List of diplomatic missions in the United States

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This is a list of diplomatic missions in the United States. At present, 178 nations maintain diplomatic missions to the United States in the capital, Washington, D.C. Being the seat of the Organization of American States, the city also hosts missions of its member-states, separate from their respective embassies to the United States.

Eight nations also attribute their missions at the United Nations in New York City as their official embassies to the United States. However, only those offices in New York City that serve as an official diplomatic mission to the United States are listed here. For a complete list of diplomatic missions to the United Nations, see List of current Permanent Representatives to the United Nations.

Only diplomatic missions operated by a foreign country are listed here. Honorary consulates, typically private offices designated to provide limited services on behalf of a foreign country, are not listed. The United States Department of State maintains the official consular list.[1]

Embassies in Washington, D.C.[edit]

The following 177 countries maintain embassies in Washington, D.C. as their primary diplomatic missions to the United States. Entries marked with an asterisk (*) have chanceries (embassy buildings) located on or near a portion of Massachusetts Avenue known as Embassy Row.

Permanent Missions to the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C.[edit]

The following member-states maintain permanent missions to the OAS. Member-states not listed here have their ambassadors to the United States concurrently accredited to the organization[2]

Other missions/delegations to the United States in Washington, D.C.[edit]

The following countries or entities have missions in Washington, D.C., though they may not have full diplomatic relations with the United States government.

Missions in New York City[edit]

New York City is home to the General Assembly of the United Nations, and all 195 member and observer states send permanent delegations. Nine diplomatic missions in New York City listed below are also formally accredited as each country's official embassy to the United States. There are 116 missions in the city. All are consulates-general unless otherwise noted.

Cities with ten or more consulates[edit]

Los Angeles[edit]

Los Angeles, the second-largest city in the United States, is home to 66 consular missions, more than any other city on the West Coast and any U.S. city except New York and Washington, D.C. Many of these consulates are located along Wilshire Boulevard.

Chicago[edit]

Chicago, the third largest city in the United States and the largest in the midwestern region of the country, is home to 53 missions, the fourth-most after Washington, D.C., New York and Los Angeles.

Houston[edit]

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and is home to 43 missions.

Miami[edit]

Miami is home to 43 missions. Due to its location, many Latin American and Caribbean countries maintain consulates there.

San Francisco[edit]

San Francisco is home to 42 missions.

Atlanta[edit]

Atlanta is home to 27 missions.

Boston[edit]

The Boston area of New England is home to 26 foreign missions.

Other cities with diplomatic missions[edit]

Many cities have only one or two consulates; these are often are from Mexico (which has 50 missions in the United States), or Canada (which has 17), or Japan (which has 17).

Cities with Mexican consulates only (22)[edit]

Due to the large number of Mexican immigrants in the United States, Mexico has 50 diplomatic missions in the United States, more than any sending country has with any other host country. Many of these are smaller cities in the southwestern United States, including a number of border towns.[16]

Countries without formal diplomatic missions to the United States[edit]

Several countries do not have formal diplomatic missions accredited to the United States. Consular duties for each country, except Kiribati and non-UN members, are instead managed by their respective diplomatic missions to the United Nations in New York.

Closed missions[edit]

Host city Sending country Mission level Year closed Ref.
Washington, D.C.  East Germany[a] Embassy 1990
 Guinea-Bissau Embassy 2007 [17][18]
 Iran Embassy 1979
 São Tomé and Príncipe Embassy [19]
 South Vietnam[b] Embassy 1975 [20]
 Syria Embassy 2014 [21]
Anchorage  Mexico Consulate 2015 [22]
Atlanta  Australia Consulate General 2012 [23]
Baltimore  Argentina Consulate 1990 [24]
 Colombia Consulate 1987 [25]
 Cuba Consulate 1961 [26]
Boston  Cuba Consulate General 1961 [26]
Chicago  Cuba Consulate 1961 [26]
 Uruguay Consulate General 2021 [27]
Cincinnati  Cuba Consulate 1957 [26]
Cleveland  United Kingdom Consulate 1999 [28]
Corpus Christi  Mexico Consulate 2002 [29]
Dallas  United Kingdom Consulate 2005 [30][31]
Detroit  Colombia Consulate 1994 [32]
 Cuba Consulate 1958 [26]
Fort Lauderdale  Colombia Consulate 1988 [33]
Galveston  Cuba Consulate 1960 [26]
Honolulu  Cuba Consulate 1932 [26]
 France Consulate General 1996 [34]
Houston  China Consulate General 2020 [35]
 Cuba Consulate 1960 [26]
Jacksonville  Cuba Consulate 1960 [26]
Kansas City  Cuba Consulate 1957 [26]
Key West  Cuba Consulate 1961 [26]
Los Angeles  Angola Consulate General 2018 [36]
 Cuba Consulate General 1961 [26]
 Slovakia Consulate General 2013 [37]
  Switzerland Consulate General 2018 [38]
 Uruguay Consulate General 2021 [27]
Miami  Cuba Consulate General 1961 [26]
 Venezuela Consulate General 2012 [39][40]
Midland  Mexico Consulate 2002 [29]
Minneapolis  Norway Consulate General 2008 [41]
Mobile  Cuba Consulate 1961 [26]
New Orleans  Colombia Consulate General 2002 [42]
 Cuba Consulate General 1961 [26]
 Greece Consulate [43]
 Philippines Consulate General 1985 [44]
 Spain Consulate General 2009 [45][46]
New York City  Cuba Consulate General 1961 [26]
 Slovenia Consulate General 2012 [47][48]
 Suriname Consulate General 1984 [49]
Norfolk  Cuba Consulate 1961 [26]
Orlando  United Kingdom Consulate 2014 [50]
Philadelphia  Colombia Consulate 1987 [51]
 Cuba Consulate General 1961 [26]
Pittsburgh  Poland Consulate 1950 [52]
Saint Louis  Cuba Consulate 1960 [26]
Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands  Philippines Consulate General 2012 [53]
San Francisco  Cuba Consulate General 1961 [26]
 Egypt Consulate General 2014 [54]
 Iran Consulate 1980 [55]
 Nigeria Consulate General 1989 [56][57]
 Russia Consulate General 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico  Cuba Consulate General 1960 [26]
 France Consulate 1996 [58]
 Panama Consulate General
 United Kingdom Consulate 2005 [59][60]
Santa Ana  El Salvador Consulate 2011 [61]
Savannah  Cuba Consulate 1961 [26]
Seattle  Colombia Consulate 1922 [62]
 Germany Consulate 2000 [63]
 Russia Consulate General 2018 [64]
Tampa  Colombia Consulate 1990 [65]
 Cuba Consulate General 1960 [26]
  1. ^ The East German embassy was closed upon the reunification of Germany in 1990.
  2. ^ The South Vietnamese embassy was closed upon the fall of Saigon in April 1975, thus marking the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  33. ^ "Decreto 1342 de 1988".
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  62. ^ "Decreto 1304 de 1922".
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  65. ^ "Decreto 856 de 1990".

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