Embassies/Consulates Abroad

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    Taxonomy Code: TL-1900

    U.S. diplomatic missions (embassies) generally located in the capital city of a foreign country that are responsible for representing the home country abroad and handling foreign diplomatic affairs as well as looking after the welfare of citizens who are living in that country; and sub offices (consulates) located in other major cities that are responsible for minor diplomatic issues, safeguarding resident and traveling citizens and promoting and protecting trade and the interests of businesses operating on foreign soil. Everyday consular functions include processing and granting passports and visas, inspection of ships bound for the consulate's home nation and assistance in the resolution of legal issues between its citizens and local authorities.

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