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Last update 10 October 2023Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)

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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the Dominican Republic. The country is serviced by the Embassy in Cuba.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Havana, the Republic of Cuba
Address: 5-ta avenida No 6407, esquina a 66, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: +537 204 67 66;
Out-of-hours hotline: +535 286 24 49
Working hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Dominican Republic
Mrs. Binka Gotseva
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria in Punta Cana, Altagracia Province, with jurisdiction throughout the Dominican Republic
Address: Avenida España, Plaza Mayoral, Local 312-B, 23301 Bávaro, Higüey, La Altagracia, República Dominicana
Phone: +1-829-222-4222;  +1-829-222-4221
E-mail: [email protected]

The Embassy of the Dominican Republic in the Republic of Turkey, accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria
The address: Aşağı Dikmen Mahallesi, 575. sokak, No. 24, 06550 Çankaya Ankara Turkey
Telephone: +90 312 491 48 75 / 76 / 78 / 79
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]

General information

Security level:
Public safety in the country is within normal limits, but caution should be exercised when travelling. Thefts are possible both on the street and in hotel areas. Take the usual precautions – carry only small amounts of cash. Keep phones, laptops and cameras out of sight. Valuables and documents to be kept in the hotel safe.

Healthcare:
The MFA recommends that travellers follow the advice of the Ministry of Health and the Bulgarian Red Cross to protect themselves against mosquito bites and infection with the Zika virus: http://www.redcross.bg/advice/zika.html.
Private medical services are usually good.
Emergency: 911.

Recommended vaccines and personal hygiene advice:
It is advisable to get vaccinated against Malaria and Dengue fever before travelling to the Dominican Republic.
Travellers to the Dominican Republic should take precautions against mosquito bites, which carry the Zika and Chikungunya viruses. With symptoms of illness, medical attention should be sought immediately.

Specifics of the local legislation:
Do not drive after consuming alcohol. In the Dominican Republic there is a special tourist police that provides assistance to foreigners. Its contact number is 1 809 200 3500.
Possession and use of drugs is a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment and a large fine. Court cases can be lengthy. Sentences can be long /between 5 and 20 years/ and served under harsh conditions. Pack your own luggage and don't bring items that belong to someone else.
The use of sexual services by minors is a crime and punishable by imprisonment.
When leaving the country, no amount over USD 10,000 or its equivalent in another currency may be exported.

Local currency:
Dominican peso (DOP)
EUR 1 = DOP 60
USD 1 = DOP 55

Climatic characteristics:
Hurricane season is from June to November. It is advisable to monitor the information on http://severe.worldweather.org/; http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ and https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tropical-cyclones.

Travel papers and visas

A passport valid for more than 6 months and a sufficient number of blank pages /at least two/ is required. Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa if they stay up to 30 days in the Dominican Republic for tourism purposes. A ‘Tourist Card’ is required and can be obtained (purchased) from the Dominican Republic Embassies (can also be obtained at the border) for a fee of USD 10. It is valid for 30 days from the date of entry into the Dominican Republic. They need to have a return ticket.
Nationals travelling on business require a visa, which is issued by Dominican diplomatic missions.
For an extension of stay, you should contact the Ministry of Migration.

Travel for children under 18 years of age:
In the case of travel by children under 18 years of age, proof of citizenship, valid travel documents and certified written consent (power of attorney) from one or both parents, as appropriate, must be provided. The document should also be certified at an Embassy of the Dominican Republic.
For visitors under 18 years of age travelling to the Dominican Republic, written permission from both parents is not required if they enter and exit with at least one parent.

Exit fee - USD 20.00. It may be included in the airfare, but it is not required.

Price of tourist card (at the airport on arrival) - USD 10.00.

Competitive service

Certifications and legalizations:

Bulgaria and the Dominican Republic are parties to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, the documents/deeds drawn up in each of the two countries should bear an Apostille by the respective Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as translated and duly authenticated in order to serve before the authorities of the other country.
• European Emergency Travel Document
• In case of emergency (lost or stolen passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek on-the-spot assistance from a diplomatic mission of any EU Member State to obtain a travel document(ETD).
• Preparation of personal documents
• The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Cuba covers the Dominican Republic and has been equipped with the biometric data equipment — fingerprints and photo — for the issuance of new passports, identity cards and driving licences.
• The Consular Office of the Embassy in Havana accepts applications for an Emergency Travel Document.
• Delivery of new ID documents abroad with DHL
• The amount for the service (to the Bulgarian Embassy in Havana, Cuba) is BGN 101.53 or EUR 51.91, which is transferred to the following bank account or DHL branch:

1. For payment in EUR:
Beneficiary: DHL EXPRESS BULGARIA EOOD
Beneficiary’s IBAN No: BG40UNCR70001523563800
Beneficiary’s Bank: UniCredit Bulbank AD
BIC/SWIFT Code: UNCRBGSF
Beneficiary’s Bank Address: 7, Sveta Nedelya square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria

2. For payment in BGN:
Beneficiary: DHL EXPRESS BULGARIA EOOD
Beneficiary’s IBAN No: BG94UNCR70001523563798
Beneficiary’s Bank: UniCredit Bulbank AD
BIC/SWIFT Code: UNCRBGSF
Beneficiary’s Bank Address: 7, Sveta Nedelya square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Your personal documents cannot be sent to any address other than that of the relevant overseas representation where the application was submitted.
As grounds for payment must be written:
BDS_name of the city_your name. Example: BDS_Havana_Ivan Ivanov Ivanov
This is necessary for the payment to be recognized as your payment for sending prepared personal documents.

Changes in fees are possible.

It is advisable to check with the airline/travel agency or diplomatic mission of the Dominican Republic.  

For references and to check the currency of the information provided in these recommendations, please contact:

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Ankara, Republic of Turkye

 

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