Visa Types and Stay Permit
A. Stay Permit
Types of Visa for Staying in Indonesia
5.Limited Stay Visa
The appropriate visa for international students to study in Indonesia is the Limited Stay Visa (VITAS). Usually it is for 6 months, 1 year, or two years length of stay. Another option is to come to Indonesia with a Socio-Cultural Visa, which permits two months of stay and can be extended every month up to four times, but the process can be inconvenient.
B. Your VITAS and Electronics ITAS
Since your purpose to come to Indonesia is for studying, your VITAS application will require a study permit from the Ministry of National Education of the Republic of Indonesia in order to issue visa authorization from the Immigration Office in Indonesia. It takes quite long time to process, often up to two or three months. It is our responsibility as your host institution in Indonesia to help you get the study permit in order to get your visa authorization of your entry to Indonesia. Please contact us to give you assistance in this matter. We will be happy to forward all the information and the procedures to you.
An international student who wishes to study at Universitas Gadjah Mada is strongly recommended to come to Indonesia with a VITAS, which can then be converted to a ITAS(Limited Stay Permit) upon your arrival to Indonesia.
First thing to do upon your arrival
Those who come to Indonesia with a VITAS (6/12/24 month’s visa) should be aware of the ‘arrival stamp’ on your passport. The stamp from the Immigration Officer at your first port of arrival in Indonesia must have the following words written: “Permitted to enter and due to report at Immigration Office in Yogyakarta within 7 (seven) days from date hereof……..”
You should then go to the Office of International Affairs at UGM (Kantor Urusan Internasional) to complete the following steps:
1. Register at the Office of International Affairs;
2. Ask for a Sponsor Letter from UGM to be brought to the local immigration office to get a ITAS. The required documents for ITAS are as follows:
•UGM Sponsor Letter (including Warranty Statement Letter)
•Copy of Curriculum Vitae
•Copy of passport of the relevant pages
•Copy of visa/VITAS
•Copy of white landing card (departure card)
•Copy of study permit from the Ministry of National Education
•Copy of Visa Authorization
•2 photos of 3×4 cm
•Completed immigration forms
3. Pay the tuition fee at Bank Mandiri;
Account Name: Rector UGM
Account Number: 137.000.225.8586
Bank Name: Mandiri Bank, Branch Magister UGM
Swift Code: BMRIIDJA
4. Go to the program/faculty bringing the copy of Registration Form and tuition fee payment receipt,
5.The last step will be the sub district report for you as a temporary resident of Jogja, commonly called SKTT (Surat Keterangan Tempat Tinggal/Letter of Temporary Resident), along with the following documents:
•OIA sponsor letter
•Copy of ID passport
•2 photos of 3×4 cm
•Copy of Passport
•Copy of ITAS
We advise you to prepare 2 photos of 3×4 cm with a red background
Important! The process of getting your ITAS in Indonesia can take up to four weeks. During this time YOU WILL NOT HAVE YOUR PASSPORT and of course you will temporarily not be able to go abroad, open a bank account, or obtain a local driving license. Please remember to have a copy of your passport with you at all times.
Important: As a student and or researcher in Indonesia with the limited stay visa, your visa requires you to give legally binding commitments as follows:
-Being able to give evidence of adequate financial support;
-Abide by all Indonesian laws and university regulations;
-No use of illegal drugs;
-No paid work in Indonesia;
-It is prohibited for you to participate in political activities, protest, and public demonstrations;
-Please give notification of any change of address.
Those who wish to stay in Indonesia for less than 4 months may obtain a Social and Cultural Visa (VKSB) and must also come to the Office of International Affairs to report your arrival and and be registered by our office. Our staff will then explain how to extend your Social and Cultural Visa. Please always keep a copy of your passport, 2 photos of 3×4 cm with a red background, and other documents with you for your stay permit needs.
Note: Please contact our admission officers for further information for your visa arrangements.