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UU Keimigrasian – Bab 3

Immigration Law

  1. Every Foreign National who enters Indonesian Territory is obligated to have a legal and valid Visa, unless otherwise stated under this Law and international agreements.
  2. Every Foreigner who enters the Indonesian Territory is required to have a legal and valid Visa, unless otherwise stipulated by this Law and under international treaty.
  1. Every person who enters or exits Indonesian Territory is obligated to undergo immigration clearance conducted by an Immigration Officer at an Immigration Checkpoint.
  2. The immigration clearance as referred to in section (1) covers examination the validity of the travel document and / or identity of the holder.
  3. In the event of any doubt over the validity of a person’s Travel Document and/or identity, an Immigration Officer is authorized to frisk their body and luggage and may proceed with an Immigration preliminary investigation process.

A Foreign National who has complied with the requirements is allowed to enter Indonesian Territory after obtaining an Entry Stamp.

  1. In the event of an emergency, an Immigration Officer may issue an Entry Stamp for emergency to a Foreign National.
  2. The Entry Stamp as referred to in section (1) is valid as a visitor Stay Permit for a certain period of time.

The Minister has the authority to prohibit a Foreign National from residing in any particular areas in Indonesian Territory.

  1. Immigration Officer refuses any Foreign National to enter into Indonesian Territory in the event that the foreign nationals:
    1. the applicant’s name is included in the Entry Ban list;
    2. do not have a legal and valid Travel Document;
    3. have a false Immigration document;
    4. do not have a Visa, unless those who are exempted from the obligation to have a Visa;
    5. provided false statement when applying for a Visa;
    6. suffer from a contagious or infectious disease harmful to public health;
    7. are involved in any international crime and transnational organized crime;
    8. are included in a wanted person list to arrest of a foreign country;
    9. are involved in any insurgency against the Government of the Republic of Indonesia; or
    10. the applicant is affiliated with any network of prostitution, human trafficking, and people smuggling activities or practices.
  2. Refused entry Foreign Nationals as referred to in section (1) are placed under supervision while waiting for the process of removal.
  1. Every Indonesian citizen cannot be refused entry to Indonesian Territory.
  2. In the event that any doubt arises regarding Travel Documents of an Indonesian citizens and/or their nationality status, the person must provide other valid and convincing identification to proof that the person concerned is an Indonesian citizen.
  3. While the proof is being completed as referred to in section (2), the person may be placed in the Immigration Detention Center or Immigration Detention Room.

Any person may exit Indonesian Territory after complying with the requirements and obtaining an Exit Stamp from an Immigration Officer.

  1. Immigration Officer refuses a person from exiting Indonesian Territory in the event that the person:
    1. the applicant has no legal and a valid travel document;
    2. is required for preliminary investigation and investigation purposes upon the request of an authorized official; or
    3. is included in the Exit Ban list.
  2. Immigration Officer also has the authority to refuse the Foreign National’s exit from Indonesian Territory in the event that the Foreign National still has obligations in Indonesia that must be fulfilled in accordance with the provisions of legislation.
  1. A Person in Charge of a Means of Transport entering or exiting Indonesian Territory by their means of transport is obligated to pass through the Immigration Checkpoint.
  2. A Person in Charge of a means of transport carrying the passengers who enter or exit Indonesian Territory may only disembark or embark the passengers at an Immigration Checkpoint.
  3. A ship master is obligated to prohibit any Foreign Nationals who does not comply with requirements from leaving their means of transport while the means of transport remains in Indonesian Territory.
  1. A Person in Charge of means of transport coming from outside Indonesian Territory or who will leave from Indonesian Territory is obligated to:
    1. provide prior notification of the arrival or departure plans in writing or electronically to an Immigration Officer;
    2. submit a passenger list and transport crew list signed by the Person in Charge of means of transport to an Immigration Officer;
    3. give a sign or hoist a signal flag for ships coming from outside Indonesian Territory carrying passengers;
    4. prohibit any person from embarking or disembarking means of transport without any permits from an Immigration Officer before and during the Immigration clearance.
    5. prohibit any person from embarking or disembarking means of transport upon Immigration clearance while awaiting departure.
    6. transport away from Indonesian Territory at the earliest opportunity every inadmissible Foreign Nationals coming by their means of transport.
    7. ensure that the alleged or suspected Foreign Nationals who intends to unlawfully enter Indonesian Territory, not to disembark from their means of transport; and
    8. bear any expenses incurred due to removal of each passenger and/or crew of the means of transport.
  2. A Person in Charge of the regular means of transport is obligated to use the advanced passenger data information system and cooperate in providing notification of passenger information through the Immigration Management Information System.
  1. The Person in Charge of means of transport is obligated to check any Travel Document and/or Visa of each passenger who will travel to Indonesian Territory.
  2. The check as referred to in section (1) is conducted before passengers embarking their means of transport that will depart to Indonesian Territory.
  3. The Person in Charge of means of transport as referred to in section (1) is obligated to refuse to transport any passenger who does not have any legal and valid Travel Document, Visa, and/or Immigration Document.
  4. If a passenger as referred to in section (3) is found during Immigration clearance by an Immigration Officer, the Person in Charge of means of transport is imposed sanction of fines and is obligated to transport the passenger out of Indonesian Territory.

Assigned Immigration Officers have the authority to board means of transport anchoring at a seaport, landing at an airport, or crossing a border-station for an Immigration clearance.

In the event of an alleged violation of the provisions as referred to in Article 17 or Article 18, the Immigration Officer has the authority to order the Person in Charge of Means of Transport to stop or direct their means of transport to another place for Immigration clearance.

  1. Setiap Tempat Pemeriksaan Imigrasi ditetapkan suatu area tertentu untuk melakukan pemeriksaan Keimigrasian yang disebut dengan area tertentu untuk melakukan pemeriksaan Keimigrasian yang disebut dengan area imigrasi.
  2. Area imigrasi merupakan area terbatas yang hanya dapat dilalui oleh penumpang atau awak alat angkut yang akan keluar atau masuk Wilayah Indonesia atau pejabat dan petugas yang berwenang.
  3. Kepala Kantor Imigrasi bersama-sama dengan penyelenggara bandar udara, pelabuhan laut, dan pos lintas batas menetapkan area imigrasi sebagaimana dimaksud pada ayat (1).
  4. Penyelenggara bandar udara, pelabuhan laut, dan pos lintas batas dapat mengeluarkan tanda untuk memasuki area imigrasi setelah mendapat persetujuan kepala Kantor Imigrasi.

Ketentuan lebih lanjut mengenai persyaratan dan tata cara masuk dan keluar Wilayah Indonesia diatur dengan Peraturan Pemerintah.