The Colorado Consular Corps (CCC) is the official organization representing foreign governments in the State of Colorado, including regular foreign service career posts and honorary appointments. All CCC diplomats are recognized and credentialed by the U.S. State Department. Honorary Consuls or Honorary Consuls General are generally influential persons in business and society. They perform important duties on behalf of their representative country, including insuring foreign nationals from their sending state are properly represented; advising on business and educational matters; dealing with issues pertaining to visas and passports, and special cases as may arise. The CCC strives to increase cooperation and communication among its members; to increase awareness of foreign and international issues in Colorado and to provide information to Colorado residents about visas, laws, regulations, passport issues and more pertaining to each host country.