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19. Honorary consuls

Under Article 4 of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations "a consular post may be established in the territory of the receiving State only with that State's consent. The seat of the consular post, its classification and the consular district shall be established by the sending State and shall be subject to the approval of the receiving State." Article 1(2) of the Convention differentiates between career consular officers and honorary consular officers. Chapter III (Articles 58-68) of the Convention contains provisions that relate specifically to the latter.


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