Official Visits

Service Standard Guidelines

Table 1: Service standard guidelines
PartnerService
ProgramBriefingParticipation in Official EventsReportingLogisticsFinancial Responsibilities
Post and HQPost and HQPostPost and HQAirport and Pick-UpLocal TransportAccommodationTranslation / InterpretationPost and HQ
1 Except Salary & Overtime
Prime Minister and Governor GeneralYes Coordinated with PCO and ProtocolYesYesYesDFATD Office of Protocol leads in consultation with HQ and postDFATD Protocol pays through ICA1
Chief Justice, Senate & House of Commons Speakers, Ministers, Secretary of State, Parliamentary Secretaries, Lieutenant-governors, Deputy Ministers and Provincial and Territorial LeadersYesYesYesYesYes When not provided by hostYes When not provided by hostYes When not provided by host Except for WSHDCYes When not provided by host Except for WSHDCFunds / coding from partners to DFATD in advance ICA may apply1
Provincial and Territorial MinistersYesUnclassified HQ briefing materials Post briefing when appropriateYesYesNoASP list providedASP list providedASP list providedASPs paid directly by partners; in exceptional cases funds / coding from partners to DFATD in advance ICA1
Federal ParliamentariansAssistance providedUnclassified HQ briefing materials Post briefing when appropriateWhen relevantWhen relevantNoYesYes Except for WSHDCYes Except for WSHDCFunds / coding from partners to DFATD in advance
Senior Fed Officials - ADM Level Senior Provincial and Territorial Officials - DMSYesUnclassified HQ briefing materials Post briefing when appropriateWhen relevantWhen relevantNoASP list providedASP list providedASP list providedASPs paid directly by partners; in exceptional cases funds / coding from partners to DFATD in advance May include salary and overtime