CoE ? - Married but on Reirement Visa in Thai Visas, Residency, and Work Permits Posted September 7, 2020 9 hours ago, Peter Denis said: The same inconsistency one faces in Thailand when applying at different IOs, also applies for Thai Embassies/Consulates. The Visa types you can apply for in your home-country might differ depending on the Embassy or Consulate, so you better check both what the Embassy offers and what the Consulate offers. Yep, at least they are inconsistent at all levels. I should have known not to expect anything different I guess! Anyway, this is just a worse case scenario for me, hopefully I will not have to visit the UK in the near future to ever find out their interpretion of the rules.