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RE: Getting a Social Visa« Reply #1 on: April 02 2009 19:04:00 »
Get a 2 month visa at any Indonesian embassy and then extend it when you get there.
RE: Getting a Social Visa« Reply #2 on: April 02 2009 20:04:00 »
P.S. This will NOT work with the standard one month "Visa upon arrival".
RE: Getting a Social Visa« Reply #3 on: April 03 2009 04:04:00 »
I worked there for a foundation, so I got that handled... but i heard of some friends that all you need to do is go asking around in Kuta. I'm sure Anton, who's renting out boards at halfway can help you. basically what happens is you pay a guy 2 mill rupiahs and give em your passport. they know people in the immigrasi with the right stamps that do people a favor. Personally, i did it the hard way and extended my visa in the official way, which is a real hassle (basically have to show up every week: they only extend it for 4 weeks maximum and you have to hand in your passport and the papers 2 weeks in advance, pick it up a week after they are done... you get the idea.) BUT: gives you the good feeling of not fucking up Indo in supporting corrupt ways. Your choice.
RE: Getting a Social Visa« Reply #4 on: April 03 2009 06:04:00 »
I had a cultural social visa last year.
I knew someone and was allowed to stay 6 months.
with extentions every month after the first 60 days.
If you dont know someone go to the jungle camp office in kuta.
Joyos surf camp office will look after it for you but you have to attend a meeting on your second or third extention.
It will cost 5 times the price of what i paid for extentions but hassle free.
Bring about ten or so good passport photos and have copies of your passport and visa details with new details of extentions sent to you.
In indo the cops hunt down visitors and check details at hotels and often even homestays so you must have your credentials.
RE: Getting a Social Visa« Reply #5 on: April 04 2009 07:04:00 »
Rick: I wasn't aware you could extent the 2 month visa while in Indo. Is that for sure? Thanks
RE: Getting a Social Visa« Reply #6 on: April 05 2009 01:04:00 »
If you get a 60 day visa with 211 written on it it means its extendable.
But to be safe apply for a SOCIAL visa.
RE: Getting a Social Visa« Reply #7 on: April 05 2009 08:04:00 »
Auther: What is a 211? Do you just request they add it at the embasy/consulate?