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Last update 17 January 2024Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)


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Regular passport: visa not required

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Official passport: visa not required

Republic of Argentina

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Argentina
Address: Sucre 1568, C1428DUT, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telephone:+ 54 11 4781 8644; +54 11 4786 6273
Out-of-hours hotline: +549 11 3874 3170
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 17:30
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/argentina
Opening hours of the Consular Office: 9:30 – 13:00 (Tue, Thu)

Embassy of the Republic of Argentina in Sofia
Address: INTERPRED, block B, 8 floor, PO Box 635; 36 Dragan Tsankov Blvd., 1040 Sofia
Telephone: +359 2 971 25 39; +359 2 971 37 91; +359 2 971 25 90
Fax: +359 2 969 30 28
E-mail: [email protected]


General information

Security level:

Crime rate - average in the country and relatively higher in the capital.


Level of healthcare - good, with government hospitals offering free medical care.

No mandatory immunization is required.

Specifics of the local legislation:

The minimum sentence for drug trafficking is 5 years. The country has a consistent policy of combating drug trafficking, accompanied by particularly careful technical controls at airports.

Road traffic:

Free movement throughout the country.

Practical advice:

In the country there is a large discrepancy between the official rate and the free market rate, for reference on the official rate can be used the website of the Central Bank of Argentina - https://www.bna.com.ar/Personas".

In case of theft of personal belongings and documents, tourists in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires should contact the Tourist Police of the city to be issued a document certifying the theft, which will serve before the insurance companies and the consular office.

Up-to-date information concerning the safety of all tourists in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian is published on the following websitehttps://turistas.seguridadciudad.gob.ar/indexold.html

There is an opportunity to submit online alerts for stolen personal belongings and / or documents both through the platform and through WhatsApp by phone: +54 9 11 5050 9260.

It is important for foreign tourists in Argentina to know that the dispatchers of the emergency number 911 speak mainly Spanish, but when they report that the citizen speaks another language, they transfer the call to the Tourist Police.

Local currency:

Argentine peso (ARS)

Travel papers and visas

Passport valid for not less than 6 (six) months from the last day of planned stay in the country.

Visa-free regime for a stay of up to 90 calendar days.

Competitive service

Issuance of identity documents:

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Buenos Aires has been equipped with the biometric data equipment — fingerprints and photo — for the issuance of new passports, identity cards and driving licences.

Certifications and legalizations:

For recognition in Bulgaria of a public document issued by a foreign country, vice versa, for a Bulgarian public document to be recognized in another country - the documents must be translated and provided with an “Apostille” in accordance with the Hague Convention on the Abolition of the Requirement of Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents, concluded in The Hague on 5 October 1961, to which Bulgaria and Argentina are parties. The translation must be carried out by a sworn translator and his/her signature must be certified.

In Bulgaria, an “Apostille” is placed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, and in Argentina by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Religious Affairs (tel. +54 11 48197000, ext. 7502) and the Federal Council of Notaries of Argentina (visit its website from HERE).


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