LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIANUMBER 6 OF 2011ONIMMIGRATIONBY THE BLESSINGS OF ALMIGHTY GODPRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA,Considering: a.that Immigration is an embodiment of upholding thesovereignty of Indonesian Territory in the interest ofmaintaining order of the nation and state towards a just andprosperous society based on Pancasila and the 1945Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia;b.that current global developments drive greater mobility ofpeople around the world causing a variety of impacts bothadvantageous and disadvantageous to the nation and stateinterests and life in the Republic of Indonesia, so thatlegislation ensuring legal certainty in line with the respect,protection and promotion of human rights are required;c.that Law Number 9 of 1992 on Immigration is no pments for management, services, and supervision inimmigration affairs, such that it needs to be revoked andreplaced with new more comprehensive law which is able toaddress existing challenges;d.that based on the consideration as referred to in point a,point b, and point c, it is necessary to establish a Law onImmigration.
-2-Observing: Article 5 section (1), Article 20, Article 26 section (2), and Article28E section (1) of the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia.With the Joint Approval ofTHE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESandTHE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIAHAVE DECIDED:To enact: LAW ON IMMIGRATIONCHAPTER IGENERAL PROVISIONSArticle 1In this Law:1.Immigration means the movement of people to enter or exitIndonesian Territory and its oversight in order to safeguardand uphold state sovereignty.2.The State Territory of the Republic of Indonesia hereinafterreferred to as Indonesian Territory means the entireIndonesian Territory and specific zones defined under lgovernment affairs providing Immigration services, development of public welfare.4.Minister means the minister administering governmentaffairs in law and human mmigration.6.Directorate General of Immigration means the apparatus ofthe Ministry of Law and Human Rights with the tasks andfunctions in Immigration affairs.7.Immigration Officer means an employee who has passed hnical expertise in Immigration affairs and has the
-3-authority to carry out the duties and responsibilities underthis Law.8.Civil Servant Investigator (Penyidik Pegawai Negeri Sipil) ofImmigration hereinafter referred to as PPNS of Immigrationmeans an Immigration Officer who is authorized by law toconduct the investigation of Immigration criminal offences.9.Foreign National means a person who is a non-Indonesiancitizen.10. Immigration Management Information System means theinformation and communication technology system used forcollecting, processing and presenting information to supportoperations, management, and decision-making in carryingout Immigration Functions.11. Immigration Office means a technical implementation unitperforming Immigration Functions at regency, municipalityor sub district levels.12. Immigration Checkpoint means a checkpoint at seaports,airports, border-crossing stations or other checkpoints ofentry and exit in Indonesian Territory.13. Travel Document means an official document issued by ing the identity of the bearer.14. Immigration Document means a Travel Document of theRepublic of Indonesia and a Stay Permit issued by anImmigration Officer or an Indonesian foreign service officer.15. Travel Document of the Republic of Indonesia consists of aPassport of the Republic of Indonesia and Travel Documentin Lieu of a Passport of the Republic of Indonesia.16. Passport of the Republic of Indonesia, hereinafter referred toas a Passport means a document issued by the Governmentof the Republic of Indonesia to an Indonesian citizen forinternational travel valid for a certain period of time.17. Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport of the Republic ofIndonesia, hereinafter referred to as Travel Document inLieu of a Passport means a document replacing a passportissued under particular circumstances valid for a certainperiod of time.
