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Consular Section : (312) 920-1880 : Ext 113, 114, 115
email : consular@indonesiachicago.org (no attachment please)

Consular Office Hours: Monday to Thursday : 9:30am to 12:30pm and 01:30pm to 03:00pm Friday : 9:30am to 12:30pm and 02:00pm to 03:00pm

          

JOURNALIST VISA AND PERMIT

  1. Procedural requirements to obtain a journalist visa and permit:

    Application may be sent through the media representative in Indonesia to the Directorate of Information and Media, Department of Foreign Affairs or application may be sent to the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago (for residents in Midwest area). The Consulate will give a response of the application if an approval has been received from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

  2. Foreign Media correspondent accredited to Indonesia. A foreign media correspondent accredited to Indonesia requires a permit from Directorate of Information and Media-Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Labor Affairs and Directorate General of Immigration-Department of Justice and Human Rights.The media representative in Indonesia has to contact the above offices to obtain a permit for a media correspondent assigned in Indonesia. The Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago will issue a journalist visa after having an approval from the Department of Foreign Affairs.

  3. Procedural requirements to  meet and cover an interview with Government official such as president or Minister :

    • letter of request  and description of media where he/she works;

    • letter of recommendation from sponsor;

    • proof of financial;

    • completed form of list of electronic devices imported to Indonesia;

    • re'sume/CV;

    • copy of passport;

    • name of government official to be met for an interviewed, topic of discussion, list of questions and time limit.

    • Sign a letter of statement in regard to the obligations to respect and to comply with the customs, laws and regulations during stay in Indonesia;

    • A letter of recommendation from the Indonesian mission abroad.

  4. Procedural requirements to produce a film/video in Indonesia :

    • a letter of request and description of media where he/she works;

    • total of crews and their re'sumes/CVs;

    • copies of applicant and crews passports;

    • film synopsis;

    • a letter of recommendation from a sponsor;

    • proof of financial;

    • schedules time and location of  casting;

    • completed list of electronic devices to be imported to Indonesia and their values;

    • sign a letter of statement in regard to the obligations to respect and comply with the customs, laws and regulations in Indonesia;

    • a letter of recommendation from the Indonesian mission abroad.

To obtain a letter of recommendation from the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago, the applicant must send the requirements as stated in point 3 and 4.

  1. Notifications:

    • a journalist visa that has been approved may be obtained from the Indonesian mission where the approval addressed to.

    • soon upon arrival, report to the Directorate of Information and Media-Department of Foreign Affairs to obtain a pers card or permit for film production and permit to visit other regions and regional government institutions.

    • any change of crew members is considered as a new application;

    • producing film in the conservatory area require a permit to enter that area from Directorate General of Conservation, Department of Forestry. The applicant can apply for this permit while in Indonesia.

    • special permit is required to produce film in  Aceh, Moluccu and Irian Jaya;

    • application should be sent at least 30 days before leaving for Indonesia.

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  2. Procedural  requirements to obtain a journalist visa from the Indonesian Consulate General in Chicago:

    • an approval from the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs;

    • completed 2 visa application forms and 2 (two) pictures;

    • list of electronic devices to be imported and their values (in US$ currency);

    • passport;

    • visa and legalization fee (Vide: Biaya Konsuler dan Keimigrasian);

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