18 August 2020: Immigration Update for Foreigners – Continuing the previous update concerning Telex Approval request and Immigration Stay Permit, in the New Normal Order and based on the Circular Letter of the Director-General of Immigration No.: IMI-GR.01.01-4049 and respectfully convey the following matters;

Immigration Update for Foreigners (18 August 2020)

Immigration Update Agustus 2020

1. Referring to the Circular Letter of the Director-General of Immigration No.: IMI-GR.01.01-1102 of 2020 regarding Immigration Stay Permit Service in the New Normal Order and Letter of Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-GR.01.01-3558 dated 22 July 2020 about the Confirmation of Circular Letter Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-GR.01.01-1102 of 2020 regarding Immigration Stay Permit Service in the New Normal Order, for following foreigners;

a. Stay Permit Holders who were holding a Visa on Arrival (VoA), Single or Multiple Entry Visa, ABTC, or Crew Visit and already obtained an Emergency Stay Permit (ITKT), now can extend the Visit Visa or apply for a new Visa Telex at the local Immigration Offices not exceeding 20 August 2020;

b. The holders of Visa Exemption (BVK), Temporary Stay Permit (KITAS), or Permanent Stay Permit (KITAP) which has no further extension based on the regulations and already obtained an Emergency Stay Permit (ITKT), must apply for the Visa Telex and report to the local Immigration Office not exceeding 20 August 2020.

2. As of now, there are a lot of obstacles that cause difficulties for foreigners to apply for Visa Telex approval or Immigration Stay Permit.

3. In relation to that, you can assign the Head of each Immigration Office to socialize the following updates to guarantors or foreigners;

a. The time limit change for foreigners to obtain the Immigration Stay Permit as stated on point no. 1 letter a and b which initially on 20 August 2020, now 20 September 2020;

b. On 24 August 2020, Directorate General of Immigration will implement a simplified service as of Visa Telex’s PNBP payment and Visa which will be taken together when applying the Telex, therefore;

i. Telex Visit Visa which issued through the above mechanism, is also valid as a Visit Visa so then the foreigners don’t need to report to the Immigration Office;

ii. Temporary Stay Permit Telex which issued through the above mechanism can also be given a Temporary Stay Permit after foreigners report to the Immigration Office;

iii. The time limit for foreigners who hold Temporary Stay Permit Visa Telex as stated above is 7 (seven) days after the Telex is issued.

c. The mechanism for Visa Telex issuance before 24 August 2020 as stated on the Letter of Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-GR.01.01-3558 dated 22 July 2020 and foreigners must report to the Immigration Office not exceeding 30 (thirty) days after the Telex is issued.

d. Foreigners who don’t meet the requirements as stated above can be given an Immigration Administrative Sanction.

Additional Information from Immigration and Ministry of Manpower

Additional Info Immigration 2020

A. Immigration

1. Visa on Arrival (VoA) extension, Visit Visa (ITK), KITAS, KITAP, and MERP can now be processed;
2. Domicile/address mutation and foreigner’s passport mutation can now be processed;
3. EPO and ERP (Exit Permit) can now be processed;
4. Immigration Statement Letter (SKIM) can now be processed;
5. Affidavit Dual Nationality Children now can be processed;
6. Conversion of ITK, KITAS, and KITAP can now be processed;
7. Conversion of sponsor/guarantor can now be processed;
8. The Visa Telex Approval application service has now opened for foreigners who are still in Indonesia, whether to apply Single or Multiple Entry Visa and Temporary Stay Permit; 
9. Visa holders such as Visit Visa index D212, B211A, B211B, B211C, and B213 / index Working Visa 312 / Investor Visa index 313 and 314 or ABTC who are still outside of Indonesia, still not allowed to enter Indonesia (except for 7 exceptions which stated on Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 11 of 2020 and already obtained the BKPM Recommendation Letter, for PT PMA (Foreign Company)/PT PMDN (Local Company) who are planning to invite Foreign Expert (TKA Ahli) or company representative during the pandemic);
10. Visa Telex holders still can not obtain a visa in the Embassy/Consulate. Embassy/Consulate only serves foreigners who are working in National Strategic Projects (based on Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 11 of 2020 and already obtained the BKPM Recommendation Letter, for PT PMA (Foreign Company)/PT PMDN (Local Company) who are planning to invite Foreign Expert (TKA Ahli) or company representative during the pandemic), but to reconfirm about the Embassies that already opened their services, please coordinate directly to each Embassy/Consulate to avoid any misinformation;

B. Ministry of Manpower

1. A new work permit application request cannot be processed based on the Circular Letter from the Ministry of Manpower No. M / 4 / HK.04 / IV / 2020 and Regulation of Ministry of Law and Human Rights No. 11 of 2020 regarding Temporary Entry Ban (Travel Ban) to Indonesia for Foreigners as of the response to Covid-19 pandemic (except for 7 exceptions which stated on Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 11 of 2020 and already obtained the BKPM Recommendation Letter, for PT PMA (Foreign Company)/PT PMDN (Local Company) who are planning to invite Foreign Expert (TKA Ahli) or company representative during the pandemic).
2. The Ministry of Manpower has already reopened the work permit extension for foreign workers who are planning to extend their Temporary Stay Permits.

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