i have impaired driving convictions. can i travel to indonesia? What type of visas would i be able to get?
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Hi thereGenerally, this should not be an issue for Travel to Indonesia and the recency of the conviction, or more importantly, the completion of sentence, can be a determining factor. For short term travel however, this is not as great a concern as it is for travel to the US, which has some of the most stringent criminal inadmissibility requirements. Simply just a side note.Travelers to Indonesia require tourist visas to enter the country. Indonesia offers "On Arrival" tourist visas for Canadian residents which are valid for stays of 30 days or less, requiring proof of onward travel. Travelers will need a passport, which is valid for at least 6 months past the date of arrival to Indonesia. The cost of a tourist visa is $25 US. Applicants must enter the country through designated ports of entry. Further regarding your passport, if entering Indonesia through Bali, you will be required to have two fully blank pages in your passport. All other ports of entry require only one. With regards XXXXX XXXXX conviction, this is not generally an issue if you are traveling to Indonesia for 30 days or less. You should be fine obtaining a visa, however to ensure you have no surprises (discretion and application of policies can differ from port to port) it is recommended that you seek a tourist visa in advance from your nearest Indonesian consulate or embassy. I am not certain where in Alberta you are, however there is one locate in Edmonton.I hope that this information is of assistance to you. Please let me know if you require further info or clarification and I'll gladly follow up with you.
Re: passportWould there be any codes or marks on myPassport indicating that I have a record?If was not to offer the imigrasi that information,how would they ever know?
There would be nothing in your passport to indicate that you have a record or were charged.If you do not need to provide that info, then agree, do not.Other than for any questions asked or disclosures required on the visa application, you have no obligation to disclose this information.I do not believe that the visa application requests criminal record information.While the Indonesian consulate in Canada may have resources to check your record, they would not have access to CPIC at the Indonesian ports of entry.
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Thank you very much Jim.I could have saved many hours searchingif i had just checked here first.I appreciate the help.Darryl
You are so very welcome Darryl. I wish you safe travels.Should you require further assistance or any clarification at a future time, this question will be found under your "My Questions" area and I'll be more than happy to follow up with you.RegardsJim