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Diplomatic Passport Programs

Diplomatic Passport Programs

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We are able to obtain Diplomatic Passports from more than one substantial Latin 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 privileges afforded to diplomats.

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We are able to obtain Diplomatic Passports from more than one substantial Latin 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 privileges afforded to diplomats.

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Diplomatic Passport Programs
Diplomatic Passports
– 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
 
diplomat like a guide to take you to the attractions and shows bypassing the lines. It might work at alarge sporting event as well.
Diplomatic Credentials
 – You will receive a letter of posting to the country of choice. This will giveyou diplomatic immunity in that country as well as when involved in related travel. You cannot be posted to a country you are a resident or citizen of. We do not post to the USA, Canada or the UK.
Recalling A Diplomat and Diplomatic Status Revocation
– Your status as a diplomat can only berevoked by the country that issued you the diplomatic passport. A country you are in can ask that you be declared Persona Non Grata and have you recalled out of that country. For this to happen you wouldneed to create problems in that country. A type of complaint for diplomats is drunk driving. If the policein a foreign land pull over a drunk driver who is a diplomat they are not going to turn him lose tocontinue driving and kill himself or others. This would be wrong. They would get into options like please let us drive you in your car where you are going. If you start to become known to the local police for engaging in such behavior you could be declared Persona Non Grata and expelled from thecountry. Usually would need to be a series of such events. If a serious crime is committed (think major crime against person) then the country can request that the diplomatic status of the diplomat be revokedallowing them to arrest the person responsible for harming another. This has occurred in casesinvolving murder and rape. The country can agree to this which is rare or recall the diplomat out of thatcountry. The diplomatic privileges are enjoyable and convenient but no country is going to allow abuseof the diplomatic status. The normal remedy is to have you declared Persona Non Grata and expelledfrom the country. You have to behave as a privileged guest in their country and not lose sight of that.Below are some recent instances of a diplomat being declared Persona Non Grata. You can see it isusually a most serious incident that provokes such action.On April 5, 2011, the Ecuador Ministry declared U.S. Ambassador Heather Hodges
 persona non grata
after she did not provide sufficient answers about a leaked diplomatic cable related to Ecuador. Inretaliation the U.S. declared the Ecuadorean Ambassador Luis Gallegos
 persona non grata
on April 7,2011On May 1, 2011 The Libyan ambassador to the United Kingdom, Omar Jelban, was given 24 hours toleave the country after Foreign Secretary William Hague said he was "persona non grata". Theexpulsion was in response to attacks on British embassy premises in Tripoli following reports of thedeath of Col Gaddafi's son in a Nato air strikeUnder the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Article 9, a receiving State may "at any timeand without having to explain its decision" declare any member of a diplomatic staff 
 persona non grata.
If this happens said diplomat is usually recalled to his or her home nation.Diplomatic immunity protects diplomats from prosecution for violating civil and criminal laws. Thiscan vary based on type of diplomat. The type of credentials we offer has all the immunity. Articles 41and 42 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations state that the diplomat in bound to respectnational laws and regulations.A government can declare a non diplomat as Persona Non Grata. In fact this happened in March of 2011 in Panama. The Panama City Council declared Donald Trump Persona Non Grata for hiscomment that giving the Panama Canal away for nothing was stupid. This will prove interesting because Trump is supposed to come to the grand opening of Trump Tower in Panama City, Panama.
Visa Free Travel
 – The nations issuing the passport will have visa free travel to 90+ countriesincluding the entire European Union, Central and South America, Caribbean Island Nations and partsof Asia and Africa. If the passport normally requires a visa you can often enter without a visa using thediplomatic passport. It is country specific and there is no firm rule for this. You could still be required

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