Bogor takes action against 110 foreigners with visa overstay
The Jakarta Post
More than 100 foreigners staying in Bogor, West Java, were discovered to have overstayed their visas, according to an immigration official.
“We have taken administrative measures against 110 foreigners, comprising 79 men and 31 women, who had overstayed their visas by a combined 861 days,” Bogor Immigration Office head Suhendra said on Wednesday.
“The resulting overstay fees totaled Rp 258.3 million [US$18,081], which have been submitted to the government treasury as non-tax state revenue [PNBP].”
Immigration operations conducted in Bogor throughout 2017 have netted 104 foreigners — 76 men and 28 women — from 19 countries who allegedly misused their stay permits.
“The [Bogor] immigration office has deported 104 [of the 110] foreigners,” Suhendra said, adding that most of them were from China, Egypt, Iraq, Malaysia and Morocco.
He further explained that the number of passports issued by his office had increased this year.
“We issued 11,622 passports this year, up from 6,478 in 2017.”
Meanwhile, the number of requests for visitor’s visas at the Bogor Immigration Office reached 1,519 this year, up from 1,365 last year. Requests for permanent stay permits (ITAP) increased to 89 from 77 last year, while requests for temporary stay permits (ITAS) amounted to 2,215, down from 2,300 in 2016.
Countries with the highest number of citizens submitting ITAP requests this year were Malaysia, Pakistan, South Korea, the Netherlands and the United States, most of whom applied for business and educational reasons.
ITAS applicants were mostly industry experts or industrial workers from China, India, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea. (ebf)
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