Last update 18 March 2020Diplomatic missions
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Republic of Chile
Since August 6, 2012 Bulgaria has no functioning embassy in Chile. Servicing embassy for the country is the Bulgarian Embassy in 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
Office hours: Mo - Fri, 09.00 - 17.30 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Accredited to Bulgaria is the Chilean Embassy in Bucharest.
Embassy of the Republic of Chile in Bucharest, Romania
Address: Calea Grivitei 24, Piso 4. Sector 1, 0107320 Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +40 21 312 73 11, +40 21 312 72 39
Fax: +421 312 72 46
Email: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of Chile in Bulgaria
1000 Sofia, 4, rue Al. Batenberg
Tél.: +359 898 345 706
E-mail: [email protected]
Chilean peso (CLP)
The official language is Spanish, and the main religion in the country is Catholicism.
Chile is a leader in Latin America in political and economic stability, favourable economic environment for business, high public and personal safety, low corruption and effective court system. Since2009, the credit risk of thec ountry is rated by Standard and Poor’s to А+, the highest in Latin America.
Crime and security
The level of crime in Chile is relatively low compared to the neighbouring countries in the region and Latin America.
It is forbidden to bring in the country all kinds of foods and pets without certification, which is subject to very strict inspections and high penalties.
The healthcare in the country is on a very high level. There is private health insurance in clinics and state health insurance, which has more basic possibilities. No immunisations are required for Chile.
Travel papers and visas
One can travel to the country with a valid international passport.
According to the visa-free regime, the holders of valid Bulgarian international passports do not need to have a visa for their stay in Chile up to 90 days within each six months. For a longer stay one needs to have avisa, which can be issued also there. More information about necessary documents and fees can be obtained from the Migration and Foreign Residency Department HERE.
Chile is situated in a highly seismic region with risks of frequent earthquakes.
In the southern regions of the country, there are also risks of volcanic activity.
Certifications and legalisations
In order to be acknowledged in Bulgaria, public documents issued by Chile should be legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile with certification by the Bulgarian Embassy or a Chilean Embassy in a third country (Romania).
The translation should be made by a sworn translator and his/her signature should be certified.
Bulgarian identity documents
Each Bulgarian citizen staying in the country can file an application in the Embassy for issuing an identitycard, driving license and temporary passport.
When an identity card is issued for the first time, it is obligatory to submit a certificate of birth; andincaseofloss, theft, damage or destruction of an identity card and/or a passport, a police document verifying these circumstances shall be submitted.
Concerning issuance of a temporary passport for children, born abroad, the local birth certificate of the child and the presence of both parents is required.
Concerning issuance of a temporary passport for returning in Bulgaria in case of lost/stolen documents, a document from the police shall be submitted, stating the respective circumstances (theft, robbery, forcible seizure, etc.).
The primary certification of the civil status shall be issued by the competent local authorities (Civil Status Office of the respective municipality) and the deadlines for registration should be observed. Special attention should be paid not to miss the deadlines for registration of the birth of the child, which is one month.
After obtaining the respective local certification document of civil status, it shall be submitted in the Consular Service, translated and legalised in accordance with the established procedure,in case the interested persons are not in a position to make in another way registration of birth, contracted civil marriage before the local authorities or death.
Where the interested person can and wishes to make personally the registration, he/she should submit the respective local certification document, translated and certified in accordance with the established procedure in the respective municipality in Bulgaria as follows:
- for birth of a child - at the place of the permanent address of the mother, and if she is a foreigner - of the father;
- for contracted civil marriage before the local authorities - at the place of the permanent address of the husband, and if he is a foreigner - of the wife;
- for death - at the place of the permanent address of the deceased.