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Houston Consular Corps

Published May 06, 2020 by A.J. Mistretta

Jade Buddha Temple

With 90 different nations represented, Houston is home to the third-largest consular corps in the United States. 

Angola
The Honorable Ana Paula de Almeida Sebastiao do Nascimento 
Consul General of Angola
sector-consular@angolaconsulate-tx.org
www.angolaconsulate-tx.org

Argentina
The Honorable Gabriel Volpi
Consul General of Argentina
info@consuladoargentino.net 
www.chous.mrecic.gov.ar 

Australia
The Honorable Benson Saulo 
Consul General of Australia
www.austrade.gov.au 

Austria
The Honorable Gerald Seidl
Honorary Consul of Austria
www.austrianconsulatehouston.org 

Bahamas
The Honorable Lynden Rose
Honorary Consul of the Bahamas
No website listed

Bangladesh 
The Honorable Marty McVey 
Honorary Consul of Bangladesh 
HonoraryConsul@martymcvey.com

Barbados
The Honorable Louis A. Browne, Ph.D.
Honorary Consul of Barbados
No website listed

Belarus
PENDING
www.belarusfacts.mfa.gov.by/en 

Belgium
PENDING 
No website listed

Belize 
The Honorable Dennis Johnson
Honorary Consul of Belize
Bzehonconslhoutx@gmail.com 
No website listed

Bolivia 
The Honorable Carlos Duran 
Consul General of Bolivia
info@boliviatx.org
www.boliviatx.org

Botswana
The Honorable Donald L. Kramer, M.D.
Honorary Consul of Botswana

Brazil
His Excellency Jose Borges dos Santos Jr. 
Consul General of Brazil
gabinete.houston@itamaraty.gov.br 
www.houston.itamaraty.gov.br 

Canada
The Honorable Delon Chan 
Consul of Canada 
hston-td@international.gc.ca 
www.houston.gc.ca

Chile 
The Honorable Jose Luis Briceño
Consul General of Chile
houston@consulado.gob.cl
www.chileabroad.gov.cl , www.minrel.gov.cl 

Colombia
The Honorable Lucia Maria Amalia Salgado Romero 
Consul General of Colombia
chouston@cancilleria.gov.co
http://houston.consulado.gov.co

Costa Rica
The Honorable Herbert Daniel Espinoza Solano
Consul General of Costa Rica
consularappts@sbcglobal.net 
www.costarica-embassy.org, www.visitcostarica.com 

Côte d'Ivoire 
The Honorable Marlene McClinton
Honorary Consul of Côte d'Ivoire
ciconsulatetx@gmail.com 

Croatia 
The Honorable Philip Berquist
Honorary Consul of Croatia
croatia.texas@gmx.us
http://us.mfa.hr

Cyprus
The Honorable Christos Angelides 
Honorary Consul of Cyprus
cyprusembassy.net

Czech Republic
The Honorable Brian Vanicek
Honorary Consul of Czech Republic
No website listed 

Denmark
The Honorable Morten Siem Lynge 
Consul General of Denmark
Morlyn@um.dk
usa.um.dk

Ecuador
The Honorable Ruth Maria Dueñas Montero
Consul General of Ecuador
cecuhouston@cancilleria.gob.ec
houston.consulado.gob.ec 

Egypt
The Honorable Khaled Rizk
Consul General of Egypt
consulateofegypthouston@gmail.com
consulateofegypthouston.com

El Salvador
The Honorable Nancy Margarita Guevara 
Consul General of El Salvador
asistenteconsularhouston@gmail.com
consuladohouston.rree.gob.sv

Equatorial Guinea 
The Honorable Tomas Dickens 
Consul General of Equatorial Guinea
713-776-9900
www.egconsulatehou.com

Estonia  
PENDING
Honorary Consul of Estonia

Ethiopia 
The Honorable Gezahgen Kebede
Honorary Consul of Ethiopia

Finland
The Honorable Frank Donnelly 
Honorary Consul of Finland

France
The Honorable Alexis Andres
Consul General of France
marie-laure.reed@diplomatie.gouv.fr 
www.consulfrance-houston.org 

