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Dominican Republic

Currently the Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the Dominican Republic. The servicing embassy is in Havana, The Republic of Cuba.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Havana, The Republic of Cuba
Address: 5-ta Avenida № 6407, esquina de 66, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: +537 204 67 66; +537 204 67 68
Out-of-hours  hotline: +535 286 24 49
Office hours: 08.30-17.00
Consular section: 09.30 - 12.30
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

Embassy of the Dominic Republic in Vienna, The Republic of Austria (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: 1040 Wien, Prinz Eugen Strasse, 18
Telephone: +43 1 505 85 55
Fax: +43 1 505 85 55  20
Office hours: 09:00 - 16:00 h
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in London, Great Britain
Address: 139 Inverness Terrace London, Bayswater, W2-6JF London, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 727 7091
Fax: +44 207 727 3693

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Madrid, Spain
Address: Paseo de la Castellana 30, 12 D. 28046, Madrid, Spain
Telephone: +34 914 31 5395
Fax: +34 914 35 8139

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Rome, Italy
Address: Via Pisanelli I int. 8, 00196 Roma, Italia
Telephone: +39 06 4543 4789
Fax: +39 06 4544 8452

Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Paris, France
Address: 45, rue de Courcelles, 75008 Paris, France
Telephone: +331 53 53 95 95
Fax: +331 45 63 35 63

General information

general information

 

Local currency

Dominican Peso (DOP)

1 EUR = 50 DOP

1 USD = 38 DOP

Interesting facts

The Dominican Republic is the greatest tourist destination in the Caribbean.

Crime and security

Public security in the country is within the frames of the normal, when travelling through the country, however, attention should be paid 

Law specifics

Possession and use of narcotic substances is a crime, punished by prison and a high fine. 

Climate

The hurricane season is from June to November.

Travel papers and visas

A passport with a validity of more than six months is required.

Bulgarian nationals do not need visa, if staying in the Dominican Republic for tourism. It is necessary to have a return ticket and a tourist card, which is bought at the airport upon arrival.

Persons travelling on business need a visa, which is issued by the Dominican diplomatic representations.

If a person wishes to prolong its visa, he should go to the Ministry of Migration.

It is recommendable to make vaccination against malaria and tropic fever before travelling to the Dominican Republic. Cases of cholera are more frequent now too. 

Practical advice

There are no laws in the country determining the maximum permitted alcohol content in the blood when driving, however tourists and visitors are banned from driving after having consumed alcohol.

There is special tourist police in the Dominican Republic, which renders assistance to foreigners. The telephone for contacting it is: 1 809 200 3500.

Travelling of children

For visitors below 18 years of age who are travelling to the Dominican Republic no written permit from the two parents is required, provided the children enter or exit with at least one of the parents.

Competitive service

Certification and Legalisation

Bulgariaand the Dominican Republic are parties under the Hague Convention on the abolishment of the requirement for legalisation of foreign public documents dated 1961. Thus, the documents/deeds comprised in each of the two countries shall be provided with a seal – “Apostille” of the relevant Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as translated and verified under the relevant order, to serve in front of the competent authorities of the other country.

Emergency travel Document

In case of emergency (lost passport) the Bulgarian nationals may seek assistance on the spot from the diplomatic representation of an EU member-state for the issue of an Emergency Travel Document.

Fees

Tourist card (bought at the airport upon arrival) – USD 10.00

Exit fee – USD 20.00

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