2 November 2007
Allow one day renewal of passport to all Indonesian Migrant Workers now!
Recently the Indonesian Consulate abolished the one-day of renewal passport policy for Indonesian migrant workers (IMWs). Due to this abolition, IMWs are now forced to wait for two weeks to have passports renewed that also meant spending extra cost to come back to Hong Kong for IMWs in
This has again proven the lack of will of the Indonesian Consulate in Hong Kong to improve their services for IMWs in Hong Kong and in
Upon inquiry for the ATKI-HK, the Indonesian Consulate said that the decision was because of the complaints from IMWs in Yuen Long that they are not allowed to also go through the one-day processing system even if they also live far from
The decision was arbitrarily done by the Consulate without consultation with IMWs in
Due to their geographical limitation and employment condition, IMWs in
With the drastic increase of IMWs in Hong Kong that has reached more than 111,000 and more than 6,000 in
Additionally, the call to abolish the high placement fee of HK$21,000 has not been addressed by Indonesian Government. Despite the demand to set the agency fee equal to one month salary, the government is only planning to reduce it to HK$15,000 which is still very high. The Indonesian government is also aware and even allows agencies in Hong Kong to illegally deduct the salary of IMWs for several months although it breaches the
The Indonesian government has not yet answered the demands of IMWs in Hong Kong and
The Asosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia-Hong Kong (ATKI-HK) demands the Indonesian Consulate to:
- Provide one day renewal of passport service to all IMWs in Hong Kong and
- Full service for IMWs on Sunday.
- 8 hours a day full services for IMWs.
- Allow direct hiring for all IMWs in
Hong Kongand make the process simple.
- Stop Overcharging.
- Stop potongan gaji illegal.
These are the matters that the Indonesian Consulate must address. We have enough of neglect, irresponsibility and ineptitude in protecting our rights and promoting our wellbeing.
Assosiasi Tenaga Kerja Indonesia Hong Kong
phone: +852 23147316 Fax: +852 27354559