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Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)


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Republic of Guatemala

At present, the Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy Guatemala. Guatemala is serviced by the Embassy in Mexico.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 1990, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, c.p.11000, Ciudad de México
Telephone: +52 55 5596 3283
Fax: + 5255 55963295/108
Emergency mobile out-of-hours hotline: (+52 1) 55 6064 5199  (044 55 6064 5199 when dialled from a landline phone in Mexico and 55 6064 5199 when dialled from a mobile phone of a Mexican mobile operator within Mexico)
Information via phone: +52 55 5596 3295, Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 15:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/mexico

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Guatemala
Consular District: Republic of Guatemala
Mr. Juan Pablo Carrasco de Groote
Address: 15 Avenue 18-28 zone 13, Guatemala city
Phone: +502 2383 6000; +502 5513 4040
Email: [email protected]

Embassy of Guatemala in Jerusalem (accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria)
Address: Jerusalem Technology Park – The Tower
Address: Derech Agudat Sport HaPo'el 3, Jerusalem
Telephone: +972 2 6468488;+972 2-630-7625
Е-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.embassies.gov.il

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Guatemala in the Republic of Bulgaria
Mr. Veselin Simov
Office: Sofia, 57 Tsar Simeon St.,
Telephone: +359 888 574 229; +359 888 711 968;
+359 888 083 887; +359 998 788 646
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

Security level:
Avoid travel to the district of Solola due to the state of emergency declared in September 2019, caused by an escalation of tensions between the municipalities of Nahuala and Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan. Avoid travelling to the northern parts of the country due to the complicated crime situation. Avoid travel to the border with Belize due to possible incidents related to an existing border dispute between the two countries. Avoid wearing expensive items.
It is recommended to carry a copy of the passport, keeping the original in a safe place.

Sanitation - consumption of bottled water only is recommended.
It is not recommended to eat food prepared on the street or sold by street vendors.
Vaccines - in case of prolonged stay in the country, vaccination for tetanus, hepatitis A and B, yellow fever is recommended. Dengue and/or malaria infection is likely in tropical areas and along the coast.

Specifics of the local legislation:
Possession or use of narcotics is a crime in Guatemala and is punishable by imprisonment.

Customs requirements:
The import of dairy and meat products is prohibited.
Persons over 18 years of age may import up to five litres of liquor and up to 500 grams of tobacco.
Currency valued up to USD 10,000 is not subject to registration upon entry into the country.

Local currency:
Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ). There is also the possibility to pay on the spot with US dollars. Euros are also exchanged in places, but it is advisable to use US dollars.

Climatic characteristics:
The period of hurricanes is from June to November. From May to November is the rainy season, which is accompanied by hurricanes and rainstorms. The country is experiencing increased seismic activity.

Travel papers and visas

A passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the last day of stay in the country. Bulgarian citizens can stay in Guatemala without a visa for a period of up to 90 days. If you need to continue your stay, you should ask for assistance and take the necessary action with the Guatemalan migration authorities. If you wish to stay in the country for an extended period of time to work, study or engage in other gainful employment, you must have the necessary type of visa in advance.

For further information on visa and other issues, Bulgarian citizens can contact the following telephone numbers and e-mail addresses:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Address: 2A Av. 4-17 zona 10, Ciudad de Guatemala
Telephone: +502 2410 000; +502 2410 0150; +502 2410 0156; +502 2410 0158
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of Guatemala in Jerusalem, accredited to the Republic of Bulgaria

Embassy of Guatemala in Jerusalem (accredited to Bulgaria)
Address: Jerusalem Technology Park – The Tower
Address: Derech Agudat Sport HaPo'el 3, Jerusalem
Telephone: +972 2 6468488;+972 2-630-7625
Е-mail: [email protected]

EU delegation in Guatemala

Delegation of the European Union to Guatemala
Address: Edificio Europlaza, 5a avenida 5-55, Zona14, Torre II, Nivel 17 Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala, C.A.
Telephone: +502 2384 2500
Fax: +502 2384 2596
E-mail: [email protected]

When entering the country, the migration authorities affix a mandatory stamp on the travel document. When leaving Guatemala, in the absence of such a stamp, a fine is payable.

When leaving the country by air, an exit fee of 20 Quetzals is charged. If your air travel includes a transit stopover in the USA, an additional exit fee of USD 35 will apply. If you leave Guatemala by land, exit fees are not collected.

Travelling of children:
In case of children travelling with you accompanied by only one parent or unaccompanied, a document from the parents certifying their consent to the child’s travel should be necessarily drawn up.

Competitive service

Issuance of identity documents:
Bulgarian citizens residing in Guatemala, wishing to renew their Bulgarian identity documents — passport, identity card, driving licence or to be issued an Emergency Travel Document can do so by submitting an application at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico. Upon acceptance of applications for Bulgarian identity documents, biometric data is taken, which requires the applicants to be present in person.
In case of emergency (such as a stolen or lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek on-the-spot assistance from a diplomatic mission of an EU Member State to obtain an Emergency Travel Document. For the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document to return to Bulgaria in case of lost/stolen documents, a report from the police stating the relevant circumstances must be presented (theft, burglary, robbery, etc.)., as well as the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico should be notified.

Certifications and legalizations:
Guatemala is not a member of the Hague Convention for certifying public documents with an Apostille. The procedure for the certification of the translation of documents from Guatemala intended for the Republic of Bulgaria is as follows:
- the document shall be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guatemala;
- the document shall be certified by the Embassy of Mexico in Guatemala afterwards;
- the document so certified shall be certified by the Secretariat for Foreign Relations (MFA) of Mexico;
- the document shall be certified by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico accredited to Guatemala afterwards.
Procedure for the authentication of documents from the Republic of Bulgaria to be used in the territory of Guatemala:
- certification with an Apostille by the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
- the document so processed is certified by the Mexican Embassy in Budapest, responsible for the Republic of Bulgaria;
- the document so certified is certified by the Secretariat for Foreign Relations (MFA) of Mexico;
- certification by the Consular Office of the Guatemalan Embassy in Mexico.
The documents so executed shall be accompanied by a translation certified in accordance with the prescribed procedure.

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