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SOCIO-CULTURAL VISA

Referring to the official of the Indonesian Immigration website and the letter of The Directorate General of Immigration of Indonesia No. IMI-3673.GR.01.07 2015, VoA or Visa on Arrival can be used for short course or short training, such as Indonesian language course in Wisma Bahasa. That means, a short non­-degree study for less or more than l month (with possible another 1-month extension). However, please be mindful of other requirements to earn this visa and the possible rejection of the Immigration office in Indonesian airports. We highly recommend for a structured and organized course apply for a more appropriate visa such as social culture visa in Indonesian Embassy or Consulate Office abroad.

What is Social Cultural Visa?

Socio-Cultural Visa is a visa provided only for a person who intends to take a short study, take a short course, or doing training in Indonesia including taking the language course in Wisma Bahasa. Normally, this visa is given for 30 or 60 days and are extendable up to 4 – 5 times, each time for 30 days. But if you want to use this visa less than 30 or 60 days, it is limited by your return ticket.

How to get a Socio-Cultural Visa from Wisma Bahasa?

Wisma Bahasa provides sponsorship for a socio-cultural visa (Visa index 211). By providing sponsorship, mean that Wisma Bahasa guaranteed to Indonesian Government that you will only use the visa for study at Wisma Bahasa, not for other purposes. There are some requirements to get the socio-cultural visa from Wisma Bahasa. Please contact us for further information regarding Socio-Cultural Visa.

You have to come to the Indonesian Representatives (The Indonesian Embassy or Consulate Official). The general requirements and steps you must follow to have sponsorship from Wisma Bahasa are:

How to extend Socio-Cultural Visa at The Immigration Office of Yogyakarta?

Wisma Bahasa will help you to extend it at the Immigration Office of Yogyakarta. Visa extension can be processed within 14 days before the expiration date. The details and requirements of the process are as follows.

  1. First extension:
    • pay 20 sessions course fee and the visa extension fee* in advance,
    • fill in the extension form (please ask Wisma Bahasa’s staff),
    • the original passport and a copy of passport,
    • a copy of return ticket,
    • take photo and fingerprint in the immigration office of Yogyakarta one day after the document is submitted.
  2. Second, third and fourth or fifth extension:
    • pay 20 sessions course fee and the visa extension fee* in advance,
    • fill in the extension form (please ask Wisma Bahasa’s staff),
    • the original passport and a copy of passport,
    • a copy of return ticket

Note:

* These above mentioned the visa extension fee and the late charge might be subject to change without confirmation from the Immigration Office.

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