Sumatra Visa

When you need to get your Sumatra travel visa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the Sumatra visa requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Sumatra is an island in Indonesia.

Please see our Indonesia page for information about entry requirements for Sumatra

A Brief History of Sumatra

People who spoke Austronesian languages first arrived in Sumatra around 500 BCE, as part of the Austronesian expansion from Taiwan to Southeast Asia. With its location in the India-China sea trade route, several trading towns flourished, especially in the eastern coast, and were influenced by Indian religions. One of the earliest known kingdoms was Kantoli, which flourished in the 5th century CE in southern Sumatra. Kantoli was replaced by the Empire of Srivijaya and then later by the Kingdom of Samudra. Srivijaya was a Buddhist monarchy centered in what is now Palembang. Dominating the region through trade and conquest throughout the 7th to 9th centuries, the Empire helped spread the Malay culture throughout Sumatra, Malay Peninsula, and western Borneo.