Sometimes there is a situation when one needs to stay in Indonesia for a few days longer than allowed by the visa or by the stamp of entry. There can be several reasons for this – a convenient and great-value flight, illness, changed plans, etc.
For violation of the stay in Indonesia, there is a penalty in the amount of IDR 1000,000 per day of the delay. The payment for overstay – is not a bribe but a legitimate non-tax state revenue. The overstay up to 60 days is an administrative violation. It does not entail serious consequences and is to be paid at the airport before departure. Just take care to have the required amount of money to pay the fine in full.
Overstay of more than 60 days is a crime according to the Indonesian law. Such a delay will be charged at the rate of IDR 1000,000 per day of delay. A ban on entry (deportation) is to be issued, and the infringer is to be blacklisted. In case of the absence of funds to pay the overstay, the law makes provision for an imprisonment for up to 5 years.
The blacklist is not being updated automatically. Even if you were deported for six months – it will be very difficult to return to Indonesia. While passing the passport control you will be shown in the system as having a ban on entry.
PAY ATTENTION! Once the period of validity of the visa (including extensions) is completed, you have to go beyond the boarders of Indonesia. The owners of the annual multiple business visas have to leave Indonesia every 60 days. Any offers from the agents of the extension after the expiry of the visa, or of the extension of the annual business visa is illegal and can lead to very unpleasant consequences. The number of such consequences has increased dramatically in the past few months.
Use only the services of a licensed, reputable and reliable agencies. Entrusting your documents to the agent for visa extension, remember – a good agent will not offer illegal ways of solving problems.
The Immigration Act makes provision for the imprisonment for up to 5 years and / or a fine of up to 500.000.000 IDR:
- For all foreigners who deliberately used false or forged visa for entry / exit or stay on the territory of Indonesia.
- For any person who knowingly give false or falsified visa with the intention of using it for themselves or third parties to enter, leave or stay in the territory of Indonesia.
- For any person who intentionally use an immigration information and / or access to immigration data for their own benefit or the benefit of third parties, Immigration officers or other officials, who intentionally and unlawfully grant or extend immigration documents, for persons who do not have a right for that, shall be punished with imprisonment for up to 7 years.
And it’s only a few points of possible violations of the Immigration Act. Be careful and do not hesitate to contact us for advice. Passport – is a very important document for you.