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The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy on the Cayman Islands. Serving embassy for the Cayman Islands is in Havana, Cuba.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Cuba
Address: Calle "B" № 252, Entre 11 y 13, Vedado, Ciudad de La Habana, PC:10400
Telephone: +53 7 833 31 25; +53 7 833 31 26
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

For more information please contact:

Cayman Islands Embassy or Consulate Office in UK
Address: 6 Arlington Street, London SW1 1RE
Тelephone: +44 20 7491 7771
Fax: +44 20 7409 7773
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.caymanislands.co.uk

Cayman Islands Official Tourism Board Office
Address: The Pavilion, Cricket Square, Elgin Avenue, P.O. Box 67, George Town, Grand Cayman, BWI
Telephone: +1 345 949 0623
Fax: +1 345 949 4053
Website: www.caymanislands.ky

General information

general information

Local currency

Cayman dollar (KYD or CI$)

1 KYD = 1 USD

Curious facts

The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory.

The territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

The islands were discovered in 1503 and were initially known as Las Tortugas because of the large number of sea turtles living on them or in the waters around them.

The Cayman Islands are also called “Switzerland on the Caribbean”  because of the numerous banks they host (nearly all major banks have their branches on the islands).

The standard of living on the Caymans is among the highest in the world.

Crime and security

The public security in the country is up to par.

Road traffic

On the island the vehicles go on the left side.

Visitors wishing to drive on the Caymans must have a temporary permit issued by the police station or a car rental agency.

The permit is issued for a fee and a valid national driving license.

Vehicles can only be rented to people above 21 years of age.

Climate

The hurricane season in the Caribbean is between June and November but the Cayman Islands often escape the worst damages of the tropical storms and the hurricanes in the region during the rain period.

Travel papers and visas

A traveler should have a valid passport for a minimum of six months on the date of entry.

Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa to visit the Cayman Islands.

There is a requirement for a return ticket.

Any person above 12 years of age must pay an exit fee upon departure from the islands.

Practical advice

The emergency line is 911.

Competitive service

Certification and Legalisation

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognized by the Bulgarian institution, any documents issued by the authorities in the Cayman Islands must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the Embassy of the Cayman Islands in Havana, Cuba. The signature and certification of the Embassy of the Cayman Islands in Havana should be certified at the consular service of the embassy of Bulgaria there.

The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Emergency Travel Document

In the case of emergency (lost passport) the Bulgarian citizens may turn for assistance to the diplomatic mission of any EU member state to have an Emergency Travel Document issued.

Fees

Exit fee – KYD 20.00 (USD25.00)

Temporary driving permit – USD 8.00

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