Last update 06 February 2019Diplomatic missions
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The Italian Republic
Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria in the Italian Republic
Ambasciata della Repubblica di Bulgaria a Roma
Address: Via Pietro Paolo Rubens, 21, 00197 ROMA
Telephone: +39 6 322 46 40; +39 6 322 46 43
Fax: +39 6 322 61 22
Out-of-hours hotlines: + 39 06 322 46 40; + 39 06 322 46 43
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.00 h
E mail: Embassy.Rome@mfa.bg
Telephone: + 39 6 360 04367
Fax: +39 6 3224648
Office hours: Every day 9:30-13:00 h, Thursday 15:00 -16:30 h
General Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria in Milan
Consolato Generale della Repubblica di Bulgaria
Indirizzo: Via Filippo Turati, 32
20121, Milano (MI)
Оrario di apertura al pubblico: da lunedì a venerdì dalle ore 09.30 alle ore 13.00
giovedì dalle ore 15.00 alle ore 16.30
Informazioni consolari su linea telefonica fissa: ogni giorno feriale dalle ore 15.00 alle ore 16.30
Tel: +39 02 849 42941
Tel/Fax: +39 02 849 42902
Numero di cellulare per chiamate urgenti oltre l’orario di lavoro: 3294752891
E mail: Consulate.Milan@mfa.bg
Embassy of the Italian Republic in The Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 1000 Sofia, 2 “Shipka” str.
Telephone: +359 2 921 73 00
Fax: +359 2 980 37 17
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.00 h
Honorary Consul of Italy in Bulgaria
9000 Varna, 28, rue Knyaz N. Nikolaevich, app.7
Tél: +359 888 456 810; +359 898 779 803
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Guiseppe De Francesco
4000 Plovdiv, rue Petko Karavelov, ét.2
Tél: +359 32 265266
Fax; +359 32 263434
Crime and security
The level of criminality in Italy does not require taking special personal security measures.
Recommendable is that citizens shall be specially watchable when visiting South Italy, as well as Napoli, Rome, Florence, Venice and other towns characterized by high concentration of tourists.
Requested is paying higher attention when crossing the ports of Bari and Brindizi.
The legislation of the country is unified to a great extent with the European legislation and is not distinguished by any special peculiarities.
Traffic rules shall be strictly observed! Upon violation and incapability to pay the imposed penalty the driver’s license is immediately taken away.
The country is characterised with the high level of its healthcare.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens must possess a valid personal identification card or an international passport to enter and reside on the territory of Italy.
No visa is requested for entering the territory of Italy.
There is no special requirement on the validity of personal identification cards or international passports.
Upon traveling by car, recommendable is closing of windows.
You should avoid long idle stays and rests (night spending) at petrol stations and parking lots.
No luggage without proper surveillance shall be left in the car.
To Bulgarian citizens passing by a motor vehicle the Italian boundary at the ports of Bari, Brindizi and Ankona, recommended is not to transport unfamiliar foreign or Bulgarian citizens, as well as unaccompanied luggage of third people.
Please wear appropriate clothes upon visiting of religious tourist sites.
Certification and legalisation
For the recognition in Bulgaria of a public document issued by a foreign country, and vice versa – for the recognition of a Bulgarian document in another country – documents must be translated and provided with “Apostille”, in conformity with the Convention on abolishing of the requirement for legalisation of foreign public deeds, concluded in Hague on October 5, 1961, to which Bulgaria and Italy are parties. The translation shall be made by a sworn translator and his/her signature verified.
In Bulgaria, “Apostille” is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, and in Italy – by the local prefectures.
Issuing of Bulgarian identity documents
Every Bulgarian citizen residing in the country may apply at the Embassy for issuing of passport, personal identification card, or temporary passport.
Primary civil status certificate is issued by the competent local authorities (the municipalities), as the established time terms for registration shall be observed; attention shall be paid upon registration of the birth date of a child.
After obtaining of the relevant local verification document on civil status, the document shall be submitted at the consular office after having been translated and verified under the prescribed order – with “Apostille”, in case the interested people are not able to realize in another way the registration of birth, concluded civil marriage, or death in front of the local authorities.
Upon concluding of a civil marriage in front of the local municipality, the submission of “Nulla osta” is obligatory – a document stating for the availability of no hindrances to the conclusion of marriage. Such document is issued by the consular office on the grounds of civil status certificates of the two candidates to marry.