In a significant stride towards fostering awareness and understanding of immigration policies, the Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) International Affairs Office has successfully executed a collaborative initiative with the Medan Immigration Office. This collaboration aimed to enhance awareness among deans, faculties, lecturers, local students, and international students regarding immigration policies, procedures, and compliance. The partnership involved a series of informational sessions, workshops, and outreach programs organized by the International Affairs Office in collaboration with the Medan Immigration Office. These initiatives were designed to provide valuable insights into the intricacies of immigration policies, legal requirements, and the importance of compliance for students, faculty, and the broader community.

One of the key highlights of the collaborative effort was a seminar conducted at USU, where representatives from the Medan Immigration Office shared in-depth information on visa regulations, residence permits, and other relevant immigration matters. The seminar also facilitated an open forum, allowing participants to seek clarifications and comprehensively understand the immigration landscape. Prof. Dr. Rudy Sofyan, SS., M. Hum., Head of the USU International Affairs Office, expressed satisfaction with the successful execution of the collaboration. "This initiative marks a crucial step in promoting a better understanding of immigration policies, especially among our international students. We believe that informed and compliant individuals contribute positively to the overall integrity of immigration processes.", he said.Mr. Jaka Ridwan, a representative from Class I Immigration Office TPI Polonia Medan, commended the proactive approach taken by USU in facilitating this collaborative effort. He emphasized the importance of such initiatives in fostering a cooperative relationship between educational institutions and immigration authorities.

The collaboration received positive feedback from participants who appreciated the opportunity to engage directly with immigration officials, clarifying doubts and gaining insights crucial for their academic and personal pursuits.As the collaboration for immigration policy awareness between the USU International Affairs Office and the Medan Immigration Office concludes, it stands as a model for effective partnerships between academic institutions and government bodies. This successful execution underscores the commitment to fostering a well-informed community and promoting adherence to immigration regulations. The collaborative effort is expected to impact the awareness and compliance levels relating to immigration policies among students and the wider community associated with the Universitas Sumatera Utara (Reported by Zilmi Haridhi-Student Exchange Awardee to Universiti Teknologi Mara Shah Alam, Malaysia).