27 Dec

Which visa do you need to take when joining our internship in Bali

You’ve decided that Bali will be your next diving destination to further educate yourself on the unique and incredible sport of diving. Before you experience Bali’s exquisite underwarter life, it is important to know the visa documents required to do an internship in this island paradise.

visa internship in Bali

Blue Season Bali is a Bali based PADI Career Development Centre catering to aspiring IDC or Divemaster Internship programs in Bali, for people from all over the world. As the island’s most dependable and trusted diving centre, Blue Season Bali is prepared to help candidates come to Bali with ease and provide quality information so you can look forward to your next big step in your professional scuba diving journey.

Read on to find out detailed information when organizing your trip to Bali, the ‘Island of the Gods’.

Many of our visitors ask “how can I stay in Bali for more than 30 days, legally, and what are the costs?” This could be because like many others, you’ve taken an interest in a program longer than our one-month IDC and Divemaster course.

The Social Budaya visa is the most popular visa for anybody planning to take a Divemaster or IDC Insternship at Blue Season Bali, but wants to settle on the island for longer than two months. Unlike a Tourist Visa, the Social Budaya visa is valid for six months. A Social Budaya is used for internships, or to visit friends and relatives. The fee varies slightly depending on country and currency, but it’s generally around IDR 650.000. The visa is initially valid for a period of 60 days and can be extended up to four times (each subsequent visa is valid for a period of 30 days) after that.

*Please note this information in valid as at December 2017, but can change.

Candidates joining Blue Season Bali for the one-month Divemaster or four-week IDC program, are welcome to get a Visa on Arrival (VoA). The VoA is valid for 30 days and is available upon arrival for most nationalities that include:

  • China
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Mexico
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Czech
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • South Africa

Of course, we want our PADI IDC and Divemaster Internship participants to worry less when attending their internship. Blue Season Bali can help individuals with the logistics and sponsorship of the right visa. Once a deposit has been made and we have confirmed your place in the internship program, we will issue you a sponsorship letter for your Social visit visa. Don’t worry about working permits, you’re here to have fun and discover new experiences!

Diving Internship in Bali

The sponsorship letter we provide you is needed to process the visa at the closest Indonesian consulate or embassy in your location. For more information about the fee and visa extensions, head over to this link.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to hear more?

Get in touch with us today and our professional development team will answer all your questions!
You can also check our FAQ for Divemaster or for Instructor internships