If you are thinking to visit Indonesia and you have a Pakistani passport then this guide is for you. I recently visited Indonesia, it’s a beautiful country in Southeast Asia with nice people. but getting Indonesian visa is a little bit hassle. I’ll show you why?
How to Apply for Indonesia Visa in Pakistan?
If you are permanent resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab or Kashmir then you have to visit Indonesian embassy in Islamabad for applying visa. if you are a permanent resident of in Sindh or Balochistan then you can apply at Indonesian consulate in Karachi. I live in Karachi, so I applied for visa in Karachi. Consulate of Indonesia is located in Karachi at below address:
Address: Block 5 Clifton, Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh 75600
Phone: (021) 35874619
You can also write in Google “Indonesia Consulate Karachi” and you’ll find the address as well as Google Map for this consulate in Karachi. it’s not difficult to find in Clifton.
Indonesia Visa Requirements
Now the tricky part for Indonesia visa is the requirements which is very strange for some reasons. first of all, when you go to the consulate for submitting your application, the lady at the counter don’t behave like a normal human. she will seem in hurry and will not talk to you like normal person. but you have to be calm all the time if you want a visa 🙂
They do have a website which I think is not updated since last 200 years. so better is call them on mentioned number or go there to get updated list of requirements and then bring all the documents to submit with your application.
When I visited the consulate in May, 2018. the following were the exact requirements to apply for an Indonesian visa in Karachi.
- Two visa applications filled with two photographs (white background)
- Covering letter requesting visa, and mentioning all the details of the visit as well as your job/business and must be on company letterhead where you work or do a business
- Bank statement of last 6 months + maintenance certificate
- Confirmed hotel booking for each day in Indonesia
- Return flight ticket (I submitted reservation)
- Original passport and previous passports
- Copy of the passport’s first three pages (A4 size)
- Copy of CNIC (A4 size)
- NTN and Registration in case of businessman
- Visa fee $50 USD (to be paid after visa is issued)
Note no 1: I was also asked to provide an “Undertaking Letter” which I didn’t know what it is. it turned out that the travel agent who has booked my flight and hotel should provide this letter (Undertaking letter) on his letterhead. I told the lady that I have arranged everything myself. she was not convinced at first but then she said OK, I’ll process your application without UNDERTAKING LETTER. so better is to take this thing with you.
Note no 2: For visa applicants from Punjab who apply in Islamabad, they must also submit a “Police Character Certificate” with above listed documents. this is must in Islamabad. and I don’t know why the same country requires it in Islamabad and not in Karachi. You can obtain this certificate from a police station in your city.
Note no 3: when you apply for the visa, they don’t take any payment from you in advance which is the only good thing I saw there :). they will verify your information by calling your employer/business. so don’t be over smart by submitting fake documents. and you need to pay $50 USD visa fee on the date when you collect your passport with visa. and this $50 must be cash and only in US Dollars not in PKR. I think, they’ll not take payment if visa is refused.
Note no 4: If you are going to Indonesia for 5 days then they’ll issue you only 6 days visa, that means, you can only stay for 6 days in Indonesia. so choose your stay wisely. I mentioned in my application that I’ll stay for 8 days and they issued me visa with stay for only 10 days.
You can watch the video below in which I’ve explained it in Urdu. if you have any questions regarding this then simply comment on this post and I’ll be there to reply and help you out. Thanks for reading.