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Last update 13 July 2018Diplomatic missions

Risk index

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

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Republic of Haiti

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Haiti. The closest Bulgarian embassy is in Havana, Cuba.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Republic of Cuba
Address: Calle "B" № 252, Entre 11 y 13, Vedado, Ciudad de La Habana, PC: 10400
Telephone: +53 7 833 31 25; +53 7 833 31 26
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

Honorary Consulate of Great Britain to the Republic of Haiti
Address: Port au Prince, 337 Route de Delmas 72-73
Telephone: +11 509 3744 6371

Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Brussels, Belgium
Address: Ave. Louise 160-A, 1050
Telephone: +322 649 7381; +322 644 3753
Fax: +322 640 6080

Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Paris, France
Address: Rue Théodule Ribot, 10, B.P. 275, Cédex, 28, 75827
Telephone: +33 14 763 4778
Fax: +33 14 227 0205

Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Berlin, Germany
Address: Meinekestrasse 5, 10719
Telephone: +49030 88554134
Fax: +49030 88554135
Office hours: 09.00-16.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]

The Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Madrid, Spain
Address: Marques del Duero, 3 1 izq. 28001
Telephone: +3491 575 2624
Fax: +3491431 4600
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

Local currency

The Haiti Gurd (HTG)

1 USD = 40 HTG

1 EUR = 54 HTG

Many prices are denominated in the unofficial currency of Haitian dollars where 1 Н$ = 5 HTG.  

Interesting facts

The Republic of Haiti (République d'Haïti) is located in the western part of the island of Hispaniola which is part of the Greater Antilles and the second biggest of the group of islands after Cuba. The island is situated in the Caribbean and its biggest eastern portion is occupied by Haiti’s neighbour, the Dominican Republic.

The capital is Port-au-Prince. The name of the country is of ancient Indian origin. The indigenous people gave it the name Ayiti, meaning Mountainous land.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and one of poorest and most instable ones in the world. The whole history of Haiti, from its foundation to present days, has been marked by hunger, natural disasters and state coups.

Crime and security

Visitors to Haiti should exercise a high degree of caution as the crime rate is very high and there is a risk of abductions.

United Nations peacekeeping mission had been present in Haiti since 2004. It is advisable to avoid demonstrations and big crowds.

Healthcare

Diseases such as cholera, malaria and tropical fever are prevalent in Haiti so vaccination against them is strongly recommended.  

Climate

The hurricane season continues from June to November.

Travel papers and visas

A passport valid for over 6 months is required.

Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa for a stay in Haiti of up to 90 days.

Upon arrival at the airports passengers are issued a card which they have to keep and return when leaving the country. Persons who want to extend their stay need to contact the immigration authorities in Haiti.

Possession of outbound ticket is mandatory.

Exit fee – 25.00 USD

Competitive service

Certification and Legalisation

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognized by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Haiti must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Haiti in Havana, Cuba. The signature and certification of the embassy of Haiti in Havana should be certified at the consular service of the embassy of Bulgaria there.

The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Emergency travel Document

In extreme cases – damaging, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply for issuing an Emergency Travel Document at any embassy of an EU member-state in Haiti.

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