Bali deports four foreigners for violating stay permit

Kuta (ANTARA News) - The Immigration Office of Bali province will deport four foreigners for violating their visa permits, Chief of Supervisory Unit at Balis Immigration Office Mohamad Soleh said here on Tuesday.

The four foreigners have been identified as Steven Thomas Gibbs (25), Nancy May Evans (23), Nicholas William Thomas Jones (22), all British nationals, and Marina Naloni Bozlee (17) from the United States.

According to Soleh, Nancy May Evans will be deported on Tuesday (Nov 18) at 8:00 p.m. Central Indonesian Time while the other three are waiting for their plane reservation tickets. Besides deporting the four, the immigration office has also banned them from entering Indonesia for the next six months.

Soleh stated the immigration police arrested the foreigners during a routine raid at the Seminyak area, Bali province. The four were caught working at a store in Oberoi street.

"They misused their stay permit. They came to Indonesia through the visa-on-arrival facility that does not offer work permits to visitors," noted Soleh.

He added that November 2014 will see 114 foreigners being deported from Bali. Last year, 78 foreigners were deported. While 70 percent of the foreigners deported were Australians, the remaining were from the United States, Russia, England, France, Singapore, China, New Zealand, Venezuela, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, Greece, and Kazakhstan.

(Reporting by Dewa Wiguna/translating and editing by Amie Fenia Arimbi/Uu.INE/KR-BSR/A014)