This publication contains the names of the members of the diplomatic staffs of all missions and their spouses. Members of the diplomatic staff are the members of the staff of the mission having diplomatic rank. These persons, with the exception of those identified by asterisks, enjoy full immunity under provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Pertinent provisions of the Convention include the following:

Article 29

The person of a diplomatic agent shall be inviolable. He shall not be liable to any form of arrest or detention. The receiving State shall treat him with due respect and shall take all appropriate steps to prevent any attack on his person, freedom or dignity.

Article 31

A diplomatic agent shall enjoy immunity from the criminal jurisdiction of the receiving State. He shall also enjoy immunity from its civil and administrative jurisdiction, except in the case of:

(a) a real action relating to private immovable property situated in the territory of the receiving State, unless he holds it on behalf of the sending State for the purposes of the mission;

(b) an action relating to succession in which the diplomatic agent is involved as executor, administrator, heir or legatee as a private person and not on behalf of the sending State;

(c) an action relating to any professional or commercial activity exercised by the diplomatic agent in the receiving State outside of his official functions.

A diplomatic agent's family members are entitled to the same immunities unless they are United States nationals. ASTERISKS (*) IDENTIFY UNITED STATES NATIONALS

 NOTE: The information contained herein was compiled as of September 30, 2001. The names are not in protocol order of precedence.

Changes occur daily.  The status of personnel listed in this publication should be verified with the Office of Protocol.

The Diplomatic List is available to the public for a fee through the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (telephone [202] 512-1800).

National Holidays
Web Site and E-Mail Addresses of Embassies
Order of Precedence and Date of Presentation of Credentials
Afghanistan -- Argentina
Armenia -- Azerbaijan
Bahamas -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana -- Burundi
Cambodia -- Chile
Colombia -- Czech Republic
Denmark -- Dominican Republic
Ecuador -- Ethiopia
Fiji -- France
Gabon -- Great Britain
Greece -- Guyana
Haiti -- Hungary
Iceland -- Ivory Coast
Jamaica -- Jordan
Kazakhstan -- Kyrgyzstan
Laos -- Luxembourg
Macedonia -- Mauritius
Mexico -- Mozambique
Namibia -- Oman
Pakistan -- Philippines
Poland -- Qatar
Romania -- Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis -- Senegal
Seychelles -- Spain
Sri Lanka -- Syria
Tanzania -- Turkmenistan
Uganda -- Uzbekistan
Venezuela -- European Union