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Foreigners in Indonesia have until Sept. 20 to extend stay permits

Rizki Fachriansyah
Rizki Fachriansyah

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, August 19, 2020  /  01:18 pm
Foreigners in Indonesia have until Sept. 20 to extend stay permits

Last month, the immigration office updated a number of regulations regarding foreigners who have been granted emergency stay permits due to travel restrictions amid the global pandemic. (Shutterstock/File)

The Immigration Directorate General has extended its visa application period to Sept. 20 for foreigners whose stay permits have expired or are about to.  

The extension, stipulated in a circular issued on Tuesday, is expected to give foreign nationals more time to comply with regulations and settle any hindrances caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Immigration director general Jhoni Ginting said that holders of the visa on arrival (VOA) permit, single or multiple visit visas, crew visit permits and emergency stay permits (ITKT) due to COVID-19 travel restrictions were able to request a renewal or apply for a new stay permit.

Meanwhile, holders of free visas, limited stay permits (KITAS) or expired permanent stay permits (KITAP) that have reached their extension limit following the issuance of the ITKT are required to apply for a new visa and report to the local immigration office no later than Sept. 20.

“Foreigners who fail to fulfill the aforementioned requirements may be subject to administrative sanctions, such as overstay fines,” Jhoni said in a statement.

Last month, the immigration office updated a number of regulations regarding foreigners who have been granted emergency stay permits due to travel restrictions amid the global pandemic.

The regulations affected KITAS and KITAP holders, as well as foreigners in Indonesia on a visa on arrival and free visas who have been granted an ITKT, in accordance with “new normal” protocols.

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