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Protocol Guidelines

2.2 Australian citizens and permanent residents

An Australian citizen or permanent resident will not be accepted as a head of mission (HOM) by the Australian Government unless there are exceptional circumstances. If agrément is given for such an appointment, the privileges and immunities of the HOM will be those provided for in Article 38(1) of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, that is solely in respect of 'official acts performed in the exercise of his/her functions'.

Last Updated: 2 November 2017
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