Diplomatic Passport Programs
– We are able to obtain Diplomatic Passports from more than one substantialLatin American Nation. This is not an honorary Diplomatic Passport which carries no immunity and practically no privileges. We are talking full “Class A” Diplomatic Passports with full privilegesafforded to diplomats. To be such a Diplomat you need to be a citizen of the issuing country which is part of the process and included in the fee. Citizenship is for life. Diplomatic passports are for fiveyears.
UN Treaty for Diplomats
- This is the Treaty that concerns diplomats. This is the rulebook for Diplomats. Some key points of the Treaty are below:The treaty is an extensive document, containing 53 articles. Following is a basic overview of its key provisions. For a comprehensive enumeration of all articles, consult the original text which can befound by searching google for Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961.
Article 9. The host nation may at any time and for any reason declare a particular member of thediplomatic staff to be persona non grata. The sending state must recall this person within areasonable period of time, or otherwise this person may lose their diplomatic immunity.
Article 22. The premises of a diplomatic mission, such as an embassy, are inviolate and mustnot be entered by the host country except by permission of the head of the mission.Furthermore, the host country must protect the mission from intrusion or damage. The hostcountry must never search the premises, nor seize its documents or property. Article 30 extendsthis provision to the private residence of the diplomats.
Article 27. The host country must permit and protect free communication between the diplomatsof the mission and their home country. Adiplomatic bagmust never be opened even onsuspicion of abuse. Adiplomatic courier must never be arrested or detained.
Article 29. Diplomats must not be liable to any form of arrest or detention. They are immunefrom civil or criminal prosecution, though the sending country may waive this right under Article 32. Under Article 34, they are exempt from most taxes, and under Article 36 they areexempt from most customs duties.
Article 31.1c Actions not covered by diplomatic immunity: professional activity outsidediplomat's official functions.
Article 37. The family members of a diplomat that are living in the host country enjoy most of the same protections as the diplomats themselves.
Diplomatic Passport Benefits
– One big benefit is being allowed to use the diplomatic channels atairports. This will mean far more courteous, fast and efficient treatment. If stopped in a foreign land ata checkpoint, a border crossing, or in a routine traffic stop you will be allowed to pass promptly.International law prohibits the detention of a person carrying diplomatic credentials. A traffic stop willusually be over in a minute or less. Receiving a traffic citation would be against the UN Treaty. As adiplomat you are not subject to due process. No being served with lawsuits, subpoenas, orders toappear etc. You can add your names to the guest lists of the various embassies in the country you are in.They will normally invite you to parties and social events. This enables one to make invaluablecontacts for business. At times hotels, cruise ships, car rental agencies, and airlines may provideupgrades au gratis to one with a diplomatic passport. This is not a 100% scenario. It will varydepending on the country, the hotel, airline, availability of upgrade facilities and so forth. You may beable to use the passport for preferential treatment with restaurants and clubs as well. For instancegetting a table without a reservation. Some amusements parks may offer special treatment for a