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Indonesia Announces Online Visa Extension That Will Save Bali Tourists Time

Indonesia’s Minister of Law and Human Rights and the Directorate General of Immigration has publicly announced a new way for tourists to extend their visas. It is now possible for tourists in Indonesia who entered the country on a visa on arrival or an electronic visa on arrival to apply to extend their stay online. …

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Newly Appointed Director General Happy With Bali Immigration Services

Indonesia’s newly appointed Director General of Immigration has conducted a site visit to Bali’s Ngurah Rai Immigration Office, and he was delighted with what he found. Director General Silmy Karim has only been on the job a little over a week and is conducting visits to immigration offices across Indonesia. He has publicly conveyed the …

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More Than 70,000 Residency Permits Issued In Bali In 2022

Bali’s Ngurah Rai Immigration Office has released data on residency permits issued in 2022. The data reveals the number of people who applied for residency is in Bali last year and the passports they hold. The data indicates the level of interest in Bali as a destination for international citizens who want to build a …

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Officials Confirm Bali Expat Retirees Will Not Be Affected By New Second Home Visa Policy

Wednesday, 21st December, marked the launch of Indonesia’s new second home visa. The new visa category was announced in October and is designed to attract high earners to invest in creating a life in Bali and the rest of the country. The announcement was primarily received as a positive move, enabling entrepreneurs, high-wealth individuals, and …

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Retired Expats In Bali Publish Open Letter Raising Concerns Over Changes To Visa System

Wednesday, 21st December, marks the launch of Indonesia’s new second home visa. The new visa category was announced by Acting Director General for Immigration, Widodo Ekatjahjana, in late October, who confirmed that the final details were being put into motion. While the development received plenty of positive feedback, many international residents living in Bali raised concerns …

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Bali Deports Family Who Claimed God-Given Right To Break Into Canggu Villa

Authorities in Bali have announced details of the deportation of a Moldovan family who were detained in March 2022 for breaking into a Canggu villa. According to officials, the family of five broke into a villa that had been left empty for most of the pandemic. At the time of their arrest and interrogation, the …

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Bali Set To Deport British Man For Setting Up Mobile Food Cart Without Work Visa

Immigration and police officials in Bali have begun the deportation process of a British man who had illegally set up a mobile food cart in Kuta. The man, known by his initials TDL, was arrested by Kuta Police after a video of him selling burgers went viral. In the video, TDL can be seen selling …

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Bali Launches Online System For Visa On Arrival

The Department of Immigration for Indonesia has launched a new way for travelers to acquire their visas on arrival. It is now possible for tourists to apply for an e-VOA before they arrive in the country. Hopefully, this latest development will help streamline the arrival experience for tourists to Bali and beyond.  The Acting Director …

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Locals Worry New Second Home Visa In Bali Will Lead To Overdevelopment

It has been just a week since Indonesia announced the impending launch of the second home visa. The visa entitles those with over $130,000 in the bank to apply for a 5 or 10-year temporary residency. Yet there are already concerns being raised by local people in Bali and by government ministers that the new …

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Bali Tourism Association Calls On Government To Scrap Visa On Arrival Fees

The Bali Tourism Association is calling on the local government and immigration departments to scrap the relatively newly introduced fees for the 30-day tourist visa on arrival. While the visa on arrival used to be free for many countries, including for some of Bali’s most regular visitors from Australia, the U.S., and the UK, in …

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Bali Launches 10-Year Second Home Visa For Entrepreneurs, Retirees, And High Earners

Indonesia has announced the launch of a new 10-year second home visa. The new visa category will allow foreigners with over $130,000 in the bank to apply for a 10-year temporary residency permit for Bali and other popular destinations. There are hopes that this will help attract high earners, retirees, and highly skilled digital nomads …

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Over 100 Additional Staff Added To Bali Airport Immigration Ahead Of G20 Summit

The Indonesian Department of Immigration has deployed over 100 additional staff to Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport ahead of the G20 Summit next month. While the national airport agency and central government have built a new VVIP Terminal building for the events in Bali, the additional staff will operate between commercial arrivals and …

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