Is there a way to extend the Indonesian tourists stamp (visa exempt) which is valid for 30 days without leaving the country? I am a citizen of a visa exempt country. A few months ago I used to get the VOA (a sticker) and I know I can extend that, but now that's not applicable for me since Indonesia made the exempt list so long and now it includes my country. So, is there a way to extend this stay as we used to do with the VOAs or not?

Note that the stamp says "Not extendable".

So, is there a way?

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  • I'm confused: are you visa-exempt or do you require a visa on arrival? Visa-free stays cannot be Extended, whereas visas on arrival can be Extended once for another 30 days.
    – Crazydre
    Jul 31, 2016 at 15:33
  • @Crazydre my bad, fixed the question... the transition from VOA to visa exempt was done not long ago so I myself got confused. Jul 31, 2016 at 15:43
  • When it says 'non extendable' I expect it to be that. Better try to get a long term multiple entry visa or a residence visa if you qualify. I would not risk overstaying, due to possible trouble with getting visa or 'no visa needed' stamps.
    – Willeke
    Jul 31, 2016 at 15:47
  • @Willeke true.. a sudden event made me decide that so I asked in case there's a way... there is always a way.. I guess I will have to do a visa run.. Jul 31, 2016 at 15:48

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Visa-free stays cannot be extended, so if you want to stay longer legally you have to exit the country.

I don't really know their policy on visa runs - some countries are fine with it while others aren't.

  • Why the downvote? +1 from me.. Jul 31, 2016 at 17:20
  • @HeidelBerGensis Hmm, I see. My sources at Indonesian Immigration say there is no such restriction, so good to know
    – Crazydre
    Jul 31, 2016 at 17:30

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