Georgia
The Honorable Janet Moore
Honorary Consul of Georgia
honconsulgeorgia@gmail.com  
No website listed

Germany 
The Honorable Thomas Hermann Meister
Consul General of Germany
info@houston.diplo.de 
www.germany.info/houston

Ghana
The Honorable Jack Webb 
Honorary Consul of Ghana 
ghanaconsulateHouston.com

Greece 
The Honorable Lambros Kakissis 
Consul of Greece 
grcon.hou@mfa.gr
mfa.gr/houston

Guatemala
The Honorable José Barillas Trennert
Consul General of Guatemala
conshouston@minex.gob.gt 
No website listed

Guinea
The Honorable Wea H. Lee 
Honorary Consul of Guinea 
wealee@aol.comw

Honduras 
The Honorable Yolanda Oliva
Consul General of Honduras
consulta@consuladohondurashouston.org
www.consuladohondurashouston.org

Hungary 
The Honorable Gabor Markocsany
Consul of Hungary
GMarkocsany@mfa.gov.hu
www.hungaryconsulhouston.org

Iceland
The Honorable Michael Ray Dumas 
Honorary Consul of Iceland 
No website listed 

India 
The Honorable Aseem Mahajan 
Consul General of India
consulcgihouston@swbell.net 
cgihouston.org 

Indonesia 
The Honorable Nana Yuliana 
Consul General of Indonesia
indonesiahouston.net

Ireland
The Honorable John B. Kane
Honorary Consul of Ireland

Israel 
The Honorable Gilad Katz
Consul General of Israel
cg-sec@houston.mfa.gov.il
houston.mfa.gov.il

Italy 
The Honorable Federico Ciattaglia
Consul General of Italy
consgen.houston@esteri.it 
conshouston.esteri.it 

Jamaica
The Honorable Khalfani Omari Fullerton
Honorary Consul of Jamaica
No website listed 

Japan
The Honorable Hideo Fukushima
Consul General of Japan 
www.houston.us.emb-japan.go.jp

Jordan
PENDING 
Honorary Consul of Jordan

Kazakhstan 
John Willis Gibson III
Honorary Consul of Kazakhstan

Korea 
His Excellency Myung Soo Ahn 
usa-houston@mofa.go.kr 
usa-houston.mofa.go.kr/english/am/usa-houston/main/index.jsp

Latvia 
The Honorable Peter Ragauss
Honorary Consul of Latvia
consul@lvtex.com 

Lebanon 
The Honorable Amin Bohsali
Honorary Consul of Lebanon
www.lebanonembassyus.org - Go to "Consular Services"

Liechtenstein 
The Honorable Dennis Houston
Honorary Consul of Liechtenstein

Lithuania
The Honorable William C. Altman
Honorary Consul of Lithuania
www.mfa.lt 

Malawi 
The Honorable Jordan Price 
Honorary Consul of Malawi 

Malaysia  
PENDING 
Honorary Consul of Malaysia

Malta 
PENDING 
Honorary Consul of Malta

Mexico 
The Honorable Alicia Guadalupe Kerber Palma 
Consul General of Mexico
prensahouston@sre.gob.mx 
www.sre.gob.mx/houston 

Mongolia 
The Honorable Edward Story
Honorary Consul of Mongolia
estory@mongolianconsulate.com

Namibia 
The Honorable Giti Zarinkelk
Honorary Consul of Namibia
http://www.namibiaembassyusa.org 

Netherlands 
The Honorable Jos G. Wellink
Honorary Consul of the Netherlands
houston@nlconsulate.com 
www.netherlandsworldwide.nl

New Zealand 
The Honorable James Daniel Connelly
Honorary Consul of New Zealand
connelly@nzhonoraryconsul.org 
www.nzemb.org

Nicaragua 
The Honorable Samuel Trejos
Consul General of Nicaragua
consulnica999@yahoo.com

