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Consulates

Currently corresponding with a number of Sovereign States affirming International Ambassadorial Diplomatic Reciprocity Recognition Relationships and Trade & Industry

The Consulates of the Principality Monte de Agrella are similar to (but not the same as) our diplomatic offices, but with focus on dealing with individual persons and businesses, as defined by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The Consulate (“Consulate General”) is our representative of the Embassy in locales outside of the Principality.  For instance, the Principality has its first planned Embassy of the Principality Monte de Agrella in South Africa and developing many others internationally, but will also maintain several Consulates-General and Consulates elsewhere in the world. The person in charge of a Consulate or Consulate-General is known as a Consul or Consul-General, respectively. Similar services may also be provided at the Embassy (to serve the region of the Principality) in what is normally called a Consular section.

The political title Consul is used for the official representatives of the government of the Principality Monte de Agrella in the territory of another, normally acting to assist and protect the citizens of the consul’s own country, and to facilitate trade and friendship between the peoples of the two countries. A Consul is distinguished from an Ambassador, the latter being a representative from one head of state to another. There can be only one Ambassador from one country to another, representing the first country’s head of state to that of the second, and his or her duties revolve around diplomatic relations between the two countries; however, there may be several Consuls, one in each of several main cities, providing assistance with bureaucratic issues to both the citizens of the Consul’s own country travelling or living abroad and to the citizens of the country the Consul resides in who wish to travel to or trade with the Consul’s country.

Applications forms are available upon request. dept.exterior@pmda.org

Consulates and Embassies

The office of a Consul is termed a Consulate, and is usually subordinate to the state’s main representation in that foreign country, usually an Embassy, between Commonwealth countries, in the capital city of the host state. Like the term embassy, the word consulate may refer not only to the office of consul, but also to the building occupied by the consul and his or her staff. The consulate may share premises with the embassy itself.

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