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The Royal Thai Consulate in Bali, Indonesia

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the Royal Thai Consulate in Bali, Indonesia. 

This Consulate seems to be a rather popular destination especially with respect to those who are looking to do a Visa Run that is kind of operating in connection with an overall backpacking tour or just a general long-term trip out here to Southeast Asia. Folks say "hey, if I have got to go get a Tourist Visa might as well do it in Bali. Spend a couple of days in beautiful Bali and go ahead and do that."

The address for the Thai Consulate in Bali is Jl. Ciungwanara IV No. 26, Renon Kec, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80235 Indonesia. We are going to go ahead and put that up on screen. 

The thing to take away from this video is to understand that different Thai Embassies and Consulates are going to do things slightly or to some degree very differently depending on the post. The very nature of the plenary power that is vested in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Officials who are posted to Thai Embassies and Consulates outside of the Kingdom of Thailand, the very nature of that authority is very fluid. It provides a great deal of latitude for those folks to make factual determinations as well as conclusions of law. Meanwhile, there is a great deal of administrative discretion that is granted to the Embassy or the Consulate itself as well as the folks in the Consulate to ensure the cases are processed through efficiently. 

What this leads to is situations where different posts may have different interpretations as to the requirements for example with respect to supporting documentation pertaining to a given visa application or they may have a certain way in which they want to see a visa application presented or they may have a certain way in which they schedule Visa appointments, if they schedule these appointments at all. Some do not. Some choose to use a queue which operates on a first-come first-serve system. So, again, things are going to vary from post to post, from country to country. The Embassy or Consulate depending on their Consular jurisdiction it may vary depending on the given facts for the given situation on the ground within that particular country. 

For those who are unsure how to deal with a Thai visa application at the Thai Consulate in Bali, it is probably not a terrible idea to contact a legal professional and gain some insight and guidance into how these cases process as a practical matter.