Rabu, 08 Juni 2022

Knowing Special Naturalization According to Indonesian Law

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

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "Does Indonesia Implementing Citizenship By Investment?", "Stages of Obtaining Indonesian Citizenship", you may read also "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Knowing Special Naturalization According to Indonesian Law'.

Term of Special Naturalization

Before we know the term of special naturalization, it's good to know first what is meant by (ordinary) naturalization. In Indonesia, naturalization is usually explained as a person's submission (foreign citizen) to become an Indonesian citizen. In contrast to ordinary naturalization which prioritizes personal decisions, special naturalization is a gift from the Republic of Indonesia to citizens of other countries.[1] The granting of this citizen is generally due to the reason that someone has been deemed to have contributed to the Indonesian state.

The similarity between the two is related to the acquisition of citizenship. The basic difference between the two is related to the acquisition of citizenship, the former is through individual applications, while the latter is a gift from the state to individuals. The topic of how to obtain Indonesian citizenship through (ordinary) naturalization has been discussed in our article entitled: "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?". On this occasion we will discuss about special naturalization.

Procedure to Obtain Special Naturalization

As explained earlier, special naturalization is not obtained through individual requests, but through grants from the state. Special naturalization is regulated in Article 20 Law Number 12 of 2006. This means that the state has an active role. The state feels the need to act to give an award in the form of citizenship to someone because it is considered that someone has done something remarkable. Generally given to athletes, more specifically soccer athletes.

How is the procedure? Before officially obtaining Indonesian citizenship, the person will be considered first by the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI).[2] This means that the state, in this case the executive, must first submit a letter to the House of Representatives asking for consideration in granting special naturalization to someone. In the case causing of dual citizenship, naturalization will not be granted.

Case Example

One such case is the Soccer player Kim Jeffry Kurniawan. Kim Jeffry Kurniawan is a mulatto child of Indonesian and German parents. When he was 18 years old, he did not choose to become an Indonesian citizen. Therefore, he automatically became a German citizen because he had lived in Germany since childhood. Then, the All-Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) offered him to become an Indonesian citizen. So Kim Jeffry Kurniawan officially became PSSI's first naturalized player.[3] And if you have any legal issue with your legal effort to obtain Indonesian Citizenship, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist you. 


*) For further information please contact:
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References:

1. "Apa Perbedaan Naturalisasi Kewarganegaraan Biasa Dan Istimewa", tirto.id., Diakses pada tanggal 08 Juni 2022, https://tirto.id/apa-perbedaan-naturalisasi-kewarganegaraan-biasa-dan-istimewa-glzq
2. Ibid.
3. "Pengertian Naturalisasi Istimewa dan Contoh Kasusnya", kumparan.com., Diakses pada tanggal 08 Juni 2022, https://kumparan.com/kabar-harian/pengertian-naturalisasi-istimewa-dan-contoh-kasusnya-1wkDP4Eykgk/full

Kamis, 02 Juni 2022

Does Indonesia Implementing Citizenship By Investment?

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

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "Stages of Obtaining Indonesian Citizenship", you may read also "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Does Indonesia Implementing Citizenship By Investment?'.

One of the www.hukumindo.com netizens from abroad asked:"Like most of the countries, does Indonesia have Citizenship by Investment. Now USA, Turkey, many European countries are implementing it?" As the title above, this article intends to answer the question. The issue of citizenship by investment is not new, however, what should be observed is that not all countries apply this. Let's check it out.

Term of Citizenship by Investment

What Is Citizenship by Investment? Citizenship by investment (CBI) is the process that legally grants individuals—and, in some cases, their families—a second citizenship in exchange for a financial contribution to the host country’s economy.[1]

The concept of citizenship by investment was first developed in the Caribbean, with St. Kitts and Nevis being the first to offer the scheme in 1984. There are only a handful of countries around the world that currently offer a citizenship by investment programme, five of which are located in the Caribbean. 2018 saw another four countries announce their intention to launch citizenship by investment programmes – Jordan, Moldova, Montenegro and Turkey. Montenegro’s programme is due to be cancelled at the end of 2021, while Moldova cancelled in September 2020.[2]

Citizenship by investment Benefits. Having a second citizenship can help individuals avoid unfair persecution from certain states or escape from a conflict-torn region. It can also provide an alternative to political asylum, security from an unstable environment, or a better education and lifestyle for children.[3]

Countries That Implement Citizenship by Investment

List of countries offering Citizenship by Investment. It’s vital for investors looking to obtain citizenship in another country to know where they can maximize their investments. Here are countries where investments provide a profitable return along with citizenship:[4]

1. Malta   

The Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment comes along with the benefit of travelling visa-free to 183 countries. The programme is ideal for talented, high-net-worth individuals who can contribute to the economic growth of Malta.   

