New Order Era
The era of the New Order government was the longest since Indonesia's independence. This long period of government contributed greatly to the stabilization of immigration institutions, although in its implementation there were several changes to the parent organization. Relatively high political stability and economic growth during the New Order era encouraged immigration institutions in Indonesia to develop and be professional in serving the community. In this era there were several changes to the organization of the cabinet and the division of tasks of the department, which in turn brought changes to the organization of immigration ranks. On November 3, 1966 a policy was set out on the Department's Organizational Structure and Task Division, which changed the institution of the Immigration Directorate as one of the main implementers of the Ministry of Justice to become the Directorate General of Immigration led by the Director General of Immigration. Even this change continues with the construction of physical facilities within the vast Directorate General of Immigration. The construction of office buildings, official homes, immigration posts and detention centers is carried out year after year. In the field of HR and career development, a system of placement and career guidance for zigzag employees recruited by the Directorate General of Immigration, not fixed in one post, is continued. Career guidance systems in the field of immigration also continue to be refined while still promoting the principles of professionalism and justice.
Increasing workload and the need for data accuracy, prompted the Directorate General of Immigration to immediately implement a computerized system in the field of immigration. In early 1978 a computerized system was established at the Directorate General of Immigration, while the use of computers in the immigration information system began on 1 January 1979.
In the field of immigration legislation in the New Order period, in order to support the Government's National Development program, many immigration regulation products were made to streamline immigration services and / or to support various development sectors, including related arrangements: (1) immigration services, ( 2) completion of landing documents on 1974 pilgrimage pilgrimage aircraft, (3) completion of document checks on Jakarta-Tokyo Garuda aircraft, (4) improvement of the quality of passport printing, (5) cross-border problem management, (6) regulation of immigration facility dispensation, ( 7) the handling of illegal TKI in border areas, (8) arrangements for organizing Umrah, (9) regulation of issues of prevention and deterrence, (10) immigration arrangements in the employment sector, (11) regulation of visas in 1979, (12) problems of foreigners entering to and or stay in the territory of Indonesia illegally, (13) the elimination of exit permits for Indonesian citizens.
In this New Order period that could not be forgotten was the birth of a new Immigration Act, namely Law Number 9 of 1992 concerning Immigration (State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia of 1992 Number 33, Supplement to the State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Number 3474), which was passed by the DPR on March 4, 1992. The Immigration Act was not only the result of a review of various previous laws and regulations, some of which were inherited from the Dutch East Indies Government, also united / compiled the substance of immigration legislation that was spread in various previous immigration legislation until the enactment Law Number 9 of 1992.
The birth of Law Number 9 of 1992 was followed by the enactment of Government Regulation as its implementation in: (1) Government Regulation Number 30 of 1994 concerning Procedures for the Implementation of Prevention and Discrimination (State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia of 1994 Number 53, Supplement to the State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Number 3561), (2) Government Regulation Number 31 of 1994 concerning Supervision of Foreigners and Immigration Actions (State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia of 1994 Number 54, Supplement to the State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Number 3562), (3) Government Regulation Number 32 of 1994 concerning Visas, Entry Permit, and Immigration Permit (State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia of 1994 Number 55, Supplement to the State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia Number 3563), and Government Regulation Number 36 of 1994 concerning Travel Documents of the Republic of Indonesia (State Gazette of the Republic of Indonesia of 1994 Number 65, Supplement to the State Gazette Republic of Indonesia Number 3572).