Within the first 24-hours of your arrival in Indonesia, you must get the STM/STMD (Surat Tanda Melapor Diri – Certificate of Self Report) from the POA (Pengawasan Orang Asing – Foreigners’ Surveillance) of the resort police office nearest your residence. There is no fee, but a small tip may help expedite the process. The requirement is only a copy of your passport.
Failure to do this within 3 days will probably constitute a violation of a legal hassle that can only be overcome through the payment of IDR 2 million.
Students holding KITAS card must register with the National Police within 30 days of issuance of the Stay Permit. The Police Department (Direktorat Intelpam, Sub direktorat Pengawasan Orang Asing) will issue an SKJ (Surat Keterangan Jalan) which is an important document and you must keep this card (or a photocopy) with you at all times.
Here are the requirements:
- A letter of recommendation from the OIER UPI
- A copy of your passport
- A copy of your KITAS Card and Bluebook
- A copy of STM/STMD
- A police finger print report (Provided in Police Headquarters)
- A completed application form (provided by the Police Headquarters)
- Six (6) pieces of 4×6 size photos (red background)
Failure to report exposes you to harsh punishment (Article 61 of the immigration law, number 9 year 1992 says failure to report would expose you to a maximum of IDR 5.000.000 fine and a maximum of 1 year in jail.
("Orang asing sudah mempunyai izin tinggal (KITAS) yang tidak melapor kepada kantor Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia di tempat kediamannya dalam waktu 30 hari terhitung sejak diperolehnya izin tinggal, dipidana dengan pidana kurungan paling lama 1 tahun atau denda paling banyak Rp. 5.000.000,-").
It is no joke.