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What is the difference between a consulate and an embassy?

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  • Hazel Ickes
    Both are parts of the US Department of State, and both are located exclusively in other countries. Embassies deal with foreign governments, while consulates
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 23 11:38 PM
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      Both are parts of the US Department of State, and both are located exclusively in other countries. Embassies deal with foreign governments, while consulates provide services to individuals and businesses. That means that you will almost never deal with an embassy, only with a consulate. Embassies are almost always located near the foreign seat of government, while consulates are typically located in population centers. USCIS is located in US and allows you to file any form including US Citizenship Form .
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