Avoid getting passport and visa via middlemen, Indonesians told

  • Nation
  • Monday, 23 Jun 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Indonesian citizens, especially those working in Malaysia, have been advised to renew their passport and visa directly at the Indonesian High Commission or Consulate offices nationwide instead of using middlemen.

Immigration Attache at the High Commission of Indonesia here, Dwi Widodo, pointed out that passport or visa renewal applications at their embassy or consulate offices only took a day, and the officer on duty was ready to entertain 24-hour applications if necessary.

“It’s better to be there in person instead of using a middleman (or chalo in Indonesian) because we make things easy, fast and cheap so there’s no reason to worry or feel uncomfortable,” he told Bernama after being interviewed by Bernama Radio24’s “Kabar Merah Putih” programme, here on Saturday.

Dwi Widodo said an average of 200 passport renewal applications were recorded daily at the Indonesian High Commission and they were ready to handle the peak season in conjunction with the coming Aidilfitri celebrations.

He said passport and visa matters can also be addressed at Consulate offices in Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Penang and Kuching. — Bernama

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