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Former Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Moldova to Ontario, Canada
Honorary Consul – general info
Honorary consulates augment a country’s network of diplomatic missions, made up of embassies, consulate generals, consulates and other liaison offices. An honorary consulate is headed by an honorary consul. Honorary consuls are private individuals who take care of their tasks on a part-time and a volunteer basis, without remuneration. Some consuls are not career officials of the represented state at all; some 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, a foreign government which feels that some form of representation is nevertheless desirable may appoint a person who has not hitherto been part of their diplomatic service to fulfill this role. Such a consul may well combine the job with his or her own (often commercial) private activities, and in most instances they are not citizen of the sending country. Such consular appointments are usually given the title of honorary consul.
Tasks of the honorary consul representing the Republic of Moldova to Ontario
The honorary consul monitors the rights of Moldovans and foreigners permanently residing in the Republic of Moldova, while present in Ontario, Canada. It will provide guidance for distressed Moldovan citizens and foreigners permanently residing in the Republic of Moldova, who are temporarily in Ontario, assisting them in their contacts with local authorities, or the nearest Moldovan embassy or consulate.
Together with diplomatic mission in Ottawa, the honorary consul promotes economic and cultural relations between the Republic of Moldova and the Ontario Province, Canada, and takes part in strengthening Moldova’s image in Ontario. The honorary consul can advise Moldovan companies, in obtaining information about local business culture and in finding cooperation partners in Ontario.
The Honorary Consul cannot accept passport applications nor does he handle matters pertaining to visas or residence permits or IDs. He cannot serve as attorney in judicial proceedings or as legal adviser. Notarized certificates can be acquired only through the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova, located in Ottawa, Canada.
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