2. Antigua and Barbuda   

Antigua and Barbuda have one of the most competitive Citizenship by Investment programmes in the Caribbean. Their passport provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 151 destinations. The nation is an attractive place to own a second home, with excellent air links to North America and Europe.   

3. Austria   

Austria also offers Citizenship by Investment to foreign nationals, but the programme is quite different from other countries’ offers. Notably, Austria doesn’t have any passive investor visa programme, meaning applicants must actively invest in the Austrian economy. Investing in government bonds or real estate does not offer a golden visa.  

Benefits include visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 189 destinations, including Canada, Hong Kong, the rest of the EU and Europe’s Schengen Area.   

4. Dominica   

Dominica’s Citizenship by Investment has two options: Investing in real estate or a minimum of $100,000 of economic contribution through donation. This citizenship allows visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel to 143 destinations, including Europe’s Schengen Area, Hong Kong and Singapore. It also does not mandate a minimum stay.  

5. Grenada   

Grenada’s passport offers visa-free access to over 130 countries, including China and Russia. Applicants may invest $150,000 as a donation or $220,000 in a government-approved real estate project and maintain the property investment for five years or more.  

6. St. Kitts and Nevis  

Saint Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment is one of the oldest programmes. It is best for investors who can invest at least $150,000, similar to Grenada’s programme. With the passport issued in this country, you can travel visa-free or visa-on-arrival to 157 destinations. Again, this country requires no minimum stay. St. Lucia   

7. St. Lucia 

St. Lucia’s Citizenship by Investment programme started at the beginning of January 2016. Applicants may make a minimum donation to the government, purchase real estate, or invest in government bonds. Visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel applies to 146 destinations, and residence or visitation is not required.   

8. Montenegro   

Montenegro grants full citizenship to investors who can invest at least €350,000 in the country’s economy through real estate and economic contribution. The passport provides visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 124 destinations, including Europe’s Schengen Area, Russia and Turkey.   

9. Portugal   

Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe. Investors may apply for the Golden Resident Permit Programme, unlike other direct Citizenship by Investment programmes. Portugal allows investors to obtain citizenship without having to live in Portugal.

Does Indonesia Implement Citizenship By Investment?

The governing law regarding Citizenship in Indonesia regulated by Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship. For those of you foreign nationals who wish to obtain Indonesian citizenship, it is regulated in Article 9, the requirements for obtaining Indonesian Citizens is as follows:[5]
  1. 18 years old or married (even if they are not yet 18 years old);
  2. At the time of submitting the application, have lived in Indonesia for 5 consecutive years or 10 non-consecutive years;
  3. Physically and mentally healthy;
  4. Able to speak Indonesian and recognizes the state foundation of "Pancasila" and the 1945 Constitution;
  5. Never been sentenced to a criminal sentence/imprisonment for being proven guilty of a crime/crime punishable by imprisonment of 1 year or more;
  6. Obtaining Indonesian citizenship does not result in dual citizenship, because it is not recognized in the Indonesian legal system. In other words, the citizenship status of other countries must be relinquished;
  7. Have a job or have a steady income;
  8. Paying money/citizenship fees to the State Treasury. For further information regarding the amount of this fee, please contact the nearest Indonesian Immigration Office.
In addition to the 8 conditions mentioned above, logically someone who will apply to obtain the status of an Indonesian citizen must not be in a condition that is not permitted by Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship, such as being in military service or a civil servant in another country. 

So, does Indonesia implement citizenship by investment? We may answer that question referring to the Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship that Indonesia--until now--does not implement citizenship by investment. Although Indonesia does not implement citizenship by investment, but for those of you investors who come from abroad, don't worry too much, because Indonesia is an investment friendly country. And if you have any legal issue in obtaining variety of visas and Indonesian Citizenship, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist 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 City,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com

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References:

1. "What Is Citizenship By Investment", csglobalpartners.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://csglobalpartners.com/resources/what-is-citizenship-by-investment/
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
4. "What Is Citizenship By Investment Programmes", www.endevio.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.endevio.com/en/insights/what-is-citizenship-by-investment-programmes
5. "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2021/10/how-to-obtain-indonesian-citizenship.html

Rabu, 01 Juni 2022

Stages of Obtaining Indonesian Citizenship

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

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "Knowing The Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia", "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia", "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia" you may read also "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Stages of Obtaining Indonesian Citizenship'.

Recently I received an email from abroad regarding the stages of obtaining Indonesian citizenship. Netizen: "Hi, I’m a X citizen by birth and with the ongoing political targeting of Muslims, I am planning to change my citizenship. I’ve done some study and have asked a few friends. They have all suggested Indonesia to a good place to leave". For those of you who want to become Indonesian citizens for other reasons such as work, spouse, investment or falling in love with its natural beauty, here are the stages in obtaining Indonesian citizenship. Let's check it out.

