Diplomatic Accreditation


Diplomatic accreditation is the process of certifying an ambassador as the official representative of one country to another. It is a way of establishing diplomatic relations and ensuring mutual recognition and respect between sovereign states. Diplomatic accreditation also grants certain privileges to the ambassador. Diplomatic accreditation is done by presenting letters of credence, or credentials, to the head of state of the host country. The letters of credence are formal documents that state the name and rank of the ambassador and the approval of the sending state. It is a way of promoting peaceful and friendly relations among nations, as well as facilitating cooperation and dialogue on various issues. Diplomatic accreditation also reflects the respect for the sovereignty and equality of states, as well as their right to choose their own representatives. Diplomatic accreditation can be withdrawn or terminated by either the sending or the receiving state, for example, in case of a breach of diplomatic etiquette, a change of government, or a deterioration of bilateral relations. 


The process begins by submitting the form below directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.