Honorary Consulate

Please be informed on the procedures related to the inauguration of an Honorary Consulate in the Republic of Moldova, as follows:

  1. Firstly, according to the Vienna Convention on consular relations from 1963, the Government of (the country is going to be represented by the concerned person) should notify officially (by a verbal note) the Republic of Moldova on the intention to inaugurate an Honorary Consulate in Moldova, indicating the city of residence and the consular circumscription (entire territory of the country or a specific region);

  2. After examination, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration (MFAEI) of the Republic of Moldova will announce the Embassy of (the country is going to be represented by the concerned person) on the position adopted with regard to the opening of an Honorary Consulate;

  3. In case that the approval is provided, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of (the country is going to be represented by the concerned person) should appoint and notify the MFAEI about the candidate for the position of Honorary Consul. This notification should be accompanied by the candidate’s biographical data and copy of passport;

  4. After completing al necessary internal procedures, the MFAEI will notify the Embassy of (the country is going to be represented by the concerned person) if the respective candidate is accepted as Honorary Consul. In case of acceptance, a consular Patent for the nominated candidate should be issued by relevant (the country is going to be represented by the concerned person) authorities, which will serve as a basis to provide the Exequatur by the MFAEI;

  5. The MFAEI will also provide the accreditation card for the Honorary Consul valid till Exequatur expires.

For any questions concerning the Honorary Consulate please contact State Diplomatic Protocol: protocol@mfa.gov.md

Also, the Regulation regarding the honorary consular officials of other states in the Republic of Moldova and the consular posts headed by them can be found on the MFAEI website at the following link:

https://www.mfa.gov.md/ro/content/regulamentul-cu-privire-la-activitatea-consulatelor-onorifice-republica-moldova

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