Indonesia YachtERS – Electronic Registration System

Cruising Indonesia has the potential to get a whole lot easier with the introduction of new regulations and a new system for visiting yachts which came into effect on February 27th 2016.

This is the new online application that replaces the CAIT. It is permit that allows the vessel a single entry into Indonesian waters, potentially up to 12 months, with extensions available. The document grants the crew and guests of the vessel, who are expressly listed on the document, approval to enter Indonesia at any time during the validity of the document.

Arranging to visit Indonesia with your yacht should now be as simple as the following 4 steps:

  1. Choose from the list of 18 approved ports of entry as to where you want to enter Indonesia.
  2. Up to 24 hours prior to your arrival in a Port of Entry, log-in to the the new Yacht Electronic Registration System at Complete the Cruising Declaration Form (for the Harbourmaster).
  3. Also log-in to and complete a Temporary Importation Declaration Form (for Customs).
  4. Print both forms out and present them to the authorities at your first port of entry (make several copies).

Planning for the document requires:
* Ships Registration Papers & Other Documents
* List of names and passports of all guests
* List of names and passports of all crew
* Planned Ports for International Clearances
* Potential planned domestic route
Vessel Declaration

Planning for the process requires:
* Ship Registration Papers & Other Documents
* Four photographs of the vessel
* Vessel Valuation Document

International Clearances
There are several main ports that can be utilized to clear into Indonesia, and these are generally chosen based on the vessels’ route and intended cruising destination, in all likelihood Bali, Ambon, Sorong or Biak will be used.

Crew and Guest Visa Requirements
Crew and guests have two visa options, a 30 day visa on arrival or a 60 day social visa. Other options are possible should the vessel plan to remain in Indonesia for longer than 60 days, but these are more complex as they require advance arrangement prior to arrival in Indonesia.


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