consular service

consular service,

organized body of public officers maintained by a government in the important ports and trade centers of foreign countries to protect the persons and interests of its nationals and to aid them in every possible way. Consuls are officially recognized by a foreign state through the issuance of an authorization known as an exequatur, which may be revoked by the admitting state at any time. The many duties of U.S. consuls in foreign states include promoting and protecting American commercial interests; issuing passports and verifying citizenship; certifying the sanitary conditions of the cargo, crew, and passengers of vessels leaving for U.S. ports; and mediating with local officials in cases of legal matters involving American citizens. The consular service was once strictly distinguished from the diplomatic servicediplomatic service,
organized body of agents maintained by governments to communicate with one another. Origins

Until the 15th cent. any formal communication or negotiation among nations was conducted either by means of ambassadors specially appointed for a
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, but because of the interrelated duties of the two branches, the Rogers Act of 1924 consolidated both into the Foreign Service of the Department of State. The Department of Commerce and the Department of the Treasury may place commercial attachés at a consulate office to aid in gathering statistics and promoting trade. The persons of consuls enjoy immunity and extraterritorialityextraterritoriality
or exterritoriality,
privilege of immunity from local law enforcement enjoyed by certain aliens. Although physically present upon the territory of a foreign nation, those aliens possessing extraterritoriality are considered by customary
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 in all matters pertaining to their official functions, and the premises of consulates are likewise privileged. Such privileges are granted either by courtesy or through special consular treaties.
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They were all guilty, from young Ardmore, a pink cherub of nineteen outward bound for some clerkship in the Consular Service, to old Captain Bentley, grizzled and sea-worn, and as emotional, to look at, as a Chinese joss.
Shortly afterwards, he went into the Consular Service. Everywhere he went, I went with him.
Then, documents can be collected from 4pm to 5.15pm after the necessary consular service is rendered, according to the notice.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be conducting a mobile consular service in Batticaloa District on 10 and 11 April 2019.
70th Anniversary marked a week-long Consular Service to register 1139 births
Former consular officer Kennedy presents this new, expanded second edition, which includes the period from 1914 to 1924, when the Consular Service was integrated with the Diplomatic Service to form the present-day Foreign Service of the United States, as well as the work of the Consular Service through the end of World War I, the Greek disaster in Turkey, and the early years of the Weimar Republic.
The delegation of Kyrgyzstan was led by Consular Service Department Director Arslanbek Umetaliyev.
Monday, at the NKR MFA Consular Service, an entry visa was granted to the 15-thousandth tourist of 2012, 24-
Now, following a meeting with Mr Martin, the family has been issued with a letter of apology for the "shortcomings" of the consular service during their nightmare ordeal.
Holders of Sudanese passports have to file their visa application to the US consular service in Cairo, Egypt.
Following the ceremonial opening, documents attested by the Matara Regional Consular Office using the e-DAS system were handed over to their owners by the two Ministers, as the first consular service provided by the new office.