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Selamat pagi sobat Mido!

Kembali bersama #thursdaytrivia, kali ini Mido akan menginformasikan salah satu hal yang sering ditanyakan ketika pengurusan izin tinggal di Kantor Imigrasi Surakarta.

Apakah anda memiliki teman atau saudara yang memasuki Indonesia tanpa mengurus visa sebagai izin masuk terlebih dahulu? Dan apakah di paspornya tertera cap bertuliskan “visa exemption”? Maka, yang bersangkutan berasal dari salah satu negara yang mendapatkan kemudahan bebas visa kunjungan singkat/BVKS (Free Visit Visa) yang diatur dalam Peraturan Presiden nomor 21 tahun 2016. Visa ini hanya berlaku untuk kunjungan wisata atau keluarga singkat dan sangat dilarang untuk bekerja menggunakan izin masuk ini.

Jika tanggal kadaluarsa sudah mendekati, apakah bisa diperpanjang? Sayangnya, bebas visa yang berlaku sebagai izin tinggal sementara selama 30 hari terhitung sejak hari kedatangan ini tidak bisa diperpanjang. Ketentuan ini sudah diatur dalam Pasal 6 Permenkumham nomor 27 tahun 2014. Jadi, kalau izinnya sudah hampir habis, segera pesan tiket pulang sebelum tanggal kadaluarsa ya sobat Mido!

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Good morning!

Back with #thursdaytrivia ! This post right now will explain about one of the most questioned cases in our office.

Were you entering Indonesia without applying Visa in Indonesian embassy? And was your passport stamped with “visa exemption”? This means you’re entering Indonesia with Free Visit Visa (we call it as “BVKS”) since your country is one of the subject of Presidential Act 21/2016. This kind of visa is acted as stay permit that allows you to stay for short visit (30 days max since the day of arrival) of family or tourism premises and strongly prohibited for working.

If expiry date comes closer, can it be extended? Unfortunately, the answer is no. As stated in Art. 6 of Law and Human Rights Ministry Act 27/2014, BVKS is not a subject of extendable stay permit. So, if the D-day is coming, quickly book a flight before expiry date, sooner rather than later for your own good!

3 replies
  1. MARK ROGELJA
    MARK ROGELJA says:

    Sir,
    I am an Australian citizen that obtained a B211A Visit Visa from the Indonesian Consulate in Australia before traveling. I arrived in Indonesia 2nd March. 60 day visa has expired and I believe I was granted Automatic Emergency Visa Extension. I have been isolated in Sumbawa because I don’t want to spread or catch COVID19.
    Is it possible for me to extend my visa as I am worried about getting sick while traveling all the way back to Australia?
    Regards,
    Mark

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