“…since both of you are not Indonesian , nor legally married, nor one of you employed by International company here in Indonesia . it is almost impossible to live here in Bali for long term and apply for KITAS ( Kartu Ijin TInggal Sementara / temporary resident card ).”
I’m sorry, but that is not true. Plenty of single foreigners live on Bali and not employed by any international company with a KITAS visa. Actually, most any of the better known visa agents are more than happy to sponsor a foreigner for a KITAS visa.
“Few people might suggest you to rent a long term lease property or make investment here in Bali in order so you can get your KITAS.”
Obviously a temporary resident visa will not be issued to a foreigner without a steady residence. Also, a KITAS is not required for a foreigner to take a long term rental.
“I meet with this India Guy in Immigrations office in Denpasar, Bali and he almost have tears in his eyes cause when he tried to extend his 1 years visa, using his Indonesian sponsorship from the previous one, he( the sponsor ) was no where to be found. I Feel very sorry for him and hope he find a new sponsor.”
Hah! With all the visa agents that hang out every day at Kantor Imigrasi, I am shocked that none of them jumped at the chance to sponsor him.
All that being said, I do agree with you 100% that using a local to be your “nominee” for a land purchase, regardless of how long you’ve known them, is a very risky proposition, and in fact, there is absolutely no valid reason to use an Indonesian sponsor. Moreover, more and more Balinese are refusing to sell their land these days…only leasing it out…and that is a good thing!