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Foreign Missions

Pursuant to the Foreign Mission Act of 1982, the location, expansion, or replacement of a chancery in certain mixed use areas of the city is subject to review by the BZA.

Foreign Mission cases are heard before the Foreign Mission Board of Zoning Adjustment (FMBZA), which is comprised of the members of the BZA with the Executive Director of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) sitting instead of his/her designee.

Recent Foreign Mission Cases:

Case No. Case Name Location Address Description
19557 Commonwealth of Australia Square 181, Lot 162 1601 Massachusetts Avenue NW Application of Commonwealth of Australia, pursuant to 11 DCMR Subtitle X, Chapter 2, to replace an existing chancery use by demolishing the existing Australian chancery building and replacing it with a new chancery building in the MU-15 zone
19557A Republic of the Gambia Square 2721, Lot 0027 5630 16th St NW Application of the Republic of The Gambia, pursuant to 11 DCMR §§ 1002 and 206 of the Foreign Missions Act, to allow the location of a chancery in the SSH-1/R-1-B District
19134 Embassy of Zambia Square 2512, Lot 0808 2202 R St NW Application of the Embassy of Zambia, pursuant to 11 DCMR § 1002 of the Foreign Missions Act, to allow the temporary location of a chancery in the D/R-3 District

DCMR Title 11 – Subtitle X – Chapter 2

FOREIGN MISSIONS

APPILCATION/ PETITION REQUIRMENTS

Instructions for Form 121 - Foreign Missions

Click here to view the Foreign Missions instructions.

Filing for Foreign Missions:

Click here to file Foreign Missions.