First Stage: Visiting Indonesia for the First Time by Obtaining Visiting Visa or Visa on Arrival

For those of you who are interested, of course this can be one of the considerations. For the initial stage, you just need to visit the country, be present on the spot. You can visit Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, Lombok, Likupang, Labuan Bajo or taste delicious dishes like Nasi Kapau in West Sumatra. to do so you must apply for a Visiting visa and/or 'perhaps', Visa on Arrival.[1] You may read the term and conditions to obtain this variety of visa by reading our link article as follow: "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia".

Second Stage: Residing in Indonesia Territory for Maximum 1 Year and Extendable By Obtaining Limited Stay Permit Card (KITAS) Visa

KITAS is a 'Limited Stay Permit Card', before being named 'KITAS' it was called 'KIMS' or 'Temporary Resident Permit Card'. This card is intended for Foreign Citizens working in Indonesia so that they can stay in Indonesia (a kind of resident permit) and must be extended once a year. To get this card, you must have a job in Indonesia and be sponsored by the company where the foreign citizen works.[2] You may read the term and conditions to obtain this visa by reading our link article as follow: "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia".

Third Stage: Continue to Stay in Indonesia by Obtaining Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP), Valid for Five Years

KITAP stands for Permanent Stay Permit Card. Unlike other visas in Indonesia, the KITAP is valid for five years, and if after five years there is no change in the status of the expat, the visa will be automatically extended. All you need to do is apply for a new card. A permanent residency visa means no more having to visit the immigration office every year (this is what you have to do with an ITAS/KITAS), no more costly visa extensions and no more paperwork.[3] You may read the term and conditions to obtain this visa by reading our link article as follow: "Knowing the Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia".

Fourth Stage: Registering for Indonesian Citizenship 

Definition of Citizen according to Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia. The following is the definition of a citizen according to the law as stated in Article 4 letter "a" (most relevant to this article):[4]
"Any person based on laws and/or based on an agreement between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia with other countries prior to the enactment of this Law has become an Indonesian citizen";
This means, in this article, it is assumed that you are a foreign citizen who wishes to acquire Indonesian citizenship. And based on the provisions of Article 4 letter "a" Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia above, as far as it fulfills the legal provisions governing it, it is legal to obtain Indonesian citizenship. The phrase 'based on laws' above, is in line with the meaning of as long as it fulfills the applicable legal provisions. To fulfills the requirements, you may reading our link article as follow: "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?".

Those are the stages in obtaining Indonesian citizenship according to the www.hukumindo.com platform version. And if you have any legal issue to obtain variety of visas or Indonesian citizenship, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist 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 Sub District, West Jakarta City,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com

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References:

1. "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2022/05/knowing-terms-of-visiting-visa-in.html
2. "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2021/10/knowing-kitas-limited-stay-permit-card.html?m=1
3. "Knowing the Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2022/05/knowing-permanent-stay-permit-card.html
4. Law Number: 12 of 2006 concerning Citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia.
5. "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?", www.hukumindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 1 Juni 2022, https://www.hukumindo.com/2021/10/how-to-obtain-indonesian-citizenship.html

Selasa, 31 Mei 2022

Knowing the Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia

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

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "Faulty Weather Forecast Leading to The Emergence of a Lawsuit", "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia", "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia", you may read also "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Knowing the Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) in Indonesia'. Check it out.

What is KITAP?

KITAP stands for Permanent Stay Permit Card. Unlike other visas in Indonesia, the KITAP is valid for five years, and if after five years there is no change in the status of the expat, the visa will be automatically extended. All you need to do is apply for a new card. A permanent residency visa means no more having to visit the immigration office every year (this is what you have to do with an ITAS/KITAS), no more costly visa extensions and no more paperwork. No wonder strict regulations apply to KITAP submissions.[1] Thus, the visa related to this KITAP is a permanent residence visa.

Governing Law[2]
  1. Law No.13/2003 concerning Manpower (Labor Law).
  2. Law No.6/2011 on Immigration (Immigration Law).
  3. Government Regulation No.31/2013 concerning Implementing Regulations of Law No.6/2011 concerning Immigration (PP Immigration).
  4. Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regulation (Permenkumham) No.27 of 2014.
  5. Government Regulation No.26/2016 concerning Amendments to PP No.31/2013 concerning Implementing Regulations of Law No.6/2011 concerning Immigration (PP 26/2016).
  6. Permenkumham (Ministry of Law and Human Rights Regulation) No.16/2018 concerning Procedures for Granting Visas and Stay Permits for Foreign Workers.
  7. Presidential Decree No. 20/2018 concerning the Use of Foreign Workers.
  8. PP No.24/2018 concerning Electronically Integrated Business Licensing Services (PP 24/2018).
The terms and conditions of KITAP are different, according to their respective characteristics. Here for more details.