-4-18. Visa of the Republic of Indonesia, hereinafter referred to asVisa means a written statement given by an authorizedofficer at Indonesia Missions Abroad or other placesdetermined by the Government of the Republic of Indonesiacontaining an approval for a Foreign National to travel intoIndonesian Territory and a prerequisite for granting a StayPermit.19. Entry Stamp means a specific mark in the form of a stampon a Travel Document of an Indonesian citizen and aForeign National, either manually or electronically, approvedby an Immigration Officer as a sign that the holder hasentered Indonesian Territory.20. Exit Stamp means a specific mark in the form of a stamp ona Travel Document of an Indonesian citizen and a ForeignNational, either manually or electronically, approved by anImmigration Officer as a sign that the holder has exitedIndonesian Territory.21. Stay Permit means a permit granted to a Foreign National byan Immigration Officer or Indonesian foreign service officerto reside in Indonesian Territory.22. Declaration of Integration means a statement of a ForeignNational to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia asa requirement to obtain a Permanent Stay Permit.23. Permanent Stay Permit means a permit granted to a certainForeign National to reside and remain in IndonesianTerritory as an Indonesian resident.24. Re-entry Permit means a written permit granted by anImmigrationOfficer toaForeignNationalholdingatemporary Stay Permit and a Permanent Stay Permit to reenter Indonesian Territory.25. Corporation means a group of organized people and/orproperties, either in the form of a legal entity or a non-legalentity.26. Sponsor means an individual or a Corporation responsiblefor the residency and activities of a Foreign National whileresiding in Indonesian Territory.
-5-27. Means of Transport means a ship, aircraft or other means oftransport commonly used, either for carrying people orgoods.28. Exit Ban means a temporary prohibition against a person toexit Indonesian Territory for Immigration reasons or otherreasons as prescribed by law.29. Entry Ban means a prohibition against a Foreign Nationalfrom entering Indonesian Territory for Immigration reasons.30. Immigration Intelligence means an Immigration lligencetopresent information through analysis to estimate current orfuture Immigration situations.31. ive sanction imposed by an Immigration Officeragainst a Foreign National without judicial process.32. People Smuggling means an activity to gain benefit, eitherdirectly or indirectly, for oneself or other people, bytransporting an individual or a group of people, either in anorganized or unorganized manner, or ordering other peopleto transport an individual or a group of people, either in anorganized or unorganized manner, who do not have the legalright to enter or exit Indonesian Territory and/or enter othercountries into which they have no legal right of entry, eitherusing valid documents or false documents, or without clearance or not.33. ation unit that performs an Immigration Functionas a temporary shelter for a Foreign National who is subjectto Immigration Administrative Action.34. Immigration Detention Room means a temporary shelter strative Action located at the Directorate General ofImmigration and Immigration Offices.35. Detainee means a Foreign National who is held in anImmigration Detention Center or Immigration DetentionRoom upon obtaining a detention order from an ImmigrationOfficer.
-6-36. Deportation means an action to forcibly remove a ForeignNational from Indonesian Territory.37. Person in Charge of Means of Transport means an owner, anadministrator, an agent, a ship master, a ship captain, apilot captain or a driver of the means of transport.38. Passenger means any person carried on board the means oftransport other than the crew.39. Indonesia Missions Abroad consist of an Embassy of theRepublic of Indonesia, a Consulate General of the Republicof Indonesia and a Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia.Article 2Every Indonesian citizen has the right to enter and exitIndonesian Territory.CHAPTER IIIMPLEMENTATION OF IMMIGRATION FUNCTIONSPart OneGeneralArticle ablishes an Immigration policy.(2)An Immigration Policy is carried out by the Minister.(3)Immigration Functions along the borderlines of ntsandborder-crossing stations, are performed by ImmigrationOfficers.Article 4(1)To perform Immigration Functions as referred to in Article 3,an Immigration Office may be established in a regency,municipality, or sub erritorial authority of an Immigration Office.atany
-7-(3)The Immigration Checkpoint as referred to in section (2) isestablished under a Ministerial Decision.(4)In addition to the Immigration Office as referred to ished in the capital city, a province, a regency, or amunicipality.(5)Immigration Offices and Immigration Detention Centers arethe technical implementation units under the DirectorateGeneral of Immigration.Article 5Immigration Functions in every Indonesia Missions Abroad orelsewhere overseas are performed by a designated Indonesianforeign service officer and/or Immigration Officer.Article 6The Government may undertake an international cooperation ternational agencies or organizations under the provisions oflegislation.Part TwoImmigration Management Information SystemArticle 7(1)The Director General is responsible for developing andmanaging the Immigration Management Information Systemas a means to perform Immigration Functions across oroutside Indonesian d/oragencies in accordance with their respective duties andfunctions.
