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West Jakarta to document newcomers living in apartments

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 3, 2019   /   06:30 pm
West Jakarta to document newcomers living in apartments A resident works on a plot of farmland near the subsidized Marunda apartment complex in North Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Ardila Syakriah)

Newcomers living in apartments in West Jakarta will be registered by city authorities, an official has said.

New residents are to be documented through on-the-ground surveying as part of an ongoing operation after the Idul Fitri holiday period, which traditionally sees many people from across the nation move to the capital.

“If they do not have [residence permits] yet, we will make those for them”, West Jakarta Population and Civil Registry head Rosyik Muhammad said on Tuesday, kompas.com reported.

“For foreign nationals, we will work together with immigration authorities,” he added.

He said the agency no longer conducted raids as in the past, which were widely known as “Operation Yustisi”, but instead enlisted the help of neighborhood units and community units to survey their residents, in an approach dubbed “civil training service”.

"Some people think the civil training service is Operation Yustisi, but it's not. We will issue temporary residence letters [SKDS] for the newcomers, which they will use for their purposes in Jakarta," Rosyik said.

He said the registration of newcomers, initially planned to be completed by June 24, was ongoing. Up to 12 surveying operations would be conducted after every Idul Fitri holiday. (ami)