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Relocating from Canada to Bali for 3-6 months

by glassviolin Online Now Aug 14, 2010 at 3:43 PM

Hi there, I`m looking to chat with any Canadians who have travelled to Bali for a least 3 months or so.

What is the smoothest process to take in relocation-in terms of obtaining a visa for 3-6 months, (non working ) and if a healthy person on no medication requries any vaccinations.

If you have travelled or lived there recently ( or currently live) i`d love to chat with you. Thanks!

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    Re: Relocating from Canada to Bali for 3-6 months

    by Ubudian Online Now Aug 15, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    You would be surprised with the utter lack of consistency there is between the various Indonesian Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. I say this because if you ask this question about visas on other forums about Bali, you will get a variety of answers.

    Your first step should be to contact the Indonesian Embassy or Consulate that is closest to where you live in Canada and consult with them. You have two visa options, one being a social/cultural visa with is good for 60 days and then it can be renewed for 30 days for 4 additional months making the visa essentially good for 180 days without having to leave Indonesia to apply for a new visa. The other option is a 60 day tourist visa. I’ve never had a tourist visa, so I can’t say with certainty but I’ve heard that the 60 day tourist visa can also be renewed here in country for additional periods of 30 days.

    Visitors to Bali from Canada do not need to have proof of any vaccinations in order to gain entry into Indonesia, or to apply for a visa. However, the issue of vaccinations is one you are best to take up with your family physician or a travel medicine specialist.

    If during your long stay in Bali you plan to visit other islands outside of Bali, you may want to seriously consider the Malaria vaccine, or, not being sure about that travel plan, you can wait until you are already in Bali and get that vaccine at any of the many health clinics here. Hep B is the most common vaccine for any travelers heading to most any part of Asia or SE Asia.

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  • Re: Relocating from Canada to Bali for 3-6 months

    by glassviolin Online Now Aug 16, 2010 at 8:51 AM

    Thanks so much for the info!

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    Re: Relocating from Canada to Bali for 3-6 months

    by StephanB Online Now Sep 20, 2010 at 4:38 AM

    Don't mean to freak you out, but you may want to get a rabies vaccine. Much easier to do it before, then to do it after a dog bite. Just had a friend out running in Ubud get bitten by a dog. Now he has a series of nasty shots to get. It's not common, but there are plenty of dogs around and you would need the shots as a precaution even if you didn't think the dog had rabies.
    I came in on a tourist 60 day visa, and my passport is stamped with a 211 code, which as far as I know, can be extended 4 times for a total of 6 months.

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