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MINISTRY OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION

The Honorable

1. Head of Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights u.p. Head of Immigration Division throughout Indonesia;

2. Head of Immigration Office throughout Indonesia.

CIRCULAR LETTER

NUMBER IMI-0549. GR.01.01 YEAR 2022

CONCERNING EASE OF IMMIGRATION IN ORDER TO SUPPORT TOURISM

SUSTAINABLE DURING THE CORONA VIRUS DISEASE 2019 PANDEMIC

 

1. Background

  1. That to optimize the function of immigration as a facilitator of community welfare development and support the government's policy of reopening the tourist sector more broadly with the concept of sustainable tourism, it is necessary to provide ease of immigration based on the principle of reciprocity and the principle of expediency in the form of granting visa-free visits and limited visit visas intended for certain foreigner;
  2. That based on the considerations as intended in paragraph a, it is necessary to issue a Circular Letter of the Director General of Immigration on Ease of Immigration in order to Support Sustainable Tourism During the Corona Virus Disease Pandemic 2019. 

2. Intent and purpose

  1. The intent of issuing this circular is to optimize immigration support in the opening of the tourist sector during the Corona Virus pandemic Disease 2019;
  2. The purpose of this circular is to monitor, control, and evaluate the implementation of the Ease of Immigration policy in order to Support Sustainable Tourism during the Corona Virus Disease Pandemic 2019.

3. Scope The scope of this circular is an affirmation of the immigration function to support the reopening of the tourist sector during the Corona Virus Disease Pandemic 2019.

4. Basic

  1. Law No. 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration;
  2. Law Number 11 of 2020 concerning Job Creation;
  3. Government Regulation No. 31 of 2013 concerning The Implementation Regulation of Law No. 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration as amended several times last by Government Regulation No. 48 of 2021 concerning the Third Amendment to Government Regulation No. 31 of 2013 concerning Regulation Implementation of Law No. 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration;
  4. Presidential Decree Number 24 of 2021 concerning the Determination of The Factual Status of the Pandemic Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Indonesia;
  5. Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 44 of 2015 concerning Procedures for Examination of Entry and Exit of Indonesian Territory at Immigration Checkpoints;
  6. Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 28 of 2018 concerning Immigration Stamp;
  7. Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 29 of 2021 concerning Visas and Residence Permits;
  8. Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 34 of 2021 concerning The Granting of Immigration Visas and Residence Permits in the Period of Handling The Spread Corona Virus Disease 2019 and National Economic Recovery; 
  9. Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 41 of 2021 concerning Organization and Work Procedures of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights;
  10. Circular Letter of the Head of the Covid-19 Handling Task Force Number 15 of 2022 concerning Foreign Travel Health Protocols During the Corona Virus Pandemic Disease 2019 (COVID-19);
  11. The results of the Cabinet Limited Meeting Decision on April 3, 2022.

5. The contents of the circular

  1. General: So that all officials and service implementers:
    1. Perform excellent service to the community;
    2. Not committing Corruption, Collusion and Nepotism;
    3. Conducting tiered surveillance;
    4. Coordinate and socialize with stakeholders and immigration guarantors related to this circular letter.
  2. Head of Immigration Division of regional office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights:
    1. Conducting coaching, controlling, supervising, and evaluating the implementation of the Ease of Immigration policy in order to Support Sustainable Tourism during the Corona Virus Disease Pandemic 2019;
    2. Report the results of the evaluation of the implementation of the policy periodically every 7 (seven) days to the Director General of Immigration.
  3. Head of Immigration Office:
    1. Disseminate information to stakeholders and the wider community and coordinate as needed in the framework of the Ease of Immigration policy in order to Support Sustainable Tourism during the Corona Virus Disease Pandemic 2019;
    2. Conduct immigration surveillance and immigration intelligence activities in its work area;
    3. Ensuring the owner or staff of the lodging in his/her work area provides information or data about foreigners staying at home or at his place of accommodation;
    4. Impose sanctions on the owner or administrator of the lodging who does not provide information or does not provide data on foreigners staying at his/her house/the lodging in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations;
    5. Impose sanctions on foreigner holders of Visa-Free Special Visit Tours or holders of Special Visit Visas who carry out activities that are not in accordance with the intent and purpose of the Granted Residence Permit;
    6. Impose sanctions on foreigners who are proven to have committed violations in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations in the field of immigration and/or violating public order in the implementation of health protocols;
    7. The imposition of sanctions on foreigners who violate public order in the implementation of health protocols as intended in number 6) is carried out after receiving recommendations from agencies that carry out the task of handling / controlling Covid-19;
    8. Extending the Immigration Residence Permit derived from the Visit Visa on Special Arrival of Tourism;
    9. Controlling the implementation of immigration inspection activities at Immigration Checkpoints and/or immigration supervision;
    10. Report the implementation of activities periodically to the Head of the Immigration Division.
  4. Head of Immigration Office in charge of Immigration Checkpoint determined by the Head of the Covid-19 Task Force as the arrival entrance of Indonesian citizens and foreigners: 
    1. Ensuring the implementation of immigration checks at the Immigration Area which includes bank counters, arrival area immigration counters, and departure area immigration counters can meet the provisions of health protocols in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations;
    2. Ensuring that the Person in Charge of Transport Equipment carries out obligations in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations in the field of immigration;
    3. Conduct immigration checks on Indonesian citizens, transport crews, foreigners holding Diplomatic Passports or Service Passports granted Diplomatic VisaFree or Visa-Free Service facilities, foreigners holding Visas or Residence Permits, and foreigners holding APEC KPP in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations;
    4. Visa or Residence Permit as intended in number consists of:
    5. Diplomatic Visa,
    6. Official Visa,
    7. Visit Visa,
    8. Limited Stay Visa,
    9. Diplomatic Residence Permit,
    10. Official Residence Permit,
    11. Permanent Residence Permit, or
    12. Limited Stay Permit;
    13. Deny entry to foreigners and provide Exit Signs in accordance with the provisions of the legislation.

