20 September 2022: Immigration Policy to Simplify Bureaucracy, Facilitated, and Accelerate Stay Permit Services to Support Foreign Investment Increment
The Directorate General of Immigration has issued new Circular Letter number IMI-0702.GR.01.01 Year 2022, concerning the Immigration Policy To Simplify Bureaucracy, Facilitate And Accelerate Stay Permit Services To Support Foreign Investment Increment. It was issued on September 19th, 2022 and has already taken effect since September 20th, 2022.
Below are the highlighted points of the circular letter as detailed on the attached newsletter:
The stages of data identification and verification as well as taking biometric data of photos and fingerprints are carried out within a maximum period of 2 (two) working days as of the payment of immigration fees in accordance with statutory regulations;
Settlement of application for Immigration Stay Permit service is carried out within a maximum period of 2 (two) working days starting from the date of the identification and data verification as well as biometric data collection; photo and fingerprints photos and fingerprints;
In the event that the application for an immigration residence permit service does not require the stages of data identification and verification as well as photo biometric data collection and fingerprints, the settlement of application for an Immigration Stay Permit service or sending a letter requesting approval from the Director General of Immigration electronically through the Management Information Immigration System is carried is carried out within a maximum period of 2 (two) working days as of the payment of immigration fees in accordance with laws and regulations;
Completion of application for Immigration Stay Permit service is carried out within a maximum period of 1 (one) working day since the decision of the Director General of Immigration is received electronically through the Immigration Management Information System at the Immigration Office stage flow.
15 September 2022: Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism During the Coronavirus Disease - 2019 Pandemic
The Directorate General of Immigration has issued new Circular Letter number IMI-0700.GR.01.01 Year 2022, concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism During The Coronavirus Disease – 2019 Pandemic. It was issued on September 14th, 2022 and has already taken effect since September 15th, 2022.
The most notable key point in this Circular Letter is the addition of Visa on Arrival scopes to as follows:
1. Tourist visitation;
2. Government duty visitation;
3. Business talk visitation;
4. Purchase of goods visitation;
5. Meeting visitation; and/or
9 September 2022: Updated Health Protocols for Domestic Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Handling Task Force has issued a Circular Letter Number 25 Year 2022 titled Health Protocols for International Travel During COVID-19 Pandemic. The new provisions already taking an effect by September 1st, 2022. Below are the highlighted points of the circular letter as detailed on the attached newsletter:
International travelers who need to undertake RT-PCR test upon entering Indonesia will only have to wait for the result and are not allowed to leave place of stay and to interact with other people until shown a negative result;
There is no specific written point for entry requirements of travelers who are still on the first dose or have not been vaccinated yet, from the previous RT-PCR result and 5x24 quarantine requirements;
Entry point for international travel to enter Indonesia via air has been adjusted.
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