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    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!

  • #2
    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.
    Cicak Magnet

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    • #3
      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 .

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      • #4
        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-adm...asi-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/u...tas/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...-di-indonesia/
        http://www.urusijin.com/kitas.php
        http://www.izincepat.co.id/page-12-p...al_asing_.html
        http://birojasamultijaya.blogspot.com/
        http://www.mam-jasa.com/jasa/visa-ti...g-permit-visa/
        http://globalinvestment.itrademarket...rbatas-dan.htm
        http://www.pmg.co.id/
        http://vitasindonesia.blogbaker.com/...arta-indonesia
        http://www.legaldokumenumum.blogspot.com/

        In Singapore :
        http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...0822#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
        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 .
        Last edited by marcus; 21-01-12, 10:55.

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        • #5
          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!

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Janet0209 View Post
              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 .
              Last edited by marcus; 12-07-11, 11:08.

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              • #8
                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?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Janet0209 View Post
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Janet0209 View Post
                    (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
                    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 :
                    1. Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, Banda Aceh
                    2. Polonia Airport, Medan, North Sumatra
                    3. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru, Riau
                    4. Minangkabau International Airport, Padang, West Sumatera
                    5. Hang Nadim Airport, Batam, Riau
                    6. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport, Palembang, South Sumatera
                    7. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta
                    8. Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport, Jakarta
                    9. Juanda International Airport, Surabaya, East Java
                    10. Adi Sucipto International Airport, Yogyakarta
                    11. Adi Sumarmo International Airport, Surakarta (Solo)
                    12. Husein Sastranegara International Airport, Bandung, West Java
                    13. Ahmad Yani International Airport, Semarang, Central Java
                    14. Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar, Bali
                    15. Selaparang International Airport, Mataram, Lombok
                    16. El-Tari Airport, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
                    17. Hasanuddin International Airport, Makassar, South Sulawesi
                    18. Sam Ratulangi Airport, Manado, North Sulawesi
                    19. Sepinggan International Airport, Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
                    20. 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 .
                    Last edited by marcus; 13-07-11, 10:28.

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                    • #11
                      Marcus is the Man I bet the travel agent cant give you spot on info like that !

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by davobali View Post
                        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..
                        Last edited by Janet0209; 15-07-11, 03:38.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Janet0209 View Post
                          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 )
                          Last edited by davobali; 15-07-11, 08:47.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Janet0209 View Post
                            (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 .
                            Last edited by marcus; 15-07-11, 10:27.

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                            • #15
                              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.

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