Norway 
The Honorable Hilde Janne Skorpen 
Consul General of Norway
cg.houston@mfa.no 
norway.no/en/usa/norway-usa/houston

Pakistan
The Honorable Abrar H. Hashmi 
Consul General of Pakistan
secretary@pakistanconsulatehouston.org 
www.pakistanconsulatehouston.org

Panama  
The Honorable Jaime Alberto Sosa
Consul General of Panama
consul@conpahouston.com 
www.conpahouston.com

Papua New Guinea
Honorary Consul of Papua New Guinea

Paraguay
The Honorable Gustavo E. Ayala
Honorary Consul of Paraguay
No website listed 

Peru
The Honorable Rodolfo Enrique Coronado Molina
Consul General of Peru
conperu@sbcglobal.net
consuladoperu.com, rree.gob.pe 

Philippines
The Honorable Jerril G. Santos
Consul General of the Philippines 
houston.pcg@dfa.gov.ph

Poland
The Honorable Robert Rusiecki
Consul General of Poland
houston.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl
houston.pcg@dfa.gov.ph

Portugal
The Honorable José M. Ivo
Honorary Consul of Portugal
jmivo@portugal-hc-houston.org 

Qatar
The Honorable Rashid Al Dehaimi 
Consul General of Qatar
qatarconsulate5@gmail.com 
cgqh.net

Romania
The Honorable Nicholas A. Florescu
Honorary Consul of Romania
nick@centradeusa.com

Russia
The Honorable Alexander Zakharov 
Consul General of Russia
info@rusconshouston.org 
rusconhouston.org

Rwanda
The Honorable Cynthia Perry
Honorary Consul of Rwanda
ambcsperry@att.net 

Saudi Arabia
The Honorable Saad Aljebreen
Consul General of Saudi Arabia
consularoffice@sacih.net
www.saudiembassy.net

Sierra Leone
PENDING
Honorary Consul of Sierra Leone

Slovenia
The Honorable Sandra (Sandy) P. Wilkens 
Honorary Consul of Slovenia
sloconsulhouston@gmail.com

Spain
Her Excellency Julia Alicia Olmo y Romero 
Consul General of Spain
cog.houston@maec.es
www.exteriores.gob.es/consuladoes/houston 

Sri Lanka 
The Honorable Dakshini Ramyalatha
Honorary Consul of Sri Lanka 

Sweden
The Honorable Astrid Marklund
Honorary Consul of Sweden
houston@consulateofsweden.org 
www.swedishconsulate.org; www.swedenabroad.com 

Switzerland
The Honorable John A. Bernhard
Honorary Consul of Switzerland
houston@honrep.ch 
www.eda.admin.ch/washington 

Thailand
The Honorable Charles C. Foster
Honorary Consul of Thailand
info@thaiconsulatehouston.com 
www.thaiconsulatehouston.com 

Tunisia
The Honorable Adel Chaouch
Honorary Consul of Tunisia
consultunisiahouston@gmail.com

Turkey
The Honorable Akil Oktem
Consul General of Turkey
consulate.houston@mfa.gov.tr 
www.houston.cg.mfa.gov.tr 

Ukraine
PENDING 
mfa.gov.ua/usa/en/; uacch.net 

United Arab Emirates
The Honorable Saeed Almheiri
Consul General of the UAE
houston@mofaic.gov.ae 

United Kingdom
The Honorable Richard Hyde 
Consul General of the United Kingdom
alana.holmes@fco.gov.uk
gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-consulate-general-houston 

Uruguay
The Honorable Christopher Ashby
Honorary Consul of Uruguay
embamb@att.net

Venezuela
PENDING 
conve.ushtn@mppre.gob.ve 
venezuela-us.org/houston/index.php/es/

Vietnam
The Honorable Trac Ba Nguyen 
Consul General of Vietnam
tlsqhouston@mofa.gov.vn
vnconsulate-houstontexas.mofa.gov.vn/vi-vn-/Trang/default.aspx 

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