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Janet0209
10-07-11, 17:51
Hello everyone,

in september me and my boyfriend will be going to Indonesia for 3 months. To get the social cultural visa for this we'll be needing a sponsor. Does anyone know how i can find one?

Also i have another question:
Even with the social cultural visa we will have to renew this visa after 60 days. Where do i have to do this? And will i be needing a sponsor again in that case?

Thanks in advance for the answers!

bad_azz
10-07-11, 18:15
To the best of my knowledge the extensions for the Sosbud have to be performed in the area that your sponsor has listed on their KTP card.
So it is not possible to answer your question fully until you have a sponsor.

davobali
11-07-11, 08:04
your best bet .....,

( as you so far dont know someone enough on a personal level, who is willing to take the legal responsibility for you by sponsoring your stay )

..., is to look in the search section of this site and type in agents / visas ...., there are many agents availaliable that are listed in many threads (from many cities also ) ..., they will provide you with sponsorship and a visa renewal service for a fee .

marcus
11-07-11, 10:03
Below are some agents reference . I don't know any of them .

In Indonesia :
http://www.produkdalamnegeri.com/pt.php?id=275&lang=en
http://garansi.bravehost.com/
http://www.mpp-travel.com/?Working
http://www.rcs.co.id/services-and-solutions
http://www.balimode-biz.com/temporary_visa.php
http://www.pondok-citra.com/jasa-administrasi-tkwna.html
http://www.concordservices-bali.com/price_list.php
http://ina.or.id/inaweb/index.php?p=69&lang=eng
http://www.baliline.com/services/
http://www.bali-expat-business.com/
http://baliexpatservices.com/our-services.php
http://baliganti.com/index.php?index=2
http://www.antariksa.biz/visa/ (Bali)
http://www.baliconsultant.com/services/immigration.php
http://bbh.co.id/en/our-services/visa-service.html
http://www.baliprotection.com/sitemap.php
http://www.balimode-biz.com/temporary_visa.php
http://www.tdstour.co.id/index.php/kitas
http://agenkitas.com/kitas-untuk-pekerja.php
http://amertapersada.com/?page_id=3
http://okusi.net/WhatWeDo.php
http://www.rami-services.com/home.html
http://www.binka.co.id/
http://www.saranaijin.com/services/urus_kitas/index.html
http://www.dutapramantara.indonetwork.co.id/
http://www.jbs.co.id/
http://www.widyawiratama.co.id/category/services/
http://www.izinperusahaan.com/ptka.html
https://tienscell.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/pengurusan-document-izin-tinggal-warga-negara-asing-di-indonesia/
http://www.urusijin.com/kitas.php
http://www.izincepat.co.id/page-12-pma__penanaman_modal_asing_.html
http://birojasamultijaya.blogspot.com/
http://www.mam-jasa.com/jasa/visa-tinggal-terbatas-kitas/working-permit-visa/
http://globalinvestment.itrademarket.com/1475490/jasa-pengurusan-kitas-kim-s-kartu-izin-tinggal-terbatas-dan.htm
http://www.pmg.co.id/
http://vitasindonesia.blogbaker.com/2011/10/15/vitas-and-kitas-jakarta-indonesia
http://www.legaldokumenumum.blogspot.com/

In Singapore :
http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.org/showthread.php/4024-List-of-Known-INA-Visa-Agents-in-Singapore?p=60822#post60822 post no.12
(prices include the Embassy fee but not the sponsor)

Notes :
a) Sosbud Visa would be your best choice if you get a free sponsorship . Instead of paying an agent , maybe getting a 60 days Tourist Visa + exiting Indonesia (to Singapore or any Malaysian city) and returning with a Visa-on-arrival may be simpler at more or less the same cost .

Budget airlines :
www.airasia.com (http://www.airasia.com)
www.tigerairways.com (http://www.tigerairways.com)
http://www2.lionair.co.id/
http://www.jetstar.com/id/en/index.aspx

b) If a Sosbud Visa is chosen , select an agent that can provide you with a sponsor residing in the city you plan to spend your stay . As told by Bad_azz , the Sosbud extension must be done at the sponsor's city .

c) Try to convince an agent to just send you 2 sponsor letters (one for the visa and one for the first extension) + a copy of the sponsor's KTP (identification card) . With those sponsor's documents you are able to do the rest by yourself .
But don't be surprised if the agents propose to get a pre-approval in Jakarta , advise you when it is "ok" for you to go to a specific Embassy (you should choose) to "collect" the visa .
If in Singapore , be sure the agent get you a Sosbud Visa (Visit Visa - Social Cultural - single entry) , as it would be cheaper for them to just get you a Visit Visa - Tourist , which is visually identical , doesn't need a sponsor , but cannot be extended .

