Padang Immigration Office deports seven foreign nationals
We are open to foreign nationals entering Indonesia provided they grant benefits and hold a permit as directed by the Minister of Law and Human Rights.
Padang (ANTARA) – The immigration office in Padang, West Sumatra, has deported seven foreign nationals since the beginning of this year for overstaying their visas.
“The seven foreign nationals were deported for violating immigration rules,” the head of the regional office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in West Sumatra, R. Andika Dwi Prasetya, said on Thursday.
The foreign nationals included five Malaysians, one Bangladeshi and one Singaporean.
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Prasetya said immigration authorities will take action against foreign nationals who break the rules on Indonesian territory, especially in West Sumatra.
“We are open to foreign nationals entering Indonesia on the condition that they grant benefits and hold a permit as directed by the Minister of Law and Human Rights,” he said.
Immigration authorities will not tolerate foreign nationals who enter Indonesia with bad intentions, including drug trafficking and the commission of acts of terror, which may inflict losses on the state, he said. -he adds.
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“Therefore, we will carry out maximum surveillance of foreign nationals, especially those traveling to West Sumatra,” he informed.
To this end, the immigration authorities have established cooperation with hotels and accommodations to periodically report the presence of foreign nationals.
Hotels and accommodations can report digitally through the Alien Reporting Application (APOA) so that the activities and whereabouts of foreign nationals can be monitored, he said.
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