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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

This page will help answer many of the questions that participants have about BAQ 2006. The list of questions will grow in the coming months, but for now, it is good to start with the most basic.

What is BAQ 2006?
BAQ stands for Better Air Quality, and since 2001 this event been the leading gathering for air quality management stakeholders in Asia. The first BAQ was organized in Hong Kong and was largely a local event. However, in the following year with BAQ 2002, it was launched as regional and international workshop largely due to the coordination and contribution of the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia), private sector sponsors, and supporting organizations. BAQ 2003 was held in Manila, Philippines, and BAQ 2004 in Agra, India. With hundreds of participants attending BAQ, the event will now be held every two years to give sufficient time for program development and logistical arrangements.

How do I participate in BAQ 2006?
Registration forms for BAQ 2006 are not yet available at this time, but interested parties may use the "Stay informed about BAQ 2006" form at the lower left corner of this website. You will automatically receive updates about the workshop and reminders on important dates.

Why does the BAQ 2006 logo have a face?
The face on the official BAQ 2006 logo comes from traditional Indonesian shadow puppetry. The face belongs to Indra, god of the air. The colors in his headpiece are the same colors used by Yogyakarta, and each color symbolizes a specific virtue. Green at the top represents prosperity which symbolizes the state of the organization (BAQ). Red represents bravery, and is defined by the courage to take on endeavors or hurdle obstacles. Yellow is nobleness, and black represents eternity. The spire structure behind Indra depicts the monument of the City of Yogyakarta.

Do I need a visa when traveling to Indonesia?
Yes. To gain entry to Indonesia, foreign nationals need to have in their possession passports with at least six months of validity and appropriate visas.

Which citizens are exempted from obtaining entry visas prior to travel to Indonesia?
Currently citizens from only 11 countries - Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong (SAR), Macao (SAR), Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam - are exempted from obtaining entry visas prior to personal travel to Indonesia.

Who can apply for a visa on arrival?
Citizens from 36 countries - Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Maldives, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland, Taipei,China, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America - can apply for a visa on arrival in Indonesia, if the travel is intended for tourist purposes. Travelers need to be aware that the visa on arrival is for tourist purposes only. For fees and procedures visit:

When do I need a single entry business visa?
A single entry business visa is issued to travelers who wish to visit Indonesia for business purposes. A business visa is valid if presented within three months after the date of issuance. This visa can be extended in Indonesia and can be converted to a Temporary Stay Visa.

Are there restrictions for certain passport holders when applying for a single entry business visa for Indonesia?
Yes. Visa requests by Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan passport holders need to be approved by the Department of Immigration in Jakarta.

How do I obtain a multiple entry visa for Indonesia?
Requests for multiple entry visas have to be submitted directly to the Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) in Jakarta.

By when do I have to use my multiple entry visa to Indonesia?
Multiple entry visas must be used within three months of issuance. If unused within three months, the visa becomes null and void, and a new application will have to be filed.