Diplomatic missions of a country in another country usually subordinate to the Embassy of the country.

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Can I expedite Schengen visa at Italian consulate in San Francisco

I made the mistake of booking the tickets and accommodation without checking the consulate's appointment availability. Now I realize there is no slot available at Italian Consulate in SFO before my ...
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Can anybody get a visa for Azerbaijan from Batumi, Georgia now?

"Note you can't get an Azerbaijan visa in Batumi any more." – chx Is it just Australians who can no longer get their Azeri visa there, or everybody? Also, why? Did the consulate in Batumi close ...
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Is there any reason for me to visit my consulate just for fun? [duplicate]

I'll be taking my first international trip later this year and I've found that the US consulate just a few blocks from where I will be staying. I'm curious about what goes on at the consulate, how it ...
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Russian Tourist Visa in Thailand or Japan

I am a US citizen currently in Thailand and heading to Japan in about 10 days, looking to get my tourist visa for Russia (to ride the trans-siberian railroad). I will be entering Russia by sea at ...
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How much financial proof do I need to show for a Schengen visa for a 14-day trip to Italy?

My wife and I are planning a 14-day trip to Italy. How much financial proof would each one of us have to show for proof of sufficient funds for expenses as needed by Schengen visa? The calculation ...
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DS-160: photo dimensions are not correct. What should I do?

I have just confirmed my DS-160 (U.S. Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) and so the electronic visa has just been submitted to the chosen consulate in my home country. However, I just realised ...
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How to contact the Mexican Consulate in Boston?

We need to contact them about a Visa issue. The security guard won't let you in without an appointment but they do not pick up the phone, they don't return messages and all e-mail remains unanswered ...
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Applying for a Kosovo Tourist Visa from India

I am planning to visit in Kosovo. Now I am stay in new Delhi India. But I don't know where Kosovo embassy in India. And where I apply for visa.
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The UK consulate in Romania refuses to process emergency travel documents. What are my options?

Today, I attended my national British consulate office in Bucharest, Romania. I am here for 5 weeks on vacation. About 10 days ago, I had my passport and all of my money stolen from me. After ...
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Where exactly is the Myanmar consulate in Kunming, China?

Yesterday I thought I'd wander down to the Myanmar consulate here in Kunming to ask them for more details about getting a visa and visiting by crossing the land border with China. My hostel (The Hump)...
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Unable to get an appointment at San Francisco Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a Schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...
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Do any Chinese embassies or consulates grant multiple-entry visas to people from a third country?

This question is specifically about true multiple-entry visas, which for China are valid for six months and allow multiple entries. This question is not about double-entry visas. In the case of China,...
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Your travel itinerary: is booking obligatory? [duplicate]

I'm an international student currently living near Chicago. Tomorrow I have an appointment to get a French visa, and I have a question about one of the requirements. According to them (http://www....
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Is it possible to apply for Russian passport by mail/internet in North America?

There is a limited number of Russian consulates across the vast territory of North America, and it would be quite inconvenient to have to attend one of them in person for passport renewal, especially ...
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Why does each consul general have a specific service area?

What is the point of each consul general having a specific service area? For example, if you're a living in Portland, Oregon, according to http://www.russianembassy.org/page/russian-consulates-in-the-...
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How long should it take to get a Russian passport?

How long does it take to get a Russian passport if you're travelling or living abroad?
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Are governments limited in staff they can deploy to a consulate? [closed]

I've recently been dealing with the Russian consulates in North America, and they appear to be ridiculously mismanaged and/or understaffed. In the jurisdiction served by Toronto, for example, they ...
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Which cities in Vietnam have a Chinese embassy or consulate where I can apply for a visa?

As usual there are lots of fake sites when trying to Google for current facts about embassies and consulates. I want to know what my options are for where to apply for my Chinese visa in Vietnam. I ...
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Consular help for EU national in a country with a limited consulate of own country?

According to EU regulations "[y]ou are eligible for consular protection if you are a national of an EU Member State in distress in a country outside the EU where your country does not have an embassy/...
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Can we carry electronic devices at the Swiss Regional Consular Centre, London?

At the Swiss Regional Consular Centre, London, are we allowed to carry electronic devices, like cellphones and laptops during a Visa interview?
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How to apply for Vietnam tourist visa

My passport is Canadian, and I live in Japan. I have a 10 hour stopover in Hanoi and a 16 hour stopover in Ho Chi Minh 2 weeks later. I'd like to explore the cities during at least one of these ...
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Italian consulate Schengen visa time

We are planning for a trip to Italy in September. I checked the Italian consulate in San Francisco for visa appointment, but the available dates are in August. Would that be a good option to wait till ...
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Apply for a Russian visa in English in Strasbourg

I am travelling to Russia and need a visa. My nearest Russian consulate is in Strasbourg, but I don't speak French or Russian. Will I be able to make my application there? I live near Strasbourg but ...
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How to find the genuine websites for consulates, embassies, and immigration offices around the world?

Very often when travelling about the world you need to check the official word on obtaining visas and visa extensions and other related information. But increasingly it's getting very difficult to ...
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How long does it take to obtain an expedited visa in the Mongolian consulate in Hohhot, China?

From searching around the Interwebs I can find information about getting a Mongolian visa in the Chinese border town of Erlian, Inner Mongolia, but not so much for getting one at the capital of Inner ...
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Obtaining Mongolian visa in Vientiane, Laos

If my Chinese visa application today goes well I'm hoping to then apply for my Mongolian visa here in Vientiane, Laos. But I can't find the current location or opening hours of the Mongolian embassy ...
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How to find out which days the Chinese embassy/consulate in Kuala lumpur is open?

I'm planning to get a visa for China while I'm in Kuala Lumpur soon, but I discovered I'll be arriving during a major Muslim holiday period, Hari Raya Puasa (Eid al-Fitr). I know consulates and ...
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How can I renew my Italian passport abroad?

I'm Italian, I'm living between China and India and my passport is going to expire in June 2014. Right now I'm in China and this is my trip plan: in Sept. I will go India in October I will be ...
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What's the difference between embassies and consulates?

Today Mitt Romney called Benghazi the capital of Libya (it's Tripoli) and apparently mixed up consulates and embassies. I thought it'd be a handy question to have on here, for those sorting out visas ...
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Which embassy/consulate to contact when you need consular support for a family where the parents have different nationalities?

This is a question we have asked our self a lot, but never found a proper answer. We are a couple with different nationalities, where our children have both. We are wondering which Embassy we should ...
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Do I have to visit the Chinese consulate in person to get my visa?

I'm planning a trip to Shanghai to visit some friends in about 5 months. I understand that I will need to get a visa issued so that I can travel to China. This will be the first time I've applied ...
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Turkmenistan visa in Uzbekistan?

I'll be passing through Uzbekistan shortly, and am considering getting a Turkmenistan visa for a quick visit into there. What locations can I get this at, and any idea how long it will take to ...
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Kazakhstan visa in Uzbekistan?

I'll be passing through Uzbekistan shortly, and will need another Kazakhstan tourist visa before I head back there. What locations can I get this at, and any idea how long it will take to achieve?