The consulate is the representative of a foreign government in the host country. Consulate officers deal with a variety of topics which enhance the relationship between the two countries and provides bureaucratic support to both the citizens of the consul's own country traveling or living abroad, and to the citizens of the country the consul resides in who wish to travel to or trade with the consul's country.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
U.S. consulates are branch offices of U.S. embassies, located all over the world. Most consulates accept and process nonimmigrant and immigrant (green card) visa applications.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:13 pm