E-Visa for foreign crew sign-on

16 Oct 2020 / Indonesia

Indonesia published a new immigration regulation yesterday (15 October) related to visas for crew changes or visitors.

Any foreign crew joining a vessel or visitor must hold Visa index B211A. According to the latest information, the joiner does not need to go to the Indonesian Embassy to apply for visa during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andhika GAC can apply for an E-visa index B211A (Visit Visa) on the online immigration system. The joiner will then be able to fly directly by showing the PCR test result and producing the E-visa index B211A.

With the new E-visa regulations, and as the system is still under trial, all required documents must be submitted for the online application. If everything is in order, the E-visa will be sent, otherwise, a Telex visa will be issued, and it must be collected from the relevant Indonesian embassies.

The following documents are required:
- Clear copy of passport (front page only showing the details). Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months.
- Scanned cover of passport (only need one sample for each nationality).
- Flight details (temporary details are OK)/E-ticket.
- Name of the city (location of the Indonesian Embassy) where the crew will apply for visa 211.
- Health Certificate (free from COVID-19).
- Statement letter of willingness to be quarantined/receive medical treatment at their own expense or the Guarantor’s.
- Statement letter of willingness to be monitored for health during the quarantine period.
- Proof of health/travel insurance, and/or a statement letter stating willingness to pay independently if affected by COVID-19 while in Indonesia.
- Rapid Test is needed for E-visa application by Applicant at Immigration Checkpoint in Jakarta. PCR test is compulsory for travelers from abroad entering Indonesia, as required by the airlines.

The process to obtain E-visa index B211A will take 3-5 days. An express visa can be applied for upon request for an extra cost. The cancellation fee 100% per passport applicable upon arranged LOI and telex / E-Visa index B211A.

Crew sign off is possible as far as the crew in good health, hold health certificate, hold PCR test and Rapid test result and have available flight. PT Andhika GAC has managed crew changes in Indonesian ports for following nationalities: Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Georgia, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar, Latvia, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Ukraine.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Indonesia, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at [email protected]

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