social pass on bandung

mik

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Hi

Currently, I'm in Bandung and now I wanna apply for a social pass I know I will need to go to kl / Singapore but I'm still looking for an agent in Bandung for the sponsorship letter so if you know any, please let me know

I read the agent have to be the same city I'm staying and I can't find any online
 

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I don't get it; why would you need a sponsor in Bandung to enter Malaysia? Most citizenships get a 90 or 30 day visa free entrance and for those with Indian or Chinese citizenships, there is eVisa and eNTRI. And if -as an Indian citizen for instance- you come from Indonesia there's a VoA possibility also.
 

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I don't get it; why would you need a sponsor in Bandung to enter Malaysia? Most citizenships get a 90 or 30 day visa free entrance and for those with Indian or Chinese citizenships, there is eVisa and eNTRI. And if -as an Indian citizen for instance- you come from Indonesia there's a VoA possibility also.
I meant I wanna stay here in Indonesia longer there's the social pass B211A but will need a sponsor plus needs to apply in the embassy I travel with Moroccan passport so no VoA for me just 30 days visa-free

in Bali you can you find many agents but Bandung I can't find any
 

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Ah okay, extension of your Indonesian visit visa.

The problem is that in Bandung not so many agents, but it seems you can find them at the Kantor Imigrasi itself:

 

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I would suggest hanging out around Kan Im Bandung on a Monday morning- it is always very busy and this seems to be the day I have seen the most agents there.
Have you tried a Google search?
 

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I would suggest hanging out around Kan Im Bandung on a Monday morning- it is always very busy and this seems to be the day I have seen the most agents there.
Have you tried a Google search?
I tried that already couldn't find any in Bandung all I found they are in Jakarta, Bali or yogakaraka
 

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I tried that already couldn't find any in Bandung all I found they are in Jakarta, Bali or yogakaraka
Did you actually go to the immigration office as advised?

The extension process is very simple - I have always done my own. Take an Indonesian friend with you to help with translation if needed.
Only give information asked for as when you start to add extra info that is not requested they may pick up on it and question further- so why invite that on yourself.
Go at least a week before your current visa expires.
 

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If you came in on the 30 days visa free permit - you cannot extend this.
So this is where you have to exit Indonesia- you can fly to Singapore & use a visa agent there to get you the longer term visa- valid for 60 days & renewable as far as I know.
For this you will not need a Bandung agent until you wish to extend the visa a week before the 60 days expires.
Even then you do not need an agent- you can do this yourself too.
I am not so up to date on this process as I have not done it for quite a few years.
 

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If you came in on the 30 days visa free permit - you cannot extend this.
So this is where you have to exit Indonesia- you can fly to Singapore & use a visa agent there to get you the longer term visa- valid for 60 days & renewable as far as I know.
For this you will not need a Bandung agent until you wish to extend the visa a week before the 60 days expires.
Even then you do not need an agent- you can do this yourself too.
I am not so up to date on this process as I have not done it for quite a few years.
Thank you I was thinking of this too since the embassy in singpora the sponsorship letter is not required and can sign a letter instead
 

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I believe if you PAY for a VOA (visa on arrival) you can get 30 days then extend that visa for a further 30 days.
That way you do not need any agent abroad or sponsor in country.
Just exit, then return with a paid VOA, than after 21 days go to the immigration office near where you are staying and extend it.
You don't really give much detail about what time span you need. is 60 days not enough?
Perhaps you might need some other type of visa- are you working in Bandung ? Planning to marry someone from here? These can affect the visa requirements.
 

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My boyfriend is staying here currently on the VOA + extension, he does it himself. Its a pain in the arse because he needs to go to Immigrasi 3 times to do the extension but he does it easily without a sponsor/ agent. The most important part is that when you enter Indonesia that you pay for the VOA (not the free entry).
Maybe you are looking for a sponsor for a different type of visa - as Bad_azz said above you haven't given us much info about what visa you want!
 

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Quite some -less lenient- Immigration offices do require a sponsor when people extend their VOA.
 

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I believe if you PAY for a VOA (visa on arrival) you can get 30 days then extend that visa for a further 30 days.
That way you do not need any agent abroad or sponsor in country.
Just exit, then return with a paid VOA, than after 21 days go to the immigration office near where you are staying and extend it.
You don't really give much detail about what time span you need. is 60 days not enough?
Perhaps you might need some other type of visa- are you working in Bandung ? Planning to marry someone from here? These can affect the visa requirements.
morocco not eligible to VoA also Im aiming to stay 4-5 months
I'm a digitalnomad I mentioned I wanna apply for social pass (B211A)
 

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morocco not eligible to VoA also Im aiming to stay 4-5 months
I'm a digitalnomad I mentioned I wanna apply for social pass (B211A)
ah ok. Digital nomad = social visa- not legal.
 

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ah ok. Digital nomad = social visa- not legal.
hmm not legal why? since Im not working for any local company also not staying longer than 183 days so not applicable to taxes

is there any suitable visa?
 

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morocco not eligible to VoA also Im aiming to stay 4-5 months
I'm a digitalnomad I mentioned I wanna apply for social pass (B211A)
It is still possible to get a VOA, but for your situation it doesn't make a lot of sense, unless you can easily leave the country after two months and return for the next VOA+extension.

So first you get the visit visa at an Indonesian embassy (dont use 'social pass', that's Malaysia's terminology and makes it very confusing), the B211.

Then after the initial two months you need to extend that visa 2-3 times, one month each. This is rather standard and not difficult.

There are some things to consider: The sponsor will have to be present for the first extension. After that they're more flexible. If you want to travel and extend in a different location, they offen oblige you to change to a local sponsor. Jakarta and Bali are most easy to obtain and extend the visa and there are many agents.
 
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It is still possible to get a VOA, but for your situation it doesn't make a lot of sense, unless you can easily leave the country after two months and return for the next VOA+extension.

So first you get the visit visa at an Indonesian embassy (dont use 'social pass', that's Malaysia's terminology and makes it very confusing), the B211.

Then after the initial two months you need to extend that visa 2-3 times, one month each. This is rather standard and not difficult.

There are some things to consider: The sponsor will have to be present for the first extension. After that they're more flexible. If you want to travel and extend in a different location, they offen oblige you to change to a local sponsor. Jakarta and Bali are most easy to obtain and extend the visa and there are many agents.
Thanks a lot!
 

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It is still possible to get a VOA, but for your situation it doesn't make a lot of sense, unless you can easily leave the country after two months and return for the next VOA+extension.

So first you get the visit visa at an Indonesian embassy (dont use 'social pass', that's Malaysia's terminology and makes it very confusing), the B211.

Then after the initial two months you need to extend that visa 2-3 times, one month each. This is rather standard and not difficult.

There are some things to consider: The sponsor will have to be present for the first extension. After that they're more flexible. If you want to travel and extend in a different location, they offen oblige you to change to a local sponsor. Jakarta and Bali are most easy to obtain and extend the visa and there are many agents.
Who will want to sponsor someone who is working on a visa that doesn't permit work? They are putting themselves at risk of falling foul of the sponsorship responsibility of ensuring the person being sponsored adheres to the visa regulations.
(Hence my comment about it being illegal, mik)
 

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VOA can be extended rather easily alone but as mentionned earlier in this thread it is a real pain (3 visits to immigration)
Working, ANY kind of work on a VOA is technically illegal. Point.
 

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