New Immigration Penalty For Indonesia Visa Overstays

The Indonesian Directorate General (Ditjen) of Immigration – Ministry of Law and Human Rights have imposed a new regulation on visa overstays starting early this month. Visitors is required to pay an IDR 1 million fine per day, according to Government Regulation No. 28 Year 2019.

Before the new regulation was set, the fee was only about IDR 300,000 or IDR 700,000 lesser from the new ones. According to Agung Sampurno, the Chief of Ditjen of Immigration, the previous IDR 300,000 fine was not enough to create a disciplinary enforcement amongst the foreign tourists to not overstay their Indonesian visa.

This new regulation has applied starting this month and for foreigners who overstayed with less than 60 days in Indonesia. Other new rates that are imposed in the new rules also include:

  • Extension of Visa on Arrival IDR 500,000
  • Socio-Cultural Visa Extension IDR 500,000
  • Limited Stay Permit (KITAS)
    • 6 months IDR 1,000,000
    • 1 year IDR 1,500,000
    • 2 years IDR 2,000,000
  • Re-entry Permit
    • 6 months IDR 600,000
    • 1 year IDR 1,000,000
    • 2 years IDR 1,750,000

Source: Detik News, Bali Discovery

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