Embassies and Consulates in Comoros

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country’s interests in Comoros, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Comoros.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Comoros does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy also has a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or another emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Comoros, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Comoros

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends on the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizens residing abroad.

The capital of Comoros, Moroni hosts 10 embassies.

There are also 13 consulates and another representation located in Comoros.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Moroni, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Comoros and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Comoros. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates, and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Moroni


Embassy of China in Comoros

Address: BP442, C109, Coulee de Lave, Moroni, Comores
Tel: (+269) 763 2038
E-Mail: chinaemb_km@mfa.gov.cn and consulate_km@mfa.gov.cn for the consular department
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 15:00 - 17:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00     
Consular Section opening hours: Monday to Friday 08:00-12:00, 15:00-17:30; Saturday 08:30-12:00

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalisation processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration, visa affairs and consular protection to all Chinese living abroad.


French Embassy in Comoros

Address: Boulevard de Strasbourg - B.P. 465, Moroni
Tel: (+269) 364 5000
E-Mail: ambafrance.moroni@gmail.com and admin-francais.moroni-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/France.Komor and https://www.instagram.com/france.komor/
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Honorary Consulates: In addition to the embassy in Moroni, France has other honorary consulates Mutsamudu (consulat.mutsamudu-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr).

The Consular Section of the embassy in Moroni is responsible for the French community, whose protection it ensures from foreign authorities within the limits of local legislation and which it administers according to French legislation and regulations.

Among its consular services you can find: registration in the register of French people established outside France (old registration) of French people residing in their constituency; consular notary services; military issues (census and organization of the “Defense and Citizenship” day); issuance of travel documents, national identity cards; consular assistance in the event of arrest, incarceration, serious accident or illness; organization of elections and
organization of the local scholarship commission, etc.


Embassy of Tanzania in Comoros

Address: Oasis Moroni, B.P : 8141, Moroni, Comoros
Tel: (+269) 773 7859 and 773 7862
E-Mail: moroni@nje.go.tz
Social Media: https://twitter.com/OfMoroni and https://www.instagram.com/Embassy_of_Tanzania_Moroni and https://www.facebook.com/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30

The Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations and has the responsibility of promoting relations of friendship and co-operation between the governments and the peoples of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Union of Comoros.

Honorary Consulates in Comoros

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Comoros, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other countries, often Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania

General Consulates and embassies in Moroni