Indonesia Immigration develops QR Code Stickers for Foreign Stay Permits – Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights developing the use of Quick Response Code (QR Code) stickers affixed to the passports of foreign nationals who wish to enter Indonesian territory. The Directorate General of Immigration said that the dissemination of QR Code stickers was being carried out. This is to increase surveillance for foreign nationals who enter Indonesian territory. Starting from the time of arrival of foreigners at immigration checkpoints at airports or international ports.
Immigration officers can scan via smartphone to check the validity period of a foreign national residence permit. When the scan is complete, it will automatically be sent and recorded in the immigration data center. So that the presence and mobility of foreigners in Indonesian territory can be monitored by the system. This sticker will make it easier to monitor the movement of foreigners from one region to another throughout Indonesia.
As additional information, the use of the QR Code Sticker is only for stay permits of foreign nationals who wish to work, as an effort to simplify the process of issuing visas and stay permits for foreign workers in Indonesia, in accordance with the Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation 16/2018. The granting of limited stay permits for prospective foreign workers is carried out at certain immigration checkpoints.
The Immigration Officer in charge of the immigration checkpoint completes the granting of a limited stay permit for prospective foreign workers through the following mechanism:
1. Provide entry stickers in the form of data containing foreign workers as well as limited stay permits and re-entry permits; and,
2. Providing electronic limited stay permits through a biometric data collection mechanism.
Electronic limited stay permit data is sent electronically through the Immigration Management Information System (SIMKIM) to employers, prospective foreign workers, the Immigration Division, and the immigration office whose working area includes the residence of foreign workers.