A Canadian national with initials YB has been deported by Immigration Officers for overstaying in Bali.
The Head of the Singaraja Immigration Office Class II, Nanang Mustofa confirmed that YB was deported through the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta on Saturday (2/10) for violating Indonesian Immigration rules. “The expat who has married local women twice in Bali was finally deported for staying with an expired visa for over 100 days in Bali.” Nanang said on Sunday (3/10).
Prior to the deportation, YB had married the first Balinese woman which made him automatically receive a ‘Limited Temporary Residence Card’ as a staying permit. After divorcing his ex-wife, YB married another local woman from Jembrana in 2020. “His second marriage was only a religious marriage, so it wasn’t officially recorded by the Indonesian government. So he remained staying with a visitors visa that he received onshore which expired the 3rd of July 2021.” Nanang added.
After receiving information from local residents regarding his illegal stay, YB was finally detained by Immigration officers on September 27th 2021. Meanwhile the Head of Bali Law and Human Rights Minister, Jamaruli Manihuruk stated that Bali Officials have committed to increase their supervision to foreign nationals who have been staying on the island, especially during the current Covid-19 pandemic. YB was deported and escorted by Immigration officers with strict prevention protocols.