Indonesia Visa

Visit Indonesia

An Indonesia visa is necessary for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who want to travel to Indonesia. There are two kinds available; a business visa and a tourist visa. The tourist visa covers leisure visits to the country for people visiting friends and relations or who wish to holiday there. Tourist visas are limited to a fixed period of time and no business activity is allowed. The business visa covers both business and leisure visits enabling business people to participate in trade, business meetings and exhibitions in the country as well as taking a vacation. Business visas do not cover permanent employment. Your Indonesian visa must be obtained prior to leaving Canada.

Index

 

Climate of Indonesia

Indonesia sits on and around the equator so it experiences a tropical monsoon climate and there is not much variation in temperature or weather between the 17,000+ islands that make up the country.  There are distinct wet and dry seasons and it is always hot. Here is the climate of Indonesia's largest city and capital, Jarkata, for reference:

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Yearly
Average
Average High 29.9 30.3 31.5 32.5 32.5 31.4 32.3 32 33 32.7 31.3 32 31.78
Average Low 24.2 24.3 25.2 25.1 25.4 24.8 25.1 24.9 25.5 25.5 24.9 24.9 24.98
Average
Rainfall (mm)
402 284 219 131 113 90 58 61 64 101 128 204 1,855
Average
Rainy Days
19 17 16 11 9 7 6 5 6 8 12 14 130
Average
Relative Humidity
85% 85% 83% 82% 82% 81% 78% 76% 75% 77% 81% 82% 80.6
Daily
Sunshine Hours
6.1 6.4 7.7 8.5 8.4 8.5 9.1 9.5 9.7 9 7.7 7.1 8.1

Note that a few of the islands closer to Australia experience less rain.

 

Indonesian Culture

  • Indonesia is the 4th most populous country in the world.
  • As such, it is also the most populous predominantly Muslim nation in the world.
  • Nearly 60% of the population of Indonesia lives on the Island of Java and, so, unsurprisingly, over 40% of Indonesians are Javanese.

 

Languages in Indonesia

Not surprising for a country made up of over 17,000 islands, Indonesians speak many languages. There are at least 45 languages spoken by 300,000 or more speakers in Indonesia. Below are the most common:

Language Number (millions) Percentage
(approximate)
Main areas where spoken
Indonesian
(Malay)
210 88% Throughout Indonesia
Javanese 84.3 35% Northern Banten, Northern West Java, Yogyakarta, Central Java and East Java
Sundanese 34.0 14% West Java, Banten/td>
Madurese 13.6 6% Madura Island (East Java)
Minangkabau 5.5 2% West Sumatra, Riau

 

Religion in Inonesia

Religion in Indonesia By Marshmir (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

by Marshmir / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

Most Indonesians are Muslims, but there is a great deal of variety. The below numbers are as of the last census, 2010:

Language Population (millions) Percentage
Islam 207,18 87.18%
Protestant 16.53 6.96%
Catholic 6.91 2.91%
Hindu 4.01 1.69%
Buddhist 1.70 0.72%
Confucian 0.12 0.05%
Other 0.30 0.13%
Unstated 0.14 0.06%
Not asked 0.76 0.32%

 

Ethnicities in Indonesia

Ethnic Groups in Indonesia By Gunawan Kartapranata [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

by Gunawan Kartapranata / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

There are over 300 different ethnic groups in Indonesia. Below are the 17 most common:

Ethnic groups Population
(millions)
Percentage Main Regions
Javanese 95.21 42% Central Java, East Java, Yogyakarta, Jakarta, North Sumatra, South Sumatra, Bengkulu, Lampung
Sundanese 30.978 15.41% West Java, Banten, Jakarta, Lampung
Malay 6.946 3.45% North Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, Jambi, South Sumatra, Bangka–Belitung Islands, West Kalimantan
Madurese 6.772 3.37% Madura island, East Java
Batak 6.076 3.02% North Sumatra, Riau, Jakarta
Minangkabau 5.475 2.72% West Sumatra, Riau
Betawi 5.042 2.51% Jakarta, Banten, West Java
Bugis 5.010 2.49% South Sulawesi, South East Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, East Kalimantan
Acehnese 4.419 2.05% Aceh
Bantenese 4.113 2.05% Banten
Banjarese 3.496 1.74% South Kalimantan, East Kalimantan
Balinese 3.028 1.51% Bali
Chinese 2.832 1.20% North Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, West Kalimantan, Jakarta, Bangka–Belitung Islands
Sasak 2.611 1.17% West Nusa Tenggara
Makassarese 1.982 0.99 South Sulawesi
Minahasan 1.900 0.96% North Sulawesi
Cirebonese 1.890 0.94% West Java, Central Java

 

Visa to Indonesia

Canadian citizens do not need a visa to enter Indonesia for tourism purposes for up to 30 days. If you plan to stay longer or are going for business, you need a visa. If you a Permanent Resident of Canada from a country whose citizens require visas, you need a visa.

Let us know if you would like more information about Indonesian visas.

 

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Indonesia

Address: 245 Metcalfe Street Ottawa, ON K2P 2K2

Telephone: (613) 235-4726 / 240-6755 (24H)
Facsimile: (613) 232-5712

Internet: www.salamIndonesia.org

Indonesian Consualte in Vancouver

 

 

IMMIgroup does not provide visa services, except to the United States and Canada. This page refers you to CIBT, the largest provider of visa services in Canada.