UNAIR NEWS – As one of the world class universities, Universitas Airlangga is a higher education institution that is open to the global community. The entire academic community, from students, lecturers, and to staffs cannot be separated from interaction with global community.
For this reason, Surabaya Class I Immigration Office with Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) UNAIR conducted a dissemination on Immigration information.
In the activity held at 301 Room Kahuripan Campus C UNAIR, Barlian, S.H., M.H., as Head of the Surabaya Special Class I Immigration Office said that the promotion of immigration regulation was carried out because the boundary between countries was getting closer. To cross other countries, he explained, every citizen must have an identification which contains regulations that must be understood.
“And this is the right moment to have a discussion about immigration, especially some regulations in immigration,” he explained.
Dian Ekowati, SE, M.Si., M.AppCom (OrgCh)., Ph.D., as Secretary of AGE UNAIR on the activity held to commemorate 69th Immigration Service Day hoped that it may be a good form of cooperation between AGE UNAIR and Surabaya Class I Immigration Office.
“Especially in international affairs, this cooperation is expected to be better in the future, especially those related to foreign students,” he said.
Meanwhile, Ragil Putra Dewa, as Head of Immigration Information Technology Division explained about the importance of travel permit, monitoring and residence permits. According to him, it is very important for UNAIR academic community members.
“This must be the concern of UNAIR academics. As there are a lot of foreign students learning at UNAIR, “he explained.
Adding the statement of his colleague, Head of Immigration Communication Information Technology Nanang Musthofa explained about the immigration residence permit. Before explaining the problem, he explained more about the immigration function. According to him, the immigration functions consisting of immigration services, law enforcement, state security, and facilitators of community welfare development.
“The inbound foreign citizens into Indonesia is one way to increase the country’s foreign exchange and this is part of the welfare of the nation,” he explained.
However, the state still needs to regulate the residence permit for foreign nationals in Indonesia as the extension of the residence permit is limited.
The visa exemption for example, it is a permit of residence for visitors for 30 days in Indonesia. But, he continued, those who want to stay longer in Indonesia can use a visiting visa which indicates that they can still stay longer in Indonesia.
“We also provide Visa on Arrival which can be acquired at the arrival terminal. This visa can be used to stay for 60 days in Indonesia,” he explained.
However, he stressed, all these visas may not be used for getting jobs. He also appealed to all participants to be careful in using a residence permit.
“Do not exceed the period of stay. If you exceed it, it can get a pretty big fine, “he added.
In the end, he gave a presentation on granting limited permits for foreigners entering the territory of Indonesia with a limited residence visa. According to him, there is a number of foreign nationals who can use that right, such as children who were born in the territory of Indonesia with their fathers and mothers holding limited residence visa permits.
“Limited stay permits can also be given to foreign nationals who are married to Indonesian people,” he concluded.
Author: Nuri Hermawan