Last update 15 November 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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Republic of Colombia
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Colombia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brazil
Address: SEN Av. das Nações, Qd. 801, Lt. 08, CEP70432-900, Brasília DF
Telephone: +55 61 32236193; +55 61 32239849
Fax: +55 61 33233285
Office hours: 09:00 - 17:00 h
The Embassy of Colombia in Warsaw is accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in Warsaw, Poland
Address: ul. Zwycipezcow 29,03-936 Warsaw, Polska
Telephone: +48 22 617 09 73; +48 22 617 71 57
Fax: +48 22 617 66 84
Honorary Consul of Colombia in Bulgaria
1111 Sofia, JK Yavorov, imm. 43, ent. B (Б), ét. 3
Tél.: +359 888 220 005
The price of a bus ticket is always negotiated.
The monetary unit is 1 Colombian peso = 100 centavos.
Travellers must be prepared to pay $ 20 - $ 75 a day.
Colombia is a country of tremendous natural resources and economic capacity. It is rich in petrol and other mineral resources.
Colombia is one of the biggest producers of coffee, cocoa, citrus fruits and flowers in the world.
The Constitution recognises Spanish as the official language and for certain areas together with it around 65 local languages and 2 Creole are also recognised.
Crime and security
The country has been in an armed conflict for years and the armed forces and national police take care of the security and protection.
Travel papers and visas
Passport valid for at least 3 months and not less than one empty page to place a visa (two pages for business visas).
It is recommended to get vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus.
Bulgarian citizens must have a tourist or business visa to travel to Colombia, valid for 90 days. Obtaining a visa may take 15 days or more. To apply for a visa the following is required:
- Three recent photos in passport format on white background;
- Two filled in and signed application forms;
- Return tickets or extension permit;
- Proof of means of subsistence during your stay;
- Paid tax;
- Proof of address of stay;
- For business visas: letter from a company in Colombia;
- Photocopies of all the above documents.
For other visa types more documents may be required. They must be translated into Spanish and some should be legalised at the consulate.
Electricity is 110 V and uses the American-type plugs.
For security reasons, make photocopies of your documents and keep them separate from the originals.
Certification and legalisation
Bulgaria and Colombia are countries of the Hague Convention Abolishing the requirement for legalisation for foreign public documents from 1961 and therefore documents/acts of each of the two countries must bear the Apostille stamp of the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated and certified in the due order.
In emergency situations (lost passport) the Bulgarian citizens can ask the assistance for the issuing of an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU member state.
Anyone leaving the country must pay an exit fee and an airport tax that are periodically fixed.