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The Indonesian government has announced that it will reopen the Multiple Entry Business Visa (MEBV) program.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals will soon be able to apply for the MEBV to conduct business meetings, visit family, plan investments or carry out official government duties in Indonesia.
  • The MEBV is valid for 12 months and allows individuals to stay in the country for up to 60 consecutive days.
  • MEBV holders can now apply for an extension to stay in the country for an additional 60 days if needed.
  • Applicants must file their MEBV application at the Directorate General of Immigration in Jakarta.

Additional Information: The MEBV is available to all nationalities; more information regarding the MEBV is available here.

BAL Analysis: The reopening of the MEBV is welcome news as the visa has been closed to applications since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The MEBV application is expected to be available within the next month.

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