e. Head of Special Class I Immigration Office TPI Soekarno-Hatta, Head of Special Class I Immigration Office TPI Ngurah Rai, Head of Special Class I Immigration Office TPI Medan, Head of Special Class I Immigration Office TPI Surabaya, Head of Special Class I Immigration Office TPI Batam, Head of Immigration Office Class I TPI Makassar, Head of Immigration Office Class I TPI Manado, Head of Immigration Office Class I TPI Tanjungpinang, Immigration Office Class I TPI Yogyakarta, Head of Immigration Office Class II TPI Tanjung Uban, Head of Immigration Office Class II TPI Nunukan, Head of Immigration Office Class II TPI Sambas, Head of Immigration Office Class II TPI Entikong, and Head of Immigration Office Class II TPI Atambua:

  1. Instructing the Administrative Officer in charge of immigration checks at the Immigration checkpoints:
  1. Granting Visa-Free Special Visit Tours and granting Visit Visas On Special Arrival Tours at Immigration Checkpoints is as follows:
    1. Airport Immigration Checkpoint:
      1. Soekarno Hatta in DKI Jakarta,
      2. Ngurah Rai in Bali,
      3. Kualanamu in North Sumatra,
      4. Juanda in East Java,
      5. Hasanuddin in South Sulawesi,
      6. Sam Ratulangi in North Sulawesi, and
      7. Yogyakarta in Yogyakarta,
    2. Sea Port Immigration Checkpoint:
      1. Nongsa Bahari Terminal in Riau Islands,
      2. Batam Centre in Riau Islands,
      3. Sekupang in Riau Islands,
      4. Image of Tri Tunas in Riau Islands,
      5. Senimba Bay Marina in Riau Islands,
      6. Bentan Telani Lagoi City in Riau Islands,
      7. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam in Riau Islands, and
      8. Sri Bintan Pura in Riau Islands,
    3. Cross-Border Post Immigration Checkpoints
      1. Entikong in West Kalimantan,
      2. Aruk in West Kalimantan,
      3. Mota'in in East Nusa Tenggara, and
      4. Tunon Taka in North Kalimantan;
  2. Granting Of Visa-Free Special Visit Tour as intended in paragraph a) is carried out through immigration checks in accordance with Article 23 paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 44 of 2015 concerning Procedures for Entry and Exit. Examination of Indonesian Territory at Immigration Checkpoints against foreign nationals of the State, Government of a Special Administrative Region of a Country, and Certain Entities Visa-Free Subjects Special Visit Of Tourism; 
  3. Entry Mark in granting Visa-Free Special Visit Tour refers to the Entry Mark and Residence Permit of the subject visa-free visit within Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 28 of 2018 concerning Immigration Stamp which applies as a Visit Residence Permit with a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days and cannot be extended;
  4. The State, Government of a Country's Special Administrative Region, and Certain Entities Subject visa-free travel special visits are:
    1. Brunei Darussalam,
    2. Philippines,
    3. Cambodia
    4. Laos,
    5. Malaysia,
    6. Myanmar, 
    7. Singapore,
    8. Thailand, and 
    9. Vietnam; 
  5. Granting of a Visit Visa on Special Arrival of Tourism as intended in paragraph a) is carried out through immigration checks in accordance with Article 23 and Article 26 letter Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 44 of 2015 against foreign nationals of the Country, the Government of the Special Administrative Region of a Country, and Certain Entities Subject to The Current Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours;
  6. The Entry Mark in the granting of a Visit Visa on Special Arrival of Tourism refers to the Entry And Residence Permit of the visit visa holder on arrival in the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 28 of 2018 which applies as a Visit Residence Permit with a maximum period of 30 (thirty) days that can be extended at most 1 (one) extension for a period of 30 (thirty) days at the Immigration Office whose work area includes the place of work living a foreigner and cannot be transferred;
  7. The State, Government of a Country's Special Administrative Region, and Certain Entities Subject to a Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours are: 
  1. South Africa, 
  2. United States,
  3. Saudi Arabia,
  4. Argentina,
  5. Australia,
  6. The Netherlands,
  7. Belgium
  8. Brazil,
  9. Brunei Darussalam
  10. Danish
  11. Philippines
  12. Finnish
  13. Hungary
  14. India
  15. United Kingdom,
  16. Italian
  17. Japanese
  18. German
  19. Cambodia
  20. Canada
  21. South Korea
  22. Laos
  23. Malaysia
  24. Mexico 
  25. Myanmar, 
  26. Norwegian
  27. France
  28. Polish
  29. Qatar
  30. New Zealand
  31. Singapore
  32. Seychelles
  33. Spanish
  34. Swedish
  35. Switzerland
  36. Taiwan
  37. Thailand
  38. China
  39. East Timor
  40. Tunisia
  41. Turkish
  42. United Emirates Arab, and
  43. Vietnam;
  1. Granting Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours and Visit Visa On Arrival Special Tour is done by checking the following requirements:
    1. National Passports include:
    2. Diplomatic Passport,
    3. Official Passport, or 
    4. Ordinary Passport/General Passport, which is valid and still valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
    5. Return tickets or forward tickets to continue their destination to other countries,
    6. Proof of payment of PNBP visit visa on arrival, in case of application for Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours, and
    7. Proof of insurance ownership in accordance with the provisions of the Chairman of the Task Force Covid-19;

