Beware fake e-VOA website, Indonesian immigration says

File photo of travelers at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali. Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
File photo of travelers at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali. Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

There’s no doubt that the relatively hassle-free e-VOA (electronic visa on arrival) option is popular among foreigners visiting Indonesia. Just make sure you apply for one via the official website.

The Immigration Directorate General at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights said that it’s looking into a website that may have swindled travelers to Indonesia by posing as a legitimate e-VOA application platform.

“Like the payment mechanism for the real e-VOA, in this fake website foreigners can also make payments using a payment gateway mechanism. This is now in the territory of cyber crime,” interim Immigration Director General Widodo Ekatjahjana said yesterday.

The fake website, Widodo said, is www.indonesia-evoa.com. When we accessed the website today, it did not offer Indonesian e-VOA services, only packages to tours not specific to Indonesia.

“We remind you, the only official website for e-VOA application is molina.imigrasi.go.id,” Widodo said.

Passport holders from 86 countries are eligible to apply for an e-VOA. The pass allows the holder to visit Indonesia for 30 days for leisure, business, government visit, goods purchasing, or transit.

An Indonesian e-VOA costs IDR500K (US$32).



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