Exciting Visa News in Bali for 2024: Introducing the Transitional Residence Permit

Hello, dear readers! As we step into 2024, there’s some exciting news for all foreigners living in Bali or planning to visit for medium to long-term stays. Indonesia’s immigration policies are evolving, and the latest update is set to make your stay in this beautiful island paradise even more seamless. Let’s dive into the details of the new Transitional Residence Permit, also known as the Bridging Visa, which will be effective from April 2024.

What is the Transitional Residence Permit?

The Transitional Residence Permit, legislated under Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation Number 2024, is a new visa policy introduced by Indonesia’s Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim. This visa aims to simplify the process for foreigners residing in Indonesia long-term to transition from one visa to another without the need to leave the country.

Key Features of the Transitional Residence Permit

Seamless Transition

The Bridging Visa allows holders of Visit Stay Permits, Limited Stay Permits, and Permanent Stay Permits to obtain new residence permits without exiting Indonesia. This eliminates the need for the arduous reapplication process outside the country and the associated waiting period.

Application Timeline

Foreigners must apply for the Transitional Residence Permit at least three days before their current visa expires. This ensures a smooth transition without any legal hiccups.


The permit is valid for 60 days, providing ample time to secure your new residence permit.

No Overstay Fines

If the application is made on time, overstay fines will not be imposed, even if the previous permit expires during the process. This is a significant relief for many who worry about the legal and financial implications of overstaying.


This permit applies only to foreigners already residing in Indonesia, making it a perfect solution for those who are already enjoying their stay in Bali and wish to extend it without the hassle of leaving the country.

Benefits of the New Visa Policy

The introduction of the Transitional Residence Permit is expected to bring significant relief to long-stay foreigners by saving time, energy, and accommodation costs. It also enhances international trust in Indonesian immigration procedures by providing legal certainty and facilitating a more efficient and comfortable stay for foreigners in Indonesia.

How RevisBali Can Help

At RevisBali, we understand that navigating visa regulations can be daunting. That’s why we offer a range of visa services to make your stay in Bali as smooth as possible. Here are some of the services we provide:

Visa Services

  • Evoa: Electronic Visa on Arrival, a convenient option for short-term visitors to Bali.
  • Extendable Tourists or Business Visa B211A/B: A flexible visa option for tourists or business travelers with extendable stay provisions.
  • Multiple Entry Visit Visa (D212): A multiple-entry eVisa that allows foreign nationals to visit Indonesia multiple times for up to 60 days at a time for one year.
  • Working Kitas: A permit allowing foreigners to work in Indonesia.
  • Investor Kitas: A permit for foreign investors.
  • Family Reunion Kitas: Allows family members to stay together in Indonesia.
  • Spouse Kitas: Permit for spouses of Indonesian citizens or foreign workers.
  • Retirement Kitas: For retirees wishing to reside in Indonesia.
  • Second Home Kitas: For individuals wishing to make Indonesia their second home.
  • Extension Visa/Kitas/Kitap: Extensions for various visas and permits.
  • Visa for Australia and China: Specialized visa services for Australian and Chinese citizens.


The new Transitional Residence Permit is a game-changer for foreigners in Bali, providing a hassle-free way to extend your stay without leaving the country. If you need assistance with your visa application or any other administrative services, RevisBali is here to help. Our team of experts is dedicated to making your stay in Bali as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.

Stay tuned for more updates and feel free to reach out to us for any visa-related inquiries. Here’s to a fantastic 2024 in Bali!

Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to share this post with anyone who might find it useful. Safe travels and happy living in Bali!

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