The Honorary Consulate of Portugal in Palm Coast, Florida (USA) officially opens to the public tomorrow, April 1. Caesar DePaço, Ph.D. will be the new Honorary Consul in Palm Coast. Originally from the Azores and a US resident for 23 years, Caesar is a businessman, leading the world in the production of raw nutritional materials.
In a note sent to PORT.COM, the Secretariat of State for Portuguese Communities states that this new honorary structure, which is open to the public every day, occupies the third floor of the Chiumento building in Palm Coast, and will replace the representation that Portugal had in Orlando.
“Orlando came to show a limited location. Palm Coast has many advantages from the outset because it is a region with a stronger Portuguese concentration, “explains Joseph Cesario.
Palm Coast will also ensure, as provided for in Regulation Consular, the defense of rights and legitimate interests of the State and of its nationals in the district, in coordination with the Portuguese Embassy in the US, as well as practicing civil status records and notary, issue citizen cards and travel documents, as well as voter registration operations.
A source from the Secretariat of State said that the possibility of installing a similar structure in South Florida is being studied, though no definitive dates and locations have been determined.
In addition to the Embassy in Washington, Portugal has four Consulate Generals in US cities (Newark, New York, Boston and San Francisco) and 11 other Consular Representations.
Honorary Consulate of Portugal in Palm Coast
145 City Place – Suite 300
Palm Coast, Florida 32164 – USA
Tel: + 1-386-742-0370
Fax: + 1-386-742-0371