personal statement letter, to be signed and dated (Form 8)
  11. A clear copy of passport (main details only – valid for at least 6 months)
  12. 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 complete, sign and attached the Journalist Visa Application Checklist form before booking your appointment [available from Monday to Friday from 15.00 to 16.00 – except national/bank holidays] 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).

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