The office of the Directorate General of Immigration at Jalan HR Rasuna Said, Kuningan, South Jakarta is closed for 10 days from August 12 until August 21, 2020.
The closure was carried out as a sterilization action following five immigration officers at the office who tested positive for Covid-19.
Even though the office is closed, onshore visa services for foreign nationals living in Indonesia are still running.
“Even so, onshore visa services for foreign nationals living in Indonesia are still running,” said Head of Public Relations at the Directorate General of Immigration, Arvin Gumilang, in his statement sent on Saturday, August 15.
Arvin said all Ministry of Law and Human Rights employees who are based in the ex Sentra Mulia Building are ordered to work from home. So that there is no activity at the Head Office of the Directorate General of Immigration.
Onshore visa services are served online through the website www.visa-online.imigration.go.id. Visa application file examiners continue to work to verify all files that have been submitted.
The Directorate General of Immigration appealed to foreigners as well as their guarantor who has applied for a visa not to worry or panic because even though the head office is closed, the onshore visa service continues.
“Periodically, the Head Office of the Directorate General of Immigration is sprayed and cleaned with disinfectant. Everyone is also prohibited from entering to break the chain of spreading Covid-19,” said Arvin.