The singer however, denied that he was deported. In an interview with ABS-CBN, Christian said, "Hindi pala ‘yun ‘yung working visa that I usually use for the past 5 years. Kinausap ako ng mga officials and I said I usually entrust my papers to my agents".
After a long discussion with the Indonesian authorities, they assured that they will not be filing a criminal case against Christian Bautista. The incident also will not affect his scheduled visits and in fact, he will be returning to Jakarta for a Valentine's concert set this February.