JAKARTA – On Saturday, 5 August 2023, 126 immigration offices across Indonesia provide passport services simultaneously. The service, which is called “Paspor Merdeka”, is part of the HDKD (Hari Dharma Karya Dhika) event held to celebrate the Ministry of Law and Human Rights’ 78th Anniversary.
“We offer passport service on Saturday, so those who can’t do it on weekdays can do it on the weekend,” said Joko Surono, Acting Director of Immigration Travel Document Directorate in Jakarta (31/07/2023).
To use this service, the public can confirm about the technical queueing system and available quotas at the immigration office through its contact details or social medias. This weekend passport program is available for first-time passport application and passport renewal.
“The quotas and queuing system may be different between immigration offices. So, those who’d like to use the service are suggested to confirm the availability with the immigration office,” Joko explained.
August is the Kemenkumham’s month of service. The massive passport service offered in all immigration offices is part of the celebration of the ministry’s 78th anniversary. This service is aimed at providing more alternatives and choices for the public to make passport application, Joko went on.
Still in commemoration of the ministry’s anniversary, Directorate General of Immigration started the Paspor Merdeka service earlier, from Thursday (3/8/2023) to Saturday (5/8/2023), at the JiExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, with a total of 3000 passport quotas in three days.
Applicants have to make reservation via M-Paspor app before coming to the venue. For a first-time passport application, you need to bring electronic ID card, Family Card, Birth Certificate or Diploma or Marriage Certificate. Whereas for a passport renewal, just bring your ID and old passport.
At the venue, the immigration officers will verify applicant’s documents, record their biometric data such as photos and finger print, and carry out interview. Payment can be made via offline or online banking, post office, Indomaret, and marketplace
The passport fee is Rp350.000 for the 48-pages passport and Rp650.000 for electronic passport.
“Once again, we’d like to invite the public to make the most of this opportunity during this month of service, because we are providing more than enough quotas,” Joko ended.