Terms of Management of KITAP Sponsored by Husband/wife Spouse[3]
  1. Passport and color photos for all passport pages (passports must have a validity period of at least two years).
  2. Photocopy of Temporary Resident Registration Certificate (SKPPS) or Residence Certificate (SKTT).
  3. Request letter to change KITAS to KITAP. Know the requirements for managing KITAS!
  4. Your last KITAS and color photo.
  5. Sponsor letter from spouse.
  6. Marriage book.
  7. spouse's ID card.
  8. spouse's Taxpayer Identification Number (NPWP).
  9. Family card.
  10. Spouse's current account with a minimum balance of IDR 10,000,000.
  11. Address details in Indonesia.
  12. Passport size photo.
Terms of Management of KITAP For Retirees and Foreign Investors[4]
  1. Your passport with a minimum validity of 2 years and color photocopies of all pages of your passport. – original and color scans for all pages (minimum validity period of two years)
  2. Your ITAS/KITAS and color photocopy
  3. Photocopy of Temporary Resident Registration Certificate (SKPPS) or Residence Certificate (SKTT)
  4. Sponsor letter
  5. Request letter to change ITAS/KITAS to KITAP
  6. spouse's ID card
  7. Taxpayer Identification Number (NPWP). For those of you who don't have an NPWP, here's how to get a NPWP!
  8. Residential address
  9. Passport size photo
And if you have any legal issue with this topic, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist 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 City,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com

________________
References:

1. "KITAP: Cara Mendapatkan Izin Tinggal di Indonesia", www.cekindo.com., Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2022, https://www.cekindo.com/id/blog/kitap-stay-permit-indonesia#apa-itu-kitap
2. "KITAP Adalah: Pengertian, Syarat dan Cara Mendapatkannya", greenpermit.id, Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2022, https://greenpermit.id/2021/11/11/kitap-adalah/
3. Ibid.
4. Ibid.

Senin, 30 Mei 2022

Faulty Weather Forecast Leading to The Emergence of a Lawsuit

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

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia", "I Have a Contract Whose Goods Have Not Been Delivered, How Do I Sue Under Indonesian Law?", you may read also "What Language Must Be Used In The Agreement In Indonesia?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Faulty Weather Forecast Leading to The Emergence of a Lawsuit'.

How do you feel about rainy days? Most people love the sunshine and hate the rain. That certainly seems to be the case with a woman in Tel Aviv, Israel who decided that she should sue a television station over their weather report. She knows that the forecasters can’t change the weather, but she thought they could at least get the weather right. When they didn’t, she decided to sue.[1]

A woman in Haifa sued Channel 2, along with weather forecaster Danny Rup, in small claims court. She wanted to receive $1,000 because Rup had predicted on television that the day would be sunny. It turned out to be rainy and stormy. The woman had listened to Rup’s forecast and decided that she could leave home dressed lightly, and that turned out to be very inappropriate as the day turned nasty. Because she was out in inclement weather, she claims that she caught the flu and missed out on four days of work. She also spent $38 on medication, and suffered from stress because of the incident. At least she left out a claim for her messed hair.[2]

The woman says that she not only wants to have financial compensation for the suffering and sickness she endured, but she also wants Rup to apologize for getting the weather wrong. Most of us have watched weather reports on the news, listened to them on the radio, and read them in the paper for most of our lives. While the best forecasters using the latest state of the art equipment are right much of the time, they are never right all of the time. They are forecasting and predicting the weather, and many things can cause changes that turn a day from beautiful to bitter rather quickly. It is the way nature works, and even with the best guesses no predictions will be 100% accurate.[3]

Understanding courts? well not really. The TV station actually settled this case out of court for $1,000. Most would see this as a frivolous lawsuit, and many still find it hard to believe that she actually received any compensation. Further, she also received her apology. However, at least she was only suing for a small amount to cover what she felt were the damages against her. It does seem to set a precedent, at least in Israel, though.[4] And if you have any legal issue with this topic, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist 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,
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Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com

________________
References:

1. "Israeli Woman Sues Television Station Because of Rain", kahanelaw.com., Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2022, https://kahanelaw.com/wacky-wednesday-weatherman-sued-for-wrong-prediction/
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.
4. Ibid.

Sabtu, 28 Mei 2022

Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia

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

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "The Case of Parents Suing Children For Not Being Gifted With Grandchildren", "How to Obtain Indonesian Citizenship?", "Knowing KITAS (Limited Stay Permit Card) In Indonesia", you may read also "How to Open a Police Report in Indonesia?" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'Knowing the Terms of Visiting Visa in Indonesia'.

To become an Indonesian citizen, it takes a lot of time and energy. For those of you who are interested, of course this can be one of the considerations. For the initial stage, you just need to visit the country, be present on the spot. You can visit Bali, Jakarta, Bandung, Lombok, Likupang, Labuan Bajo or taste delicious dishes like Nasi Kapau in West Sumatra. to do so you must apply for a Visiting visa and/or 'perhaps', Visa on Arrival. Let's check it out what's this subject.

