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Airline Systems And Visa Info: Public Access?

Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:53 am

Howdy folks,

Is there a public website where I can find the latest visa requirement for a country? i.e.the system which airlines use at check-in counter to verify visa requirements for a particular nationality to a specific country.

In this case Indonesian visa requirement for Indian passport holder. From August 1st 2005, Indonesia gives visa-on-arrival to Indians, so want to make sure airline systems reflect this recent change and I am not sent back at the counter!


PS:Edited to add - called airline reservations and they are not sure, hence the post.

[Edited 2005-09-18 21:55:29]
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RE: Airline Systems And Visa Info: Public Access?

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:06 am

I hope this helps! You might want to double check with the airline your flying with! Also, I have only done a basic search - if you have alien residency or a government or merchant marine passport, the requirements may change!

National INDIA (IN) /Destination INDONESIA (ID)


Passport required (must be valid at least 6 months after date
of entry).

Visa required, which can be obtained on arrival for a max.
stay of 30 days provided:
- passport contains at least one unused visa page for the
visa-on-arrival sticker, which covers entire passport page;
- holding ticket and other documents for return/onward
journey. Purchase of ticket on arrival accepted; and
- holding at least USD 1,000.- or a valid credit card; and
- arriving only via the airports of: Balikpapan (Seppinggan),
Denpasar Bali (Ngurah Rai), Jakarta (Halim Perdana Kusuma
and/or Soekarno-Hatta), Kupang (El Tari), Lombok
(Selaparang), Makassa (Hassanuddin), Manado
(Samratulangi), Medan (Polonia), Padang (Tabing), Pekan Baru
(Simpangtiga), Solo (Adi Sumarno), Surabaya (Juanda) or
Yogyakarta (Adi Sucipto).
Fee: USD 10.- for 7 days; USD 25.- for 30 days. For
information on methods of payment, see: For details, click here .

if passenger holds an APEC Business Travel Card:
visa not required, provided back of card states it is valid for
travel to Indonesia.

Warning! Should visitors over stay in Indonesia, they will
be liable to fines and possible imprisonment.
For full details see: For details, click here Item 1.

For travel to Irian Jaya a special permit "Surat Jalan" is
required. For full details, see For details, click here Item 2.

Non-compliance with the entry regulations will result in fines
for carriers of USD 3,000.- per passenger. Moreover, passenger
will be refused entry and deported by same aircraft.

Courtesy of

[Edited 2005-09-18 22:09:52]
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RE: Airline Systems And Visa Info: Public Access?

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:32 am

Delta has a pretty nice website that ask you where you are from, connecting country and fianl destination and tells you what you'll need.....also try searching for the countries embassy/consulate as they probably list the requiremnts to enter that certain country or connect throguh it

Here is the link for the delta page
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RE: Airline Systems And Visa Info: Public Access?

Mon Sep 19, 2005 3:00 pm

The system most airlines use is Timatic. They have their website,
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RE: Airline Systems And Visa Info: Public Access?

Mon Sep 19, 2005 5:04 pm

Delta link uses Timatic information while TImatic access has to be paid for inf u use their website!