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Changes in Immigration Rates Also Discussed in the 6th Coordination Meeting of the Directorate General of Immigration with Foreign Representatives

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Indonesia, through the Directorate General of Immigration, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights, has been regularly conducting information sessions on various policies to embassy representatives and international organizations for the past six years through coordinating meetings. This year the Foreign Representative Coordination Meeting took place on Tuesday, August 13 in Jakarta. At least 93 representatives of the embassies of friendly countries and international organizations attended the meeting. The Coordination Meeting this time discusses the 4 latest regulations. One of them is related to Government Regulation Number 28 of 2019 concerning Immigration Rates. The Director General of Immigration, Ronny F. Sompie, said that there was a change in costs related to Immigration Rates, which was considered important to be conveyed to foreign representatives. Ronny explained, the coordination meeting opened participants to discuss other matters, including opening a network together with representatives from the Directorate General of Immigration. "The tariffs are inter related, for example overstaying, when overstaying how much the foreigners must pay for overstaying? Now we also need to convey to them, because there are changes of tarrifs," said Ronny F. Sompie. The sixth Foreign Coordination Meeting also focused on the socialization of Presidential Regulation number 20 of 2019 on the Use of Foreign Workers and Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation number 16 of 2018 on procedures for visa applications and residence permits for Foreign Workers. The coordination meeting also disseminated the latest information technology developments in immigration, namely, an application called Immigration Management Information System (SIMKIM) version 2.0. This is the implementation of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 program launched by President Joko Widodo. (KBRN / RETNO / AHM)
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