Term of Visiting Visa

According to the Jakarta Regional Immigration Office, what is meant by a visiting visa is is a visa given to foreigners who will travel to Indonesia for visits such as in the context of government duties, education, socio-culture, tourism, business, family, journalism, or stopping to continue their journey to other countries. Tourism, family, social, arts and culture, government assignments, non-commercial sports, comparative studies, short courses/training, providing guidance, counseling and training in the application and innovation of industrial technology to improve the quality and design of industrial products as well as marketing cooperation abroad for Indonesia, carrying out emergency and urgent work, journalism that has received permission from the competent authority, making non-commercial films and has received permission from the competent authority, conducting business talks, making purchases of goods, giving lectures or attending seminars, participating in international exhibitions, attending meetings held with the head office or representatives in Indonesia, conducting audits, production quality control, or inspections at company branches in Indonesia, prospective foreign workers in testing their ability to work, continuing their journey to other countries; and join the means of transportation in the Indonesian Territory.[1]

Requirements to Obtain Visiting Visa

Quoted from the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Guangzhou, the following conditions are referred to:[2]
  • Original passport with a validity period of 6 months and above;
  • Copy of passport identity page;
  • Copy of Country Relevant Residence Permit;
  • 2 pieces of passport-sized 4x6 cm photo with a white background;
  • Bank Account (Current Account) for the last 2 months with a minimum of XXXXX,-
  • Proof of hotel booking;
  • Copy of PP ticket;
  • Visa Application Fee;
Note: Also pay attention to other requirements such as visa registration forms, certificates (sponsorship, studies, research, etc.), as well as other provisions such as health information related to Covid-19 if requested. You must considered also if your country visa-free when visiting Indonesia.

Period of Time

Tourist whom apply for visiting visa can be granted for a period of stay of 60 days. Visiting Visa can be extended to ITK/"Ijin Tinggal Kunjungan" (Visitor Stay Permit) up to 4 (four) times. Or in other words, can stay in Indonesia for a maximum of 180 days.[3]

The Differences With Visa on Arrival

In essence, Visa On Arrival (VOA) has a limited residence time compared to Visiting visa. Visa on arrival granted when you landed in Indonesia territory. You must study first if your country has billateral agreement with Indonesia government with this subject.

The following are countries that are visa-free for special tourist visits to Indonesia:[4]
  1. South Africa,
  2. United States of America,
  3. Saudi Arabia,
  4. Argentina,
  5. Australia,
  6. Austria,
  7. Dutch,
  8. Belgium,
  9. Brazil,
  10. Brunei Darussalam,
  11. Bulgaria,
  12. Czech,
  13. Denmark,
  14. Estonia,
  15. philippines,
  16. Finland,
  17. Hong Kong,
  18. Hungary,
  19. India,
  20. English,
  21. Ireland,
  22. Italy,
  23. Japan,
  24. German,
  25. Cambodia,
  26. Canada,
  27. South Korea,
  28. Croatia,
  29. Laos,
  30. Latvia,
  31. Lithuania,
  32. Luxembourg,
  33. Malaysia,
  34. Malta,
  35. Mexico,
  36. Myanmar,
  37. Norway,
  38. France,
  39. Poland,
  40. Portugal,
  41. Qatar,
  42. Romania,
  43. New Zealand,
  44. Seychelles,
  45. Singapore,
  46. Cyprus,
  47. Slovak,
  48. Slovenian,
  49. Spanish,
  50. Sweden,
  51. Switzerland,
  52. Taiwan,
  53. Thailand,
  54. Timor Leste,
  55. China,
  56. Tunis,
  57. Turkey,
  58. United Arab Emirates,
  59. Vietnamese, and
  60. Greece.
Ijin Tinggal Kunjungan (ITK) for foreign tourists holding VOA is valid for 30 days and can be extended only 1 (one) time, with a stay period of 30 days, shorter than Visiting Visa holders. In addition, a Visit Stay Permit (ITK) originating from VOA cannot be transferred. Unlike the ITK from a Visiting Visa, which can be converted into a Limited Stay Permit (ITAS).[5]

And if you have any legal issue with this topic, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist 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 Sub District, West Jakarta City,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com

