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Australian National Detained For Overstaying 8 Years In Bali

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A 59-year-old Australian named Allan James has been detained for overstaying in Bali.

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The Head of the Badung State Attorney Intelligence Service, I Made Gde Bamaxs Wira, confirmed that the suspect was detained for violating immigration policy by illegally staying for 8 years in Bali.

“The suspect has been temporarily detained at the Immigration’s detention house while waiting for his trial schedule,” Bamaxs said on Friday (18/3)

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The suspect was proven guilty of staying on the island with a tourist visa for over 8 years.

“The suspect entered Bali in 2014 with his tourist visa and he hasn’t been doing anything for work during his stay,” Bamaxs added.

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However, Bamaxs hasn’t published further details concerning this case as he’s still waiting for the trial.

“Basically, the suspect was detained for being unable to show us his stay permit. We seized his passport as an evidence and he will potentially face a 3-month imprisonment,” Bamaxs concluded.

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Wayan Bo

Monday 21st of March 2022

Madness of bureaucracy. To everybody should be allowed to stay as long she or he wants.

J West

Sunday 20th of March 2022

If the truth was exposed you’ll probably find hundreds of crusty expats and international burn-outs hiding out down the alleyways and up jungle trails. Expats are not restricted to pool-villas in Canggu. “ Not working”, likely more nonsense. There are people producing “hippie crap” and selling their artistic efforts on consignment in local shops. There’s also loads of on line businesses selling crafts of non traditional design, obviously not Balinese. This Aussie is the tip of the iceberg.

Randy

Monday 21st of March 2022

@J West, trudat

Buaya

Sunday 20th of March 2022

If you do something like that in the United States you'll be granted a green card.

Wayan Bo

Monday 21st of March 2022

@Buaya, everybody who wish it should get immediately unlimited residence permit without madness of bureaucracy.

Randy

Monday 21st of March 2022

@Buaya, I don't think so

Kade Lasiadi

Sunday 20th of March 2022

why should it be waiting for 8 years? goverment needs to establish a digital system that can detect the length of stay every visitor on the island. this needs tech involvement. in the mind of man tends to violate whatever thing they can do.

Steve

Monday 21st of March 2022

@Kade Lasiadi, what can they do put a microchip in everyone on the island

Steve

Monday 21st of March 2022

@Kade Lasiadi,

Ben

Sunday 20th of March 2022

So he stayed 8 years just spending his savings on Bali?

Don't complain, consider how much money he contributed to the economy without bothering anyone :)

Randy

Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

@Col, he wasn't caught earlier because he was smart. The law now applies to him after being caught.

Col

Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

@Randy, and the law is not enforced!

Wayan Bo

Monday 21st of March 2022

@Ben, he deserve to become immediately citizen of honor.

Randy

Monday 21st of March 2022

@Ben, sarcasm, sarcasm !!

Seriously doubtful that he has contributed anything.

The law is the law that's all.