News report | | 19-09-2023 | ±3 minutes reading time

European travellers heading to Indonesia, including British and Irish travellers, can apply for a Second Home Visa. This visa is valid for 5 or 10 years, which can be extended further. By offering this visa, Indonesia hopes to attract tourists who will stay in the country long-term and boost the local economy. Travellers can also apply for an e-visa for Indonesia, which can be used to stay in the country for up to 60 days.

Difference between Second Home Visa and retirement visa

The Second Home Visa for Indonesia is not as well-known among travellers as the retirement visa. The latter is a single-entry visa which allows for a stay of up to 1 year. The visa can be extended five times for a period of 1 additional year each time. The retirement visa has very specific requirements which are meant to boost the Indonesian economy. To apply for this visa, applicants have to employ at least two Indonesian nationals (e.g. as household aids or assistants) and receive a monthly income of at least 1,200 pounds (around 1,400 euros).

The Second Home Visa might replace the retirement visa in the future. This is because the Second Home Visa has other, more general requirements which should boost the Indonesian economy even more than the retirement visa. Also, the Second Home Visa will not have a minimum age requirement, as is the case for the retirement visa. The following passages will explain the advantages and requirements of the Second Home Visa.

Advantages Second Home Visa Indonesia

The Second Home Visa for Indonesia has multiple advantages. It allows visa holders to stay in Indonesia for up to 5 or 10 years. The same applies to their family members. Furthermore, holders of a Second Home Visa can apply for the Indonesian nationality if they meet a number of conditions, and both the visa holder as their children are allowed to study in the country. The visa allows for multiple entries into Indonesia. This means that, within the validity period, its holders can travel in and out of Indonesia as often as they want.

Second Home Visa requirements

The Second Home Visa for Indonesia is meant to attract tourists to the country and to stimulate the local economy. Nevertheless, applicants need to fulfil a number of requirements to be eligible. Applicants are required to:

  • submit a copy of their passport (the passport should be valid for at least 36 more months);
  • submit a photograph of 4x6 centimetres with a white background;
  • submit a CV which contains the applicant’s previous work experience and educational background;
  • own at least Indonesian rupiahs (approximately 100.000 pounds or 120.000 euros).

If the holder of a Second Home Visa wants to bring family members to the country, they need to prove that the traveller in question is related to the visa holder. This can be proven with a marriage or birth certificate.

Please keep in mind that the submitted documents (including the CV) must be originals written in English or Indonesian. If this is not the case, the documents must be translated into English or Indonesian by a sworn translator. The application might be refused if your documents do not fulfil this requirement.

Furthermore, you should keep in mind that a Second Home Visa is not a work visa and does not allow you to work in Indonesia. If you wish to work in Indonesia, you need to apply for a work visa (KITAS). However, the Second Home Visa allows most types of digital work, as long as it is done for an employer situated outside of Indonesia. In this case, your employer is not allowed to pursue business in Indonesia that you could possibly be involved in.

Which Indonesia visa do I need?

The Second Home Visa is not the only visa for Indonesia. Travellers who want to stay in Indonesia for no more than 60 days can apply for the e-visa. You can apply for an e-visa for Indonesia easily on this website.

The Second Home Visa and the visa for pursuing work-related activities in Indonesia can both be applied for on the website of the Indonesian government. is a commercial and professional visa agency, and supports travellers in obtaining, among others, the Indonesia visa. acts as an intermediary and is in no way part of any government. You can also apply for a visa directly with the immigration service (519.500 IDR per visa, via However, not with our level of support. If you submit your application via, our support centre is available to you 24/7. In addition, we manually check your application and all the documents you provide before submitting it to the immigration authorities on your behalf. If we suspect any errors or omissions while doing so, we will personally contact you to ensure that your application can still be processed quickly and correctly. To use our services, you pay us 519.500 IDR in consular fees, which we pay to the immigration service on your behalf, as well as € 35,09 in service fees as compensation for our services, including VAT. Our services have saved many travellers from major problems during their trip. Should an application be rejected despite our support and verification, we will refund the full purchase price (unless an application for a previous Indonesia visa was rejected for the same traveller). Read more about our services here.