4. SUBMIT THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION TO THE INDONESIAN EMBASSY
You can submit the required information including sponsor letter from the production service or fixer you will use, the project brief and storyboards, locations intended to shoot.
Please keep in mind that when you submit these documents, the physical passports from each member in your group will need to be presented at the consulate later when they approve the visa as the Consulate will place it in your passport directly.
This visa can not be handed out and given to someone in your crew, and there is not a possible way to arrive at the airport in Indonesia and collect the visas there.
So, when submitting, if someone else on your team is located in a different part of the world, please state on the application at which consulate they will travel to pick up their physical visa.
QUICK TIP: Applicants don't actually have to go in person.
You can have one of your staff/PA go to the Consulate for you however not a courier.
5. GOVERNMENT REVIEWS APPLICATION
The application will be reviewed by the Consulate for ±5 business days.
6. APPLICATION IS SENT TO JAKARTA FOR REVIEW FROM THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND EDUCATION
After the local Consulate sends the application to the head office in Jakarta, the Ministry of Culture and Education
and the Film Commission
will review the applications.
The government holds a meeting once a week on Thursdays to approve or deny
any applications submitted in the prior week.
Depending on your planned arrival date in Indonesia, keep this in mind!
From the review process in this meeting, it can take up to 2 additional weeks before your visas are issued and in your passports, so make sure you plan accordingly.
7. APPLICATION WILL BE APPROVED, DENIED, OR ASKED FOR MORE INFORMATION
The Consulate will notify the applicant if any additional information is required.
8. IMMIGRATION ISSUES TELEX FOR VISA
Upon approval of your application, Indonesia Immigration will issue a Telex
(= approval form) to your local Consulate enabling them to create the visa which will go into your passport.
9. VISIT CONSULATE TO SUBMIT PASSPORT AND PAY FEES
Applicant will be requested to come to the Consulate to submit hard copies of passports, visa applications and pay associated visa fees.
10. PICKUP YOUR JOURNALIST / FILM VISA
Your visa will be ready for pick up in about 4-5 business days.
When you go pickup your visa you will need to bring hard copies of passport for everyone in your group in person to the Indonesian Consulate.
👉🏻👉🏻 YOU CAN NOW TAKE YOUR FLIGHT TO INDONESIA!
You don't have to do anything - we handle that.
Again, applicants don't need to go themselves.
You can have one of your staff or PA go to the Consulate for you - no courier.
11. OBTAIN A FILM PERMIT
Once the visas have been obtained, we aren’t done yet - almost there!
It is now your production service company / fixer’s responsibility to submit your visa along with exact dates of shooting and locations.
In our opinion, it’s better to give a wider range of dates in case later on your dates move
as if we want to adjust and edit the permit, a new fee will be added as well.
Same goes for locations, so put on all possible locations for your project.