Traveling to the U.S. from Indonesia on a nonimmigrant visa is an experience you will never forget. From seeing new places, to meeting new people, and experiencing a new culture, you will have the opportunity to create so many wonderful memories. However, before you can start doing all of those things, you will have to go through the process of obtaining a visa.
This process can be overwhelming at times and somewhat intimidating at first, but after you review what is required and know the steps involved, the process will be much easier. You should also know that before you travel to the U.S., the transition between Indonesian culture and the culture of the U.S. can be a little challenging. There are differences in everyday life that you will notice right away, and the best way to cope with these differences is to be prepared to meet them. So, before you start the visa application process and before you leave home, make sure you know and understand how everything works.
Before you can ever leave your home country, you will need to obtain a U.S. visa. Though the visa process may appear complicated at first, once you read through all of the steps and understand what is needed, it’s not that complex. Like all things, you must start at the beginning, and the first thing you will need to do is figure out what type of visa is applicable to your situation.
After you have determined which visa you need to apply for, it is time to start the actual application. In order to get the process started, you will need to fill out and submit form DS-160, which is the online nonimmigrant visa application. Once you have completed the application, it is time to schedule a visa interview. In order to actually obtain your visa, you must attend a visa interview with a consular officer. To schedule the interview you will need to first locate the closest embassy or consulate office.
Before you attend your visa interview, there are several documents and supporting information you will want to gather prior to your interview. You can apply for a visa in Surabaya or Jakarta, and you can schedule your interview online. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta keeps visa interview wait times available on their website so you can plan in advance on how long it may take to process your application and be ready for an interview. Qualified applications are also able to be reissued visas without another interview if they are qualified applicants as part of the U.S.-Indonesian Comprehensive Partnership. The U.S. Department of State also provides you with visa processing wait time and wait times for your interview. Plan ahead to make sure you can obtain your visa by the necessary date.
These documents are used during the interview with the consular officer to determine if you are eligible for a visa. You will want to make sure you have all of these documents with you when you go to the interview.
Atlas America insurance is an excellent way to protect yourself against the high cost of medical treatment in America. Medical insurance comes in many variations from many companies in the U.S. Atlas America insurance from HCC Medical Insurance allows you the security of knowing you are covered by a company that has been taking care of American visitors from Indonesia for many years.
|Covered Benefits||Included with Atlas Travel® insurance|
|Guaranteed Acceptance||Yes: No medical underwriting is required for eligible individuals. See the Description of Coverage for full eligibility.|
|Coverage for pre-existing conditions (excludes chronic and congenital conditions)||Limited: Up to medical coverage maximum lifetime for eligible medical expenses for the acute onset of a pre-existing condition. See the Description of Coverage for more details.|
|100% coverage for accidents and injuries outside the U.S.||Yes: We will pay 100% of eligible medical expenses after the deductible, up to the overall maximum limit of the policy. See the Description of Coverage for more details.|
|100% coverage for accidents and injuries within the U.S||Yes: For eligible expenses within the PPO Network. See the Description of Coverage for more details|
|Sports coverage at no additional charge||Yes: Coverage for eligible injuries or illnesses related to sports activities. See the Description of Coverage for limitations.|
|Emergency medical evacuations available 24/7||Yes, $1,000,000 in coverage regardless of policy maximum|
|Complete online enrollment capabilities & immediate fulfillment||Yes: Selecting 'Yes' to online fulfillment when purchasing will ensure your policy information will be available to print once your application has been processed and your credit card approved.|
|Crisis response benefit||Yes: $10,000 certificate period maximum covering losses resulting from kidnapping or express kidnapping. See the Description of Coverage for more details.|
|Personal liability benefit||Yes: $10,000 lifetime maximum to offset member expenses due to third-party injury or damage/loss of third-party personal property or related-third-party personal property. This benefit applies only for court-entered eligible judgments or approved settlements. See the Description of Coverage for more details.|
*The above is a select list of benefits. Some limitations and exclusions may apply. Please review the description of coverage for details.
Traveling to the U.S. for any reason is sure to be an exciting time for you. Whether you are traveling for a job, for business, as a student, or simply to visit, you are going to run into some things that you may not understand. No matter how much preparation and studying you do about the cultural differences, you are still going to be surprised. This is okay and natural. You should expect it, and when culture shock does happen, do not close yourself off. If you do not understand something, then ask questions. You will be far better off to ask questions than to risk offending someone. And remember to have fun while you explore the U.S.!
HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS) is a service company that is a subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. HCCMIS is regulated by the State of Indiana in our capacity as Third Party Administrator. HCCMIS has authority to enter into contracts of insurance on behalf of the Lloyd's underwriting members of Lloyd's Syndicate 4141, which is managed by HCC Underwriting Agency Ltd.