________________
References:

1. "Visa Kunjungan", jakarta.kemenkumham.go.id., Diakses pada tanggal 28 mei 2022, https://jakarta.kemenkumham.go.id/layanan-publik/layanan-keimigrasian/layanan-untuk-wna/visa-kunjungan
2. "Persyaratan Pembuatan Visa Indonesia", kemlu.go.id., Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2022, https://kemlu.go.id/guangzhou/id/read/persyaratan-pembuatan-visa-indonesia/1011/etc-menu
3. "Ke Bali dengan Visa On Arrival atau Visa Kunjungan, Apa Bedanya? Begini Penjelasannya!", www.imigrasi.go.id., diakses pada tanggal 28 mei 2022, https://www.imigrasi.go.id/id/2022/03/07/ke-bali-dengan-visa-on-arrival-atau-visa-kunjungan-apa-bedanya-begini-penjelasannya/
4. "Siaran Pers : Pemerintah Tambah Subjek Visa on Arrival Khusus Wisata Jadi 60 Negara", www.imigrasi.go.id., Diakses pada tanggal 28 Mei 2022, https://www.imigrasi.go.id/id/2022/05/10/siaran-pers-pemerintah-tambah-subjek-visa-on-arrival-khusus-wisata-jadi-60-negara/
5. Op. Cit.. www.imigrasi.go.id.

Jumat, 27 Mei 2022

The Case of Parents Suing Children For Not Being Gifted With Grandchildren

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

Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about "Contoh Surat Kuasa Peninjauan Kembali (PK) Perkara Perdata", "How To Legally Adopt a Child in Indonesia?", you may read also "Adoption According to the Sharia Law" and on this occasion we will discuss about 'The Case of Parents Suing Children For Not Being Gifted With Grandchildren'.

A couple in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son and wife for not giving them grandchildren after six years of marriage. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, 61 and 57, said they spent their savings on raising their son and paying for his pilot training and lavish wedding. They are demanding nearly $650,000 in compensation if no grandchildren are born within a year. The son and his wife did not appear to have commented. This highly unusual lawsuit was filed on the grounds of "mental abuse".[1]

Prasad said he had spent all his savings on his son, sending him to the US in 2006 for pilot training at a cost of $65,000. The son returned to India in 2007, but lost his job and his family had to support him financially for more than two years, reports the Times of India. Shrey Sagar, 35, has finally landed a job as a pilot. His parents said they arranged his marriage to Shubhangi Sinha, now 31, in 2016, in the hope that they would have "grandchildren to play with" in their old age.[2]

The parents said they paid for a wedding reception at a five-star hotel, an $80,000 luxury car and a honeymoon abroad. "My son has been married for six years but is not planning on having a baby yet," said Prasad. "At least if we have grandchildren to spend time with, our suffering will be bearable." The couple's lawyer, AK Srivastava, told The National that the couple were seeking damages "for mental atrocities". "It's every parent's dream to be a grandparent. They've been waiting for years to have grandchildren." The couple's petition, filed in Haridwar, is scheduled to go up to trial on May 17. The son and his wife did not appear to have commented.[3] And if you have any legal issue with this topic, contact us then, feel free in 24 hour, we will be happy to assist 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 Sub District, West Jakarta City,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com

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References:

1. "Orang tua di India gugat anak Rp. 10 miliar karena tak kunjung dapat cucu", bbc.com., Diakses pada tanggal 27 Mei 2022, https://www.bbc.com/indonesia/majalah-61432597
2. Ibid.
3. Ibid.

Rabu, 25 Mei 2022

Contoh Surat Kuasa Peninjauan Kembali (PK) Perkara Perdata

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

Pada kesempatan yang lalu platform www.hukumindo.com telah membahas mengenai "Contoh Surat Kuasa Kasasi Perkara Perdata", "Contoh Surat Kuasa Banding Perkara Perdata", "Contoh Jawaban Gugatan Perdata", "Contoh Replik", "Contoh Duplik" dan "Contoh Kesimpulan Penggugat" pada kesempatan ini akan dibahas mengenai 'Contoh Surat Kuasa Peninjauan Kembali (PK) Perkara Perdata'. Perhatikan contoh berikut:[1]


S U R A T    K U A S A

Yang bertanda tangan di bawah ini:

Nama : XY
NIK : 317XXX1807750003
Jenis Kelamin : Laki-laki
Tempat/Tanggal Lahir : SSS/XX Juli 19XY
Alamat : Jalan Yang Diberkati, Nomor: XX, RT/RW: 0XX/00X, Kel.: Cempaka XX, Kec.: Cempaka Putih, Jakarta Pusat – D.K.I. Jakarta.

Untuk selanjutnya disebut sebagai “Pemberi Kuasa”. 

Dalam hal ini memilih domisili hukum pada Kantor kuasanya yaitu “MQ Advocate & Partner", yang alamatnya disebut di bawah ini, menerangkan dengan Surat Kuasa ini memberikan kuasa penuh kepada:

MQ, S.H., M.H.
RMI, S.H.

Pekerjaan : Advokat dan konsultan hukum pada “MQ Advocate & Partner".
Alamat : Jl. Yang Lurus dan Benar, Nomor: 99, Kel.: XX, Kec.: Cengkareng, Kota: Jakarta Barat, Provinsi: D.K.I. Jakarta - 11740, E-mail: mqpartner@yahoo.com.

