Updated E-Visa issuance regulations

16 Sep 2021 / Indonesia

Based on Regulation from the Minister of Law and Human Rights Republic of Indonesia No.34 of 2021 about granting visas and Immigration Residence Permits during the handling of the spread coronavirus, Andhika GAC can assist in arranging for foreign crews to join vessels from Indonesia.

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 (AGAC) will apply for an E-visa index B211A (Visit Visa) on the online immigration system. The joiners will then be able to fly to Indonesia by showing E-Visa. The process for E-Visa takes approximately 5 working days.

Foreign crew must undergo 8 days’ quarantine upon arrival at Jakarta before joining their vessel and must take PCR tests twice during the isolation period.

Visa on Arrival is still not available in Indonesia.

The below nationalities cannot apply E-Visa in Indonesia (for Joiners/Superintendents):
North Korea
India (temporary)

Documents required for the application of E-visa index B211A are as follows:

  • RT PCR Negative with barcode.
  • Certificate of Full dose Covid Vaccination.
  • Clear copy of passport (front page only showing the details) and the 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 ownership of health insurance / travel insurance, and / or a statement letter stating willingness to pay independently if affected by COVID-19 while in Indonesia.

A cancellation fee of 100% per passport is applicable upon the start of arrangements including LOI and OKTB.

On-signers arriving at CGK Airport Jakarta must show LOI (Letter of Invitation), OKTB, LOG (Letter of Guarantee), Contract Letter, Covid Vaccination full dose, PCR test result and Crew’s Seaman Book to Airport Authorities.

Crew sign-off is also possible, under the following conditions:

  • Crew’s passport validity not less than 6 months / expired (send scanned passport)
  • Crew in good condition
  • Crew have flight return to their country
  • Crew will be isolated in Government Facilities for 8 days and will have PCR test 2 times during isolation
  • Covid Vaccination Certificate is not compulsory.

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

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