Rabu, 15 Maret 2023

Making a Passport for Umrah No Longer Requires Recommendation from the Ministry of Religion


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The Directorate General of Immigration at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (HAM) stated that the recommendation from the Ministry of Religion (Kemenag) was no longer a requirement for obtaining a passport for Umrah. Director General of Immigration Silmy Karim said the recommendation had been revoked. "We no longer apply the recommendation of the Religious Affairs Office of the Ministry of Religion or also the Head of Regional Religious Offices for passport applicants for Umrah. We have to recommend people who want to worship, we make it easy for us," said Silmy at GBK, Central Jakarta, Sunday (5/3/2023).[1]

Silmy conveyed that a passport is a citizen's right. For this reason, according to Silmy, his party must provide services that make it easier for the community. "So the passport is a citizen's right, that's the principle, so we have to give it easily. That there are other things that must be supervised and so on, it's okay, our contribution in providing services must be good and we are also facilitators. community development," he explained.[2]

"So at that time I was visited by the Umrah and Hajj associations saying 'Here, sir, there are things like this', so it's a hassle to ask for recommendations, he's already far away. Don't look at Jakarta, for example he's in Sumatra, he has to go 4 hours from his home or village to the regional immigration office continues to suddenly apply for a passport, so the passport applicant must have a recommendation, he returns again in 4 hours. It's time to go back and forth," he added.[3]

Silmy said that people now only submit ID's to make passports. That way, according to Silmy, people can easily get passports to perform the Umrah pilgrimage. "That's why we make it easy according to the KTP (iD) rules and then there is some evidence that it is true that the person in question was indeed born and there is also evidence or requirements, the requirements to support the KTP (iD) are enough to become a passport applicant," he said. Silmy said that his party would not make it difficult for the people who would perform the Umrah pilgrimage.[4] And if you have any legal issue in Indonesia territory, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist you. 

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1. "Imigrasi: Bikin Paspor buat Umrah Tak Perlu Lagi Rekomendasi Kemenag", travel.detik.com., Diakses pada tanggal 12 Maret 2023, Link: https://travel.detik.com/travel-news/d-6602404/imigrasi-bikin-paspor-buat-umrah-tak-perlu-lagi-rekomendasi-kemenag
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
4. Ibid.

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