Febry Andrean Amoga, Batam – Indonesian authorities, in collaboration with China's law enforcement agencies, on Wednesday deported 153 Chinese nationals using three chartered aircraft f
Immigration & Border Security
September 20, 2023
September 17, 2023
Mita Amalia Hapsari, Jakarta – The Indonesian Navy's quick response unit successfully intercepted an attempt to smuggle workers to Malaysia via the sea route near Bintan Island, an offi
September 3, 2023
Amy Heppy, Jakarta – Director General of Immigration at the Law and Human Rights Ministry, Silmy Karim, revealed the reasons behind the golden visa regulation stipulated by the Indonesi
July 25, 2023
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan led the demolition of illegally imported products amounting to Rp12 billion by the ministry team in Surya Terang Warehouse Co
July 18, 2023
M Julnis Firmansyah, Bali – Indonesian Immigration Director General Silmy Karim confirmed that the Golden Visa policy will be launched this July 2023.
July 16, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi and her counterpart from Timor Leste, Bendito Dos Santos Freitas, agreed to conclude both countries' long-halted nego
March 1, 2023
Joniansyah Hardjono, Tangerang – The Soekarno-Hatta Airport customs and excise office on Tuesday managed to foil a smuggling attempt of liquid cocaine that was carried by a Brazilian na
February 13, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Close neighbors Indonesia and Timor Leste agreed to speed up their negotiations on the remaining land border disputes, following a meeting between Presiden
February 10, 2023
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Director of the Indonesian Bureau of Logistics (Buloag) Budi Waseso, admitted that he had received reports concerning rice smuggling to Timor Leste.
January 30, 2023
Jakarta – The Indonesian government recently announced that foreigners can now apply for a visitor visa for tourism and pre-investment at molina.imigrasi.go.id.
January 18, 2023
Merauke, Jubi – The Merauke Class II Immigration Office continues to monitor the presence of 79 foreign nationals in Merauke Regency, South Papua Province.
January 12, 2023
Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi welcomed a visit by her Timor Leste counterpart Adaljiza Magno in Jakarta on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
January 4, 2023
Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly ordered on Wednesday the newly installed Director-General for Immigration Silmy Karim to begin work on digitizing services provided
December 29, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia and Malaysia have already been negotiating their borders for way too long, and it is time for the two neighbors to reach a conclusion, according
December 23, 2022
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – In a bid to lure more 'high-value' foreigners to Indonesia, the government officially launched the second home visa on Wednesday.
December 21, 2022
Jeffrey Hutton, Ubud, Bali – When Lucy retired to Ubud from her job in administration at a health insurance company in Australia in 2011, she counted on soaking up Balinese culture, goo
December 14, 2022
Aloysius L, Fardah, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara – The number of people crossing the border between Indonesia and Timor Leste has increased to an average of 200 people per day, according
December 13, 2022
After years or decades of living in Indonesia, thousands of foreign retirees have just days before they expect to find out whether they can remain in the country.
November 25, 2022
Jakarta – The immigration office has arrested a South Korean citizen after he canceled a K-Pop concert in Jakarta two weeks ago without ticket refunds and unilaterally moved the schedul
November 21, 2022
Jakarta – As Indonesia takes a bigger role on the global stage, as evident most recently in its Group of 20 presidency, it is only fitting that it moves to become more open to foreigner
October 14, 2022
Nugroho Catur Pamungkas, Jakarta – The Indonesian Immigration acting director general Widodo Ekatjahjana in an immigration-themed event on Thursday announced that his office, state mini
September 30, 2022
Double the validity, half the renewal hassle.
June 30, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly in a written statement on Thursday said the country's Second Home Visa provides the opportunity for foreign nationals,
May 31, 2022
Jakarta – It is heartening to see how Indonesia is moving to easing restrictions on dual citizenship, although how far reaching and how soon this will happen, we have to wait and see.
May 21, 2022
Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Supporters of Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad Batubara staged protests in Jakarta and Medan, North Sumatra, on Friday (May 20) against Singapore's recent move
May 20, 2022
May 18, 2022
Muhammad Zulfikar, Suharto, Jakarta – A Home Affairs Ministry's official clarified that Indonesians holding a foreign passport did not mean that they automatically lose Indonesia's nati
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesian Muslim cleric Abdul Somad Batubara has been refused entry to Singapore with the country pointing to his extremist belief.
May 17, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's famous Muslim cleric Abdul Somad was denied entry at a Singapore port as he arrived with his family for a vacation from nearby Batam Island on Monday.
May 13, 2022
Jakarta – The Directorate General of Immigration, through the Directorate of Immigration Stay Permits (Ditintalkim), held the virtual Immigration Stay Permit Services Publicization even
May 7, 2022
Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has reiterated that the province will not tolerate any foreign nationals who do not respect the local culture as authorities d
February 8, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police (Polri) criminal investigation unit (Bareskrim) has formed a special investigation team to handle cases regarding health quarantine viol
February 7, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia has temporarily banned foreign tourists entering the country through Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the Transportation Ministry said, in a bid to sl
Joniansyah (Contributor), Jakarta – The Commander of the COVID-19 Task Force at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Col.
January 14, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided to reopen borders for all international visitors by lifting the remaining entry ban for 14 countries imposed in the wake of the Omicron o
January 7, 2022
Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – Visitors from 14 countries are barred from entering Indonesia under the current travel restrictions aimed at reducing the risk of the spread of the highly conta
January 6, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force has raised the number of quarantine days for people arriving from Omicron-hit countries.
December 31, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The Health Ministry spokesperson for the COVID-19 vaccination, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said it is impossible for the government to block the entry of international travele
December 30, 2021
Joniansyah Hardjono, Jakarta – The Soekarno-Hatta airport immigration office as of Thursday, December 30, denied the visas of 782 foreign nationals with various considerations throughou
It's that time of year again, when the Bali Immigration Office releases its annual list of naughty foreigners who were kicked out of the island (or the country altogether) over various
December 20, 2021
Tempo Magazine, Jakarta – The latest in-depth report from the Tempo Magazine team looks into the three main methods committed by state officials and public figures in working aro
December 2, 2021
Jakarta – Authorities in Indonesia have tightened border curbs, extended quarantine and limited movement on strategic toll roads, in a pre-emptive move to limit the spread of the Omicro
Indonesia is set to lengthen mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals from 7 days to 10 days, a senior minister said, as the country seeks to tighten border restrictions to
Jakarta – All international arrivals must undergo a ten-day quarantine starting Friday to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, a senior official said on Thursday.
November 29, 2021
Going against WHO's appeal, Indonesia has officially jumped on the travel restriction bandwagon in its bid to prevent the Omicron COVID-19 variant from reaching its shores.
November 28, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia will ban the arrival of travellers who have been in eight African countries to curb the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, an official document sh
November 19, 2021
Indonesia is now included on a free travel list established by the European Union, after the bloc's council updated their recommendations on COVID-related border restrictions on Thursda
November 17, 2021
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said she visited Singapore
November 10, 2021
Wayne Palmer – Work rights for non-citizens is a controversial issue for most – if not all – governments, and Indonesia is no exception.
October 18, 2021
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to allow those conducting essential business to resume travelling between the two countries.