Bali immigration has recently deported several foreigners for working illegally for holding jobs such as surfing instructors, instructors teaching people how to drive motorcycles, and, most recently, for employment as commercial sex workers.
Russian nationals have emerged recently as the dominant group among illegal workers arrested for deportation by Bali immigration officials.
The State News Agency Antara, reports that three Russian females, identified only by the initials VS, IL, and TE, have been deported after being caught in a villa in the Seminyak-Kuta area of Bali working in the commercial sex industry.
The three women were forcibly boarded on Turkish Airlines Flight TK67 from Bali to Istanbul on Friday, 10 March 2023, with an onward connection to Moscow using TK 417.
Immigration arrested the three after local villagers reported suspicious business activities in a private villa in Seminyak in the company of three Indonesian nationals.
Interrogation of the three Russian women revealed that two (VS and TE) women entered Indonesia using a B211A Visitors Visa only valid for cultural, business, sporting, and tourism. Meanwhile, IL used a Visa-on-Arrival (VOA) valid for 30-60 days.
The head of immigration in Bali, Silmy Karim, thanked the public for making reports that led to the arrest and deportation of the three women.
Also, on Friday, two Russian men, RK and AG, were deported for operating a motorcycle driving school for foreign visitors to Bali.
Immigration report that some Russian males apprehended in Bali by immigration claim they are working illegally or overstaying their visas to avoid mandatory military service in Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.