Overseas travels increase, SHIA immigration office adds M-Paspor quota

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Illustration of immigration officers serving passport applicants (Source: Immigration Directorate General official website)

Jakarta, IO – Head of the Class I Immigration Office at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA), Muhammad Tito Andrianto, said public interest in cross-border travel is increasing, including applications for Indonesian passports.

To accommodate this spike in demand, SHIA Special Immigration Checkpoints (TPI) continues to increase the number of passport applicants through the M-Passport application.

“We see that people’s enthusiasm is very high in traveling overseas,” explained Tito, as reported by Detik, Monday (6/6).

For example, said Tito, in April there were 182,282 Indonesian citizens (WNI) who travelled abroad compared to just 28,208 in the same period last year.