Government Removes Passport TTD Column To Cause Problems, Public: Unclear Policy!


Suara.com – A number of Indonesian netizens protested the government’s policy of eliminating the signature column or the Indonesian passport’s TTD column.

This is because the Dutch government, together with Luxembourg and Belgium, followed Germany to refuse an Indonesian passport visa application due to not having the holder’s signature column starting Monday (10/10/2022).

“Who came up with the machete idea at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights to delete the TTD column like this? It’s getting more and more messy everywhere, right,” wrote the account named Gilang.

“It’s not clear, really,” replied another netizen.

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“Even though they say that the standard is actually there is an TTD on the front sheet. This makes it really difficult in Germany, you can’t verify things. The efficiency of my ass page,” answered another netizen.

“The same person who gave the idea to block IMEI, isn’t it, Bro?” wrote Kevin.

To note, starting from October 10, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg will follow the steps of Germany which does not recognize Indonesian passports.

“Starting October 10, the Netherlands (together with Belgium and Luxembourg) will only recognize Indonesian passports for visa applications if there is a holder’s signature or a signature through an endorsement stamp from an Indonesian Immigration official or consular official at Indonesian representatives abroad,” the Dutch embassy wrote. for Indonesia on Friday (7/10/2022).

The Dutch Embassy then advised Indonesian passport holders to ask for a stamp of approval from the immigration authorities or Indonesian foreign representative offices.

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It should be noted that visa applications submitted after that date will be rejected by the Dutch Government. However, visa applications submitted during the transition will continue to be processed and are only valid in the Schengen Area.


Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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