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  1. MelanieSkye

    FIFO miner from OZ visiting BALI every month

    Hey everyone! In regards to visa’s for BALI.. I’ll be planning to reside in Bali for 3 weeks and then go back to Australia for 1 week of work in the mines.. that cycle repeated for 12 months approx. can I just keep visiting on a holiday visa for my 3 weeks? Or will I need a different visa to be...
  2. balinews

    New cafe looking for manager local/expat

    A new cafe in Bali is looking a for a manager. Visa sponsorship available to foreigners.
  3. L

    Statutory Declaration witnesses in Surabaya

    Hi everyone, My name is Lisa and I'm a Permanent Resident of Australia. I'm in the middle of applying visa for my husband who currently live in Surabaya, East Java. I was just wondering, if anyone here, have any idea / information on the circumstances we're currently facing: In order to...
  4. balinews

    Expat dive instructors deported for visa violations

    Singaraja Immigration in North Bali has deported two foreigners for moonlighting as dive instructors, outside the capacity of their work permits. The foreigners, identified as a 43-year-old Canadian man and a 29-year-old Danish woman, had Indonesian KITAS work permits, but for different jobs...
  5. C

    Help with Visa for my Girlfriend

    I'am 25 live in Australia and my girlfriend is 17, lives in Jakarta she has all required documents, ID card, passport, birth cert., etc 1. I'am unsure if I should ask my sister/mother to sponsor her or be the sponsor myself? (as age gap and they might worry she will not return) 2...
  6. spicyayam

    What happened to Bali expat services?

    Many people were recommending them on Facebook and they had offices all around Bali. Now they are saying the aren't taking on any new clients. I was just wondering what happened to the company.
  7. Billt4SF

    Do morons make you nervous?

    Anyone else nervous? Recent political events in the US, and the speed at which they were promulgated, and especially the questionable sanity -- dare I say outright crazed approach -- of those at VERY high levels of government, make me a bit nervous that a long term living situation for...
  8. jiker69

    How to get around while looking

    No sure if this is the right place to post this but here goes. After reading many posts here, it is best to look around at the different areas before settling on one to live for a month or more. Could someone give suggests for that mode of transportation. I really don't want to drive a car but I...
  9. P

    extending extendable VOA

    I want to extend extendable VOA for me, wife & 2 kids. On the first visit to Immigration is it necessary to bring the whole family or do i just need photocopies of their passports etc I realise that on the second visit when they take photos/scan fingerprints all of us need to be there but on...
  10. M

    Visa to Australia for Indonesian friend

    Hi there, I am in a debacle. We have a friend who is Indonesian who we have known for 10+ years. He is married and has three children. As he has always been very good to us when we have been in Bali and we consider him part of our family, we would love to have him come to Australia for a two...
  11. T

    Would Like to Interview Some Expats

    Hi, I’m a writer for International Living Magazine and International Living Australia. I am coming to Bali next month to research and write a series of articles about living and retiring in Bali. I’m hoping to meet up with some expats from the US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand who are...
  12. C

    Searching for options to move to Bali for some time

    Hi. So decided to post something here, to maybe get some info. As I am (and have been) looking for some.. lets call it easy living.. ways to locate to Bali for a month or two (on and off sorta), I haven't really struck on a good deal yet. I'll give bit info what I'm interested. First, as I...
  13. Billt4SF

    Travel domestically with only a COPY of passport?

    According to the rules that Yani stated, I am supposed to give her my passport a week or so before my Sosbud visa renewal is due, so they can process it, etc. That's fine except that I'll be in Raja Ampat diving until one day before the visa runs out. Does anyone KNOW if you can travel...
  14. lush4111

    Agent rules changed??

    Does anybody know if this is true or had any recent attempts to get their agent to renew their visa?? Breaking: Expats Can No Longer Rely Solely on Agents to Get Permits - Indonesia Expat
  15. Billt4SF

    Agents cannot help you with a visa?

    Anyone know if this is legit? I was counting on the help of an agent, because I will shortly return from outlying islands to Bali with an almost-expired 211 (Sosial) visa which needs renewing in a hurry. I contacted the agent Yani but she hasn't responded to me yet! Thanks, Bill Breaking...
  16. spicyayam

    Living on Bali for $175 a week

    I am sure this doesn't includes things like flights, insurance, visa
  17. C

    SosBud Visit Visa extensions

    Hello. Currently doing research about how to spend a year or two in Bali and have found that the SosBud visa would be an option. Don't understand why do people have to waste time every month to go to the office (or multiple times with a week between), but I guess that's how inefficient and...
  18. balinews

    Australian court witness deported from Indonesia

    An Australian expert who testified that Indonesian woman Wayan Mirna Salihin was unlikely to have died from cyanide poisoning after drinking a Vietnamese iced coffee will be deported and banned from entering Indonesia for six months. Professor Beng Beng Ong, a forensic pathologist and senior...
  19. Billt4SF

    Got a Visa! Need another visa!!

    Hello Bali expats: We will be in North America during September, returning 23 Sept. Upon return, Generally we intend to stay in Bali up to next August but likely we'll go somewhere out of Indo during that time. I (Bill) will stay in Indonesia for at least 3 months, but much of this time...
  20. balinews

    Possible jail time for fixing projector

    As reported by, The Italian Job? , an Italian man filed suit against the Denpasar, Bali Immigration office claiming he was illegally detained and charged by officials on May 22, 2016 during an evening cruise in the Port of Benoa. During that cruise, 36-year-old Carmine...