35. Consular officers.

Consular officers are generally members of the Diplomatic Service; there are also non-career or 'honorary' consular officers1. Some of a consular officer's duties are derived from statute; others are non-statutory2. His statutory duties include the administration of oaths and the performance of any notarial act which a notary public can do within the United Kingdom3. He has functions in connection with shipping, seamen and kindred matters4; offences on board British aircraft5; passports, visas and similar documents6; marriages and civil partnerships abroad