JAKARTA – Warga Negara Asing yang mengajukan Golden Visa akan dapat membuka rekening bank untuk setoran jaminan keimigrasian secara online dari negara asal. Kemudahan tersebut dimungkinkan melalui kerja sama antara Bank Mandiri dan Direktorat Jenderal Imigrasi yang ditandatangani pada Selasa (05/12/2023). Direktur Jenderal Imigrasi, Silmy Karim mengatakan, rencana layanan aplikasi Livin’ by Mandiri untuk keimigrasian akan siap pada Februari 2024.
"This collaboration also responds to two of the four assignments given by the President when appointing me to serve as Director General of Immigration, namely golden visas and digitizing immigration services," explained the Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim, at the cooperation agreement signing ceremony with the President Director Bank Mandiri, Darmawan Junaidi on Tuesday (05/12/2023) at the Mandiri Club, South Jakarta.
A Golden Visa is granted to obtain a stay permit for 5 to 10 years to support the national economy. This type of visa requires foreigners to invest capital in Indonesia. These funds must be put or deposited at a bank in Indonesia.
Integrating the Directorate General of Immigration's electronic visa portal with Livin' by Mandiri banking services provides practicality for foreigners. From the government's perspective, this scheme allows for effectiveness and efficiency in the Golden Visa application process.
Golden visa applicants can open a Bank Mandiri account directly with the Livin' by Mandiri application. Through this account, their funds can be put into their immigration term deposits instantly.
"This scheme will significantly help us. Especially in simplifying the application process until the Golden Visa is issued, even in monitoring the Golden Visa holder's funds, which follow the requirements, all managed by the system," said Silmy.
On the same occasion, Main Director Darmawan Junaidi said, "It is hoped that the ease and security of transactions offered can improve the quality of the Directorate General of Immigration's public services to foreigners and draw more engagement of foreigners to invest their funds in Indonesia."
"Digitalization of public services must be carried out well because digitalization is a solution to facilitate and speed up the process of providing better services to the public. Plus, digitalization also narrows the opportunities for irregularities to occur. "This is important capital in the process of making Indonesia an increasingly advanced country," concluded Silmy.