Visa rules for Indonesia have gone through recent changes, with nationals from more than 160 countries now able to enjoy a 30-day stay in Indonesia, visa free. Countries include the UK, the USA, Canada, and many European nations. The free visa cannot be extended.
Visitors who think that they would like to spend more time in Indonesia can pay for a 30-day tourist visa on arrival, as this visa can be extended (for a fee) for a further 30 days.
Another visa type is available for even longer stays. The Social and Cultural Visa permits stays of up to 60 days, and it can be extended three times for up to 30 days a time. This type of visa must be applied for from an Indonesian embassy or consulate before travelling to Indonesia.
There are strict penalties for overstaying an Indonesian visa. Daily fines are applied from the first day of overstay; the daily charge is now 1,000,000 INR. If you have a very short overstay of up to around three days, immigration staff members generally collect the fee and there is no further trouble. Overstays of longer durations, however, can result in detention and jail time, in addition to a hefty fine.