Beware, tourist visa-holding remote workers in Bali. Immigration says they’re onto you, and will not hesitate to get tough on visa violators.
The Justice and Human Rights Ministry’s office in Bali, which oversees immigration matters, said it recently received tips about foreigners working remotely from Bali on tourist visas.
“They may be working from hotels or wherever they’re staying. But they work [for companies] in their home countries. So they work online,” Jamaruli Manihuruk, who heads the Bali office, said.
“If there are foreigners on tourist visas but they’re working from Bali, we won’t hesitate to act. If the public sees or knows about them, please report them to our officers.”
Jamaruli noted that no such violators have been caught thus far. Those who are caught may face deportation.
According to immigration data, there are currently 112 thousand foreigners staying in Bali.