e-Consular Services

Electronic Visa Application for Journalist Visa to Indonesia

A Journalist Visa is a visa issued to foreign citizens who intend to visit Indonesia for journalist activities, media coverage, or commercial/non-commercial filming/video shooting activities.

Please note the process to obtain a Journalist Visa takes approximately 6-8 weeks.

Before applying for a visa, the applicant must contact the Media office of the Embassy of Indonesia or Consulate General in the United States according to their respective jurisdiction to inform of the intended visit. Please check which mission is closest to you.

The contact of the Media office of the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, D.C., is as follows:

Media Office
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:  (202) 775-5333 / (202) 775-5295
Fax: (202) 775-5365
E-mail: socialmedia[at]embassyofindonesia.org

  1. Contact the Media office of the respective Embassy/Consulate General of Indonesia in the United States to inform of the intended visit.
  2. Complete and print in duplicate the online Journalist Visa Application Form and submit either in person or by mail to the address above with the additional documents in step 3.
  3. Submit checklist items (in separate pages with company header) from one of the following depending on your purpose of visit:
  4. Once arrived in Indonesia, you must collect a Temporary Press ID Card, by submitting copy of passport and visa, two colored photographs (3x4 cm) and Letter of Notification provided by the Embassy/Consulate General of Indonesia where the visa was issued, at:
    Directorate of Information and Media, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Jl. Taman Pejambon Nomor. 6, Jakarta Pusat 10110
    Tel : +62 21 381 3453
    Fax : +62 21 385 7316
  5. Based on your purpose of activities, you may be required to apply to follow up the following actions. Depending on your case, it is advisable to apply ahead of time:
      • For film and video shooting, please collect Temporary Film and Video Shooting Permit once you arrive in Indonesia, at: Directorate of Film, Ministry of Tourism Jl. M.T. Haryono Kav.47-48, Jakarta Selatan
      • For shoot/filming in Indonesian conservation area, please apply for a Permit Letter to Enter Conservation Area (SIMAKSI) to: Directorate General of Forest Protection and Nature Conservation, Ministry of Environment and Forestry Gedung Manggala Wanabakti Blok I Lt. 3 Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta Selatan Tel             : +62 21 570 4501-04 Fax            : +62 21 573 0191
      • For underwater filming, please apply for a permit at: Indonesian Navy Central Headquarter (LANTAMAL) Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya Ancol, Jakarta Utara
      • We advise you to engage with a local partner or fixer in Indonesia to assist with your project and permit paperwork.
      • Please note that, in certain areas/districts, you may be required to involve local crew as a supporting team appointed by the Directorate of Film of the Ministry of Tourism.
PROCESSING TIME, PAYMENT, AND PICK-UP Please note that decision of approval by authorities in Indonesia will take approximately 6-8 weeks after receipt of the completed aforementioned requirements in steps 1-3.
Following approval from authorities in Indonesia, we will inform you to bring the passport(s) to the Embassy/Consulate General with payment for each applicant in money order, company check or cashier's check made out to The Embassy of Indonesia. If you are bringing equipment there will be an additional documents legalization fee per page. Click here for the list of consular transaction's fee In approximately 3-5 business days, we will further inform the applicant regarding the date and time to collect his/her visa.