The Directorate General of Immigration (Ditjen Imigrasi) of the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights together with the Deputy Unit for Investment Services at the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has integrated the Immigration Management Information System (SIMKIM) with the Online Single Submission (OSS) platform. The integration started on 26 August 2019, as stated in the Joint Press Conference held at BKPM office, Jakarta (Monday, 09/09). The system integration aims to simplify the process of Limited Stay Permit for foreign business people who previously needed recommendations from BKPM.
The BKPM Chairman Thomas Lembong also responded positively to the collaboration between BKPM and Ditjen Imigrasi. “System integration between Ministries and Institutions is crucial to avoid overlapping and spending too much time. Now everything must be done quickly. This is one of our concrete steps to follow up the President’s direction to continue creating more business-friendly environments for investors. BKPM certainly continues to coordinate with the technical ministries to improve our service quality,” he said.
The Director General of Immigration Ronny F. Sompie stated that the integration of SIMKIM was carried out along with the ease of licensing in the field of investment that had been turned into OSS.
“Ditjen Imigrasi is committed to providing optimal services. Entering the digital era, our service also continues to grow accordingly. Through the integration of SIMKIM with OSS, submitting a Limited Stay Permit can be done online,” he explained in a press conference, Jakarta (Monday, 09/09).
BKPM Deputy Chairman for Investment Services Husen Maulana said that the integration is expected to improve the OSS service quality and increase the ease of investment licensing in Indonesia.
“Through the SIMKIM – OSS integration, Ditjen Imigrasi can enter OSS to search for the required data, thus business people who want to apply for a Limited Stay Permit are no longer need to come physically to BKPM office to request a recommendation letter. The main objective is to simplify the immigration and also business licensing system,” he explained.
As per Tuesday, September 3, 2019, business people who plan to apply for a Limited Stay Visa can click the link https://visaonline.imigrasi.go.id/online and proceed their applications without attaching a recommendation letter from BKPM. However, applications for a Limited Stay Visa Recommendation that have been submitted to BKPM until Monday, September 2, 2019, will be processed under the previous procedure.
For more information regarding the application for a Limited Stay Visa, please contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org, WhatsApp: +62 82113767654 or come directly to the information services at the Visa Sub-Directorate (Sub-Direktorat Visa), Ditjen Imigrasi, Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Blok X-6 Kav. 8, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan 1st Floor.