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Diplomatic passports are only legal and useful if issued by the competent authorities within the issuing state or international organization and if the holder is properly accredited in the host state. Normally, diplomatic passports are only issued to persons who are citizens of the issuing state.

Our department GCI – Global Citizenship Investment from TCME worldwide Group, we are a global provider for Citizenship by Investment Programs, Honorary Citizenship, Residency Program and special for Citizenship Solution over Economic Ministry.

We are proficient in identifying rare and exceptional opportunities around the globe for our clients which combine mainly solid investments leading to benefits of permanent residency, passports and citizenship in that country.

Alongside its highly successful international private client practice, GCI has a thriving government advisory practice which advises and assists countries on economic development strategy and implementation in the areas of residence and citizenship programs.

In the last years, GCI and their Board Advisors has advised many governments on projects ranging from strategic consulting to the design, implementation and operation of investment related residence and citizenship programs. The objective of such programs is to enhance a country’s attractiveness to international entrepreneurs and investors and to create more favorable conditions for foreign direct investments.

We try to explain you about Economic Diplomatic Passport in the following:

What is a Diplomatic Passport?

Diplomatic passport; is a type of international identity document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs defining the positions of diplomats and grants them privileges. Diplomatic passports are issued to government officials and their families who have been sent abroad to attend congresses and conferences. It is black, has 28 pages and is exempt from any fees.

How to get a Diplomatic Passport?

The diplomatic passport, which requires to meet lots of criteria among others, can only be submitted online it is only given to people with governmental duties.

What Rights Do Diplomatic Passports Have?

Diplomatic passport holders have a high privilege than regular and other passport holders. For example; people with black passports can enter many countries without a visa.

Who Can Get Diplomatic Passports?

Diplomatic passports are issued to officials working at certain levels of the state and to their families under certain conditions.

  • Members of parliament
  • Ministers who are not members of the Parliament
  • President and members of the Constitutional Court
  • Supreme Court, Council of State, Military Court of Appeals, Military Supreme Administrative Court, Court of Disputes, Court of Accounts, First and Second Presidents of the General Staff
  • Attorney General of the Republic
  • Generals
  • Admirals
  • Former presidents
  • Former presidents of the legislature
  • Former prime ministers and foreign ministers
  • Secretary-General of the Presidency
  • Secretary-General of the Parliament
  • Ministry undersecretaries
  • Head of religious affairs
  • Governors
  • Metropolitan mayors
  • Those sent to participate in international official negotiations, contracts or international meetings to attend congresses and conferences, on behalf of the government
  • Those sent to serve permanent or temporary duties by foreign governments or international entities
  • Government officials and their families who are in political couriers duties etc. can have black passports

It must be noted that many fraudulent and scam web-sites in the Internet offer Diplomatic Appointments and Diplomatic Passports. Experts of TCME Worldwide Group and his Department, who have some practical experience in providing legal service for prospective Honorary Consuls to be appointed to the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Moldova, Montenegro, Albania, Turkey, Kazakhstan, general East Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific are very skeptical about these offers.

Diplomatic Positions even in the undeveloped and in the poorest countries are normally meant for career diplomats who enjoy full immunity and full privileges and not for businessmen. Nevertheless, there is no smoke without fire. Surprisingly enough the appointment of Honorary Consuls in Europe or Africa for example with many privileges is legally possible in some cases. A foreign government which feels that some form of representation in another country is desirable to complement the activities of its Embassy or Consulate may appoint a person who has not hitherto been part of their diplomatic service to fulfill this role.

Honorary Consul may combine the position with his own commercial and business activities, and in some instances may not even be a citizen of the sending country in Africa or Europe for example or Such consular appointments are usually given the title of Honorary Consul. These Honorary Consuls are not career officials of the represented state. Some of them are locally-engaged staff with the nationality of the sending country, and in smaller cities, or in cities that are very distant from full-time diplomatic missions.

Notwithstanding their other roles, Honorary Consular Officers (in the widest use of the term) also have responsibility for the protection of citizens of the appointing country within their Consular District. Thus, particularly within a port town, an Honorary Consul may be called out (at any time, day or night) to attend to the well-being of a citizen of the appointing country who has been arrested. Their role of Honorary Consuls in this situation is to ensure that the arrested persons are treated in a like manner as would be the citizen of the country in which this person was arrested, and understand their rights and obligations.

Tasks and Duties of Honorary Consuls:

Main tasks of Honorary Consuls include the enhancement of bilateral relations in trade, economy, culture and science between the sending country and the country of your citizenship or permanent residence. 

The Honorary Consulate helps with the economic and trade cooperation and with the expansion of business from the country of citizenship in the country of representation, for example in East Europe or other country. 

Another important task is the support of the development of the international relations, the representation and perception of the interests of the country you represent, and give assistance and consular protection for country of representation citizens and institutions. 

The Honorary Consulate supports the work of the Embassy of the country of representation and informs the sending country on the economic, political, cultural, and social life of the country of citizenship or permanent residence of the Honorary Consul. 

As an Honorary Consul, it is also your task to contribute to the traditionally friendly and multilateral relations between the countries and their people, and to represent the interests of the sending country and its citizens. In these strivings, you can always count with the support of the Embassy of the country of representation and its Consulates.

Benefits, Advantages, and Privileges

Honorary Consul may expect many benefits and privileges that they are difficult to list. One can travel through diplomatic channels as a VIP-person, often without visas. Volvo and some other brands are giving big discounts for diplomatic persons. The donations involved with diplomatic appointments are much smaller than the yearly-long discounts one can get. Some applicants use diplomatic passport to set up a nice trade with good profits for both ends. An appointment as the Honorary Consul of a foreign country is a source of considerable social prestige among the city’s elite. Your mansion can bear the represented country’s coat of arms.

Privileges could include:

Opportunity to meet government officials and be involved in diplomatic circles.

Diplomatic Immunity – under International Law (with some limitations).

No tax liability on any income arising from consular activities.

Usage of Diplomatic channels at airports, no time delaying and annoying customs checks.

Unlimited entry and exit privileges from host country for business and personal travel.

Opportunity to use some of the advantages for business purposes that will increase your social status.

Free Diplomatic vehicle license plates (Special color of the plate).

Other advantages.

Eligibility Criteria

Honorary Consul Appointments are for reputable and respected persons, generally for high net worth individuals with a valuable network of connections in local business community. Honorary Consul must be able to offer the sending country benefits in return for their appointment.

If you meet with the conditions of the sending country it normally sends a Diplomatic Note with offer to appoint an Honorary Consul. Then if you meet with the conditions of your country of citizenship, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of your country can agree or refuse on a consular representation in your city and give you the Exequatur to confirm your status of an Honorary Consul. At the same time the sending state gives you Consular Commission (or Consular Patent) and Consular Corps ID-card. If accredited by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in your country of citizenship or permanent residence, the Honorary Consulate of the country you represent will be headed and led by you. It will be a ticket for a new life.

We have some direct contact with several Governments that could be interested in appointing Honorary Consuls should the appropriate candidate appear. Together with our lawyer’s team partners, the legal assistance fee will be negotiated and individually with candidates who send their CV.

In case you are interested, please, send us your CV for consideration.

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