In the case of a “mandatory notification” country, how quickly must the notification be provided to consular officials?
A. The bilateral agreements that provide for mandatory notification use such formulations as “without delay” and “immediately.” A few provide that notification should occur immediately and not later than within two, three, or four days. Thus, the same guidance as above would generally apply: there should be no deliberate delay, and notification should occur as soon as reasonably possible under the circumstances. Q.