Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The Directorate General of Immigration announced that the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, Sam Altman, received the first Indonesian Golden Visa. The visa has several functions for the holder.
In the official statement received CNBC Indonesia, Altman can get benefits such as check lanes and priority service at the airport. In addition, he can also have a longer stay, ease of entry and exit to Indonesia, and does not need to apply for an ITAS or Limited Stay Permit at the immigration office.
“Once you arrive in Indonesia, you no longer need to apply for a limited stay permit (ITAS) at the immigration office. We will give the red carpet in return for the resources they can provide to Indonesia,” said the Director General of Immigration, Silmy Karim, quoted on Tuesday (5/5). 9/2023).
For information, the Golden Visa is a type of visa with a residence permit for a period of 5-10 years. The award is intended to support the country’s economy.
ChatGPT CEO Sam Altman (Getty Images/Win McNamee)
Silmy explained that one of the golden visa categories was given to figures with an international reputation and benefited Indonesia. The proposal for a person to be given a visa is proposed by a central government agency.
“There are several categories of golden visas apart from investment/investment basis, one of which is a golden visa which is given to figures who have an international reputation and can provide benefits to Indonesia. In obtaining a golden visa, it must be proposed by a central government agency,” he explained.
Golden Visa has a legal basis from a Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights (Permenkumham) Number 22 of 2023 and Minister of Finance Regulation Number 82 of 2023 which is the basis for implementing this policy.
The plan to grant the Golden Visa was revealed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan. At that time, he said the visa policy made foreign nationals able to stay longer in Indonesia.
At that time, he explained that the Golden Visa was intended for those with high intellectual capacity and willing to work in Indonesia. Including Altman, who according to him will often go to Indonesia.
“For example, there are people who have high intellectual capacity, researchers from top universities, influential people, like Chat GPT, yes (CEO) Sam Altman, yes, the President also because he wants to and often goes to Indonesia, we love him,” he said.
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