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Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

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Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

I have heard that some hotel's issue Visa's for incoming passengers, is this true or can it only be done when arriving in Bali?

Also is it correct that only US dollars are the preferred method of payment at the airport for the Visa. Many thanks first time visitor to Bali.

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1. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

You need to your visa at the airport. No need to pay in US$, A$ perfectly acceptable. If you are flying Garuda from Sydney you can purchase it at Sydney airport and custom officers will stamp it on your flight over.

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2. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

I have never heard of hotels issuing visas,unless it is the fast track that you pay a fee for.

You actually need to purchase your own visa on arrival and USD or AUD can be used.

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3. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

Thank you.

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4. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

I have since emailed our hotel and they said they could do a VIP service at US50 per peron and then on top of that we still need to pay for visa of US25 each. As I have never been to Bali and we arrive at 11pm or so I have no idea how many flights arrive or how long the queue will be, makes for a very long night with collecting bags and onto the Immigration line. Any thoughts?

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5. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

don't waste your money. there is a good chance you will get to the luggage carousal before your luggage is out

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6. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

Waste of money.

Pay for your own visa before Immigration and get your own bags.

Once you have been in Bali for a few days you will realise that US$50 per person is a MASSIVE rip off

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7. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

Thank you will take your advise

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8. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

There is always the option of using this service if you get there and the lines are huge - and you will be able to negotiate a rate lower than $50.

I had always used www.voabali.com and the most I paid was $25 each

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9. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

Thank you will take your advise, had a look at website too. Must look to see if Indonesia consulate in Sydney and see if you can get visa here.

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10. Re: Are Visa's only issued at airport or by hotel's?

You will find the consulate only issues 60 day visas.

30 day VOA's are issued at Denpasar airport on arrival.