Papua New Guinea's Defence Force says it's working with Indonesian counterparts to reach a final understanding about a nagging border issue.
Immigration & Border Security
October 8, 2020
September 17, 2020
Galih Gumelar, Jakarta – After months of being prevented from returning to Indonesia because of entry restrictions, foreign members of mixed-nationality families abroad can now reunite
August 18, 2020
Febriana Firdaus and Elias Visontay – The Indonesian government has extended a deadline for foreigners to leave the country or switch or extend their visas, following concerns that peop
July 13, 2020
The Indonesian government updated its immigration policy for foreigners effective today, bringing an end to the automatic extension of stay permits that were introduced due to travel r
June 18, 2020
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD, visited the Indonesia-Timor Leste cross-country border post (PLBN) in Motaain, East
May 28, 2020
Dili – Timor-Leste tightens security in its Western border areas to make sure nobody crosses the frontiers, which are closed to stop the corona-virus from spreading.
March 31, 2020
Rieka Rahadiana, Jakarta – Indonesia barred foreign nationals from entering the country as the world's fourth-most populous country stepped up efforts to contain the spread of the coro
March 30, 2020
Elias Nanau in Vanimo (Pacific Media Watch) – Indonesia has issued a stern warning over illegal border crossers from Papua New Guinea.
March 17, 2020
February 22, 2020
Djemi Amnifu, Jakarta – A group of sailing enthusiasts attempting to conduct a rafting expedition from the Timor Sea to Darwin, Australia, has been deported from Kupang, East Nusa Teng
September 7, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – East Java Regional Police asked Immigration Directorate-general to revoke the passport of human rights lawyer Veronica Koman who was recently named as a suspect for
September 3, 2019
Indonesia is imposing restrictions on foreigners visiting its restive Papua region, the government said Tuesday, after four Australians were deported over claims they took part in inde
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – House of Representatives' (DPR) Commission I chairman Abdul Kharis supports the government's decision to limit foreign arrivals to Papua and West Papua.
September 2, 2019
Guardian staff and agencies – Four Australians who allegedly took part in a pro-independence demonstration in West Papua are being deported, Indonesian immigration authorities have sai
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has officially announced that it will curb the access of foreign nationals to Papua and West Papua following the recent findings sugge
August 14, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has promised to make it quicker and easier for overseas investors and foreign workers to obtain visas and residence permits.
June 26, 2019
QR (quick response) codes have become ubiquitous in Indonesia in recent years, particularly in the use of e-payment systems, but the tech may soon be used for Black Mirror-esque survei
June 25, 2019
James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – Two high-profile Australian scholars have been denied entry to Indonesia amid a crackdown by local authorities on foreigners doing academic
June 24, 2019
A senior official at Indonesia's Directorate General of Immigration yesterday said that no officer had stopped Australian model Tegan Martin from boarding her flight back to her countr
May 2, 2019
Foreigners in Indonesia on limited stay visas, listen up.
August 23, 2018
Indonesia is deploying 450 military personnel to Papua in a bid to crackdown on drug smuggling on the Papua New Guinea border.
August 6, 2018
An Australian doctoral researcher whose honeymoon plans in Indonesia included a cultural festival in the insecure Papua region has been deported after Indonesian officials accused her o
August 4, 2018
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – An Australian graduate student studying Indonesia and planning to visit Papua said she was devastated after being barred from entering the Southeast Asian
Indonesia has denied entry and will deport an Australian graduate student who was travelling via Bali to Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua on holiday.