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A diplomatic liaison office: a government to government office which is not an embassy or consulate Edit or translate this description.
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

The tag diplomatic=liaison is used with office=diplomatic to map a Liaison office : a government-to-government office lacking embassy or consular status. This category includes subnational government offices abroad.

Examples include:

  • State of Virginia Office in New Delhi, India;
  • American Institute in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, Washington, D.C.;[4]
  • Taliban Office in Doha, Qatar.

How to map

Tag diplomatic=liaison together with office=diplomatic on a node node placed at the centrepoint of the office, or on a closed way (area) area drawn around the perimeter of the area.

liaison=* may be used to specify the type of diplomatic liaison office, with the values of liaison=liaison_office, liaison=representative_office or liaison=subnational


Tag Value Element Comment
liaison liaison_office nodearea Unaccredited office of a country lacking full diplomatic recognition of the host country.
liaison representative_office nodearea Unaccredited office of a shadow government.
liaison subnational nodearea Non-diplomatic office of a subnational (provincial or state) government.

Three additional optional tags describing available services may be applied:

Tags to use in combination

See also

  • diplomatic=embassy - A diplomatic mission headed by an ambassador or equivalently ranked chief of mission.
  • diplomatic=consulate - A consulates, consular agencies or office, including honorary consuls.
  • 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)