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Easing the Queue for Visas

Steps Underway to Shorten the Waiting Time in Queues for Visas-On-Arrivals. Credit Cards Accepted for Visa Charge.

(2/9/2004) After an initial run of one week, changes are underway aimed at improving service to visitors required to purchase a visa upon arrival at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Credit Card Payment Accepted

Those required to pay the US$ 25 fee for a 30 day visa or US$ 10 for a 3 day visa can now do so by using their Visa or Mastercard at the tax collection offices operated in the arrival area by Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI).

More Payment Booths Promised

According to the Chief of Immigration at Bali's Ngurah Rai Airport, Mr. Gde Widiartha, efforts are underway to reduce waiting time in lines by increasing the number of service booths handling the collection and issuance of the new purchased visas.

Currently there are 4 visa issuance booths in two arrival areas of the airport. Each of these 4 booths is supported by two bank booths where payment is made before proceeding to the visa booths. Plans are underway to increase the number of bank booths in an effort to reduce bottlenecks and waiting time, particularly during periods of heavy passenger arrivals.

 

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