Indonesia Sends Team to Handle Overstayers in Saudi Arabia

TEMPO.CO, Riyadh – Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has sent a group to assistance Indonesians with overstaying visas in Saudi Arabia to request for a Saudi amnesty. The group consists of supervision officials from a Foreign Ministry, a Immigration Office and a Agency for a Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers (BNP2TKI).

In further to expediting services for overstaying Indonesians, a group will accommodate and proceed a series of Saudi officials to tackle a series of obstacles.

“The Foreign Minister wants to equivocate a same mistake behind in 2013. Therefore, we need to residence a series of bottlenecks that occurred in Indonesian side and in a Saudi Immigration,” Muhammad Lalu Iqbal, executive of protections for Indonesian adults during a Foreign Ministry, pronounced in a press recover perceived by Tempo on Wednesday, Apr 26, 2017.

It was likely that there are during slightest 23,000 Indonesians with overstaying visas opposite Saudi Arabia who will attend in a freedom program. In sequence to request for a amnesty, a Indonesian adults are compulsory to obtain transport papers in lieu of passports (SPLP) from a Indonesian Embassy in Riyadh or a Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah.

By Apr 24, a series of Indonesians purebred to attend in a freedom module had reached 4,785. The series is approaching to arise 30 days before a module ends.

Earlier, a Saudi Arabia supervision has rolled out an freedom process for hundreds of thousands of bootleg migrant workers starting from Mar 29, 2017. The module will final for 90 days given a pronounced date.

For those who attend in a freedom program, a Saudi Arabia will giveaway them from fines, detentions, and inclusions into a blacklist. For those who destroy to get out of a nation by Jun 30, 2017, a Saudi supervision will levy a excellent of adult to 100,000 riyal (US$26,000) and a anathema from entering Saudi Arabia. The freedom module is a partial of a plan instituted by King Salman’s administration to make Saudi Arabia as a nation giveaway of bootleg immigrants. The final freedom module was rolled out behind in 2013 during King Abdullah’s terms of office. In 2013, some-more than 105,000 Indonesians with overstaying visas participated in a freedom module that was deemed unsuccessful. In further to ensuing in a riot, a 2013 freedom module left hundreds of thousands of migrant workers still vital in Saudi Arabia to this date. SITA PLANASARI AQUADINI

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