An honorary diplomat is normally appointed by countries who cannot afford or do not wish to spend
the substantial amounts required to set up an office… Appointing an honorary consul saves them the
cost of supporting a staff and sending out their own citizens as full-time diplomatic representatives abroad.
The work of an honorary consul is exactly the same as that of a career diplomat of the same rank.
Typically, this work involves issuing or renewing visas and passports, helping businessmen and
tourists with problems, promoting commerce and cultural exchanges, and above all, showing the
flag by going to and giving parties.
Of course, the honorary consul is expected to put in only a few unpaid hours of non-social business
per week. Wining, dining and dancing are themajor activities. Smiling and being diplomatic is the
major chores.An honorary consul general may serve his sending country in a major city or his
jurisdiction may cover a substantial territory. He, or she, may have within this jurisdiction, lower
ranking honorary consuls, vice-consuls, and Diplomatic Agents.
A consul looks after a smaller city or town.The highest ranking foreign diplomat in a receiving country
is an ambassador, who normally serves only in a national capital. Honorary Ambassadors are very rare.
But less rare is the situation where a citizen of the receiving country is naturalized as a citizen of the
sending country, and then returns to his own country (possibly as a dual-citizen) being appointed
ambassador or consul general (not honorary).However, we will not get bogged down in such interesting
possibilities on our first pages. The important thing to remember is that most countries appoint honorary
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YOU would represent them in your own country, presumably for mutual benefit. Your appointment then becomes
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