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Jakarta Post

Germany shortens visa processing for RI

  • Nani Afrida

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 2 2011   /  09:04 am

Visiting German President Christian Wulff met with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta on Thursday, as Germany plans to shorten the Schengen visa processing time for Indonesians wanting to visit the country and eurozone countries.
Friendly farewell: German President Christian Wulff (right) waves at Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono before leaving the State Palace in Jakarta on Thursday. Antara/Widodo S. JusufThe German Embassy in Jakarta has announced its plan to cut its visa processing period from 12 to 3 days for Indonesians.

German Ambassador to Indonesia Norbert Baas said the policy to reduce the visa processing period would be implemented before Christmas this year.

The reason behind the policy was inseparable from the security and stability of Indonesia, which in the ambassador’s view had shown positive progress, especially in terms of re...