A passport is an official document issued by an authorized official in a country, contains the original identity of the holder, and is valid for travel between countries. Passports are an absolute requirement that must be met if you are going to travel between countries.

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Passports can also be used as a tool for traveling or for work.

Passport function

  • Passport Has a function, namely as proof of valid identity of the holder while outside the country of origin.

Passport validity period

  • It takes less than six months to be replaced according toLaw Number 6 of 2012 concerning Immigration

The types of passports are as follows:

  1. Ordinary passports are Travel Documents of the Republic of Indonesia which are given to Indonesian citizens (WNI) who will travel outside or enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia.

This ordinary type of passport has two other types, namely ordinary non-electronic passports and electronic passports. The location of this passport differentiator is on the electronic passport chip. Non-electronic passports do not have chips.

  • Diplomatic Passports Passports are issued to Indonesian citizens who will travel outside the territory of Indonesia in the context of a placement or a diplomatic assignment trip.
  • This type of passport has been regulated based on the legal basis of Law 6/2011 concerning Immigration, and PP 31/2013 concerning Implementation Regulations of Law number 6 of 2011. This passport is commonly used by civil servants, members of the TNI / Polri, and members of the DPR, DPD, MPR.
  • Service passports are basically the same as diplomatic passports in terms of filing an application. Service passports are issued to Indonesian citizens who are going to travel outside the territory of Indonesia in the context of assignments or official trips that are not diplomatic in nature. source: https://bit.ly/3mJvDMX

E-Passport

is a type of passport that has biometric data as an element of security for the passport. This biometric data is stored in the form of a chip that is embedded in the passport. This type of passport has been used in several countries, including Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, the United States, Australia, England, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, and other countries.

Electronic passports or e-passports have more benefits than non-electronic passports. The chip can be used to queue auto gates at airports, so without the need to queue at immigration counters, passport holders can just scan it on the machine.

Difference between passport and e-passport

Physical form

Passport Has a physical form, namely a green cover color, and dimensions of 9 x12.5 cm

The “e-passport” has the same physical form as the green cover color and has a chip that is at the bottom of the front page.

e-passports have the same function as passports, but the difference lies in the completeness of the data and the level of accuracy listed therein.

Passports will be checked manually page by page by the immigration authorities of a country.

Inspection and Storage

E-passports are easier to check, namely by scanning the biometric data on the front page of the passport. Some countries have set up automatic gates for e-passport holders so that it will simplify and shorten the time for checking.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Passports and e-passports

E-Passport

The advantages:

  • E-passport data is complete and accurate because it has a “chip” containing facial biometric data, which is usually recorded by immigration authorities when leaving the country.
  • This data is very difficult to falsify, thus making e-passport data safer.
  • E-passport holders find it easier to get visas for other countries

The drawbacks:

  1. Not all Immigration offices can make e-passports

Passport

The advantages:

  • Physical form can hold and cover is green.

The drawbacks:

  1. Has no facial boimetric data chip

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Passport Online

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how to make a passport:

  • Register online queue “Through the Online Passport Service application”
  • Bring the booking code to the Immigration office
  • Checking documents by officers
  • Fingerprint taking, photo processing, and interview
  • Get a Payment Code
  • Passport Collection

Passport making information is divided into two, namely:

Ordinary PassportRp. 350.000,-
E-PassportRp.650.000,-
The cost of making passports and e-passports in the Bali region.