You can now speed up your entry by submitting your Bali Electronic Customs Declaration in advance. The e-form can be used for all airports within Indonesia, on any airline.
To begin with, visit the Bali Electronic Customs Declaration website to complete your details within two days of travel. For example, for travel on 10 June, you can fill out the form on the 8th, 9th or 10th.
The form can be completed in English, Indonesian and Chinese.
They will quickly brief you on personal goods, excisable goods and currency. After that, comes the personal information page. You will need to enter your passport details along with flight and baggage particulars.
If you are travelling with family members, friends or as a group, you can get away with filling out the form once by selecting the number of people in your party. You will also need their passport details to enter.
The following screen is for your declaration. Simply answer yes or no to what you are bringing into the country. On the final screen, click to agree that the information you provided is true.
Finally, press the submit button to retrieve your QR code. Save this to your phone or download it if you’re on a computer.
After you collect your luggage on arrival, all you need to do is present your QR code to the customs official to be scanned.
All up, you can complete the form in under a minute. If you forget to do it prior to flying you can also do it on arrival. Simply access the airport wifi and complete it on your phone.
The benefit of completing this form in advance is that you can scoot through with the QR code much quicker than people lining up with traditional paper forms. Plus there is no need to worry about filling out your paper form incorrectly and having to hunt down another form, or a pen.
There have been many reports of the computer system being down on arrival. When that happens, you simply proceed to the standard entry line (which includes the people with paper forms) to have your QR code scanned.