Indonesian Visa from Kuala Lumpur

Getting an Indonesian Tourist Visa in Kulala Lumpur, Malaysia

**Note: as of early 2014 – the KL embassy is not granting 60 day tourist visas without a sponsor letter**.  I had much more luck in Penang and wrote all about it here  . (Edit @2017 – things are reportedly now looking bad in Penang, too).


Getting there: 233 Jalan Tun Razak on the west side of the road. A 15 minute walk East from Raja Chulan or Bukit Bintang LRT stations. It’s about 100m south of the junction with Jln Bukit Bintang. Be careful on google maps, if you search on just the address it gives the wrong result (a point about 2 km north and on the wrong (East) side of the road, next to Hospital Pusrawi). Linkies: RIGHT; RIGHT; WRONG. Just to confuse things, the user comments on one of the ones that is right, says that it is wrong!

Piccie of building; Piccie of visa section. The visa section is on the right hand side of the building – the office for foreigners is up the staircase on the left of the picture to a nice air-con office. Malaysians have to join the swarming masses down the ramp to the right.

Hours: Monday – Thursday : 09.00 – 17.00 (Break : 013.00 – 14.00) Friday : 09.00 – 17.00 (Break : 12.30 – 14.30)

Turnaround time: Next working day afternoon

Price: 170 Malaysian Ringetts (no other currency accepted). Pay cashier when applying. Same price whether it’s your first or your Nth visa.

Form: Application form

Possibility for second application: The lady initially said, ‘yes no problem about a second visa, even if there were extensions on the first one’. However on further probing, she said that there was an interview as part of the standard application process and it would be that interview which would ultimately determine whether or not the 60 day visa would be granted. So, an inconclusive result on this part, I’m afraid.

Website: Homepage; Visa Page.

The tourist Visa Page was last updated 20 April 2011, but the information seems to still be valid.

Other: Dresscode – no t-shirts; shorts or flip flops (piccie).

There are photocopying facilites and photo-booths inside the embassy grounds and a big hawker-style restaurant next door.
You need a photocopy of your Malaysian entry stamp as well as all the other usual things to include with your application.

Written: Jul 2011   Last Updated: Oct 2014


One response to “Indonesian Visa from Kuala Lumpur

  1. Today 29 April 2015, me and my GF tried to get Social Visa in Kuala Lumpur Indonesian Embassy, and get rejected.
    First, yesterday we’ve been told that here is only 30 days allowed. And today they said that the guy who make invitation letter did to many of those letters before, so we are rejected.
    PS. I personally payed for this invitation letters in Ubud Bali in Jalan Honuman Visa Run agency. Now I stuck here in KL without invitation letter, and I need to fly with VOA again. Such a waste of time and money. EVERYONE BE AWARE, don’t go to Kuala Lumpur Indonesian Embassy.
    After I come back, I will demand money back from this agent, cos he provide unacceptable papers.

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