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Tourism in Indonesia is an important component of the Indonesian economy as well as a significant source of its foreign exchange revenues. The influx of tourist into Riau islands province also influenced by the screening process which were done by the indonesian immigration checkpoint. Throughout 2017 in Bintan, more than 191 visitor were rejected by the immigration checkpoint office. Among other reason, the rejected foreigners were entering Tanjungpinang city without using a proper intent and clear document. In fact, 83 people have been denied entry into Indonesia forever.

“Starting from the beginning of January to December 15, as many as 191 foreigners has been denied to enter by Bintan’s checkpoints Immigration Administration. Among them, 108 people were deported and 83 people were detained, “said Head of Immigration Section, I Tanjungpinang Class Immigration Office, Tatok Sasono, recently. He explained that the foreigners who were given the deportation and detention sanctions are foreign workers who work illegally in Tanjungpinang and Bintan. However, it also noted that there are currently 104 foreigners who have Limited Stay Permit (Itas) working in a number of companies, in Tanjungpinang and Bintan. “Itas paperwok permit publishing covers 75 Chinese nationals working in Bintan. Among them, in the coastal tourism Trikora Area, Kawal and Lagoi. 14 Singaporeans, 6 United States, Cambodia, Malaysia and a number of other countries nationality, “he explained.

“We also give 12 visits to Bangladeshis, 10 Chinese, 6 South Koreans, 5 Malaysians, 4 Dutch, 4 French and 4 others,” he said. Not only that, the First Class Immigration Office of Tanjungpinang also issued a Permanent Stay Permit (Itap) to 6 foreigners who will stay in Tanjungpinang and Bintan.

According to him, the determination of foreigners, done not because of anything ordinary or else, but there is a connection with kinship affairs. “6 people who have permanent residence are generally related to the marital status and family. Like his son, while his father in Singapore. So also the status of foreigners but his parents have separated, “he added.

Throughout 2017, the First Class Immigration Office of Tanjungpinang, has deported as many as 191 Foreigners (WNA) working in Tanjungpinang and Bintan. Bintan’s allure not only enticing for pleasure and recreational but also for working and illegal investment.


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