-8-CHAPTER IIIENTERING AND EXITING INDONESIAN TERRITORYPart OneGeneralArticle 8(1) Any person who enters or exits Indonesian Territory isobligated to have a legal and valid Travel Document.(2) Every Foreign National who enters Indonesian Territory isobligated to have a legal and valid Visa, unless otherwisestated under this Law and international agreements.Article 9(1)Every person who enters or exits Indonesian Territory isobligated to undergo immigration clearance conducted by anImmigration Officer at an Immigration Checkpoint.(2)The immigration clearance as referred to in section (1)covers examination the validity of the travel documentand/or identity of the holder.(3)In the event of any doubt over the validity of a person’s sauthorized to frisk their body and luggage and may proceedwith an Immigration preliminary investigation process.Part TwoEntering Indonesian TerritoryArticle 10A Foreign National who has complied with the requirements isallowed to enter Indonesian Territory after obtaining an EntryStamp.Article 11(1)In the event of an emergency, an Immigration Officer mayissue an Entry Stamp for emergency to a Foreign National.
-9-(2)The Entry Stamp as referred to in section (1) is valid as avisitor Stay Permit for a certain period of time.Article 12The Minister has the authority to prohibit a Foreign Nationalfrom residing in any particular areas in Indonesian Territory.Article 13(1)Immigration Officer refuses any Foreign National to enterinto Indonesian Territory in the event that the foreignnationals:a.are included in the Entry Ban list;b.do not have a legal and valid Travel Document;c.have a false Immigration document;d.do not have a Visa, unless those who are exemptedfrom the obligation to have a Visa;e.provided false statement when applying for a Visa;f.suffer from a contagious or infectious disease harmfulto public snational organized crime;h.are included in a wanted person list to arrest of aforeign country;i.are involved in any insurgency against the Governmentof the Republic of Indonesia; orj.are affiliated with any network of prostitution, humantrafficking, and people smuggling activities or practices.(2)Refused entry Foreign Nationals as referred to in section (1)are placed under supervision while waiting for the process ofremoval.Article 14(1)Every Indonesian citizen cannot be refused entry toIndonesian Territory.(2)In the event that any doubt arises regarding tionality status, the person must provide other valid and
-10-convincing identification to proof that the person concernedis an Indonesian citizen.(3)While the proof is being completed as referred to in section(2), the person may be placed in the Immigration DetentionCenter or Immigration Detention Room.Part ThreeExiting Indonesian TerritoryArticle 15Any person may exit Indonesian Territory after complying withthe requirements and obtaining an Exit Stamp from anImmigration Officer.Article donesian Territory in the event that the person:a.has no legal and valid Travel rposesuponinvestigationtherequestandofanauthorized official; orc.(2)is included in the Exit Ban list.Immigration Officer also has the authority to refuse theForeign National’s exit from Indonesian Territory in theevent that the Foreign National still has obligations inIndonesia that must be fulfilled in accordance with theprovisions of legislation.Part FourObligation of Person in Charge of Means of TransportArticle 17(1)A Person in Charge of a Means of Transport entering orexiting Indonesian Territory by their means of transport isobligated to pass through the Immigration Checkpoint.(2)A Person in Charge of a means of transport carrying thepassengers who enter or exit Indonesian Territory may only
-11-disembark or embark the passengers at an ImmigrationCheckpoint.(3)A ship master is obligated to prohibit any Foreign Nationalswho does not comply with requirements from leaving theirmeans of transport while the means of transport remains inIndonesian Territory.Article 18(1)A Person in Charge of means of transport coming donesian Territory is obligated to:a.provide prior notification of the arrival or departureplans in writing or electronically to an ImmigrationOfficer;b.submit a passenger list and transport crew list signedby the Person in Charge of means of transport to anImmigration Officer;c.give a sign or hoist a signal flag for ships coming fromoutside Indonesian Territory carrying passengers;d.prohibit any person from embarking or disembarkingmeans of transport without any permits from anImmigration Officer before and during the Immigrationclearance.e.prohibit any person from embarking or disembarkingmeans of transport upon Immigration clearance whileawaiting departure.f.transport away from Indonesian Territory at the lscoming by their means of transport.g.ensure that the alleged or suspected Foreign Nationalswho intends to unlawfully enter Indonesian Territory,not to disembark from their means of transport; andh.bear any expenses incurred due to removal of eachpassenger and/or crew of the means of transport.(2)A Person in Charge of the regular means of transport isobligated to use the advanced passenger data information
