More And More Foreigners Violate Umun Order, Directorate General Of Immigration: Can Be Deported
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The Directorate General (Ditjen) of Immigration said foreign nationals (WNA) who disturb public order are threatened with administrative sanctions ranging from sanctions to deportation.

This was conveyed by the Sub-Coordinator of Public Relations of the Directorate General of Immigration, Achmad Nur Saleh in response to the news about foreigners disturbing order and causing unrest in the community, especially residents living near popular tourist sites such as Bali.

"Immmigration officials are authorized to carry out immigration administrative actions (TAK) against foreigners in Indonesia who carry out dangerous activities and should be suspected of endangering security and public order, or not respecting or disobeying statutory regulations," said Achmad as quoted by ANTARA, Saturday, March 25.

Achmad said this was stated in Article 75 of Law No. 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration.

The immigration administrative actions referred to include:1. Inclusion in the list of prevention or deterrence. 2. Restrictions, changes, or cancellation of residence permits. 3. Prohibition to be in one or more certain places in the territory of Indonesia.4. Requirement to stay in a certain place in the territory of Indonesia. 5. Imposition of expenses and/or6. Deportation from the territory of Indonesia.

"The sanctions were imposed after the officers had the results of the examination," he continued.

Meanwhile, foreigners who overstay for less than 60 days will be given a fine of Rp. 1,000,000 per day. If foreigners do not pay the fine, he will be subject to deportation and deterrence.

If a foreigner is overstayed for more than 60 days, said Achmad, then he will immediately be subject to deportation and deterrence sanctions.

Achmad added that the provisions for overstay sanctions are listed in Article 78 Immigration Law. The costs incurred as a result of the deportation process are borne by the foreigner guarantor, as explained in Article 63.

"However, if you do not have a guarantor, the costs will be charged to the foreigner and if he is not able, then to his family. If his family is also unable, then it will be charged to his country's representatives," he concluded.

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