ILLUSTRATION. The government has extended the validity period of passports from 5 years to 10 years to save costs. BETWEEN PHOTOS / Prasetia Fauzani / foc.
Reporter: Titis Nurdiana | Editor: Titis Nurdiana
KONTAN.CO.ID -JAKARTA. The official government extends the validity of ordinary passports to 10 years from the previous 5 years.
Through Government Regulation (PP) Number 51 of 2020 concerning Immigration which was signed by President Joko Widodo, the regulation came into effect since it was signed by President Jokowi, namely on September 11, 2020.
Written in the PP, the passport period is now longer than the original five years to 10 years. The government provides an additional validity period of up to 10 years in order to create efficiency. The decision to extend the passport period is more efficient and can save on printing costs.
“When there are still quite a lot of passport pages but the validity period has expired,” wrote the PPpalagi, the number of passport applications by the public also continues to increase.
Thus, since it was signed by the President on September 11, the validity period of an ordinary passport is officially valid for a maximum of 10 (ten) years from the date the passport was issued.
In addition, the validity period of an ordinary passport issued to a child with dual nationality must not exceed the age of the child to declare choosing his nationality.
The age limit for children with dual citizenship is determined in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations.
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