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Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

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  • CHAPTER I
    CONSULAR RELATIONS IN GENERAL

    • SECTION I
      ESTABLISHMENT AND CONDUCT OF CONSULAR RELATIONS

      • Article 2 - Establishment of consular relations
      • Article 3 - Exercise of consular functions
      • Article 4 - Establishment of a consular post
      • Article 5 - Consular functions
      • Article 6 - Exercise of consular functions outside the consular district
      • Article 7 - Exercise of consular functions in a third State
      • Article 8 - Exercise of consular functions on behalf of a third State
      • Article 9 - Classes of heads of consular posts
      • Article 10 - Appointment and admission of heads of consular posts
      • Article 11 - The consular commission or notification of appointment
      • Article 12 - The exequatur
      • Article 13 - Provisional admission of heads of consular posts
      • Article 14 - Notification to the authorities of the consular district
      • Article 15 - Temporary exercise of the functions of the head of a consular post
      • Article 16 - Precedence as between heads of consular posts
      • Article 17 - Performance of diplomatic acts by consular officers
      • Article 18 - Appointment of the same person by two or more States as a consular officer
      • Article 19 - Appointment of members of consular staff
      • Article 20 - Size of the consular staff
      • Article 21 - Precedence as between consular officers of a consular post
      • Article 22 - Nationality of consular officers
      • Article 23 - Persons declared “non grata”
      • Article 24 - Notification to the receiving State of appointments, arrivals and departures
    • SECTION II
      END OF CONSULAR FUNCTIONS

      • Article 25 - Termination of the functions of a member of a consular post
      • Article 26 - Departure from the territory of the receiving State
      • Article 27 - Protection of consular premises and archives and of the interests of the sending State in exceptional circumstances
  • CHAPTER II
    FACILITIES, PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES RELATING TO CONSULAR POSTS, CAREER CONSULAR OFFICERS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF A CONSULAR POST

    • SECTION I
      FACILITIES, PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES RELATING TO A CONSULAR POST

      • Article 28 - Facilities for the work of the consular post
      • Article 29 - Use of national flag and coat-of-arms
      • Article 30 - Accommodation
      • Article 31 - Inviolability of the consular premises
      • Article 32 - Exemption from taxation of consular premises
      • Article 33 - Inviolability of the consular archives and documents
      • Article 34 - Freedom of movement
      • Article 35 - Freedom of communication
      • Article 36 - Communication and contact with nationals of the sending State
      • Article 37 - Information in cases of deaths, guardianship or trusteeship, wrecks and air accidents
      • Article 38 - Communication with the authorities of the receiving State
      • Article 39 - Consular fees and charges
    • SECTION II
      FACILITIES, PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES RELATING TO CAREER CONSULAR OFFICERS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF A CONSULAR POST

      • Article 40 - Protection of consular officers
      • Article 41 - Personal inviolability of consular officers
      • Article 42 - Notification of arrest, detention or prosecution
      • Article 43 - Immunity from jurisdiction
      • Article 44 - Liability to give evidence
      • Article 45 - Waiver of privileges and immunities
      • Article 46 - Exemption from registration of aliens and residence permits
      • Article 47 - Exemption from work permits
      • Article 48 - Social security exemption
      • Article 49 - Exemption from taxation
      • Article 50 - Exemption from customs duties and inspection
      • Article 51 - Estate of a member of the consular post or of a member of his family
      • Article 52 - Exemption from personal services and contributions
      • Article 53 - Beginning and end of consular privileges and immunities
      • Article 54 - Obligations of third States
      • Article 55 - Respect for the laws and regulations of the receiving State
      • Article 56 - Insurance against third party risks
      • Article 57 - Special provisions concerning private gainful occupation
  • CHAPTER III
    REGIME RELATING TO HONORARY CONSULAR OFFICERS AND CONSULAR POSTS HEADED BY SUCH OFFICERS

    • Article 58 - General provisions relating to facilities, privileges and immunities
    • Article 59 - Protection of the consular premises
    • Article 60 - Exemption from taxation of consular premises
    • Article 61 - Inviolability of consular archives and documents
    • Article 62 - Exemption from customs duties
    • Article 63 - Criminal proceedings
    • Article 64 - Protection of honorary consular officers
    • Article 65 - Exemption from registration of aliens and residence permits
    • Article 66 - Exemption from taxation
    • Article 67 - Exemption from personal services and contributions
    • Article 68 - Optional character of the institution of honorary consular officers
  • CHAPTER IV
    GENERAL PROVISIONS

    • Article 69 - Consular agents who are not heads of consular posts
    • Article 70 - Exercise of consular functions by diplomatic missions
    • Article 71 - Nationals or permanent residents of the receiving State
    • Article 72 - Non-discrimination
    • Article 73 - Relationship between the present Convention and other international agreements
  • CHAPTER V
    FINAL PROVISIONS