Friday, September 04, 2009

Your Bibik Wants To Balik Kampung?

Our bibik Parmi would be going back to her hometown in Solo, Jawa Tengah this coming 13th September 2009 for a whole month. She will be returning to us on the 10th of October 2009.

When we extended her permit for the 4th year last July, we were informed by the Immigration officer at the PKNS Shah Alam office (ke I hallucinate?) that we would need to get the endorsement of the Immigration department for her trip back home. The documentations needed are:
  • Letter stating she would "balik bercuti ke kampung halaman" with her travel particulars
  • A copy of her travel itinerary (tickets for flight, ferry, etc)
  • A copy of the first page of her passport and her valid working permit
All these need to be done in three copies. I just had to come to the department and get it "chopped" thus endorsed.

A month and a half later (we really took our time), hubby and me went to the Immigrations Department (this time in Pusat Bandar Damansara) to get the papers endorsed. Lain pulak ceritanya.. (but better!)

The officer checked Parmi's passport and concluded:

As long as-
  • Your Bibik has a valid work permit.
  • Your Bibik has a valid passport.
  • Your Bibik's passport stated a Malaysia address at the back. (If not, you need to get it endorsed at the Indonesian Embassy)
He did say, however, there may be cases whereby the Indonesian Immigration might ask for a letter so you may want to prepare a letter saying that she is allowed to go home for holiday. I shall prepare that lah for her, for ease of mind. And in 3 copies, at that! :)~~

-dillz blogging out-


Spena said...

Sist, make sure you help to check the validity of her passport too ok? It needs to be more than 6 months when she's leaving Solo later.Some people overlook on this. I've come across people forgetting to check that and later their bibik got 'stuck' and not allowed to fly on the date until they renew the passport.Dah lain cerita pulak...

dillazag said...

Good point there, K Spain. The passport must have at least 6 months validity from the travel date out of SOlo.

In Parmi's case, we just renewed her passport before our trip to Phuket last year at the Indo embassy. So, her passport will only expire in 2011 AND she gets the local address at the back of her passport too! :) (Thank God)

I was told that kalau Bibik masih ada alamat Indo kat belakang passport and no embassy chop, kena bayar fiskal around Rp3,000,000.00 Giller betul.. (Tak tau la betul ke tak info ni)

Sheesh, info is so abundant and conflicting at times - no wonder I get so confused..

~Sasha Farina~ said...

aiyyo.. this part yang sangat sangat tak tahan dengan govt dept.. sorang cakap lain, sorang cakap lain. fening lah!

dillazag said...

sha: tu lah.. buat orang confuse je..
i got some interesting feedback from FB. will update this entry with it. ;)