Monday, 9 May 2022, 3.30 p.m. WIB
Reporter: Ajeng Rahma Safitri
Editor: Muhammad Fijar Sulistyo
Thursday, 28 April 2022, the Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia, Yasonna H. Laoly, updated the list of activities for foreigners applying Indonesian Visa. The addition to the types of foreigner activities is stipulated in the Decree of the Minister of Law and Human Rights (Kepmenkumham) Number M.HH03.GR.01.01 on Types of Foreigner Activities in the Context of Granting Visas During the Covid-19 Spread Mitigation and National Economic Recovery.
“In the previous Kepmenkumham, a Temporary Stay Visa (Vitas) could be applied for some activities such as working (C312), investment (C313 or C314), family union (C317) and educational (C316) purposes. After the issuance of the new Kepmenkumham on 28 April, foreigners can apply for Vitas in order to participate in training and scientific research (C315) and repatriation (C318)," said the Public Relation Sub-Coordinator of the Directorate General of Immigration, Achmad Nur Saleh.
Moreover, the latest Kepmenkumham states that now foreigners can apply for a Visitor Visa for transit and sports events (B211A) as well as journalistic and film-making activities (B211C).
“To apply for a Visitor Visa for the purpose of a sports events, the applicants must submit additional requirements in the form of an invitation letter from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or a letter of recommendation from an international sports event organizer. Meanwhile, for journalistic and film-making purposes, applicants must include a permit from the competent authority,” he added.
Regarding visa applications, the Government has set new rates for immigration services through the Minister of Finance Regulation (PMK) Number 9/PMK.02/2022 on Types and Tariffs for Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) for Immigration Services which is effective since 16 April 2022. Based on this PMK, the rate for a Single-Entry Visitor Visa is now Rp 2,000,000, with the payment only in Rupiah. The cost for a Temporary Stay Visa is still the same, which is US$ 150 plus Rp 200,000.
"Foreigners entering Indonesia using Vitas must come to the immigration office, according to their domicile, no later than 30 days upon arrival, to report and carry out the procedure for cconversion of their stay permit status to a Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS)," concluded Achmad.