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June 8, 2022

Press Release: Immigration Secures Japanese Citizen

JAKARTA – A team from the Bandar Lampung Immigration Office secured MT (Male, 48), a Japanese citizen. Immigration authorities held MT in custody after the Japanese Embassy revoked his passport. MT was caught in Kalirejo, Central Lampung, by the Bandar Lampung Immigration and Kalirejo Police on Tuesday (7/6) 22 at 10.30 PM.

MT entered Indonesia using a temporary stay visa (VITAS) on 16 October 2020. He also has a KITAS issued by the South Jakarta Immigration on 19 April 2021 and valid until 17 June 2023.

When the Japanese Embassy revokes the MT passport, ​​his stay permit is automatically invalidated, violating Article 119 of Law Number 6 of 2011 on Immigration.

"After receiving the request to search for MT from the Japanese Embassy, ​​we coordinated with the police and received information that the person was seen around Lampung. Furthermore, we contacted the Immigration Division of the Lampung Regional Office. With the Intelligence team from the Lampung Immigration Office, coordination was immediately carried out with the Kalirejo Sector Police of the Central Lampung Police and local village personnel to seek information on MT's whereabouts." explained the Director of Immigration Supervision and Enforcement, I Nyoman Gede Surya Mataram.

Around 8 PM, the team managed to find the whereabouts of MT and planned security measures so that the person did not escape. Then MT was brought to the Directorate of Immigration Supervision and Enforcement at the DGI headquarters to be handed over. Secured by officers, MT arrived on Wednesday (8/6) at the Directorate General of Immigration at 5 AM.

The Directorate of Immigration Supervision and Enforcement then holds MT in cooperation with the Japanese government to be returned to his country following Law Number 6 of 2011 on Immigration.

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