-12-system and cooperate in providing notification of tInformation System.Article 19(1)The Person in Charge of means of transport is obligated tocheck any Travel Document and/or Visa of each passengerwho will travel to Indonesian Territory.(2)The check as referred to in section (1) is conducted beforepassengers embarking their means of transport that willdepart to Indonesian Territory.(3)The Person in Charge of means of transport as referred to insection (1) is obligated to refuse to transport any passengerwho does not have any legal and valid Travel Document,Visa, and/or Immigration Document.(4)If a passenger as referred to in section (3) is found duringImmigration clearance by an Immigration Officer, the Personin Charge of means of transport is imposed sanction of onesian Territory.Article 20Assigned Immigration Officers have the authority to board meansof transport anchoring at a seaport, landing at an airport, orcrossing a border-station for an Immigration clearance.Article 21In the event of an alleged violation of the provisions as referred toin Article 17 or Article 18, the Immigration Officer has theauthority to order the Person in Charge of Means of Transport tostop or direct their means of transport to another place forImmigration clearance.
-13-Part FiveImmigration AreaArticle gration area.(2)Immigration area is a restricted area that may only bepassed by the passengers or crew of a means of transportexiting or entering Indonesian Territory or the authorizedofficers and personnel.(3)The Head of Immigration Office and the administrators ofthe airport, seaport, or border-crossing station designate theimmigration area as referred to in section (1).(4)The administrators of the airport, seaport, and bordercrossing station may issue an access pass to enter theimmigration area after obtaining approval from the head ofthe Immigration Office.Article 23Further provisions regarding requirements and procedures toenter and exit Indonesian Territory are regulated by GovernmentRegulation.CHAPTER IVTRAVEL DOCUMENTS OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIAArticle 24(1)(2)(3)Travel Document of the Republic of Indonesia consists of:a.Passport; andb.Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport.Passport consists of:a.diplomatic Passport;b.service Passport; andc.ordinary Passport.Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport consists of:
-14-a.Travel Documentin Lieu of a Passportfor anIndonesian citizen;b.Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport for a ForeignNational;c.border crossing travel document or border crossingpass;(4)Travel Documents of the Republic of Indonesia as referred toin section (1) are the public documents.Article 25(1)A diplomatic passport is issued to Indonesian citizenstraveling out of Indonesian Territory for a diplomatic postingor mission.(2)A service passport is issued to Indonesian citizens travelingout of Indonesian Territory for non-diplomatic posting orassignment.(3)The diplomatic and service passports as referred to insection (1) and section (2) are issued by the Minister ofForeign Affairs.Article 26(1)An ordinary passport is issued to an Indonesian citizen.(2)The ordinary passport as referred to in section (1) is issuedby the Minister or appointed Immigration Officer.Article 27(1)Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport for an Indonesiancitizen is issued to an Indonesian citizen in a particularcircumstance in which an ordinary Passport cannot begranted.(2)Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport for a Foreign Nationalis issued to a Foreign National who has no valid TravelDocument and whose country has no foreign mission inIndonesia.(3)Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport as referred to insection (2) is granted under the following conditions:a.upon own request to exit Indonesian Territory unlesssubject to exit ban.
-15-(4)b.subject to Deportation; orc.repatriation.Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport is issued by theMinister or appointed Immigration Officer.Article 28Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport may be issued to anindividual or a group of people.Article 29(1)Border crossing travel document or border crossing passmay be issued to Indonesian citizens residing in the borderareas between the Republic of Indonesia and other countriesin accordance with border crossing agreements.(2)Border crossing travel document or border crossing pass isissued by the Minister or appointed Immigration Officer.Article 30Every Indonesian citizen is allowed to hold only 1 (one) of eachtype of a valid Travel Document of the Republic of Indonesia intheir own name.Article 31(1)The Minister or appointed Immigration Officer has theauthority to withdraw or revoke an ordinary Passport, TravelDocument in Lieu of a Passport, and border crossing traveldocument or border crossing pass which have been issued.(2)The Minister of Foreign Affairs or appointed officer has theauthority to withdraw or revoke a diplomatic Passport and aservice Passport.(3)The withdrawal of an ordinary Passport is undertaken in theevent esian legislation; orb.the bearer’s name is included in the Exit Ban list.
