Foreigners Can Get Vaccines in Indonesia

Foreigners vaccination

Zudan Arif Fakrulloh, Director General of Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil), said that foreigners in Indonesia can access public services such as taking care of insurance, opening bank accounts, including for vaccination purposes because the basis is a Population Identification Number (NIK).

Quoted through and Directorate General Dukcapil’s page, Covid-19 vaccination services are provided to foreigners on the basis of NIK. Thus, foreigners who wish to receive Covid-19 vaccination services must apply for an Electronic ID card.

The requirements for foreigners who can obtain vaccination services are those who already have a limited stay permit card (KITAS) from the Directorate General of Immigration and are required to have a Residence Certificate (SKTT) from the local Dukcapil Service.

Meanwhile, permanent residence permit holders (KITAP) are required to apply for an electronic ID card at the Disdukcapil closest to their domicile.

For foreigners who don’t have a NIK for the Covid-19 vaccine purposes, Dukcapil continues to monitor foreigners who have KITAS. Including foreigners who will change their domicile, KITAS will change their address and issue a letter of moving SKP for foreigners to a new location.

Meanwhile, for KITAP holders, an Electronic ID Card must be made whose validity period is in accordance with the KITAP period. 

Zudan ensured that even though they could get vaccinations, foreigners holding identity cards weren’t allowed to participate in any political process in Indonesia.