Janet0209
12-07-11, 02:45
Thanks! At the moment i have contact with a travalling agency in my own country who say that they can take care of arranging a sosbud but if that doesn't work out this will be very helpfull!

mrcibubur
12-07-11, 08:03
Remember and heed what was said above. The cost of the process in your case for going through the Sosbud extensions etc at the Immigration office applicable to your Sponsors KTP may be outweighed by the more economic option of exiting and re-entering every 60 days. Even for a VOA extension, you still need a sponsor. Your own Travel Agency may arrange a sponsor for you but do you really want to return to Jakarta for example to process the extension while you are somewhere in sumatra or Lombok (or vice versa!). think carefully about your purpose. If your aim is to stay in Indonesia as long as possible, I would suggest coming on a standard 211 Tourist Visa (not a sosbud0 and then find your own Sponsor here when you have begun become acquainted with the country and know some Indonesians.

The general problem for most tourists in Indonesia is that you may not want to be in one place or area for very long which can be restrictive to those who are so inclined to actively travel. By all means obtain a SOSBUD but take on board the comments.

marcus
12-07-11, 11:04
Thanks! At the moment i have contact with a travalling agency in my own country who say that they can take care of arranging a sosbud..
I would ask this travel agency to show me the sponsor letter they are using for this sosbud , first to be sure the sponsor is Indonesian , and second to know a copy of the sponsor's KTP (Indonesian identity card) . This because the travel agency can tell you they get you a sosbud but instead , get you a tourist visa , which does not need a sponsor and it is identical to a sosbud . You cannot differentiate a sosbud visa from a tourist visa , except in cases where a sosbud comes with the sponsor's name printed in it .
And remember to get an extra copy of the KTP and sponsor's letter for the extension .

Janet0209
13-07-11, 00:28
I heard people say more often to just get out of the country and then get back in but somehow that doens't seem like a cheap and easy option to me? Counting on it that i won't be close to a border after 60 days of travelling i will probably need a flight to another country, get another visa there to confirm that i have been out of the country, fly back to indonesia and once again get a visa. Or am i missing something here?

How many immigration offices are there to renew the sosbud by the way?

davobali
13-07-11, 08:12
How many immigration offices are there to renew the sosbud by the way?

Janet your not reading the detailed advice that others here are taking their time to explane to you ......
- what was explaned by others to you already was ..., you must do your sosbud renewals at the immigration office in the locale of your sponsors KTP ( identity card ), so therefore your question of how many immigration offices is irrelevant.

marcus
13-07-11, 10:18
(1) I heard people say more often to just get out of the country and then get back in but somehow that doens't seem like a cheap and easy option to me? Counting on it that i won't be close to a border after 60 days of travelling

(2) i will probably need a flight to another country, get another visa there to confirm that i have been out of the country, fly back to indonesia and once again get a visa. Or am i missing something here?..

(1) You may find an air ticket to Kuala Lumpur for less than USD100 .
See here :
www.airasia.com (http://www.airasia.com)
www.tigerairways.com (http://www.tigerairways.com)
http://www2.lionair.co.id/
http://www.jetstar.com/id/en/index.aspx

(2) You go out of Indonesia , lets say , to Kuala Lumpur (KL) (check if you need a visa to enter Malaysia , normally it is not required) , return to Indonesia (in the same day , if you want) , and get a visa-on-arrival at the Indonesian airport (check below if you are entitle to and which Indonesian airport issue a visa-on-arrival).
from : http://www.expat.or.id/info/docs.html

[Pay-for-visa-on-arrival (VOA) is open for citizens from these nations: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brasil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, People's Republic of China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Timor Leste, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America.
.....................................
The visa on arrival facility is only available at the following international gateways:
Airports :

Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, Banda Aceh
Polonia Airport, Medan, North Sumatra
Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru, Riau
Minangkabau International Airport, Padang, West Sumatera
Hang Nadim Airport, Batam, Riau
Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport, Palembang, South Sumatera
Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta
Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, Jakarta
Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, East Java
Adi Sucipto International Airport, Yogyakarta
Adi Sumarmo International Airport, Surakarta (Solo)
Husein Sastranegara International Airport, Bandung, West Java
Ahmad Yani International Airport, Semarang, Central Java
Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali
Selaparang International Airport, Mataram, Lombok
El-Tari Airport, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar, South Sulawesi
Sam Ratulangi Airport, Manado, North Sulawesi
Sepinggan International Airport, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
Supadio International Airport, Pontianak, West Kalimantan ]

About sosbud , remember that if you don't get everything right from the agent , you will pay them for nothing . I doubt the agent has a sponsor for the city you need , if the city is not Jakarta or Bali .

davobali
13-07-11, 13:06
Marcus is the Man :thumb:I bet the travel agent cant give you spot on info like that !

Janet0209
15-07-11, 03:33
Janet your not reading the detailed advice that others here are taking their time to explane to you ......
- what was explaned by others to you already was ..., you must do your sosbud renewals at the immigration office in the locale of your sponsors KTP ( identity card ), so therefore your question of how many immigration offices is irrelevant.

