Foreign Ambassador

How to Address a Foreign Ambassador

This is the correct form of address for a currently accredited ambassador from a nation to another nation: e.g., the current ambassador from country A to country B.  It is the standard form used around the world to address a currently accredited ambassador representing one chief-of-state to another chief-of-state.  (If you are a U.S. citizen addressing a U.S. Ambassador, see that form.)

—–Envelope, official:
———-His/Her Excellency
—–—–(Full Name)
—–—–The Ambassador of (Official Name of Country)
—–—–(Address)

—–—–His/Her Excellency
—–—–(Dr./Professor/Sir/etc.) (Full Name)
—–—–The Ambassador of (Official Name of Country)
—–—–(Address)

—–Letter salutation:
—–—–Your Excellency: 
—–—–Dear Ambassador:
—–—–Dear Ambassador (Surname)

—–Forms of Address for Ambassadors:
—–—–U.S. Ambassador by a U.S. Citizen
—–—–U.S. Career Ambassador Retired
—–—–U.S. Ambassador, Retired Foreign Service
—–—–U.S. Ambassador, former, political appointee
—–—–U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom
—–—–Goodwill Ambassador
—–—–Foreign Ambassador
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—–Related Diplomats:—Attaché
—–—–Attaché
—–—–Chargé d’Affaires
—–—–Consul
—–—–Consul General
—–—–Consul Honorary
—–—–Counselor|
—–—–Deputy Chief of Mission
—–—–First Secretary
—–—–Second Secretary
—–—–Third Secretary

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