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Immigration won’t fine for passports lost or damaged in flood

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, January 15, 2020  /  11:00 am
Immigration won’t fine for passports lost or damaged in flood

To apply for a new passport, flood victims will be charged the normal price of Rp 350,000 [US$25.66] for a standard passport and Rp 650.000 for an e-passport. (Shutterstock/File)

Residents whose passports were lost or damaged in the recent floods will not be fined, the Immigration Directorate General recently announced.

Victims of the flood who wish to apply for a new passport are expected to report to the immigration office and bring along a letter from their subdistrict office stating the occurrence of the flood. They will then undergo an inspection process conducted by the authorities.

In a statement received by kompas.com, Sam Fernando, head of the immigration office’s public relations subdivision, said the policy was a response to complaints expressed by the public whose passports were lost or damaged in the floods.

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To apply for a new passport, the victims will be charged the normal price of Rp 350.000 [US$25.66] for a standard passport and Rp 650.000 for an e-passport.

If it wasn’t for this policy, according to the Government Regulation No. 28/2019, they would also be fined Rp 1,000,000 for loss of passport, and Rp 500,000 for damaged passports.

However, Ministerial Regulation No. 8/2014 states that passports lost or damaged in natural disasters are not subject to a fine. (vel/kes)

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