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.

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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