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Mar 06 2020

New Coronavirus-Related Rule Requires Employers to Submit Report Regarding Chinese Employees

Indonesia
  • Employers in Indonesia with workers from Mainland China must submit an online report to the Ministry of Manpower with information about their active foreign employees and a description of the employer’s efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus within the company, among other data.
  • Governments in many jurisdictions are taking immigration-related measures in order to contain the spread of the virus. For more information, visit Fragomen’s Coronavirus site.

The situation

New instructions on Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) website require employers with Mainland Chinese employees to submit an online report to the MOM.

A closer look

The information in the report must include:

  • a list of active foreign employees and their country of origin;
  • a list of foreign employees with active Indonesia stay permits who are currently abroad and are unable to return to the country due to coronavirus-related flight restrictions;
  • a list of foreign employees from Mainland China under a Short Term Permit whose permit has expired and who are unable to return to their home country; and
  • a description of the employer’s efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus within the company.

 

Employers must continuously report updated information when they hire Mainland Chinese employees until further notice.

Impact

Although there are no known deadlines or penalties for noncompliance at the time of the publication of this alert, employers should establish internal mechanisms to be able to accurately report this information. Fragomen can assist with this process.

Background

  • Similar reporting requirements.  Vietnam recently implemented a similar reporting requirement under which employers with Mainland Chinese nationals or foreign nationals who have traveled to Mainland China (and/or other countries affected by the coronavirus) must provide a list of foreign employees to authorities.
  • Coronavirus measures. The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been declared a public health emergency by the World Health Organization. Governments in many jurisdictions are taking immigration-related measures in order to contain the spread of the virus. For more information, visit Fragomen’s Coronavirus site.

Looking ahead

Further immigration restrictions and reporting requirements are likely with the continued spread of the coronavirus. Fragomen will provide updates as they become available.

We worked closely with PNB Immigration Law Firm to prepare this alert. This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to [email protected].