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Immigration committed to serving people in urgent need of passport

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Directorate General of Immigration of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights has affirmed its commitment to quickly serving passport applicants in urgent need of a passport by continuing to provide services during the weekend.Immigration Director General Slimy Karim visited Passport Acceleration Service Units (UP3s) located at several malls here on Saturday to ensure the provision of the special service. In a statement issued the same day, he said that he examined three locations at once, namely the Immigration Office UP3 in Central Jakarta, South Jakarta, and West Jakarta. The passport service has been made available for applicants in urgent need of a passport, such as those requiring medical treatment or going on government assignment overseas, he informed. The applicants can come, get their picture taken, and take their passport within a single day, he added. “We are making sure that the flow is clear and quick,” he said. ccording to Karim, the weekend accelerated passport service has become one of his priority programs, especially at immigration offices facing high demand, such as in Jakarta. It is being provided to fulfill the demand from passport applicants’ who did not get a service quota on the weekdays. Though the service has been made faster, the document examination flow is still prioritizing elements of monitoring and security of Indonesian citizens applying for a passport, he underlined. Moreover, applicants who do not get a service quota on the weekdays can also immediately come to avail passport services on the weekends. “We are open at several strategic locations such as malls, shopping centers that the people can easily access. We have provided supporting facilities and infrastructures so that people can be served comfortably,” he said. The UP3s are currently only available at the Immigration Office in Jakarta, namely at Lippo Mall Puri, Mangga Dua Morning Market, Lippo Mall Kemang, Soekarno Hatta Airport’s Terminal 3, Plaza Semanggi, and Cibubur Junction Mall.

Source:Antara News Agency