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Migrating KITAP and MERV to my New Passport

Discussion in 'Bali Expat Forum' started by Monger SEA, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Monger SEA

    Monger SEA New Member

    Nov 4, 2017
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    I am living here on a KITAP. So there is a KITAP stamp on my passport + a MERV (Multiple Re-entry) stamp that needs to be renewed every two years (while KITAP needs be renewed every 5 years).

    Here's the thing: I just got my new passport and migrated the KITAP stamp onto it - But if I migrate the MERV as well, I will have to pay for it! It's not worth it, especially that it expires in a few months.

    However, someone told me that I could just keep the MERV on my old passport and show it together with the new passport when exiting the country and coming back, at the immigration counter. Then I would just migrate it to the new passport once it expires.

    Of course if I go ask immigration whether this works or not, they will tell me to change it, just so that they get the money.

    Does anyone know the real answer? Thanks!
  2. davita

    davita Well-Known Member

    Mar 13, 2012
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    I can say that I've done exactly that...shown an old passport with a non-cancelled Itap/Merp and a new passport and said I'll have the Itap/Merp problem.
    The Kitap is the yellow card...... the Itap and Merp is what is stamped in the passport.
    Monger SEA likes this.

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