Your Diplomatic Appointment Solution
For someone wishing to explore this matter further, we need to be specific here regarding the different possibilities and positions. Not everything is just on a honorary basis, this is very important for someone to understand. Therefore, we would like to be specific again regarding the different positions and appointments before we go more deep in this matter.
Diplomatic Appointments FAQ
This is a full career Consul with a fully-fledged Consulate (not an honorary one). This is a consulate with full diplomatic immunity. The Vienna Convention stipulates that a Consul or Ambassador (or any other diplomatic staff) should always come from the sending state. However, some countries allow third world countries or smaller countries to appoint third party citizens for this duty.
A Special Envoy (and) Diplomatic Courier receives on top an applicable certificate of appointment as diplomatic courier from the appointing/sending state.
It is a full diplomatic appointment also (not an honorary one), as in the case of an Ambassador at Large. It comes complete with a diplomatic passport and a diplomatic visa.
This is not an honorary diplomatic title, it is an official full diplomatic appointment with a 5-year diplomatic passport issued by the sending state. The Ambassador at Large is appointed by the sending state not for a specific country but for a specific mission.
Honorary Consul is a diplomatic appointment where the applicant may stay at his home city or home country. The applicant may be appointed as an Honorary Consul of (let’s say) Zanzibar to Paris, France, whereas he is a French citizen and resident. He only gets a diplomatic passport, with a certain level of immunity, and he also needs to get an Exequatur (official acceptance) from the Receiving State (in this case of France).