Embassy ? Consulate?

So what’s the difference?

An embassy is a country’s base for its diplomatic mission in another nation, where the ambassador conducts his or her business, and its country’s citizens living or visiting abroad can go for government services including visas, birth registrations, passports, voting, and, yes, legal help. An embassy is also sometimes home to the ambassador. Most importantly, embassies are always located in the capital of another country, with a few exceptions.

Consulates, on the other hand, are kind of like satellite offices for the embassy in other parts of the country. They focus more on providing government services for citizens abroad.

Although embassies and consulates are quite different, if you’re travelling abroad, they’re equally as helpful. And anything you might need as a citizen in another country is generally available at a consulate.

Embassy Pages offers a comprehensive list of the worlds embassies