Yang bertindak baik sendiri-sendiri maupun secara bersama-sama, untuk selanjutnya disebut sebagai “Penerima Kuasa”.

--------------------------K H U S U S--------------------------

Guna bertindak sebagai Kuasa Hukum dari Pemberi Kuasa, untuk dan atas nama Pemberi Kuasa mewakili dan/atau mendampingi, sebagai Pemohon Peninjauan kembali (PK) atas Putusan Kasasi Mahkamah Agung RI Nomor: ___K/PDT/20XX tanggal ___________ Jo. Putusan Pengadilan Tinggi DKI Jakarta Nompr: ___/PDT/20XX/PT. DKI tanggal __________ Jo. Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur Nomor: ___/Pdt.G/20__/PN. Jkt. Tim. tanggal _________ ke Mahkamah Agung Republik Indonesia melalui Kepaniteraan Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur dalam sengketa pengesahan jual beli tanah.

Untuk hal tersebut di atas, kepada Penerima Kuasa sebagai Kuasa Hukum dikuasakan untuk:

Menghadap Ketua/Majelis Hakim/Pejabat-pejabat Mahkamah Agung Republik Indonesia dan/atau Ketua Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur, Panitera dan/atau Sekretaris Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur, serta Panitera Pengganti dan Juru Sita atau Juru Sita Pengganti dalam perkara ini; Para pejabat pada Instansi Pemerintah maupun Institusi Swasta pada semua tingkat pangkat dan jabatan atau pihak-pihak lain yang terkait sehubungan dengan perkara tersebut di atas demi kepentingan Pemberi Kuasa:

• Menandatangani dan mengajukan Akta Peninjauan Kembali; Menghadiri segala persidangan; Membuat dan menandatangani Memori Peninjauan Kembali; Melakukan inzage; Menerima dan menandatangani Surat Pemberitahuan Peninjauan Kembali; Mengajukan bukti-bukti tambahan (bila ada); Menerima dan menandatangani Surat Pemberitahuan Isi Putusan/Penetapan; Memohon dan menerima Turunan/Salinan Resmi Putusan/Penetapan; Menolak, memohon dan/atau Menunda Pelaksanaan putusan (executie); Menyerahkan segala pembayaran-pembayaran; Membuat, menandatangani dan mengajukan, memberi dan menerima atau menolak setiap surat-surat, dokumen-dokumen, akta-akta dan tanda terima sehubungan dengan perkara tersebut di atas demi kepentingan Pemberi Kuasa; 

• Bertindak dengan perbuatan-perbuatan lainnya tanpa ada yang dikecualikan asalkan tidak bertentangan dengan Hukum dan Peraturan perundang-undangan yang berlaku, sehubungan dengan perkara tersebut di atas demi kepentingan Pemberi Kuasa;

• Kuasa ini diberikan dengan hak substitusi (recht van substitutie) dan secara tegas dengan hak retensi.


Jakarta, __ April 20XX

Penerima Kuasa                         Pemberi Kuasa


Ttd.                                                Ttd.

MQ, S.H., M.H.                         XY
(Advokat)                                (Pemohon PK)


Ttd.
RMI, S.H.
(Advokat)


Jika anda memerlukan kuasa hukum untuk mengajukan upaya hukum Peninjauan Kembali (PK) atas perkara perdata yang tengah dihadapi, silahkan hubungi alamat di bawah ini, kami akan senantiasa mendampingi anda.


*) Untuk memperoleh informasi lebih lanjut, silahkan hubungi:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Tokopedia Care Tower, 17th Floor, Unit 2&5,
Outer West Ring Road, 101, Rawa Buaya,
Cengkareng, Kota Jakarta Barat,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com
____________________
Reference:

1. Dokumen pribadi.

Selasa, 24 Mei 2022

Contoh Surat Kuasa Kasasi Perkara Perdata

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

Pada kesempatan yang lalu platform www.hukumindo.com telah membahas mengenai "Contoh Surat Kuasa Banding Perkara Perdata", "Contoh Surat Kuasa Gugatan Perkara Perdata", "Contoh Jawaban Gugatan Perdata", "Contoh Replik" dan "Contoh Duplik", pada kesempatan ini akan dibahas mengenai 'Contoh Surat Kuasa Kasasi Perkara Perdata'. Perhatikan contoh berikut ini:[1]


S U R A T    K U A S A

Yang bertanda tangan di bawah ini:

Nama : XY
NIK : 317XXX1807750003
Jenis Kelamin : Laki-laki
Tempat/Tanggal Lahir : SSS/XX Juli 19XY
Alamat : Jalan Yang Diberkati, Nomor: XX, RT/RW: 0XX/00X, Kel.: Cempaka XX, Kec.: Cempaka Putih, Jakarta Pusat – D.K.I. Jakarta.