-16-Article ibuting, and securing blank documents and forms for:a.ordinary Passports;b.Travel Documents in Lieu of a Passport; andc.border crossing travel document or border crossingpass.(2)The Minister or appointed Immigration Officer determinesthe technical specifications for security of standardizedshape, size, design, security features, and contents based oninternational standard and its form for:a.an ordinary Passport;b.a Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport; andc.a border crossing travel document or border crossingpass.(3)The Immigration Officer or appointed officer has ronically the blank documents and forms for:a.an ordinary Passport;b.Travel Document in Lieu of a Passport; andc.border crossing travel document or border crossingpass.Article 33Further provisions regarding procedures and requirements of thegranting, withdrawal, cancellation, revocation, replacement, andprocurement of the blank documents and standard of the TravelDocuments of the Republic of Indonesia are regulated byGovernment Regulation.
-17-CHAPTER VVISA, ENTRY STAMP, AND STAY PERMITPart OneVisaArticle 34Visa consists of:a.diplomatic Visa;b.service Visa;c.visitor Visa; andd.temporary stay Visa.Article 35A diplomatic Visa is granted to a Foreign National holding adiplomatic Passport and other passports to enter IndonesianTerritory for a diplomatic mission.Article 36A service Visa is granted to a Foreign National holding a servicePassport and other Passports who travels to Indonesian Territoryfor a non-diplomatic assignment of their national government oran international organization.Article 37The granting of diplomatic and service Visas is the authority ofthe Minister of Foreign Affairs and their issuance is carried outby the foreign service officer at Indonesia Missions Abroad.Article 38A visitor Visa is granted to a Foreign National traveling toIndonesian Territory for a government official visit, education,socio-cultural visits, tourism, business, family visits, journalism,or transit to other countries.
-18-Article 39Temporary stay visa is granted to the following Foreign National:a.clerics, experts, workers, researchers, students, investors,elderly, and their family, as well as a Foreign Nationals whoare legally married to an Indonesian citizen, who travel toIndonesian Territory to reside for a limited period of time; astructures, or installation operating in the Indonesia’sarchipelago waters, territorial seas, continental shelves,and/or Exclusive Economic Zone of Indonesia.Article 40(1)The granting of a visitor Visa and a temporary stay Visa isunder the authority of the Minister.(2)The Visas as referred to in section (1) are granted and signedby the Immigration Officer at the Indonesia MissionsAbroad.(3)In the event that the Indonesia Missions Abroad has noImmigration Officer as referred to in section (2), a visitorVisa and a temporary stay Visa are granted by anIndonesian foreign service officer.(4)The Indonesian foreign service officer as referred to insection (3) has the authority to grant the Visas afterobtaining a Ministerial Decision.Article 41(1)Visitor Visa may also be granted to a Foreign National uponarrival at an Immigration Checkpoint.(2)A Foreign National who may be granted a Visa on arrival isa citizen of a specified country under a MinisterialRegulation.(3)The Visa on arrival at an Immigration Checkpoint asreferred to in section (1) is granted by Immigration Officer.Article 42Visa application is refused in the event that:a.the applicant’s name is included in the Entry Ban list;
-19-b.the applicant has no legal and a valid travel document;c.the applicant has insufficient funds to cover the living costfor an applicant themselves and/or their family whilestaying in Indonesia;d.the applicant does not have a return ticket or onward ticketto continue their travel to another country;e.the applicant does not have a Re-entry Permit to theircountry of origin nor a visa to other countries;f.the applicant is suffering from a contagious or infectiousdisease, mental disorder, or other illnesses that might bedetrimental to public health or order.g.the applicant is engaged in a transnational organized crimeor is a threat to the Unitary State of the Republic ofIndonesia; and/orh.the applicant is affiliated with any network of prostitution,human trafficking, and people smuggling activities orpractices.Article 43(1)In a particular circumstance, a Foreign National may beexempted from the obligation to obtain a Visa.(2)A Foreign National who is exempted from the obligation toobtain a Visa as referred to in section (1) includes:a.a citizen of a specified country under a sofreciprocity and mutuality;b.a foreign citizen who holds a valid Stay Permit and Reentry Permit;c.a ship master, pilot captain, or crew on duty on ameans of transport;d.a ship master, ship crew, or foreign expert on a vesselor floating infrastructure entering directly with his orher means of transport to operate in Indonesia’sarchipelago waters, territorial seas, continental shelves,and/or the Exclusive Economic Zone of Indonesia.
