Application For Journalist Visa

 Updated: 2019.06.18

  1. Citizens of the Netherlands who intend to conduct a journalistic visit to Indonesia (filming a movie / documentary / reality show / commercials; coverage of news / photo / camera; or as a correspondent) are required to acquire a journalist visa. The application of such visa shall be submitted through the Embassy in The Hague.
  2. Applicants who enter Indonesia with Visa on Arrival or short visit visa are not allowed to conduct journalistic activities in Indonesia.
  3. Applicants must complete the journalist visa application forms. The Embassy in The Hague reserves the right to return and/or not to process the application if it is not complete.

Download Application Forms for journalist visa:

  1. Checklist  for News Coverage
  2. Checklist for Foreign Correspondent
  3. Checklist for Filmmaking
  4. Application form:
  5. Personal history
  6. Crew
  7. List of Equipments
  8. Shooting Schedule
  9. Synopsis/Scenario
  10. Statement Letter


  1. Applicants shall submit the documents mentioned in The Journalist Visa Checklist to Information and Socio-Cultural Affairs Office, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Once completed, the Embassy will issue a reference letter then submit it along with the documents to the concerned authorities in Jakarta. 
  3. Visa approval process may take up to more than eight weeks from the day the completed documents are submitted to the Information and Socio-Cultural Affairs Office.
  4. When the visa is approved, the Immigration Office in Jakarta will inform via telex (authorization) to the fixer and/or the applicants. 
  5. The applicants shall then come to the Immigration Office at the Embassy by bringing the telex, the original passport, applicants form (with photo and signature), 2 photos and copy of return flight ticket.
    Please note:
    • without telex from the Immigration Office in Jakarta, the Embassy will not proceed the journalist visa.
    • Issuance of visa by the Embassy will take another 5 working days upon submission of necessary documents by the applicant.
  6. The applicants shall make the necessary payment at the cashier (PIN only).
  7. Once the payment is made, the Immigration Officer will inform the date of passport collection.