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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 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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Outrageous Behavior By Bali Tourists In Cafe Triggers Scathing Backlash

Tourists behaving badly in Bali is sadly nothing new. Yet, sometimes stories arise where tourists’ behavior is not only disrespectful or a bit out of line, but outrageous and simply bizarre. In another instance of wild inappropriate behavior by a bule in Bali, a video of two tourists enacting an…intimate…act at a cafe has gone …

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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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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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Ministers Confirm Work On 10-Year Digital Nomad Visa For Bali Is Progressing

Ministers in Indonesia have confirmed that the process of creating a 5-10 year digital nomad visa is underway. While recently, Tourism Minster Sandiaga Uno confirmed that the B211a socio-cultural visa is a legitimate way for digital nomads to reside in Indonesia in leading destinations like Bali, Lombok, and the Gili Islands, remote workers were left …

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Immigration Director Left Furious After Surprise Spot Check Of Bali Airport

The Acting Director General of Immigration for Indonesia, Widodo Ekatjahjana, conducted a surprise spot check at immigration counters at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport on Thursday the 6th of October. After finding multiple visa-on-arrival counters unstaffed, Ekatjahjana made his frustration known to the staff.  The surprise inspection was carried out at around 10.30 pm. …

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Bali Government Urge Police To Find And Deport Tourist Who Disrespected Sacred Temple

Representatives of the Bali Government are calling on police and immigration to take action against a travel influencer who shared a photo of himself sitting on a temple in Bali. The influencer in question is from Russia and goes by Dream Chaser Traveler online. Despite issuing an apology, the blogger is under increasing pressure from …

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