Press release

Seychelles granted Visa on Arrival to Indonesia

August 7, 2015

Seychelles is is the sixth African country and 69th nation to obtain a visa upon arrival to the Republic of Indonesia. All Seychellois nationals travelling to Indonesia are now eligible to apply for Visa on Arrival (VOA). This visa can be obtained directly when you arrive regardless of the purpose of visit (Business, Tourist, Social – Cultural).

It is to be noted that the Visa on Arrival  cannot be extended or converted into another immigration permit. The maximum stay permitted is thirty (30) days.

The applicants passport MUST have a clean page for the VOA sticker: passengers having a passport without a clean page are routinely rejected. The applicant’s passport must also be valid for at least 6 (six) months from the date of entry. The fee to receive the VOA is 35 United States Dollars for a 30-day Visa (day of entry and day of departure each count as one day.)

Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr.Yasona H.Laoly noted that the provision of visa on arrival facility for Seychellois is was done on the principle of mutual benefit for economic, trade and social ties.

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Seychelles in Jakarta, Indonesia, Mr.Nico Barito stated that the visa on arrival will encourage the Seychellois people to travel to Indonesia and enhance greater people to people contact, trade and tourism between the two countries.

The existing relations which exist between the archipelagos are based on mutual respect and will be further strengthened by the development of tourism, culture and trade exchanges with the visa facilitation.