Passport Application in Manado Immigration Office Increased

Passport Application in Manado Immigration Office Increased

 

Manado, 31/12 (Antaranews North Sulawesi) – Passport application in the Manado Immigration Office, Class I Immigration Border Controls (TPI), increased to 1,92 percent in 2018, compared to the number in 2017.

The Chief of Manado Immigration Office, Friece Sumolang, in Manado on Monday said that in immigration services, the issuance of document, which is the passport of the Republic of Indonesia, from January to 27 December 2018 is 14.210 documents.

“While in 2017, it was 13.942 documents and it increases for 268 documents or for about 1,92 percent,” said Sumolang when giving a press statement on the Performance of Manado Immigration Office, Class I Immigration Border Controls (TPI), during 2018.

Sumolang said that the increase in the passport issuance has surely influenced by several factors.

“Those factors are the population increase in and around the area of Manado city, increase in the number of religious travels, and the low travel cost for vacation abroad,” he said.

He added that his office has also rejected passport issuance for Indonesian who allegedly will do non-procedural migrant work. “There are 28 people whose passport application was rejected”, he said.

He said that besides in the immigration office, the passport issuance service is also available in the passport service unit at Wale Kabasaran Public Service Mall (PSM), Tomohon, starting from 1 April 2018.

Since the operation of the PSM until now, there have been 722 passports issued, or about 100 passports issued per month,” he said.

He said that the immigration function performed by the Manado Immigration Office, Class I Immigration Border Controls (TPI), covers some work areas in North Sulawesi.

There are six work areas, such as Manado, Tomohon, Minahasa, North Minahasa, South East Minahasa Regency, and South Minahasa Regency.

(Translated by: YS)

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