Visas and secondary residence permits for former Indonesians


The government will issue secondary residence visas to foreign citizens as an opportunity for them to settle in Indonesia, Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H Laoly has revealed.

The news was conveyed by Laoly during the broadcast of the latest Indonesian Citizenship and Immigration Policy at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in San Francisco, USA on Saturday, June 25, 2022.

“Secondary residence visas provide opportunities for foreign nationals, including the elderly, who wish to settle in Indonesia”, Laoly said in a written statement, quoted Thursday, June 30.

According to his explanation, the policy is a provision contained in Law Number 11 of 2020 regarding job creation. The second residence visa can be used by foreigners who wish to spend their retirement in Indonesia as well as by certain foreigners who, due to other provisions, cannot be accommodated with other types of residence permits.

The Job Creation Act amends, deletes or stipulates new provisions for several provisions stipulated in the Immigration Act Number 6 of 2011.

In addition, the director of residence permits for immigration in the ministry of law and human rights, Pramella Yunidar Pasaribu, said that the general directorate of immigration has a role in the provision of visa services and residence permits based on policies for former Indonesian citizens who will return to Indonesia.

The objective is to be able to play a role of facilitator of national economic development,said Pasaribu.

The mechanism is to submit an immigration document service to the Residence Permit Service as stated in Law Number 6 of 2011 and Government Regulation Number 31 of 2013. Former Indonesians have the freedom to work and do business in accordance with laws and regulations as holders. a permanent residence permit (ITAP).

“They also have the option to stay longer in Indonesia and own property according to laws and regulations,” she added.


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