Q&A

Is there a diplomatic courier service?

Is there a diplomatic courier service?

As prescribed by the Policy on Government Security, AAG is the main carrier of diplomatic mail for all federal government departments, ensuring the secure transportation of information and material between Canada and missions abroad, and also between missions.

What is diplomatic delivery agents?

So-called “diplomatic delivery” and “diplomatic courier services” are a common part of advance fee fraud plots. Diplomats can carry documents for embassies between countries without inspection, but they do not run any kind of courier service.

Can a diplomat be searched?

A diplomat’s immunity is protected under Article 41 of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations “VCDR”. A diplomat, their spouse and, in certain circumstances, their dependents, may be immune from prosecution. Full contact details are available via Knowzone – search ‘Diplomat’.

Can a diplomatic bag be checked?

The convention clearly states the circumstances under which baggage and goods belonging to a diplomat may be searched. The diplomatic bag may not be searched. Therefore, the diplomat must be made aware of the reasons for the search and the process must be dealt with sensitively in the presence of the diplomat.

Can money be sent through courier?

Unfortunately, you cannot send cash via courier companies such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT or DPD. This includes any legal tender such as bank notes and coins. Credit and debit cards are restricted items, and whether they are permitted depends on the courier company and the destination country.

Can money be sent through parcel?

Do diplomats need visas?

Diplomats and other foreign government officials traveling to the United States to engage solely in official duties or activities on behalf of their national government must obtain A-1 or A-2 visas prior to entering the United States. They cannot travel using visitor visas or under the Visa Waiver Program.