 

  1. Visa-Free Special Visit Tour and Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours can be used by foreigners to carry out tourist activities or government duties in international activities of a state or governmental nature;
  2. In the case of foreigners as intended in letter i) will carry out government duties in international activities of a state or governmental nature, in addition to meeting the requirements as intended in letter h) must also attach an invitation letter to attend conferences / sessions / meetings issued by ministries / institutions / institutions / Agencies of the Republic of Indonesia;
  3. Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours may also be granted to foreigners who hold Diplomatic Passports or Service Passports who are not citizens of the State, the Government of a Country's Special Administrative Region, and Certain Entities Subject to Special Arrival Visit Visa Tours in the event that there is no Representative of the Republic of Indonesia in the country/ place of residence or activities of a sudden / urgent nature, by checking the requirements:
  1. Diplomatic Passport or Service Passport that is valid and still valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
  2. Return tickets or forward tickets to continue their journey to other countries,
  3. Request letter of Ministry/Institution/Agency of the Republic of Indonesia,
  4. Approval letter of the Director General of Immigration,
  5. Proof of payment of PNBP visit visa on arrival, 
  6. Proof of insurance ownership in accordance with the provisions of the Head of the Covid-19 Task Force, and
  7. Invitation letter to attend conferences/ sessions / meetings issued by the Ministry / Institutions / Agencies of the Republic of Indonesia, in the event of the intention of arriving foreigners for government duties in international activities of a state or governmental nature;
  • Letter of approval of the Director General of Immigration as intended in the letter k) number (4) submitted by the head of the Ministry /Institution/Agency of the Republic of Indonesia to the Director General of Immigration/ Director of Immigration Traffic by attaching:
  1. Request letter of the Ministry/Institution/Agency of the Republic of Indonesia containing data on foreigners and reasons for submission,
  2. Diplomatic Passport or Service Passport that is valid and still valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months, and
  3. Return tickets or forward tickets to continue their journey to other countries;
  1. Foreigner holders of Visa-Free Special Visit Tours and Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours cannot apply for New Residence Permits through Visa application;
  2. Foreigners who hold Visa-Free Special Visit Tours and Visit Visa Special Arrivals Tours can exit the territory of Indonesia through all Immigration Checkpoints;
  3. The charge applicable to the Special Visit Visa for Arrival is the on-Arrival Visit Visa rate as intended in Attachment to Government Regulation Number 28 of 2019, which is amounting to Rp. 500,000,-;
  4. Reconcile data between PNBP payments, the use of Special Tourist Visit Visa stickers, and immigration crossings on a daily, weekly and monthly basis;
  1. Periodically report the granting of Visa-Free Special Visit Tours and Visit Visas On Special Arrival Tours to the Head of Division Immigration

6. Closing

  1. With the establishment of this circular letter, the Circular Letter of the Director General of Immigration Number IMI-0532. GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning Special Visit Visas for Tourism In Order to Support Sustainable Tourism in Bali During the Corona Virus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Circular Letter of the Director General of Immigration Number IMI-0533. GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning Ease of Immigration in Order to Support Sustainable Tourism in Batam and Bintan Area period of Corona Virus Disease Pandemic 2019 was revoked and declared invalid;
  1. This circular is effective on April 06, 2022 at 00.00 WIB and will be further evaluated.

 

 

 

Thus this circular letter to be attentive and implemented as well as possible, for your attention and cooperation is said to be thank you.

                                                                        Set in Jakarta on April

                                                                        05, 2022

                                                                        DIRECTOR GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION,

                                                                       

 

                                                                        Prof. Dr. WIDODO EKATJAHJANA, S.H., M.Hum.

                                                                        NIP. 19710501 199303 1 001

 

Copy:

1. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment;

2. Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia;

3. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia;

4. Minister of Home Affairs;

5. Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia;

6. Minister of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia;

7. Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia;

8. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia;

9. Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia; 

 

 

 

 

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