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Jakarta Post

Jokowi launches first portal for Indonesians abroad

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12 2018   /  02:36 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo approved on Monday a birth certificate for an Indonesian baby born abroad through the country’s first online information system for protection and services, or Portal Peduli WNI.

The first birth certificate was applied for online by Daya, a student of Kyungsun University in Busan, South Korea, who recently had his first child, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

As Busan is 325 kilometers from Seoul, the city where Indonesians based in Korea must go if they want to apply in person, Daya opted to apply online. He got a video call from Jokowi three days later in which the President asked whether he wanted to receive the birth certificate for his son.

“I have approved your application. Do you want it?”

Jokowi then told Daya to check his email to access a QR code for the birth certificate. After scanning ...