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Public-images-osm logo.svg diplomatic = consulate
Consulate Portugal Mindelo 2006.jpg
A consulate, consular agency or office, including honorary consuls, which offers official visa or passport services. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Group: diplomacy
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon 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 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.

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

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

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)