Visa in Manado - North Sulawesi
For now, visitors from most countries are granted a 60-day (non-extendable) 'short-stay' visa at any of the 'designated' air and sea gateways. Some major gateways in Sulawesi include Manado, Makassar and Bitung port. It is important that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Indonesia. In the past, the nationals of 48 nations were given a 60-day stay (visa free) upon arrival at an Indonesian international gateway. Under the new rules effective February 1, 2004:
Only 11 countries and territories will be eligible for a "Visa Free" facility, they are: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Philippines, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, Chile, Morocco, Peru and Vietnam.
Beginning February 1, 2004, the nationals of 21 countries will be able to obtain a "Visa on Arrival" processed at the gate of entry following the payment of an official fee. The citizens of the 21 countries and territories eligible to purchase visas on arrival are: the United States, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Hungary, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, South Korea, Norway, France, Poland, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Taiwan. The Visa on Arrival fee for citizens of eligible countries is US$ 25 for a 30 day visa and US$ 10 for a 3 day visa.
Check out the website of Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the latest updates.