What is an honorary consul ?

Ministre des affaires Etrangères du Swaziland et la Consul Honoraire de France - JPEG

What is an honorary consul ?

Honorary consuls are volunteers nominated for a 5-year period that can be renewed and are essential bridges for the consulate. They are carrying out their representative duties locally as well as provide a global support mission to France’s diplomatic, cultural and economic action.
Close to the French local communities, they play a listening role and partly deal with the civil registration of French citizens. Their analysis regarding security issues and their intervention when French citizens are facing difficulties reinforces the protection and information system within the whole territory.
They represent the Consul of France in terms of protocol, support the actions lead by the Embassy of France or the Consulate promoting France in all its aspects as well as French cooperation, give information to people willing to know more about France and French administration,…
In terms of consular issues, an order by the ministry of foreign affairs determines for each of them the list of the formalities and administrative documents they are authorized to do or accomplish (legalizations, proxies, certifications on the behalf of French administrations, maritime affairs, etc.).

BE AWARE THAT : an honorary consul has limited competencies compared to the consulate’s.

[(The French honorary consul in Swaziland
The current French honorary consul in Swaziland is also the director of the Alliance Française of Mbane, Mrs Valérie MUNIER.
Alliance française à Mbabane P.O.Box A266, Swazi Plaza H100
tel : 268- 2 404 3667

Dernière modification : 18/09/2017

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