Jakarta, 6 March 2024 – The Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities (SKK Migas) and the Directorate General of Immigration of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (Kemenkumham) in collaboration with Husky-CNOOC Madura Limited (HCML) and PetroChina International Jabung Ltd. held a “Socialization of New Immigration Policies” activity. The socialization took place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at the HCML office in South Jakarta.

This socialization was attended by Cooperation Contractors (KKKS) and contract services companies which are companies engaged in the oil and gas industry.

The event began with an opening speech by the Secretary of SKK Migas, Shinta Damayanti, who conveyed the importance of this collaboration for increasing oil and gas investment in Indonesia considering that the oil and gas industry is a capital-intensive, risky and high-tech industry that still requires the expertise of foreign workers. The management of foreign workers is a concern for SKK Migas considering that the presence of foreign workers is closely related to investment. Currently, the majority of foreign workers in the upstream oil and gas industry are dominated by Leadership/Management functions, most of whom are representatives of the investors themselves.

“We hope that the new policy, which will be socialized this morning, can be one of the good news that can support increased investment and ensure the certainty of upstream oil and gas investors in doing business in Indonesia, especially foreign investors who have capital and competence in working on upstream oil and gas business activities that demand large capital and have technological characteristics and high risk.” said Shinta Damayanti.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Indonesian Immigration Analysis Association (PERANIM), Bambang Widodo, M.M., who represented the Director General of Oil and Gas highlighted new immigration policies that will assist KKKS in managing foreign workers in their respective companies.

This regulation took effect after the Ministry of Law and Human Rights issued Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights (Permenkumham) Number 22 of 2023 concerning Visas and Stay Permits and Regulation of the Minister of Finance Number 82 of 2023 which was passed on August 30, 2023.

“This is very important, because with certain and fair services and law enforcement, one of them will further narrow the occurrence of deviations that are unfavorable to the investment climate.”

This socialization event explained about the implementation of the Golden Visa, which is a visa granted as a basis for residence permits to foreign nationals who are devoted to supporting the national economy in a period of five to ten years.

The presentation of Golden Visa implementation was delivered by the Director of Immigration Stay Permit, Drs. Heru Tjondro, M.H. This session aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the practical aspects and implications of the Golden Visa policy to KKKS.

Furthermore, Immigration Analysis Expert, Ari Budijanto, S.H., M.H., explained the mechanism of immigration control. In this session, Ari explained the steps that must be taken in ensuring effective enforcement of the new policy while maintaining the integrity of the immigration system in Indonesia. The event ended with a question and answer session involving the resource person, Associate Expert Immigration Analyst, Tessar Bayu Setyaji.

The event was closed by the Head of Human Resources and Organization Division of SKK Migas, Daniel Kurnianto. Daniel expressed his appreciation for the collaboration that has been well established with the Director General of Immigration and hopes that this collaboration can continue to be improved to support the supervision of foreign workers and further increase investment interest in the upstream oil and gas sector.

SKK Migas’ collaborative efforts with the Director General of Immigration of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia marks a significant step in real efforts to encourage transparency and cooperation in the oil and gas industry. This socialization event involving stakeholders is expected to increase understanding in the implementation of the new immigration policy.***