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Currently the Republic of Bulgaria has no functioning embassy in Belize. The embassy covering Belize is in Mexico. 

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 1990, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, Del. Miguel Hidalg, c.p.11000, México D.F.
Telephone: +5 2 55 55963283; +52 55 55963295
Fax: +52 55 55961012
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 12.30 h
Information by telephone: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 14.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/mexico

 

General information

general information

Local currency

Belize dollar (BZD) 

Crime and security

Public security in the country is normal. There have been cases of theft and armed robbery, and is therefore not advisable to carry any valuables. Due to the border dispute between Guatemala and Belize, it is recommended to cross the land border only through the special border crossings for that purpose.

Road traffic

International driver's license can be used throughout the country for up to three months.

Climate

Hurricane season is from June to November.

Travel papers and visas

The passport must be valid for at least six months.

Bulgarian citizens can stay in the country without visas for up to 30 days. The stay can be extended locally by the migration authorities where a fee of BZD 60 is payable. Upon entering the country the travel document must be stamped. Upon leaving Belize, visitors that have no stamp are subject to a fine or detention.

For further information on visa and other issues Bulgarian citizens can seek assistance from the competent authorities of the Central American countries at the following phone numbers and e-mail addresses:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Consular Issues
Address: NEMO  Building, P.O. Box 174; Belmopan City, Cayo District; Belize, Central America
Telephone: +501 8222322; +501 8222167
Fax: +5018222854
Email: [email protected] 

Embassy of Belize in London         
Belize High Commission in the United Kingdom
Address: Third Floor, 45 Crawford Place, London W1H 4LP
Telephone: +4420 7723 3603
Fax number: +4420 7723 9637
E-mail: [email protected] 

Embassy of Belize in Brussels                         
Embassy of Belize in Belgium & Mission of Belize to the European Communities
Address: Boulevard Brand Whitlock 136, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
Telephone: +322 732 6204
Fax number: +322 732 6246
E-mail: [email protected]

Practical advice

Possession or use of drugs is a crime in Belize and is punishable by imprisonment.

Travel of children

When you travel with children who are accompanied by one parent only or the child travels alone, unaccompanied, he/she must have a document from the parents acknowledging their consent to the journey of the child.

Competitive service

 

Certification and Legalisation

Belize is a signatory to the Hague Appostille Convention. When presenting public acts of Belize to Bulgaria and of Bulgaria to Belize, the only requirement is the documents certified by "Apostille" to be translated into the respective language. The translation must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the respective country or of its diplomatic or consular representation.

The translation certification procedure for a document intended for the Republic of Bulgaria, is the following:

  • Certification by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belize;
  • Followed by certification by the Embassy of Mexico in Belize;
  • Certification by the Mexican Foreign Ministry;
  • Certification by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico accredited to Belize.

Once the public document is certified by  "Apostille", the translation can be made in Bulgaria, according to the established procedure.

Bulgarian identity documents

Due to lack of technical biometric data equipment, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico temporarily does not accept applications for the issuance of new passports.

The Consular Office of the Embassy can accept applications for issuance of identity card or driving license.

Fees

Departure fee (when leaving the country by plane) - 35.00 USD

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