After doing a bit of a research online, we found lack of information about getting Thai Tourist Visa in Bali, Indonesia. In this article, we will do our best to explain how to get Thailand Visa there. Take a note, that Thai Consulate in Bali moved to new location in January 2019.
Where to get a Thailand Tourist Visa in Bali
There is no Thai Embassy in Bali but you can get your Thai visa from Thai Consulate in Denpasar.
IMPORTANT! Thai Consulate in Bali moved to new location in January 2019!
Big thanks to Dee Dee for the photo & update!
The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate, Denpasar (Bali)
Address: Jalan Pemuda 2, No. 9 Jalan Ciungwanara IV, No. 26 (Baru) / 22 (Lama), Renon, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Phone: +62 812-3825-542 (9am–4pm, Mon-Fri)
The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate is located in the heart of Denpasar which is not far from Sanur Beach (about 3,5 km). You need to take a taxi or ojek (motorbike taxi) to reach the Consulate. You might need to help the driver to find it as Thai Consulate seems to be quite a rare destination for them and the location in residential area doesn’t make things easier. Both taxi drivers we used for our trips to Thai Consulate didn’t know where Thai Consulate is but finding it isn’t hard, you just need to follow the map.
Expect it to be even more complicated to find Thai Consulate in Bali as it moved to new location in January 2019. However, the new location is just about 0.5 km from the old one, so it shouldn't be that difficult to find it. Thai visa in Bali from now on will be issued at this address: Jalan Ciungwanara IV, No. 26 (22), Renon, Denpasar.
Once you arrive, expect to see big boards leading to the entrance of the consulate on the fence of it.
Don’t be surprised when you will reach the place, Thai Consulate looks more like a regular house. You can be sure that you’re at the right place when you see the Thai Flag in front of the building.
Submitting the application
The Consulate is open for submitting Visa applications Monday to Friday, from 09.00 am until noon (except Thai & Indonesian Holidays).
Passport and Visa Collection
If your application is successful, you can collect your passport and visa Monday to Friday, from 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm.
Thailand Tourist Visa
The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Denpasar can issue Thailand Single Entry Tourist Visa to visitors of any nationality who intend to stay in Thailand no longer than 60 days for tourism propose. Single-Entry Tourist Visa is valid for entering Thailand once within 3 months from the date of issue.
Thailand Multiple Entry Tourist Visa can be obtained only from the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence meaning that the Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa here will be granted only to Indonesian nationals or residents with Temporary Resident Permit (KITAS) or Permanent Resident Permit (KITAP).
Steps for getting a Thailand Tourist Visa in Bali
The appointment is not required so you can just walk in to the Consulate. Thai Consulate in Bali normally is not busy at all. At the time of our visit there was only 1 person in the queue before us.
Then you just need to fill Thai Visa Application Form. Like in any Thai Embassy or Consulate, you just need to provide your personal data and details of your trip, such as duration of proposed stay and purposed address in Thailand.
The Consulate will keep all your submitted documents so be prepared and make all needed copies before coming here, as copy services are not provided at the Consulate.
Finally, submit the application and all the required documents (see below) to the officer who will check at once if all the needed documents are submitted.
Everything is so easy and quick at the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Denpasar if you have all the required documents with you. Getting a single-entry tourist visa was smooth for us here.
It takes 3 working days to process a visa (no same-day service). For example, if you are applying for the visa on Wednesday morning, you can collect your passport with visa in it on Friday afternoon.
Required Documents for Single-Entry Tourist Visa
- Visa application form - you will get it at the Consulate.
- Photographs: 2 recent photos, sized 3.5x4.5 cm.
- Passport with at least 6 months validity.
- A copy of bank statement showing a deposit of the amount not less than 700 USD (8,000,000 IDR) in the past 6 months (printed out bank account statement from internet banking system was in enough in our case).
- A copy of confirmed hotel reservation or another evidence of accommodation in Thailand.
- A copy of confirmed tickets in and out of Thailand.
- Application Fee: 560,000 IDR - It must be paid in Indonesian Rupiah, cash only (non-refundable)
As the rule, all the copying and internet accessing has to be done outside the Consulate.
- You can apply only for Thailand Single Entry Tourist Visa and the purpose of your visit must be tourism.
- Processing of the visa takes 3 working days and there are no exceptions for any individual problem as there’s no extra charge and nothing can be done to make visa issuance faster.
- For your convenience, check the holidays of the Royal Thai Consulate before you visit (check both, Thai & Indonesian holidays before planning a trip to the Consulate).
- The nearest Thai embassy is in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Staying near Thai Consulate
If you don't want to waste your time and money for the trip to Thai Consulate in Bali, you can stay in the closest to Thai Consulate neighborhood in Denpasar. One of the best places to stay nearby is Praja Hotel.
Another convenient option is staying in one of many Hotels on Sanur Beach as this beach is the nearest to Thai Consulate.
Check our Frequently Asked Questions about getting Thailand Visa at Thai Embassies and Consulates and ask your own question if it's not answered there yet.