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Last update 13 July 2018Diplomatic missions

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Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)

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The Co-operative Republic of Guyana

 

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Guyana. Bulgarian Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil is accredited for Guyana.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brasilia, Brazil
Address: SEN Av. das Nações, Qd. 801, Lt.08, CEP 70432-900, Brasília DF
Telephone: +55 61 3223 6193; +55 61 3223 9849
Fax: +55 61 3323 3285
Е-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/brazil

The High Commissariat of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in London (not accredited for Bulgaria, but only responsible for the legaliсation of Bulgarian documents)
Address: 3 Palace Court Bayswater Court, London W2 4LP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 171 792 1178; +44 171 229 7684; +44 171 727 2633
Fax: +44 171 727 9809
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in Belgium
Address: 12 Avenue du Bresil, 1050 Brussels
Telephone: +32 2 675 6312; +32 2 675 6216; +32 2 732 2021
Fax: +32 2 672 5598
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana in Greece
Address: 206 Syrgrou Avenue Kallithea, Athens, Greece -17672
Mail: P.O. Box 75208-Kallithea, Greece-17610
Telephone: +30 1 958 5064
Fax: +30 1 958 5149
Email: [email protected]

General information

general information



Local currency

Guyanese dollar (GYD)

1 USD = 200 GYD

1 EUR = 265 GYD

Interesting facts

There are 4 geographic regions: marshy coastal plains, hilly and sandy region to the east, savannah to the south and tropical forests and mountainous areas to the south and central parts of the country.

Official language is English.

Crime and security

The capital city of Georgetown is popular with its petty street crimes.

Legislation specifics

Male homosexuality is illegal and subject to a jail sentence in Guyana.

Road traffic

In Guyana the traffic is left-hand. Foreigners are required to obtain a permit in drive in the country. Such a permit is issued by the Inland Revenue Department, License Revenue Division on the grounds of a valid national or international driving license. The permit is valid for 30 days.

Healthcare

The percentage of HIV infected people is rather high.

Climate

Rainy periods start in May and continue until mid-August and then from min-November until mid-January. During these periods there is a constant danger of floods.

Travel papers and visas

A passport valid at least six (6) months as from the date of entry into the country.

Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory. Recommended also are vaccinations against typhus, dengue fever and malaria.

Bulgarian citizens need a visa for Guyana. Visa application involves submitting the following:

  • a form filled in;
  • a passport valid for over 6 months;
  • 3 passport-size photographs;
  • evidence of funds available to cover for the stay in Guyana.

The visa may be extended at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Georgetown. Travellers arriving by plane need to show a return ticket or a ticket evidencing trip continuation.

Practical advice

Power supply voltage in Georgetown is 110, while in the majority of the other cites it is 220V.

Competitive service

 

Certification and Legalisation

In order to be valid in Bulgariaand recognized by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in French Guianamust bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of French Guianain in Brasilia, Brazil. The signature and certification of the embassy of Haitiin Brasilia should be certified at the consular service of the embassy of Bulgariathere.

The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgariaand certified by the Certifications and legalizations department of the Ministry of foreign affairs.

Emergency Travel Document.

In emergency cases (lost passport), Bulgarian citizens may seek support from the diplomatic mission of an EU member-state in order to obtain an Emergency Travel Document.

Fees

Visa

Tourist visa: USD 30.00

Business visa: USD 40.00

Exit fee: GYD 4500 (USD 20.00)

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