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Jakarta Post

Investors no longer need BKPM recommendation to get stay permits

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 4, 2019   /  03:38 pm
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (sitting, center), accompanied by Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution (right) and Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Thomas Lembong (second right) visit the Online Single Submission (OSS) consultation center at the BKPM office in Jakarta on Jan.14 , 2019. integrated government licensing service, was moved to the BKPM recently from the Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A.)

The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) and the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s Immigration Directorate General have integrated their respective Online Single Submission (OSS) system  and Immigration Management and Information System (SIMKIM) to ease the procedures investors have to go through in obtaining temporary stay permits (Kitas). With the integrated system, investors wanting to obtain stay permits no longer need to obtain recommendation letters from the BKPM because the immigration office can get the required data and documents from the OSS system. “With the new integrated system, recommendation letters from the BKPM are no longer required,” said Husen Maulana, the BKPM’s deputy of investment services at a press conference at the BKPM headquarters on Monday. Prior to the launch of the new system, inves...