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Getting a 30-Day Tourist Visa Extension in Indonesia

October 7, 2016 – 10:38 am
Pematang Siantar Immigration Office

I’m no expert in the process of getting Indonesian tourist visas and visa extensions, but I thought I’d share my most recent experience in case it might help someone else go through the process.( I don’t know anything about the 30-day visa on arrival. The following applies only to the 60-day tourist visa.)
Here are the brief facts:

The Horror of Cycling Into Cebu City

September 23, 2014 – 12:20 pm
Memories of Siquijor to keep me motivated while cycling into Cebu

Tuesday September 23, 2014
11:25 a.m. Cebu City
A lot has happened very quickly in the short time since the Aloha Pink House. The town of Carcar was only about 40 kilometers from Cebu City, but those 40 kilometers might as well have been 400. That’s standard for whenever you try to cycle into or out of a major metropolitan center. I had hoped that the traffic …

Visa Extension and New Parts for the Bike

September 27, 2013 – 12:39 pm
Typical Local Bus

My trip to the immigration office was successful. They remembered me from before, and I was greeted with the question, “Visa extension?” Pretty much any foreigner who shows up at their office is there for a visa extension.
Every time you get a visa extension, the fees are different. The first time is really expensive. The second time is less so. And the third time, the …

Tourist Visa Extension Fun in Tacloban

June 15, 2013 – 1:34 pm
Tacloban Waterfront Market

I had some bread and coffee with the firefighters in the morning and I was back on the road. It was a tough day for me. I didn’t have to cover a huge amount of distance to get to Tacloban, but the traffic was very bad and I was just about going out of my mind by the end of the day. And when I …