Embassies

Embassies and Consulates around the world

Embassies, High Commissions and Consulates will offer travellers information concerning countries they represent. Particularly with visas and alternative entry formalities.

anothertravel.com has created the most comprehensive directory of embassies and consulates around the world. We have tried to include every embassy, high commission and consulate within the directory. Each listing includes the diplomatic address and telephone number and where possible the website address and opening hours.

If you discover yourself in serious trouble whilst travelling around your host country and require the assistance of your country’s embassy or high commission, or need to obtain a visa for entry requirements. Select from the links below the country you are in. You will be redirected to a page showing the foreign embassies and consulate located within that country. From here, filter the countries from the dropdown list to locate the embassy and diplomatic contact details you require.

What’s the difference between an Embassy and a Consulate

A permanent diplomatic mission is typically known as an Embassy, and the head of the mission is known as an Ambassador, or High Commissioner. The term “embassy” is commonly used also as a section of a building in which the work of the diplomatic mission is carried out, but, strictly speaking, it is the diplomatic delegation itself that is the embassy, while the office space and the diplomatic work done is called the Chancery. Therefore, the Embassy is in the Chancery.

A consulate is similar to (but not the same as) a diplomatic office, but with focus on dealing with individual persons and businesses, as defined by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. A consulate or consulate general is generally a representative of the embassy in locales outside of the capital city. 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 capital) in what is normally called a consular section.

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