BUKU POA (PENDAFTARAN ORANG ASING – FOREIGNER REGISTRATION BOOK) IS NO LONGER NEEDED
20 Jun
2017

BUKU POA (PENDAFTARAN ORANG ASING – FOREIGNER REGISTRATION BOOK) IS NO LONGER NEEDED

Director General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Republic Of Indonesia has released Circulating Letter No. IMI-GR.03.02.0224 Year 2014 on the Elimination of Foreigner Registration Book. With this policy, foreigners who live in Indonesia do not have to own POA (Pendaftaran Orang Asing – Foreigner Registration) Book anymore. Previously, it was regulated that every foreigner who stay in Indonesia (more than 90 days) is obligated to report and give information about himself/herself data as well as his/her family members to the Immigration Officer. Foreigners also have to report any change in his/her status to nearest Immigration Office. However with the enactment of law No. 6/2014 on Immigration and with the application of Immigration Information and Management System (SIMKIM), it is decided that all data and registration of foreigners who enter and stay in Indonesia can be easily recorded and managed thorough information technology and e-office system. Since the application of the new Immigration Law, Indonesian Government has made some adjustments and changes in the application of rules and regulation, regarding the staying permit for foreigners living and working in Indonesia.