Visa changes to boost Indonesian inbound

November 24, 2015

The federal Government has announced new visa arrangements for Indonesia which are expected to significantly boost the potential of the inbound market for Australia.

The changes will see the introduction of a three year multiple entry visa for Indonesian citizens into Australia, and from 2017 all Indonesians will be able to lodge visa applications for Australia online. The change reflects concerted efforts over the past year for improved Australia-Indonesia bilateral arrangements, and will hopefully lead to a major boost in inbound numbers, which currently stand at just 150,000 (compared to almost one million Australians visiting Indonesia).

Online visa lodgement is currently under trial through approved agents within Indonesia.