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A consulate, consular agency or office, including honorary consuls, which offers official visa or passport services Edit or translate this description.
Group: Properties
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal


The tag diplomatic=consulate is used with office=diplomatic to map a Consulate, consular agency or office, including honorary consuls. These diplomatic offices do not take on official diplomatic tasks and serve a more administrative purpose. Their primary focus is to deliver services to their own nationals (citizens of the sending country). A typical secondary function is issuance of entry visas for travel to the sending state for non-citizens. Consulates can be more numerous than diplomatic missions and might be posted in various cities throughout the receiving country.

How to map

Add diplomatic=consulate to office=diplomatic and amenity=embassy on a node node placed at the centrepoint of the building, or on a closed way (area) area drawn around the perimeter of the building.

Note: amenity=embassy is formally deprecated, and should be replaced over time with updated tags as per office=diplomatic. See Proposed features/office=diplomatic, which records adoption of the office=diplomatic tag recommendation.

consulate=* may be used to specify the type of consulate with the values of

Tags to use in combination

Three additional optional tags describing available services may be applied:


Open Diplomatic Map

See also

  • diplomatic=embassy - An embassy or diplomatic mission headed by an ambassador or equivalently ranked chief of mission.
  • diplomatic=liaison - A government-to-government office which lacks consular or embassy status, including subnational missions.
  • office=government - An office of a supra-national, national, regional or local government agency or department
  • office=ngo - An office of a non-governmental organisation (NGO)