Consular Services Delivery Framework

The right of each country to assist its citizens abroad is a basic principle of international law and diplomacy. Consular officers serve Canadians under the principles of self-reliance, assistance, impartiality and respect for local laws and Canadian interests.
Canada's consular services program has two roles:

A number of vital elements, including international conventions and agreements and Canadian laws and regulations, provide a framework for the development and delivery of Canadian consular services while supporting the efforts of consular officers abroad.
For example:

For more information on international treaties and Canadian laws and regulations that form the basis of Canada’s consular services program, see:

Multilateral treaties

Bilateral treaties

Canadian laws and regulations

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