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crimal record

Sydney, Australia
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crimal record

I have a crimal record in the last 3 years, am wondering if I am still allowed into Bali. Only going for 12 days.

Brisbane, Australia
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1. Re: crimal record

I would call the Indonesian consulate in Sydney..

My cousin has colourful crimal record and she has had no charges for 9years and they told her she wouldn’t have much luck getting through but it depended on the person on passport control - so she decided against it as she didn’t want to waste a heap of money and get sent back home!

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2. Re: crimal record

You will be fine pay for your visa and line up with a smile and enjoy your holiday

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There is no question on the arrival card about your criminal past.

I guess the Indonesians take the attitude that if you do the wrong thing on your holiday - you have a long time in horrible conditions to think about it.

But I would make a call to the Consulate - maybe block your phone number and don't give your name...... but make the call....

Nowra, Australia
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Hi..as far as i know there is no criminal check on entry to Bali.

BUT....

If you are applying for a new Australian passport that may be an issue. There are questions in the passport application on whether you have ever been convicted of a criminal offence.

Brisbane, Australia
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So do they check if you have a criminal record on arrival into the country?

Brisbane, Australia
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At the Bali end, for a 30 day Visa, there is no check at all about criminal records. You will not have any problems at all getting into Indonesia on a 30 day visa.

The question is asked on the application for a 60 day visa, though.

Sanur Bali
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7. Re: crimal record

I can promise you that it has no effect on you entering Indonesia. Your criminal background is not asked about by anyone at any point.

Currently there are a bit over 4 tourists entering Bali every minute, They are not that concerned about your history.

Perth, Australia
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8. Re: crimal record

Whinnie is correct if you are applying for a 60day visa beforehand

Depending where you apply eg Sydney Consulate & Embassy in Canberra

the question: "Have you ever committed a crime or any offence" is asked

It is not asked on the Perth consulate forms

As for VOA nothing is asked on the forms

Sydney, Australia
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9. Re: crimal record

Thanks so much, we r travelling with anotha couple, & was worried this was going to be a huge hiccup

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10. Re: crimal record

I also think that you will be fine.

Just don't bring attention to yourself and dress and look conservative.