Kamis, 23 Desember 2021

Procedure for Processing Lost Passport For Foreign Nationals In Indonesia

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By:
Mahmud Kusuma, S.H., M.H.
(Certified Attorneys at Law)

Previously, the Hukumindo.com platform has talk about "The Law of Contract Marriages That Often Occurs in the 'Puncak Area' of Bogor and Cianjur", read also: "How to Open a Police Report in Indonesia?" and on this occasion we will discuss about: Procedure for Processing Lost Passport For Foreign Nationals In Indonesia. The steps to take care of a lost passport abroad are as follows:

1. Report the Loss to Local Authorities

Go Immediately to the nearest Police Station and report your lost passport. The Police officer will provide a form that you must fill out and complete with your personal data. You will also be asked to write down the chronology of the incident of the loss of your passport clearly.

2. Contact the Embassy/Consulate General Office

After dealing with the authorities, then you need to contact the Embassy Office to report your lost passport. We recommend that you contact the Embassy by telephone while you are still at the Police Station because if you have any problems, you can immediately ask the police for help.

After that, you have to go to the embassy office. Ask the address first, if you don't know the place. In general, embassies are located in the capital city of Indonesia, namely Jakarta. As for the Consulate General Offices of certain countries, there are also available in several provinces.

3. Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport

At the Embassy office, you will be given a Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport which serves as a temporary passport to replace your lost passport.

There are several requirements that must be completed in order to get the Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport. Completeness that must be met to get the Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport according to the rules of the Embassy are:
  • ID Card;
  • Birth certificate/marriage book;
  • Family card;
  • Certificate of loss from the local Police Office;
  • Copy or photocopy of passport--if any;
  • Application form for Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport which has been completely filled out and signed;
  • A passport size photo with a light colored background;
  • Pay the fee for making a Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport;
  • Ect.--if any. 
The lengthy process depends on the Embassy in each country, it can be only one day but can also take several weeks. The process of issuing a Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport can take a long time if the applicant is unable to show an identity card and citizenship status. 

After completing the entire process above, and having a Temporary Passport/Travel Letter Like Passport in hand, you can continue your agenda in Indonesia, such as vacationing in Bali or Lombok Island, or maybe continuing your business trip in Jakarta. However, as soon as you arrive back in your country, immediately arrange for a new passport because the old passport is lost, which is basically the same as the steps described above. And if you have any issue with this topic, contact us, feel free in 24 hours, we will be glad to help you.


*) For further information please contact:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Tokopedia Care Tower, 17th Floor, Unit 2&5,
Outer West Ring Road, 101, Rawa Buaya,
Cengkareng Subdistrict, West Jakarta,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com
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Reference:

1. "Mengurus Paspor Hilang", indonesia.go.id., Diakses pada tanggal 23 Desember 2021, https://indonesia.go.id/kategori/keimigrasian/1307/mengurus-paspor-hilang

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