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Immigration Department Does a Foreigner Head Count

Foreigners Residing in Bali Required to Register Between August 10 and October 31, 2001.

(8/11/2001) Bali's immigration office, as part of a national campaign, is asking that all foreigners residing on the island register themselves between the dates of August 10 and October 31, 2001.

The following schedule has been established for the registration process:

Denpasar Area - August 10 to 16 at the Renon Immigration Office.

Badung (Kuta) Area - August 20 to 24 at the Tuban Immigration Office.

Gianyar Area - August 27 to 30 at the Renon Immigration Office.

Bangli Area - September 3 to 7 at the Renon Immigration Office.

Singaraja & Negara Areas - October 1 - 14 at the Renon Immigration Office.

Klungkung Area - October 16 to 19 at the Renon Immigration Office.

The Renon Immigration Office is located at Jalan Di Panjaitan in Renon, Denpasar. The Tuban Immigration Office is located at Jalan Gusti Nrurah Rai, Tuban (near the airport).

Those required to report and register are foreigners holding permanent resident status (KITAP), temporary resident status (KITAS), holders of a short stay permit (BVKS), and residents of staying in Indonesia for more than 3 months who do not yet have a formal immigration status.

According to officials of the Bali Immigration office, the registration will be done without cost but those registering are requested to bring two passport size photos (3 x 4 cm with red background)to complete the process.

According to a report carried in the Indonesian language Bali Post some 852 foreign residents on Bali hold a formal (KITAS) Temporary Stay Permit, 10 possess a (KITAP) Permanent Stay Permit, 1,583 have a short stay permit (Kartu Kunjungan Singkat and 489 are registered as ship's crew (Daksuskim).

The number of formal work permits registered in Bali total 285 including 50 working in travel and tour companies, 12 in sea tourism, 13 in restaurants, 12 in non-starred hotels, and 120 in hotels established under facilities provided by the National Investment Board. Local press estimate some 5,000 foreigners operate businesses in Bali without the necessary immigration and labor department permits.

The Immigration Authorites have issued calls to local government elements in reporting the presence of foreigners living on the island.