I visited Bali early 2019 and had the best time of my life. I documented the experience on my various social media platforms and many people (especially Nigerians) reached out to me to find out how I got my visa to Bali as a Nigerian Passport holder. I had to confess that I used my British passport for entry as Nigerian passport holders do require a visa and the process is indeed VERY TEDIOUS after doing my research.
I called the Indonesian embassy in Abuja, Nigeria and reached out to the Indonesian embassy in London and below is the process to attain an Indonesian visa to visit Bali.
Nigerians need a telex visa approval (CALLING VISA) from the Indonesian Immigration Authority in Jakarta as a basis for the Embassy to issue you a visa.
To obtain a calling visa you must do so by contacting third party in Indonesia (a sponsor or a Visa Agent) in Indonesia that can apply for you online at: https://visaonline.imigrasi.go.id/online (The sponsor could be a Indonesian national or an Indonesian company)
Once you have received the authorization then you can apply for a visa at your local consulate in Abuja if you’re based in Nigeria. Here is the link for those in the UK https://consular.indonesianembassy.org.uk/visa/
KEY THINGS TO BEAR IN MIND
- I was unable to get the embassy in Abuja to recommend visa agents that could assist. The Indonesian embassy in London make a point not to recommend visa agents too.
- The Indonesian embassy make a point to state that there is no guarantee that the calling visa would be approved so get a sponsor to apply at your peril
- Nigeria is one of quite a few countries that require a calling visa (Others are: Afghanistan, Guinea, Israel, North Korea, Cameroon, Liberia, Somalia)
I really hope this information was somewhat helpful for those that are considering visiting Bali. Let me know in the comments section if it was. If you also find an agent that was able to assist you in getting your calling visa, do leave a comment below
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