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An embassy or diplomatic mission Edit or translate this description.
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
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An embassy or diplomatic mission is the official representation of a foreign country or multi-national institution (such as the United Nations or the European Union) in another country. Embassies will most likely reside in the capital city of the receiving country. They serve primarily diplomatic and political purposes and are headed by an ambassador. In many cases, though not necessarily, embassies will also have a consular section that is responsible for handling Visa requests, passport matters, and the like.

How to map

Tag office=diplomatic and diplomatic=embassy with 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.

The tag embassy=* may be used to specify the type of embassy with the values of embassy=high_commission, embassy=nunciature, embassy=interests_section, embassy=mission, embassy=delegation, embassy=branch_embassy, or embassy=residence

  • country=* may be used to indicate the country that has sent the embassy
  • target=* may be used to indicate the receiving country of a diplomatic mission.

Tags to use in combination


Open Diplomatic Map