Indonesia Authorities Net 447 Visa Overstayers

A raid by the authorities in 125 regions across Indonesia this week has netted at least 447 foreigners believed to have violated the country’s immigration rules, quoted from Jakarta Globe.

Photo: Erwin C. Sihombing

Immigration Office director general Ronny Sompie said the single biggest group of visa overstayers arrested during the raid were Chinese nationals.

“There were 207 people from China, followed by 74 Nigerians, 72 Indians, 54 Filipinos and 40 Malaysians,” Ronny said in Jakarta on Friday (28/10).

The raid was carried out with assistance from the Indonesian Military (TNI), the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) and local government officials.

Many of the foreigners were arrested for overstaying, while some were detained for being unable to produce their passports or residence permits when asked by immigration officials.

They will face various sanctions, ranging from fines and deportation to criminal prosecution.

Source: / Author: Erwin C Sihombing


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