When I was writing a post about the financial aspects of planning a trip to Bali, it hit me that just for Pakistanis, there is an even more important issue that needs to be covered and that is getting the visa. Hence, this post 🙂
So I’ll jump straight to what I know about getting the Indonesian visa.
The only thing unusual in Indonesian visa requirements is that the passport should have eighteen (18) months validity. So I had to renew mine. On an urgent basis, it took 4 days and it cost me PKR 5,000.
A lot of people think that Pakistanis need a sponsor from an Indonesian citizen to get the visa but that’s not the case.
Here’s a list of documents I submitted.
- Passport (eighteen months valid)
- Bank Statement
- Bank Maintenance letter
- Chamber registration certificate*
- Return Air ticket
- Hotel booking
- Police character certificate**
My own bank statement wasn’t strong enough so I attached my father’s which is why I had to attach a few additional documents
- Affidavit (from my father saying that he’ll be financially sponsoring my trip)
- FRC (Family Relation Certificate) by Nadra***
Also since I attached my father’s bank statement, I also had to attach his NTN and Account Maintenance letter.
*I didn’t attach Chamber Registration certificate and I just got back from Bali. Go figure 😉
(On a serious note, it depends on what kind of business you have and if it requires registration from chamber)
**Getting a police certificate isn’t that hard but it takes 7-10 days.
***Took me an hour to get it from Nadra
My travel agent took PKR 10,000 for the visa processing.
I know visa processing can be stressful and can put you off but let me tell you that it’s worth it. I got super stressed with this whole process especially waiting for the visa can be very difficult if you’re anything like me but now that I look back, I’m so glad that I didn’t give up.