There are many consulates in Bali, because representatives from these embassies have duties as envoys from their countries and work in Bali. The consulate also officially represents the sending organization in the receiving country. A consulate, also commonly referred to as a diplomatic representative, is someone who can be relied on to conduct diplomatic relations with other countries.

What are the Kinds of Foreign Consulates in Bali?

Consulates in Bali is a much smaller form of diplomatic representation, usually located in a major city of the receiving country other than the capital. However, it can also be located in the capital of the receiving country. Apart from being a representative in the country, this diplomatic representative can also be a permanent non-resident representative for one or more other countries.

Non-resident representatives are referred to as concurrent embassies. The presence of non-resident representatives is part of the diplomatic representatives of other countries. Thus, diplomatic representatives consist of representatives of the president and non-residents.

Australian Representative

Australian Representative Consulates in Bali

Representatives from Australia which is the consulate general of Denpasar (Bali and NTB). The address of the Australian consulate is Jl. Tantular 32, Renon, Denpasar. The telephone number you can call is (0361) 241118. In addition, you can also contact via facsimile (0361) 221195.

Brazil Representative

In Bali there are also representatives of Brazil, which is a group of people from one country who are present in another country. The consulate general of Bali, you can visit precisely on Jalan Raya Legian No. 186, Kuta 80361. Meanwhile, you can also call the relevant telephone numbers (0361) 757775, and fax (0361) 751 005.

British Representative

British Representative Consulates in Bali

Apart from Australia and Brazil, the fact is that the UK also has representatives to support their country. You can visit the representative from the Denpasar consulate general on Jl. Tirta Nadi 20, Sanur, Denpasar 80238. The fax you can call is (0361) 287804.

Czech Republic Representative

The representative of the Czech republic is the consulate general of Denpasar, the address is Jl. Shooter 17, Sanur. The telephone numbers that can be contacted are (0361) 286465 and fax (0361) 286408.

French Representative

France is a developed country, France certainly has consulate representatives in Indonesia. Of course, the representative is in Bali, to be precise at the consulate general in Denpasar (Bali and Lombok). The address of the Denpasar consulate general is Jl. Mertasari Gg. II No. 08, Sanur, the telephone number that can be contacted is (0361) 285485.

What are the main functions of the Consulate-General in Bali?

Please note, that a consulate general is the leader of a consulate. The consulate itself is the official representative of a country that has the right to act and assist, and protect its citizens. Consulates also have the right to facilitate trade and friendly relations.

The task between a consul and an ambassador representing a country lies in facilitating trade relations and friendship. A consul must be assigned outside a metropolitan area, or the capital of a country abroad that has important obligations.

Keeping the Trade Interests of the Country

The important obligation of a consul is to protect the interests of the state and its people who are in foreign countries. The office where the consul works is usually referred to as a consulate or consulate. In general, the consulate general is under the leadership of an embassy, ​​usually located in the national capital.

The term ambassador or consulate in government is no stranger to the ears. Because, if you want to carry out international relations, of course you have to send representatives from that country. On the other hand, other countries must also send their representatives to Indonesia. Representatives sent by these countries are usually referred to as ambassadors or consulates.

An ambassador is a person who represents a country in another country to take care of the interests of the country he represents. Ambassadors can also help and protect their citizens living in the country. Consulate itself is a position, which is a person to take care of the interests of trade or the affairs of its citizens in other countries.

Chief Consular Representative

It should be noted that representatives of the Republic of Indonesia abroad are divided into diplomatic institutions and consular representatives. Meanwhile, the consul or the consulate itself is included in the consular representative. This diplomatic representative is led directly by the ambassador extraordinary and has full power.

The consular representatives will be led by a consul general. Diplomatic representatives or ambassadors have the main task of representing and fighting for the interests of the nation, state and government of the republic of Indonesia and protecting Indonesian citizens.

As for Indonesian legal entities in the receiving country or international organizations, of course, they will go through the implementation of diplomatic relations with the receiving country. This decree of the president of the republic of Indonesia is in accordance with the political and foreign relations policies of the government of the republic of Indonesia.

Consulates have the duty to represent, fight for and protect the interests of citizens just like ambassadors. The ambassador has the duty to take care of the political field while the consulate itself takes care of the non-political fields. Consulates have a duty to improve relations between countries in non-political fields such as economy, trade, transportation and science.

What are the commonly used terms?

