Embassies & Consulates

Entry & Exit Formalities

A 30-day visa on arrival is available at Medan's airport for most nationalities, but double-check the latest situation before departing.

Kantor Imigrasi Kelas 1 Polonia processes visa extensions. These cost 355,000Rp, and technically take three to four working days, and cannot be processed until a few days before your current visa expires. Bring photocopies of your passport and Indonesian visa, as well as your onward ticket.


Medan has branches of just about every bank operating in Indonesia, including Bank Indonesia, BCA Bank and BNI Bank. Most bank headquarters sit along the junction of Jl Diponegoro and Jl H Zainal Arifin.


Main Post Office In an old Dutch building opposite Lapangan Merdeka.

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre Opposite the main post office at the edge of Merdeka Walk is this tiny tourist information booth, which is worth a visit for its city booklet on colonial architecture.