S a f e m i g r a t i o n
In working towards safe migration for all prospective migrants, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities, the current policies and procedures in place to facilitate working abroad, where to access information and who to contact at all stages of the process.
We hope the information and materials available on this website and shared through our partners and collaborators will contribute to the implementation of policies that can protect the rights of all migrant workers and minimize the risks and vulnerabilities faced at all stages of the process.
Beware of Scams! You must be careful if you experience the following:
- When registering, show your original documents, but do not hand over your originals to the officer. Provide a copy of your original documents to the officer. Keep multiple copies of the registration documents and then give one copy to your family to keep separately to your own. This helps limit any potential complications from theft or falsification of documents.
- If someone wants to help with your document management, never allow your document to be falsified or altered. Make sure your name, date of birth and address match the original. Because data falsification will create difficulties in the future and place you at risk.
- If you suspect something unusual, for example: being charged a registration fee, being forced to work abroad, documents being falsified, being offered the lure of a larger than expected salary, violence, coercion or threats, you should immediately report it to the police or trade union or an NGO concerned with the fate of migrant workers.
If you are planning to work abroad, to increase your understanding of Safe and Fair Migration, it's a good idea to watch this short video first: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-ZySwu350A
know your rights
- Get a job abroad and choose a job according to their competence
- Gain access to capacity building through education and job training
- Obtain correct information regarding the job market, placement procedures and working conditions abroad
- Obtain professional and humane services and treatment without discrimination before, during, and after work placement.
- Carry out worship according to personal religion and beliefs
- Earn wages in accordance with standards that apply in the destination country of placement and/or an agreement between the two countries/and or work agreements
- Obtain legal protection and assistance for actions that can degrade the dignity and worth in accordance with the provisions of laws and regulations in Indonesia and in the country of placement
- Obtain an explanation of the rights and obligations as stated in the Employment Agreement
- Gain communication access.
- Be in possession of your travel documents during work
- Form associations and assemble in the destination placement country in accordance with the provisions of the legislation in force in the placement destination country
- Obtain a guarantee of safety and security protection for return to your area of origin
- Obtain documents and work agreements for Prospective Indonesian Migrant Workers and/or Indonesian Migrant Workers
- Obtain information regarding the conditions, problems, and return of Indonesian Migrant Workers
- Receive all the assets of Indonesian Migrant Workers who died abroad
- Obtain copies of documents and Work Agreements of Prospective Indonesian Migrant Workers and/or Indonesian Migrant Workers
- Gain access to communicate
- Minimum 18 years old
- Have competence
- Physically and mentally healthy
- Register and obtain a Social Security Number (BPJS)
- Have a complete set of the required documents (see below)
- Your local village government, or
- Go to the nearest LTSA (Layanan Terpadu Satu Atap) in your village
If you experience difficulties due to agents involvement, contact BP2MI to report the activity on 021-29244800
Generally you will need to prepare and obtain the following documents :
- Certificate of marital status and for those who are married attach a photocopy of the marriage certificate
- Certificate of husband's or wife's permission, parental permission, or guardian's permission known by the village head or lurah
- Work competency certificate
- Health certificate based on the results of health and psychological examinations
- Passport issued by local immigration office
- Work visa
- Agreement on the Placement of Indonesian Migrant Workers
- Employment agreement
- Contact the local village government
- Go to the nearest LTSA (One-Stop Integrated Service) in your village
If you are confused or need further assistance contact the two organizations below:
- Report them to your local village government
- Report them to the local Manpower Office
- Report them to the Indonesian Migrant Workers Organization (PMI) in your village
- Report them to any member of SBMI (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia) or Migrant Care, and your report will be taken care of. Below are the contact details for SBMI and Migrant Care:
- Report them to SBMI in your country of placement
- Report them to the Indonesian Embassy / Consulate General in your country of placement
- Make sure you are connected to friends and co-workers through social media
- Please contact:
SBMI (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia):Tel: (+6221) 79193879Email: email@example.comFB: SBMI (Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia)
Majalengka: Forum Migran MajalengkaContact Person: RaidaMobile: 085315178234Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Blitar: Pertakina (Perkumpulan Keluarga TKI dan TKI purna)Mobile: 082324366669Email: email@example.com