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Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

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Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

I understand I need to buy a visa on arrival in Bali ($25), but can anyone tell me how much space this will take in my passport, together with the arrival/departure stamps? I only have 4 single empty pages left in my passport, & these are all on the left-hand side. All of the other places I travel to that require visas (mainly West Africa) always place a big visa stamp on the right-hand side, & then the entry/departure is stamped by passport control on the left, so it takes two whole pages, If this is the case with Bali I need to renew my passport...! Thanks...

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Sydney, Australia
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for Legian
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1. Re: Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

They only use one page for the Visa,entry stamp and departure stamp.

With 3 pages left you will not have to renew.

London, United...
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2. Re: Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

Thank you very much, that's helpful!

Wollongong...
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3. Re: Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

Passport must be valid more than six months.

Two clean passport pages for visa stamping..

Ticket out of Indonesia.

Brisbane, Australia
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4. Re: Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

The rules say you need 2 pages but the VOA stickers that get put into your passport are now smaller and no longer take up the entire page, so this rule now has a little leeway, although they will stick it to a blank page.

Sydney, Australia
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5. Re: Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

It was a pain when the VISA took up a whole page. I had to get a new passport way before it was due.

Be careful when getting down to 3 pages. Some countries (not Indonesia) are very strict about having 3 blank pages. I was paranoid when I only had 3 left when going to Europe.

Maybe renew before your next trip (after Bali).

Edited: 11:08 pm, July 09, 2013
London, United...
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6. Re: Bali visa; how much space does it need in passport?

Thanks very much; this is all making me think I do need to renew it; I'll be going to other places that need visas before the end of the year. It still has 5 years validity left! I'll ask for the bigger passport this time but I don't think it has that many more pages. They need to supply super-big passports for those of us who travel a lot....

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