Last update 28 August 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Republic of Guinea
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Conakry. Bulgarian citizens residing in Guinea on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Address: 10 Euphrates str., Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Maitama, Abuja
Telephone: +234 9038600017
Consular Office: +234 9038600017
E-mail: [email protected]
Е-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Guinea in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia, is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Guinea in Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Address: Ohridska 4, Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: +381 11 344 48 40; +381 11 345 13 91
Telephone/fax: +381 11 344 48 70
Working hours: 09:00 – 15:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Guinea to the Republic of Bulgaria
Mr. Erdinch Ramadan
Office: 1000 Sofia, Druzhba 1, 3 Amsterdam St.
Telephone: +359 2 978 3700
E-mail: [email protected]
The level of crime is high. Cases of armed robbery and thefts are common. The socio-economic environment is generally unstable.
Possible trips to the Republic of Guinea should be very well prepared in advance, including with the assistance of reliable local partners.
Medical care in hospitals in the Republic of Guinea does not meet European standards.
Recommended vaccines and personal hygiene advice:
It is advisable to get vaccinated against yellow fever. For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following Regional Health Inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI.
Specifics of the local legislation:
Photography of military sites, police sites, airports, bridges and public buildings is prohibited.
Import of local currency is prohibited. Foreign currency can be imported without restrictions, but must be declared upon entry into the country. It is recommended that you bring US dollars or euros, as well as cheque books or credit cards. The latter are only accepted in large hotels. Items for personal use shall not be taxed.
It is prohibited to export local currency. You can only take foreign currency out of the Republic of Guinea up to the amount declared on entry.
The condition of roads and public transport are not satisfactory. When entering the country by car, you need to take out insurance at the border.
Due to the high level of crime, it is not recommended to travel by car outside the capital at night. It is preferable to move in convoy if you are travelling in the countryside.
It is not recommended to travel in the southern parts of the country, near the border with Liberia, Sierra Leone and Côte d'Ivoire, where ethnic conflicts break out periodically.
Avoid places of crowding or demonstrations.
Strict personal hygiene is recommended. Particular care should be taken when consuming fresh fruit and vegetables. Water should be boiled or you should buy bottled water.
Avoid travelling alone in the country without a local escort. It is advisable not to go for walks after dark. Travelling by car should be done only on the main roads of the country.
The local currency in the Republic of Guinea is the Guinean franc (GNF).
Travel papers and visas
An international passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into the Republic of Guinea. Bulgarian citizens travelling to Guinea (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa, which can be obtained at the Embassy of Guinea in Belgrade, which is also accredited to Bulgaria.
Your passport must have at least one completely blank page so that the entry visa can be affixed to it. There should be no other visa stamps on the back of this page other than the border control stamps.
European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Conakry, capital of Guinea.
Certifications and legalizations:
Documents presented to the Consular Office for signature certification should be signed in person in front of the consular official and accompanied by a passport or identity card. Sample forms of authorisations and declarations can be obtained from the Embassy or downloaded from the MFA website at: https://www.mfa.bg/bg/uslugi-patuvania/konsulski-uslugi/formuliari . The fee for authentication of a signature is EUR 15 and for authentication of a signature and content of a non-registrable document — EUR 30 for the first page and EUR 15 for the second and each subsequent page.
In order to be valid in the Republic of Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in the Republic of Guinea to Bulgarian citizens should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guinea. They should then be authenticated either by the Bulgarian Embassy in Abuja (in this case, a prior authentication by the Embassy of Guinea in Abuja is also required) or by the country’s Embassy in Belgrade (in this case, the authentications of the Consular Office of the Embassy of Guinea are also authenticated at the Bulgarian Embassy in the Serbian capital). The legalisation fee is EUR 20 per document. Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
For registration of birth, marriage or death, primary original documents issued by the relevant central authorities in Guinea, certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guinea and the Embassy of Guinea in Abuja, must be presented. The Consular Office of the Embassy can legalise the relevant documents.
Once the documents have been prepared in this way, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation company in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Certifications and Legalizations Department with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Consular Office is able to collect the fees for the services provided in cash, by bank transfer (bank account information is provided by e-mail upon request) or by bank card (via an installed POS terminal).