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  Dress Code 4 Imigrasi
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Favorite thing: Part III

NOW,
upon my second extension
(for my 4th month)
I tried going on my own,
with forms filled out, pictures taken, photocopies made,
and they said there was a form missing,
which my sponsor had not had to fill out
the last time.

Why didn't they tell me when I went to pick up and paid for the renewal forms?
Cause that is the way things work in Bali.
Breath....

So back on my scooter I go
to my sponsor's house,
and the forms were a bit confusing
in filling out.
all was in Indonesian and my sponsor
wasn't sure if they were
asking information about her or me.

Anyway, once filled out,
I went back.

When I got there,
they said that a letter from my sponsor was missing.

Well, why didn't they tell me that
in the first place?!
Before going to her home
to get the other form filled out?

Because I am in Bali.
Breath......

And so I decided that it be better that I go back the following day,
WITH my sponsor.

So the following day we went,
and when we asked a few questions,
the officer kept reminding us
that he had helped us the first time,
and here he was helping us again.

A sign for some extra $$$$ ?

Corruption

I still question,
why don't they make a list of all that is
required, so not to be in this guessing game?

Oh yeah!
We are in Bali.
Breath.....

Fondest memory: Part IV

On my 3rd extension
for my fifth month,
I went with sponsor
appropriately dressed
with 2 ID photos,
meterai stamp for 6,000 Rp,
passport,
2 photo copies of the front page of passport & last visa extension,
sponsor letter,
forms, (also photocopied)
photocopy of my sponsor's KTP
and to our pleasant surprise,
the usual immigration officer was not there.

Was he out to lunch?
Or fired from a job he didn't seem to like?
Anyway, this officer seemed
much nicer than the prior one.

No running back and forth this time.
Or at least it seemed.

But he did say that because
this was my 3rd extension,
my file needed to be renewed
in the office of Denpasar,
unless we wanted
to pay an additional 50,000
to have his staff deliver it for us.
Hmmmm.......

So I handed over the 50,000 Rp
which by now I really didn't care,
asked for a Tanda Termina Permintaan,
which is a sort of receipt with my name
and passport number
and was told that due to
the delivery and renewal process
in Denpasar
I should come back in 10 days
to pick up my passport and not in a week.

Much smoother this time.
I must be becoming an expert at this.

TIP: If you are missing a photocopy,
there is a store with a photocopy machine
in the building next door.

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  • Updated Dec 29, 2005
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