Bali-based Dutch ITAS holder deported over permit violation

DMDG (2nd from left) with immigration officers as she was being deported out of Indonesia. Photo: Buleleng Immigration Office
DMDG (2nd from left) with immigration officers as she was being deported out of Indonesia. Photo: Buleleng Immigration Office

Immigration has deported a Dutch woman over an alleged violation of her stay permit while living in Bali.

DMDG, 58, held a temporary stay permit (ITAS) and was living in a village in Karangasem Regency. Immigration said she violated her ITAS terms as she ran a website design business during her stay in Bali.

“The woman was a holder of a limited ITAS for the elderly, which was valid through Dec. 23, 2022,” Nanang Mustofa, who heads the Singaraja Port Immigration Office, said yesterday.

Specifically, DMDG was deemed to have violated Article 75 Verse 1 of Law no. 6/2011 on Immigration, which gives Immigration officials the mandate to issue administrative sanctions on foreigners who “are suspected of being a threat to security and order, or those who do not abide by the law.”

ITAS for the elderly holders are prohibited from working or running a business while in Indonesia, Nanang said.

DMDG flew to Amsterdam via Jakarta on Monday.

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