Consulate on Wings
I have heard of “mobile consulates” before but I think one on wings portrays really well how some countries handle the problem with servicing their citizens. A “consulate on wings” is a wonderfully descriptive term for when a consulate takes it services to desolate or otherwise hard-to-get-to areas!
But what does it really mean? The most recent example I have is – no surprise – from Juneau, Alaska where the Filipino community has been accommodated by their country’s consulate in San Francisco flying out to them to provide passport and other services. I can only imagine how grateful those Filipinos are.
Personally, I just renewed my own non-US passport (I have dual citizenship) through a mobile consulate, arriving in South Florida specifically for that purpose. Sure, we could also call it a consulate on wings but, somehow, it seems unnecessary in these circumstances.