Our website offers a wide range of information on all embassies and consulates around the world.
Here, you will find e-mail addresses, phone and fax numbers, reception hours and plenty other useful informations.
The mission of each embassy and consulate is to support the interests and foreign policy of their country on the foreign soil that hosts them.
Embassies and consulates also play an important role in business development, cultural affairs and media relations. The activities of all embassies and consulates are coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
You can consult the information of embassy and consulate by country.
It is common to confuse an embassy and a consulate when we are abroad. Yet, these are two different administrations, each with a well-defined role to play.
The embassy has several important roles: diplomatic, political, economic and cultural. An ambassador is the principal representative of his country in a foreign state. He negotiates, influences and remains the primary interlocutor when states wish to communicate with each other.
An ambassador is the sole representative of his government as a whole on foreign soil.
He is also the depositary of his country's foreign policy by defending its interests. His role is to collect information on the host country but also to connect with companies, media or universities.
The mission of the consulate is to protect and ensure the security of its nationals in the area where it is located. The term “consular protection” is used. The consulate also issues entry visas for foreign nationals and maintains civil registers.
It plays the role of administration and social service by assisting a national who may have financial problems, in the event of loss of official documents or if an emergency repatriation is necessary.