Immigration news update for APAC and EMEA regions
Indonesia: Electronic Visa on Arrival and Payment Gateway System
The Immigration authorities in Indonesia have announced the release of Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVoA) for 26 countries. The e-VoA can be applied via this link.
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Timor Leste
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
In addition to eVoA, a payment system via a payment gateway will also be applied to the Visa Online web-based application. The implementation of a comprehensive payment gateway in the visa system is intended to eliminate delays in payment processing. The e-VoA fee is IDR 500 000 and can be settled with a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or JCB). Currently the e-VoA counter is only available at Soekarno Hatta International Airport (Jakarta) and Ngurah Rai International Airport (Bali).
The required supporting documents are the same as for a general VoA: passport with a minimum validity of six months, return ticket, vaccine certificate (full dose).
Once the e-VoA is issued it can be used to enter Indonesia for a maximum 90 days. The criteria for using the e-VoA includes tourism, government, business meetings, item purchasing, transit etc.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Directorate General of Immigration.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Jane Beynon (Regional Immigration Manager, APAC).
Europe, Middle East and Africa
South Africa: Extension of visa waiver
Effective January 1, 2023, Kenyan nationals will be able to travel to South Africa for business and tourism purposes without a visa. They can stay in South Africa for a maximum of 90 days to do business, including attending conferences or meetings. However, they will not be able to perform paid work activities through the visa waiver program.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the African News.
United Arab Emirates: Overstay fees – updated
The Emirati government amended the overstay penalties for certain visa classifications. Tourist and visitor visas overstaying must pay 50 AED (previously 25 AED per day of overstay). Individuals not renewing their residence visa on time have 30 days to alter their visa category, to cancel their current visa or leave the country.
This summary was prepared using information obtained from the Khaleej times.
Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Roberta Carnaccini (Global Operations Director).
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