a VirtualTourist member asked on Feb 8, 2016
A friend of mine is in Bali. She has invited a local lady to come to Perth for a visit. How does a local in Bali go about getting a Visa. I can't log into the Indonesia Immigration site to find out. I now there are people in Bali who charge a fee for this. Has anyone had any success in finding a reputable firm in Bali to do this?
I lived in Java for several years, always dealing myself with Immigration in Semarang. No need to use a middleman or firm.
I think the same holds for Indonesian citizens, She will save money by applying herself at the immigration office, though it may cost time to go there more than once.
can you please suggest any agent you know over there because it is not everyone that can endure with the direct immigration process and mostly people who are not living in indo and still want to get their visa process there and get it stamped in their various country.
kindly help to answer the question more. this will actually help many people out there.
Hi [VT member 19897d],
you make me wonder, are you the same person as tax4u2 who started this thread? What is the purpose of your questioning?
An Indonesian citizen who wants to visit Australia needs two things:
(1) An Indonesian passport, that's the subject of my first answer. I will not recommend any agent because I don't know them. My experience is with the Semarang immigration office, they always were courteous and dealt above board. I never paid any extra's beyond the official fees. Immigration in Bali may be different, the more reason a local stands up for his/her rights and against corruption.
(2) An Australian visa. My experience is with the Dutch embassy. Any Indonesian who wants to visit the Netherlands must come to the embassy in person at least once. I presume for Australia that will be the same, so the usefulness of an agent is limited.
Whats the job status of the applicant?
Getting a passport from local immigration office around Indonesia was very easy now, but to get a visa from a Representative Country Embassy out of Immigration Office duty.
For Australian Visa, you could manage the visa directly to Australian Embassy or for tourist visa, commonly some travel agent would manage your visa collectively.... there were many reliable Travel Agent in Bali who offer to manage your visa.