e-Passport and Rate for Indonesian Passport

It is may be important and usefull for people will go abroud. In relation to the proposed implementation of electronics passports or better known as e-passports and the rumor of rate increase for Indonesian passport, The Director General of Immigration has issued the following regulation that clarified.

First: e-Passports is a combined paper and electronic passport that contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of travelers. It uses contractless smart card technology, including a microprocessor chip (computer chip) and antenna (for both power to the chip and communication) embedded in the front or back cover, or center page of the passport. The passport’s critical information is both printed on the data page of the passport and stored in the chip. Public key Infrastructure (PKI) is used to authenticate the data store electronically in the passport chip making it expensive and difficult to forge when all security mechanism are fully and correctly implemented. The International Civil Aviation Organization to Comprehensively issue then the latest in 2015.

Second: In conjunction thereof, hence the issuance of e-[assport trends to be limited and optional, with the same procedure and requirements, and hence the public can till apply for non-electronics regular passports up to the year 2015 with 5 years validity.

Third: In relation to the rumor that the government will increase the rate for Indonesian Passport, it is not true and misleading. On the contrary, based on policy issued, the finger print fee IDR 15,000 per person, will no longerbe effective and eliminated, starting last year (2011) and hence the rate for passports will decrease as follows:
- rate for 48 pages regular passpport at IDR 255,000
- rate for 24 pages regular passpport at IDR 105,000
- rate for 48 pages e-passpport at IDR 655,000
- rate for 24 pages e-passpport at IDR 405,000
The above rates are regulated under Government regulation (PP 38/2009) about types and rates of gevernmental non tax income that is valis for the Department Law and human Right.

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