Nigerian national faces deportation for 2 years overstay
A Nigerian national who recently traveled to Bali could face deportation after immigration officials discovered he had overstayed his Indonesian visa by two years.
Local outlets reported that AEE arrived at Ngurah Rai International Airport yesterday after flying with Lion Air flight JT-3204 from Jakarta. According to Ngurah Rai Immigration Bureau Chief, I Nyoman Gede Surya Mataram, EEA was apprehended after officers discovered his PCR test was fake and deemed his residence permit “dubious”.
“After investigation, it was found that the person had arrived in Indonesia via Soekarno-Hatta airport on July 23, 2019, with a B211 visa which expired after 30 days,” noted Nyoman, who was referring to Indonesia’s 30-day tourist visa.
EEA was later found guilty of violating Section 78(3) of the Immigration Act for possessing a residence permit which had expired for more than 60 days. He was detained pending deportation.
“His residence permit expired on August 21, 2019. He lived in Jakarta all this time,” noted Yoga Aria Prakoso Wardoyo, Ngurah Rai Immigration Bureau Monitoring and Enforcement Officer separately.
Yoga added that authorities had received a tip that EEA had arrived in Bali on March 5, but the Nigerian national eventually made the journey from Jakarta on March 15.