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CONSULAR CONVENTION BETWEEN AUSTRIA-HUNGARY AND SERVIA
Signed at Belgrade, March 17/30, 1911; ratifications exchanged
January 23, 1912
His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, etc., and Apostolic King of Hungary, and
His Majesty the King of Servia, animated by the desire to reach an understanding regarding the admission of consular officers within their respective territories, and to determine their rights, privileges and immunities, as well as the functions which they are to perform, have decided to conclude a convention to that effect and have named as their plenipotentiaries, to wit:
His Majesty the Emperor of Austria, King of Bohemia, etc., and Apostolic King of Hungary:
Count Jean Forgách de Ghymes et Gács, his Privy Councilor, his Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Royal Court of Servia, Grand Cross of the Order of Francis Joseph, Knight of the Order of Leopold and of the Order of the Iron Crown, third class, etc.;
Chevalier Othon de Lutterotti de Gazzolis et Langenthal, Ministerial Counsellor in the Royal Austrian Ministry of Justice, etc.;
Mr. Gustave de Töry, Secretary of State in the Royal Hungarian Ministry of Justice, Knight of the Order of Leopold, etc.; and
His Majesty the King of Servia:
Mr. M. G. Milovanovitch, his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Grand Cross of the Order of St. Sava, Commander of the Star of Karageorge and of the White Eagle, etc.;
Who, after having communicated to each other their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed upon the following articles:
ARTICLE 1 Each of the high contracting parties shall have the right to establish consuls general, consuls, vice-consuls or consular agents in the cities and
1 Translated from the Sbornik Ugarsko-Hrvatskih Zajednickih Zakona, No. 1, January 27, 1912.
commercial centers of the other party. They reserve unto themselves, however, the right to designate the localities where they may not find it convenient to admit consular functionaries; it is well understood that this reservation may not be applied to one of the parties without equally applying it to all other Powers.
The consuls general, consuls and vice-consuls will be reciprocally admitted and recognized after having presented their credentials according to the rules and formalities observed in the respective countries. The necessary exequatur for the free exercise of their duties shall be furnished them free of expense and, upon the presentation of the exequatur, the superior authority in the place of their residence shall immediately take the necessary measures so that they may acquit themselves of the duties pertaining to their charge and be admitted to the enjoyment of the exemptions, prerogatives, immunities, privileges and honors belonging to them.
ARTICLE 3 The consuls general and consuls may appoint consular agents in the cities and localities of their consular district upon the approval by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the other contracting party.
These agents may be selected indiscriminately from among the citizens of the contracting parties as well as from among foreigners. They shall be provided with letters-patent furnished by the functionary who may have appointed them, and they shall perform their duties under the orders and responsibility of the latter.
They shall enjoy the privileges and exemptions stipulated by the present convention, but not the exemptions and immunities defined by Articles 4 and 6, paragraph 1.
ARTICLE 4 The consuls general, consuls and vice-consuls, who may be citizens and regular functionaries of the contracting party appointing them, shall be exempt from garrison quarters, taxes and military service, as well as from direct, personal, real estate or sumptuary taxes imposed by any authority of the respective countries, provided these exemptions are in no case more extensive than are enjoyed by the diplomatic representatives of the contracting parties.