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Taking up your post

Formalities

On taking up your post

For all nominations for employment in a diplomatic mission or consular post, the mission should send to Protocol Department a Notification de nomination et de prise de fonctions (NNPF) or Notification of Nomination and Commencement.

- Formalities

- Arrival of a new Ambassador

- Heads of Consular Posts

- Honorary Consular Officers

Common formalities

NNPF to be provided (in 4 copies) together with the following documentation:

- duly completed personal details form
- photocopy of passport of appointee and of his/her family members
- photocopy of long-stay visa
- 4 recent passport-size photos (45mm x 35mm)

To which should be added:

- for the spouse: copy of marriage certificate or of any alternative official document
- for children: official document as proof of filial relation (birth certificate, family record book, etc.)

Specific formalities

Diplomatic agents

- 1 curriculum vitae
- predecessor’s notification of termination of appointment
(in 3 copies)
- predecessor’s residence permit to be returned

Heads of Consular Posts

- 1 curriculum vitae
- predecessor’s notification of termination of appointment
(in 5 copies)

Consular Officers

- predecessor’s notification of termination of appointment
(in 5 copies)
- 4 regulation passport-size photos of themselves and of their families

Administrative and technical personnel,
consular employees,
domestic staff

- 4 regulation passport-size photos of themselves and of their families

Notifications of Nomination and Commencement will be valid only provided a full dossier conforming to all requirements is submitted. Any dossier that is incomplete or does not conform to requirements will be returned to the Embassy.

Updated : July 2012

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