Last update 21 February 2019Diplomatic missions
Level 1: Without special recommendations
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
Republic of Argentina
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of 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 1538 743 170
Office hours: Mon to Fri, 09.00 - 17.30h
Embassy of the Republic of Argentina in Sofia
Office: “INTERPRED”, block “B”, 8th 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
Argentine Peso (ARS)
5. 60 ARS = 1 EUR. Exchanged freely against US dollar and Euros.
Crime and security
Crime rate - average across the country and relatively high in the capital.
Specifics of legislation
The minimum sentence for drug trafficking is 5 years. The country carries out a consistent policy against illegal drug traffic, accompanied with particularly thorough technical examination at airports.
Free movement throughout the country
Level of healthcare - good, public hospitals offer free medical care.
Travel papers and visas
Passport, valid for at least 6 (six) months from the last day of intended stay in the country.
No visa required for a period of up to 90 calendar days.
Because of the high rate of street crime, caution and vigilance should be exercised to prevent a possible theft of bags, documents and money.
Certification and Legalisation
For the recognition in Bulgaria of a public document issued by a foreign country and vice versa, for a Bulgarian public document to be recognized in another country, documents must be translated and provided with an “Apostille”, pursuant to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents done at the Hague on October 5, 1961, to which both Bulgaria and Argentina are signatories. The translation must be made by a sworn translator and certification of his/her signature needs to be made.
In Bulgaria, an “Apostille” is placed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, in Argentina – by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Religious Affairs (Telephone: +54 11 4819 7000, int. 7502) and the Federal Council of Notaries in Argentine (www.cfna.org.ar)
Issuance of Bulgarian identity documents
The embassy in Buenos Aires has the technical equipment for the collection of biometric data - fingerprints and photographs for issuing of new passports, identity cards and driving licences.