What to do if in difficulties? The days of Timothy or Adrian from the consulate dashing to help are long gone, as are registering your presence in a country, of course. Even finding embassies or consulates in a foreign country is not always quite so easy.
Useful tips to acquire residency on foreign terrain or concrete instructions in the tragic case of demise are some examples of situations in which help is perhaps needed from the home country.
Here, consulates can be important contacts that use their capacities for the support of citizens beyond any diplomatic and representative tasks abroad. Indeed, many consulates maintain a large business development department to support achievements of members of their sovereign state.