287. Persons entitled to privileges, immunities and exemptions.

Specified facilities, privileges and exemptions1 apply generally in the case of consular posts headed by career consular officers2. They are not accorded to consular employees or members of the service staff who carry on a private gainful occupation in the United Kingdom or members of their families3.

In the case of posts headed by honorary consular officers, only certain facilities, privileges and immunities are accorded4; these include exemption from taxation generally of consular premises5, inviolability of consular archives and documents6, exemption from customs duties7, taxation8 and liability to service9. Consular officers who are nationals of or permanently resident in the