Business Visa Program


The Business Visa Program (BVP) vets and registers established, reputable firms to make it easier for certain employees, spouses and unmarried children under age 21 to seek nonimmigrant visitor (B), education (F, M, J), journalist (I) or work (H, L, O, P, Q) visas at reserved appointment times. In addition, the applicant has a petition for H1B visa, E, L, O, P, Q are also eligible for the BVP program. For more information, please visit this website.

US Embassy interviews BVP applicants according to schedule their interview. Interviews are conducted each weekday at 7-9: 30, with the exception of the dates listed in the list of holidays. BVP visa applicants can contact our call center at +62 21 40101393 or +62 811 810 3737 if they have questions.


Firms lawfully operating within Indonesia are eligible to join the BVP regardless of the firm's ultimate nationality. Eligible firms may include for-profit corporations, universities, NGOs, news media and international organizations. BVP registration is valid for two years. Firms must re-register if any authorized signatories change within that two-year registration period.

BVP applicants may seek B visas for their firms' business and/or for personal tourism. B visas are generally issued for multiple entries during a 5 year period of time. No specific U.S. event or invitation is needed for BVP travel. BVP firms are encouraged to plan ahead and seek visas in advance for employees who may have a future or indeterminate need to travel.

BVP applicants include professional, permanent, full-time employees of registered firms. Casual, temporary, part-time or contract staff are ineligible. There is no minimum length of employment. Spouses and unmarried children under 21 are also included if they apply at the same time as the employee, or if the employee already has a visa or the employee is a citizen of a visa waiver country. BVP-registered firms may not submit visa applications for clients, business associates, customers, domestic servants, friends, or other relatives, who must apply in the normal manner by making an appointment online.

How to Apply

Step 1

Request a Priority Interview Program appointment using the online appointment system. Once you have submitted your request, please wait for a response from the U.S. Embassy/Consulate, which will come via email.

Step 2

If the U.S. Embassy/Consulate approves your request then you will receive an email alerting you to schedule your appointment. Please understand that the call center cannot schedule your appointment for you, but agents are able to assist if questions arise. Should the U.S. Embassy/Consulate deny your Business Visa Program request, you will be notified of the denial by email and you must schedule an appointment using the normal process

Note: The email confirming or denying your request will come from Some email applications have rules which filter unknown senders into a spam or junk mail folder. If you have not received your email notification, please look for the message in your junk and spam email folders.

Step 3

Pay the visa application fee.

Step 4

Complete the Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application (DS-160) form.

Step 5

Schedule an appointment using the online appointment system. You will need three pieces of information in order to schedule an appointment:

      • Your passport number
      • Your MRV fee payment receipt number
      • The ten (10) digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

Step 6

Visit the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on the date and time of your visa interview. The Embassy interviews BVP registrants every work day from 07:00am to 09:30am, excluding U.S. and Indonesian holidays. You will need to bring:

      • A printed copy of your appointment letter
      • Your DS-160 confirmation page
      • One recent photograph
      • Your current and all old passports
      • The original visa fee payment receipt.

Applications without all of these items will not be accepted. For more information about the Business Visa Program, please visit this website.