The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya inform U.S. citizens that:
- After December 31, 2015, the Department of State will no longer add extra visa pages to U.S. passports.
- U.S. citizens applying for passports outside of the United States will receive 52-page passport books. The 52-page passport book will cost the same as 28-page passport book would.
- Renew your passport early to make sure you have enough blank pages for visa stamps from other countries. Some countries, including Indonesia, require two blank pages for their entry and exit stamps.
- See travel.state.gov for more information on entry, exit, and foreign visa requirements.
The Department of State will discontinue the consular service of adding additional visa pages to U.S. passports beginning January 1, 2016. The determination to eliminate the visa page insert service was made to enhance the security of the passport and to abide by international passport standards.
As of October 2014, 52-page passport books are being issued at no extra cost to all applicants applying at overseas posts. This policy aims to lessen the burden that may be placed on frequent travelers who need more pages and those customers who may need to update residence permits or foreign entry/exit visas to comply with foreign country immigration practices.
We look forward to continue serving U. S. citizens in Indonesia. Please be sure to renew your passport early if you are running low on passport pages for upcoming travel. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the Consulate General in Surabaya will be closed on December 25 (Christmas Day), January 1 (New Years Day) and January 18 (Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.). To schedule a new appointment for a passport service, please visit the appointments page for the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya at:
For further information:
- See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution,Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta is located at 5 Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta 10110, and can be reached by calling +62-21 3435-9055/9054/9016, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For after-hours emergencies, please call +62-21 3435 9000, then press 0 for the operator.
- The U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya is located at Jl. Citra Raya Niaga No. 2, Surabaya, Indonesia 60217. The American Citizen Services Unit of the Consulate General can be reached by calling (62) 31-297-5300 and by e-mail at SurabayaACS@state.gov. The after-hours emergency telephone number is (62) 81-133-4183.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Mondaythrough Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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