-20-Part TwoEntry StampArticle 44(1)A Foreign National may enter Indonesian Territory afterobtaining an Entry Stamp.(2)An Entry Stamp is granted by an Immigration Officer at anImmigration Checkpoint to a Foreign National who complywith requirements to enter Indonesian Territory.Article 45(1)An Entry Stamp for a Foreign National holding a diplomaticVisa or service Visa for a short visit in Indonesia is also validas a diplomatic Stay Permit or service Stay Permit.(2)An Entry Stamp for a Foreign National exempted from theobligation to obtain a Visa or a visitor Visa is also valid as avisitor Stay Permit.Article 46(1)A Foreign National who holds a diplomatic or service Visa inorder to reside in Indonesian Territory, after obtaining anEntry Stamp is obligated to submit an application to theMinister of Foreign Affairs or appointed officer in order toobtain a diplomatic Stay Permit or service Stay Permit.(2)A Foreign National who holds a temporary residence Visaafter obtaining an Entry Stamp is obligated to submit anapplication to the Head of Immigration Office in order toobtain a temporary Stay Permit.(3)If the Foreign National as referred to in section (1) andsection (2) fails to fulfill the obligation, the Foreign Nationalis unlawful to reside in Indonesian Territory.Article 47Further provisions regarding procedures and requirements for theapplication, type of purposes, and validity of Visa, as well asprocedures for granting an Entry Stamp are regulated byGovernment Regulation.
-21-Part ThreeStay PermitArticle 48(1)Every Foreign National residing in Indonesian Territory isobligated to have a Stay Permit.(2)A Stay Permit is granted to Foreign Nationals in accordancewith their Visa.(3)(4)The Stay Permit as referred to in section (1) consists of:a.diplomatic Stay Permitb.service Stay Permit;c.visitor Stay Permit;d.temporary Stay Permit; ande.Permanent Stay Permit.The Minister has the authority to prohibit a Foreign Nationalgranted a Stay Permit from being in a particular area withinIndonesian Territory.(5)A Foreign National being detained for the purposes ofinvestigation, prosecution, and on trial or confinement orimprisonment in a correctional institution, whose staypermit has expired, is exempted from the obligation asreferred to in section (1).Article 49(1)A diplomatic Stay Permit is granted to a Foreign Nationalentering Indonesian Territory with a diplomatic Visa.(2)A service Stay Permit is granted to a Foreign Nationalentering Indonesian Territory with a service Visa.(3)A diplomatic Stay Permit and a service Stay Permit as wellas its extension are granted by the Minister of ForeignAffairs.Article 50(1)A visitor Stay Permit is granted to:a.a Foreign National entering Indonesian Territory with avisitor Visa; or
-22-b.a child who is newly born in Indonesian Territory andat the moment of the child’s birth, his or her fatherand/or mother holding a visitor Stay Permit.(2)The visitor Stay Permit as referred to in section (1) point b isgranted in accordance with visitor Stay Permit of the fatherand/or mother.Article 51A visitor Stay Permit terminates when:a.the holder returns to his or her country of origin;b.the permit’s validity period has expired;c.his or her permit status is changed into a tempora
law. 3. Immigration Functions means part of the national government affairs providing Immigration services, law enforcement, national security, and facilitating the development of public welfare. 4. Minister means the minister administering government affairs in law and human rights. 5.