Friday, 29 November 2013

Garuda Indonesia introduces “Visa on Board” on its Guangzhou-Jakarta flights

Garuda Indonesia announced that the airline now also provides Immigration on Board services for passengers on its Guangzhou – Jakarta flights. Visa on Board from China has been extended earlier on Garuda’s Shanghai-Jakarta flights since May this year.

Previously, “the Immigration on Board” service has already been introduced in six other Garuda services, among others : Tokyo (Narita) – Jakarta, Seoul – Jakarta, Sydney – Jakarta, Tokyo (Narita) – Denpasar (Bali) , Osaka – Denpasar and Sydney – Denpasar.

“Immigration on Board” is an immigration document handling service that provides “Visa On Arrival” to passengers on board a Garuda Indonesia flight with the assistance from immigration officers designated on the Garuda flight to Jakarta. Garuda Indonesia provides the service in collaboration with the Directorate General of Immigration of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia.

To obtain the Immigration on Board service, passengers must first purchase a visa on arrival voucher at Garuda Indonesia check-in counters at airport of departure. During the flight, two immigration officers will conduct passport checks and issue visa on arrival. Passengers who have been given the entry visa will also receive a special card that must be returned to the ground immigration officers upon arrival (at Soekarno-Hatta) before leaving the airport. The immigration on board service gives passengers the freedom to bypass queues at the immigration counters and have a more pleasant travel experience in Indonesia.

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