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Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961

Honourary Consular Application Materials 2022

What are Honourary Consulars?

Honourary Consulars serve as representatives of the Principality of the Northern Forests in their home countries.  Their duties include, but are not limited to, facilitating small scale trade and friendship between the Principality of the Northern Forests and other nations, educate people about the Principality of the Northern Forests, Monarchy, Heraldry, Nobility and Northerner Citizenship. When official diplomatic events occur in their region, the Consulars may be asked to represent the Principality's interests at these functions.  They are avid reforestation advocates, they help to plant trees and engage in both personal and professional conservation efforts. All Honorary Consulars receive a certificate with their diplomatic credentials as well as a metal lapel pin of the Honourary Consular Corps suitable for wearing. 

 

Honourary Consular Rank Advancements include:

  • Consular General

  • Consular

  • Vice-Consular

  • Honourary Consular

The Princely Family retains the discretion to determine whether an individual is acceptable to the Principality of the Northern Forests as an Honourary Consular, whether as the head of a post, or as additional staff at a consular post headed by a Consular General.  Applicants may not perform Consular functions or present themselves as an Honourary Consular until the Princely Family has admitted the individual to the exercise of functions. Furthermore, applicants may not contact the Princely Family directly to inquire about the status of the review process after submitting the application.
 

To be eligible for appointment as an Honorary Consular, and to retain such status, a person must:

  1. be a citizen of the Principality of the Northern Forests;

  2. not hold an office of profit incompatible with the duties of an Honorary Consular;

  3. reside full-time within the boundaries of the country or area where the applicant is requesting representation; and

  4. be age 21 or over;

  5. Have sufficient education such as completion of Studentereksamen or a GED in the United States.

Consequently, in addition to the information requested concerning the location and duties of the applicant must submit:

  • proof of the appointee’s Northern Forests citizenship (i.e., copy of citizenship certificate) and,

  • the applicant’s current resume or CV. The appointee is also encouraged to highlight the connection that the proposed appointee has had with the country.

The Principality of the Northern Forests follows the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations that was Adopted in 1963, and in force since 1967. The treaty has not yet been ratified by the Principality of the Northern Forests; however, currently the Principality of the Northern Forests is considering the following Declarations and Reservations.

Interpretative Declaration:
      "The Government of the Principality of the Northern Forests declares that the term ‘competent judicial authority’ under article 41 (1) of the Convention means all competent officials under the Principality criminal procedure."

Declaration:
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"With reference to Article 68, the Government of the Principality of the Northern Forests expresses its desire, in accordance with Northerner practice, to continue appointing Honourary Consulars however, the Principality of the Northern Forests will not receive foreign Honorary Consular officers who want to reside in Principality of the Northern Forests."

Reservation:
      "The Principality's accession to the Convention on Consular Relations shall not in any way imply tacit recognition of any "Republican Government"; nor shall any conventional relations be established between the Principality of the Northern Forests and any "Republican Government."