Foreign Office (Austenasia)

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Foreign Office
Logo of the Foreign Office
Central overview
Formed13 November 2008
JurisdictionEmpire of Austenasia
Minister responsible

The Foreign Office of Austenasia (formerly known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is the government body responsible for maintaining diplomatic relations with other nations and for representing and promoting the interests of the Empire of Austenasia internationally. The Foreign Office was originally known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when it was founded by Act 21 of the Austenasian Parliament on 13 November 2008, but was renamed to the Foreign Office on 21 February 2009 by Act 59 (Government Ministries).

The Foreign Office is run by the Chief Ambassador, a position which has been held by Lord Hunter Prater since April 2024. The Foreign Office has numerous diplomats assigned to various states, regions and organisations; these are appointed by the Chief Ambassador, who through holding that office holds responsibility for relations with all nations and peoples that do not have a specifically designated diplomat. The function of ambassadors and consuls in countries which do not recognise Austenasia is simply to raise awareness of the Empire's existence within the country they have been assigned to and to represent the Empire to regional or national authorities should it be necessary.


H.E. Tariq Zubair, Ambassador to Pakistan, outside the Austenasian Embassy.

The Empire officially claims four properties at present as embassies and consulates. Only one Austenasian embassy - that to Überstadt - is accredited by the host state, but said embassy is also the only one which is not manned by an ambassador. Austenasia claims extraterritoriality for all its embassies - the August 2015 Decree of Wrythe claimed administrative control by the Chief Ambassador (as opposed to the laws of the host state) for Austenasian embassies as a manifestation of this extraterritoriality.

The currently claimed embassies of Austenasia are:

  • w:Pakistan Embassy to Pakistan: City Plaza B-15 & 16, Gaju Khan Road, Mardan - established 29 October 2015
  • w:Spain Embassy to Spain: Calle Cordoba 3, 3B, Granada - established 29 October 2015
  • Kingdom of Überstadt Embassy to Überstadt: 1C & 1D, Rosewood - established 10 August 2015
  • w:United Kingdom Embassy to the United Kingdom: 7 Barclay House, Well Street, Hackney Central - established 6 February 2017

Austenasia currently hosts a single official embassy: the Kingdom of Copan uses East Wrythe, an exclave of the capital, as a Copanese embassy. The capital was also home to Crepundia, a cultural project between Austenasia and Juclandia which functioned as a form of ceremonial embassy but did not have extraterritoriality or any official diplomatic status.

Ambassadors and diplomats

Ambassadors and consuls

Countries in which are stationed Ambassadors of the Empire of Austenasia are shaded blue.

Ambassadors are diplomats assigned to a sovereign state, whereas consuls-general and consuls are assigned to a specific region or city within a sovereign state. The majority of ambassadors do not have embassies over which the Empire has claimed extraterritoriality. The current ambassadors appointed by the Foreign Office are:


Ambassadors-at-Large are diplomats assigned to more than one sovereign state, nation, people, and/or organisation, or to deal with a specific foreign policy issue spanning several of such remits.

  • Ambassador-at-Large for the States bordering India: H.E. Professor Sir Sanjib Bhattacharya, KOB, OAO (since 13 August 2015). Has authority to oversee the diplomatic activity of the Empire in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and to supervise any other Austenasian diplomats already stationed in said countries.
  • Ambassador-at-Large for Romanity and Imperium: HM Emperor Aggelos I (since 27 July 2018). Has authority to assist where possible with the promotion of the Roman tradition and with the establishing of relations with nations that are influenced by the Roman Empire.


Envoys are diplomats assigned to a sovereign entity which is not recognised as a state (such as a sovereign nation) or to a non-sovereign ethnic, national, cultural, religious or linguistic people.

  • Envoy to Talossa: H.E. Tariq Zubair, CAO (since 7 October 2017)

International Organizations

The Empire is a current member state of the Grand Unified Micronational, the Saint Josephsburg Economic Pact, and the Union Against Micronational War, and a former member state of the Organisation of Active Micronations.

The Grand Unified Micronational

Austenasia has been a member of the Grand Unified Micronational (GUM) since 11 October 2009. It has since had # Delegates.