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Bali Visa Options for Short to Medium Stays

I have had a few people ask me recently about visas for staying longer than the usual tourist visa length, but not a long term visa so I decided to write a blog post about the various options. Indonesia offers a free visa for people from 169 countries. It is fairly safe to say most […]

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Visa concerns for long term stay in Bali

An article popped up in my news feed titled “Visa concerns for Australians living in Bali provide an unwanted reality check“. The headline obviously caught my attention. The article was talking about an internal immigration memo put out by the head of immigration in Bali, which I wrote about here on October 24. At the […]

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Tourist visa crackdown

An internal immigration letter has been going around Facebook discussing a crack down on foreigners using back to back tourist visas to stay in Bali. The concern is that foreigners using tourist visas constantly, are possibly working illegally in Bali. There has been some discussion that they will limit people to just two tourist visas […]

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Immigration tightening the rules for working in Bali

Indonesia is already well known for its tough laws and regulations for working visas for foreigners looking to work in the country. Unfortunately, new rules are being put in place to make the rules even stricter. The changes were outlined in a recent article on their website by the Jakarta based consultancy Indosight. The summary […]

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Indonesia to scrap tourist visa fees in 2015?

Reports are circulating that Indonesia might be scrapping tourist visa fees in 2015. The countries being proposed to get free visas include Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Russia. Indonesia’s tourism minister Arief Yahya told reporters: “These five countries are Indonesia’s major markets, with big potential to grow.” The tourist visa fee (VOA) is currently […]

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Bali visa options for FIFO workers

Bali is becoming a popular place FIFO (fly-in, fly-out) workers. Typically the family and kids live in Bali, while the FIFO worker commutes back between their workplace and Bali. The family staying in Bali, has several visa options including the social visa and student KITAS, for the kids going to school. The visa on arrival […]

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Price of Visa on Arrival to rise from US$25 to $35

The price of the visa on arrival (VOA) is expected to rise from US$25 to $35 per person, starting from July 3, 2014. The odd thing is that there has been almost no news regarding the price increase in the mainstream media.  However, you can see the new prices on the immigration website: http://www.imigrasi.go.id/index.php/berita/berita-utama/478-perubahan-biaya-pelayanan-keimigrasian-berdasarkan-pp-no-45-tahun-2014 For […]

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Don’t forget your re-entry permit if you have a KITAS

If you have a KITAS or temporary stay permit, to stay in Indonesia, you need to get a re-entry permit before you leave the country. If you don’t have one and leave the country, you could potentially have to start the whole application process for a new KITAS from the beginning. I would suggest applying […]

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