140 Foreign Nationals Deported from Bali Last Year

DENPASAR ~

Bali Regional Office of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) deported 140 foreign nationals in 2013, as they violated administrative documents and immigration requirements and regulations.

Head of Kemenkumham Bali, I Gusti Kompiang Adnyana said that the figure represented small percentage of foreign nationals visiting Bali.

He said a total of 3,193,445 foreign nationals visited Bali last year, with 3,055,572 of them returning home to their countries from the resort island.

He further said as part of efforts to improve immigration services, the office had introduced one-stop services (OSS), auto gate services, and e-passport services.

“We hope the OSS will help us provide passport services more quickly so it will give added value to the public. This way the image of immigration institution will improve,” he said in Denpasar on Sunday.

“Immigration on Board”

I Gusti Kompiang Adnyana also said that immigration services to both local community and foreigners, among other are ‘Immigration on board’ service and ‘on shipping’ service.

He said that for the “immigration on board” service from Tokyo, Narita and Sydney to Bali using the state flight carrier, namely Garuda Indonesia.

While “on Shipping” service is to any cruise ships from Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States that are heading to port in Bali, which is the International Port Benoa (Denpasar), Celukan Bawang (Buleleng), Padangbai and Tanah Ampo in Karangasem regency.

He said that the immigration service in the area of Bali experienced significant improvement with the implementation of Immigration Management Information System (SIMKIM).

“This system can unifies and connects the information system on the entire implementation of immigration function, among the Directorate General of Immigration, immigration checkpoints (TPI), immigration offices and immigration detention center that has been integrated in order to improve services and immigration control as well as clean governance and corruption-free,” he said.

According to him, the improvement in immigration service can be seen from the increase in the number of Indonesian passport provision to Indonesian citizens and granting residence permits to foreigners who come to Bali for a tour, as well as to study and work.

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