It should be noted that a country can have several types of diplomatic representatives in other countries. For that, you should know some terms for diplomatic representatives that are often used. Diplomatic terms that are often used are:

  • Embassy is the first term you should know. Embassies are commonly referred to as diplomatic representatives which generally have locations in the capitals of other countries. Embassies offer a wide range of diplomatic services including consular services, an example is the embassy of the republic of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur.
  • There is also a high commissariat, which is the term for an embassy to a commonwealth country. It is located in another commonwealth country, in other words the high commissioner is a representative for fellow member states of the commonwealth of nations. An example of the Malaysian high commissioner in London is Great Britain.
  • There are also permanent missions or permanent missions, permanent missions are commonly referred to as embassies even though they are not quite right. A permanent mission is a diplomatic representative for a major international organization such as the United Nations. An example of the permanent mission of the Republic of Indonesia is the United Nations in New York.
  • Another term is consulate general, which is a diplomatic representative and is located in a large city, usually the capital. The consulate general has an example like the consulate general of the republic of Indonesia in Johor Baru, Malaysia.
  • Consulates which are diplomatic representatives and are similar to consulate generals. The consulate is indeed similar to the consulate general, but the services provided at the consulate are not as complete as the services provided by the consulate general. An example of a consulate is the consulate of the republic of Indonesia in Tawau, Malaysia.
  • Honorary consulates are commonly referred to as consulates led by consulates. An honorary consulate itself is a diplomatic representative that has been led by an honorary consul and only provides certain limited diplomatic services.

It should be noted that the head of the embassy is often known as the ambassador. Meanwhile, the head of a high sharia comic is usually referred to as a high commissioner or high commissioner. The term embassy is generally used as a building material.

Why is it used as part of a building? Because the work of representatives and diplomatic services is done well. Although what is meant by an embassy strictly is the diplomatic delegation itself, while the place used as an office to carry out diplomatic work is usually referred to as the embassy’s place of work. Please note that the Embassy works in the Chancellery

Members of the diplomatic mission can of course live inside or outside the Chancellery. As for their private residence, they can also enjoy the same rights as the chancellor. Of course, in terms of inviolability, it cannot be contested and has important protection.

All representatives for the United Nations are known as permanent missions. The representatives for member countries for the European Union are commonly known as permanent representatives. The head of the representative for such a strict representative organization is known as the EU delegation.

Representatives of the European Union outside the member states are commonly referred to as EU delegates. While some countries have much more specific names for their representatives and staff. The Vatican’s diplomatic representatives are commonly known as apostolic nunciatures and are presided over by a nun.

Representatives for fellow Commonwealth member countries are known as high commissioners. In general, ambassadors and high commissioners are usually considered equal in status and function. Meanwhile embassies and high commissioners themselves are considered diplomatic representatives.

Diplomatic representatives in the past were led directly by a low-ranking official (or an envoy and resident minister). The titles of envoys and ministers of residence have certainly become obsolete in today’s era so they have been abandoned. Hence, the embassy designation is no longer used today.

Consulates are very similar but not the same as the diplomatic officials mentioned above. Consulates are more focused on dealing with people and individual businesses. Consulate generals are generally representatives of embassies in foreign areas, such as Indonesia, which has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Indonesia also has four consulate generals and one consulate in various Malaysian cities. The person who has full responsibility for the consulate is often referred to as a consul or consul general. Similar consular services are also provided by the Indonesian people and are also provided at embassies to serve the capital area.

If there is a dispute later, of course a country will recall the head of the diplomatic representative or ambassador. If the diplomatic representative is summoned, it will be a sign of displeasure for a particular country.

Of course, this condition is still better than completely severing diplomatic relations. Representatives will continue to operate although not necessarily running normally, so the consulate is there as much as possible to avoid disputes.

In general, the existing representatives will be led by an attorney. An attorney is usually a deputy chief representative who may have limited powers. An entrepreneur also presided over a diplomatic mission during a vacancy between the end of the term of office of a head of representative.

An entrepreneur may also preside over diplomatic representation during the start of the term for a new head of representative.

Did this Diplomatic Succeed in Enjoying Extraterritoriality Status?

Extraterritoriality is the full status and territory of their office that most diplomatic representatives do not enjoy. This unenjoyed extraterritoriality is certainly contrary to popular belief. This is because, in most cases, diplomatic representatives do not become the sovereign territory of the country being represented.

The territory of the office of a diplomatic representative generally remains within the jurisdiction of the host country. These territories have privileges such as immunity from most local laws. Because, all of that is contained in the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.

Diplomats also have full diplomatic immunity as adherents of the Vienna convention. Adherents of the Vienna convention believe that the host country should not enter the premises of the representative without the direct permission of the country being represented, even if it is to extinguish a fire.

International rules mark that an attack on an embassy as an attack on the country it represents must be obeyed. The term extraterritoriality is often defined directly by diplomatic representatives even if it is only in the sense that it is explained.

Why so? Because the host country is not allowed to enter the embassy of the country it represents. This regulation exists if you do not have a permit, because embassies are sometimes used as shelters by fleeing refugees.

Refugees fleeing either from the host country or a third country commonly use embassies. Mainly North Korean citizens who will be arrested and deported if caught by law enforcement officers. Of course, these citizens can seek refuge in embassies belonging to countries other than North Korea.

Angela Julie

Angela Julie

Angela Julie is an Australian-born freelance writer and world traveller. Based in Bali, this free spirited adventure addict, with long hair and sandy feet, is always in search of wonders off the beaten...