Czech tourist deported, having such a good time in Bali that he ‘forgot’ to extend his visa

Photo: Imigrasi Ngurah Rai
Photo: Imigrasi Ngurah Rai

A Czech tourist, who Indonesian immigration officers deported on Thursday night, says he was too busy enjoying Bali that he didn’t even notice that he overstayed his visa.

Robert Sibek was deported on Thursday around 11pm out of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport because he exceeded the limit on his visa, Denpasar Class I Immigration told reporters on Friday.

“The residence permit went over the time limit,” Yoga, Denpasar Immigration Class I Immigration Monitoring and Action head, said on Friday, as quoted by Radar Bali.

By overstaying his visa more than 60 days from its expiration date, the 40-year-old Czech national violated article 78 paragraph 3 of Law no. 6 of 2011 concerning Immigration, according to Yoga. Foreigners who overstay less than 60 days in Indonesia are able to pay a penalty for each day over the expiry date to avoid deportation. 

Sibek claimed to forget that the expiry date on his visitor’s visa had expired, but he “did not have good intentions” to report his problem to immigration, said Yoga.

The Czech was deported from Indonesia via Bali on Thursday night, when he boarded a flight on Malindo Air.

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