Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Getting Your Photo Taken At Midnight For ID Card? Only In Indonesia...

Last week, M told me that we (as in the whole family) should take our photos at the district office for e-KTP. When D and I went to the district office, we got 783 for our calling number, and the officer said that we should get back at 12 a.m. for the photo session. 

I did a double take and asked, "Did you say 12 a.m. as in midnight???"
And the officer said, "Yes."

So we got back home, I went to work and we all came to the district office thirty minutes before midnight, expecting to see a vacant district office. The only thing was we were wrong about it being empty. No sire, the office was still full of people, waiting for their turn to be photographed.

 Sorry for the blur, it makes the picture a bit surreal eh? That's M on the right.

As you can see, Bekasi Barat district has five subdistricts and I'm currently a resident of ...wait, I won't tell you where I live, of course:).

 People sit on chairs, waiting to be photographed. The blurred man on the right is D.

After getting photographed, you get your fingerprint recorded. Hmm, now that I look closely at these pictures, the man holding my father's hand is actually kinda cute. And he has beautiful fingers. #ignorethiscaption.

Then you get your iris (or is it pupil?) photographed too

You also have to sign on an electronic pad. Hmm, what a high technology for just an ID card.

Have you completed the e-KTP process? What do you think of the process? Did you meet anyone cute there? (ahem!)

Have a terrific Tuesday!


  1. wkwkwkwk, untung aku gak kebagian ampe tengah malem... siang2 di telpon my M disuruh langsung ke kelurahan. Syukurlah nunggu sejam doang selesai. UNTUNG yang megang aku cewek, jadi gak masalah kalo di pegang dia, TAPI JARI COWOK LENTIK?? oh no, merhatiin banget siiih!! ckckck

    Btw, dirimu kok baru foto? aku mah dah sebulanan yang lalu...

  2. hahaha, ini juga baru merhatiin jarinya pas udah di rumah. sayangnya aku gak difoto sama si jari lentik, tp sama petugas di sebelahnya. huhuhu #lebay. kecamatanku kayaknya telat deh, masih banyak yang belum difoto lho.