Consular Office Law and Legal Definition

The term "consular officer" means “any consular, diplomatic, or other officer or employee of the United States designated under regulations prescribed under authority contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act, for the purpose of issuing immigrant or nonimmigrant visas or, when used in title III [8 USCS §§ 1401 et seq.], for the purpose of adjudicating nationality.” (8 USCS § 1101)