Difference between Consulate and Embassy

Published January 2020.


Already consulate deals with the affairs of its citizens in the territory, but does not have as much political power as the embassy.

They are places aimed at solving bureaucratic issues or problems of their citizens abroad as seen, inspection of loads, administrative assistance for both individuals and legal entities, issuing documents such as passports, renewal of electoral title, criminal record, etc.

Each country can have several consulates in the foreign nation, usually in the capitals. In the case of Brazil, the country has three Consulates General in Japan: Tokyo, Nagoya e Hamamatsu.


The Embassy is responsible for relations between two countries, each country has only one embassy in each partner nation, always in the capital, in this case the Brazilian embassy is located in Tokyo (Capital of Japan). On the spot, matters of common interest between the two nations are dealt with, involving political negotiations, official information, human rights, economics, culture, all aimed at defending the Brazilian interests that reside in Japan. The Embassy operating under the rules of Brazil.

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