Untuk selanjutnya disebut sebagai “Pemberi Kuasa”. 

Dalam hal ini memilih domisili hukum pada Kantor kuasanya yaitu “MZ Advocate & Partner", yang alamatnya disebut di bawah ini, menerangkan dengan Surat Kuasa ini memberikan kuasa penuh kepada:

MZ, S.H., M.H.
RMS, S.H.

Pekerjaan : Advokat dan konsultan hukum pada “MZ Advocate & Partner".
Alamat : Jl. Yang Lurus dan Benar, Nomor: 99, Kel.: XX, Kec.: Cengkareng, Kota: Jakarta Barat, Provinsi: D.K.I. Jakarta - 11740, E-mail: mzpartner@yahoo.com.

Yang bertindak baik sendiri-sendiri maupun secara bersama-sama, untuk selanjutnya disebut sebagai “Penerima Kuasa”.

--------------------------K H U S U S--------------------------

Guna bertindak sebagai Kuasa Hukum dari Pemberi Kuasa, untuk dan atas nama Pemberi Kuasa mewakili dan/atau mendampingi, sebagai Pemohon Kasasi atas Putusan Pengadilan Tinggi D.K.I. Jakarta Nomor: _____/PDT/20XX/PT DKI tanggal ___________ Jo. Putusan Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur Nomor: ___/Pdt.G/20__/PN. Jkt. Tim. tanggal _________ ke Mahkamah Agung Republik Indonesia melalui Kepaniteraan Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur dalam sengketa pengesahan jual beli tanah.

Untuk hal tersebut di atas, kepada Penerima Kuasa sebagai Kuasa Hukum dikuasakan untuk:

Menghadap Ketua/Majelis Hakim/Pejabat-pejabat Mahkamah Agung Republik Indonesia dan/atau Ketua Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur, Panitera dan/atau Sekretaris Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Timur, serta Panitera Pengganti dan Juru Sita atau Juru Sita Pengganti dalam perkara ini; Para pejabat pada Instansi Pemerintah maupun Institusi Swasta pada semua tingkat pangkat dan jabatan atau pihak-pihak lain yang terkait sehubungan dengan perkara tersebut di atas demi kepentingan Pemberi Kuasa:

• Menandatangani dan mengajukan Akta Kasasi; Membuat dan menandatangani Memori Kasasi; Melakukan inzage; Menerima dan menandatangani Surat Pemberitahuan Kasasi; Mengajukan bukti-bukti tambahan (bila ada); Melakukan perdamaian baik di luar maupun di dalam Pengadilan atas seizin Pemberi Kuasa; Menerima dan menandatangani Surat Pemberitahuan Isi Putusan/Penetapan; Memohon dan menerima Turunan/Salinan Resmi Putusan/Penetapan; Menolak, memohon dan/atau Menunda Pelaksanaan putusan (executie); Menyerahkan segala pembayaran-pembayaran; Membuat, menandatangani dan mengajukan, memberi dan menerima atau menolak setiap surat-surat, dokumen-dokumen, akta-akta dan tanda terima sehubungan dengan perkara tersebut di atas demi kepentingan Pemberi Kuasa; 

• Bertindak dengan perbuatan-perbuatan lainnya tanpa ada yang dikecualikan asalkan tidak bertentangan dengan Hukum dan Peraturan perundang-undangan yang berlaku, sehubungan dengan perkara tersebut di atas demi kepentingan Pemberi Kuasa;

• Kuasa ini diberikan dengan hak substitusi (recht van substitutie) dan secara tegas dengan hak retensi.


Jakarta, __ Juni 20XX

Penerima Kuasa                         Pemberi Kuasa


Ttd.                                                Ttd.

MZ, S.H., M.H.                        XY
(Advokat)                                (Pemohon Kasasi)


Ttd.
RMS, S.H.
(Advokat)


Jika anda memerlukan kuasa hukum untuk mengajukan upaya hukum Kasasi atas perkara perdata yang tengah dihadapi, silahkan hubungi alamat di bawah ini, kami akan senantiasa mendampingi anda.


*) Untuk informasi lebih lanjut silahkan hubungi:
Mahmud Kusuma Advocate
Law Office
Tokopedia Care Tower, 17th Floor, Unit 2&5,
Outer West Ring Road, 101, Rawa Buaya,
Cengkareng, Kota Jakarta Barat,
Jakarta - Indonesia.
E-mail: mahmudkusuma6@gmail.com
____________________
Reference:

1. Dokumen pribadi.

Knowing Subpoena According to Indonesia Law

( Depositphotos ) By: Mahmud Kusuma, S.H., M.H. ( Certified Attorneys at Law ) Previously, the www.hukumindo.com platform has talk about &qu...