Well i don't have a sponsor yet so in that case i would like to find one close to an immigration office and therefor i would like to know how many and maybe mostly where these offices are :)

And i do appriciate the time everyone takes to explain, thanks again ^^

Edit: by the way i had contact with the travelling agency today again and they told me that they would be able to get me the visa for 2 months and that after that i would have to find a new sponsor in Indonesia to renew my visa for the last month.. And that that last part wouldn't be too much trouble since there would be a lot of agency's in the big citys to help me arrange that..

davobali
15-07-11, 08:42
Well i don't have a sponsor yet so in that case i would like to find one close to an immigration office and therefor i would like to know how many and maybe mostly where these offices are :)

And i do appriciate the time everyone takes to explain, thanks again ^^

Edit: by the way i had contact with the travelling agency today again and they told me that they would be able to get me the visa for 2 months and that after that i would have to find a new sponsor in Indonesia to renew my visa for the last month.. And that that last part wouldn't be too much trouble since there would be a lot of agency's in the big citys to help me arrange that..

Sounds like there is no sponorship comming from your travel agent . I think they are just getting you the standard 60 day visa which you can do yourself at your nearest indonesian consulate to where you live .

If you are to change sponsor then you must also exit indonesia , then apply overseas ( eg; singapore ,KL, east timor) for the new sosbud , and then re-enter the country with a new visa listed to your new sponsor. ( or arrange for another 60 day visa if no sponsor )

marcus
15-07-11, 10:21
(1) Well i don't have a sponsor yet so in that case i would like to find one close to an immigration office and therefor i would like to know how many and maybe mostly where these offices are :)...

(2) Edit: by the way i had contact with the travelling agency today again and they told me that they would be able to get me the visa for 2 months and that after that i would have to find a new sponsor in Indonesia to renew my visa for the last month...

(1) You should be more reasonable and tell us which city you plan to be at your 50th to 53th day (when you need to extend) , instead of asking how many offices and where .
Anyway , you don't need to worry about that . I didn't see anybody complaining about the lack of a immigration office nearby . Almost any city (if not all) has one .

(2) Like Davobali , I also think that your travel agency will not get you a sosbud visa , but a tourist visa which does not require a sponsor (as I told you , ask them to show the sponsor's Indonesian KTP , or at least an Indonesian KITAS/KITAP) . But if they show you the KTP/KITAS/KITAP , there is a possibility you can get another sponsor , as :
a) There was a person saying he/she changed sponsor
b) If the visa doesn't come with the sponsor's name printed in it , you almost certainly can change the sponsor (I did it once) .

Other option that your travel agency may be referring to is you coming with a tourist visa and requesting a extension anyway . Because the visas are identical , some people had succeeded in getting extension(s) for their tourist visas . But this is not what the regulation states . I don't know how risk it can be .

Janet0209
23-07-11, 01:34
For who would like to know: you guys were right, the travel agency turned out not to be able to arrange the sosbud after all. However, i did find a sponsor in the mean time (through a company called balieexpatservices.com), going to the embassy next week and i hope all will work out now.

davobali
27-07-11, 07:08
For who would like to know: you guys were right, the travel agency turned out not to be able to arrange the sosbud after all. However, i did find a sponsor in the mean time (through a company called balieexpatservices.com), going to the embassy next week and i hope all will work out now.

forum to the rescue :peace: good to hear your all sorted now , hope you have a great trip ahead :)

natasha4u
30-12-11, 01:01
Hi, i am too looking out for a sponsor becoz am from afghanistan. pls can you help me out in this? i will realli be thnkful if you do so. believe me am trying from last 2 months :( me and my husband wanna come there once.. :(

davobali
30-12-11, 09:30
Natasha , did you read this whole thread ? as it should have all the information you need .

Regarding a sponsor on a personal level ( ie; not an agent ) , Unless you already have someone in mind ........,

- Then you will need to be in Indonesia and establish a good enough repore with someone who is willing to take resposibility for you and provide your sponsorship .
- You must also have all the paperwork for that social budaya visa completed and registered with an Indonesian consulate outside of Indonesia , and they will be the ones who will issue your social budaya visa .
- Upon entering Indonesia on a social budaya visa , all renewals ( 1st renewal after 2 months stay , then 4 monthly renewals after that ) will have to be completed at the immigration office closest to the address on your sponsors KTP ( identity ) card .

At this stage you have the choice of ;
- Arriving on a 30 day tourist visa on entry ( renewable for 1 extra month only )
- 60 day tourist visa (pre arranged in your own country at an Indonesian consulate before you come )
- Or seek the services from one of the agents Marcus has provided links to in this thread

waarmstrong
30-12-11, 10:16
It may be difficult for Afghanistan traveler to get any kind of visa to enter Indonesia. From what I have read, Afghani applicants are assumed to be economic or political refuges likely intending to illegally overstay. The truth of the allegation means little; entry is denied on the basis of mere suspicion.

natasha4u
30-12-11, 22:45
yeh i know Waarmstrong... your right!