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The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning Embassy in Jamaica. The servicing Embassy for Jamaica is in Havana, Cuba.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Havana, The Republic of Cuba
Address: 5-ta Avenida№ 6407, esquina de 66, Miramar, Playa, Ciudad de La Habana
Telephone: +537 204 67 66; +537 204 67 68
Out-of-hours  hotline: +535 286 24 49
Office hours: 08.30-17.00
Consular section: 09.30 - 12.30
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/kuba

Permanent Mission of Jamaica in Geneva (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: 1202 Geneve, 23, Avenue de France
Tel.: +41 22 908 07 60, 731 57 80
Fax: +41 22 738 44 20
Office hours: 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:30 h
E-mail: [email protected]

For further information about visas, you can contact:

The Embassy of Jamaica in Berlin, Germany
Address: Schmargendorfer Strasse 32, 12159, Berlin
Telephone: +49 308599450; +49 3085994501
Fax: +49 3085994540

The Embassy of Jamaica in Brussels, Belgium
Address: Avenue Hansen Soulie 77, 1040, Brussels, Begium
Telephone: +322 230 1170; +322 230 1317; +322 230 4536
Fax: +322 234 6969

The Consulate General of Jamaica in Paris, France
Address: 60 Avenue Foch, 75016, Paris
Telephone: +331 4500 6225
Fax: +331 4500 2063

The Consulate General of Jamaica in Athens, Greece
Address: Dodekanisou 86, Petroupoli 13231, Athens
Telephone:+302 10505 3321
Fax: +302 10501 8206

The Consulate General of Jamaica in Rome, Italy
Address: 1 Via G Sgambati, 00198, Rome
Telephone: +39 06 854 6626; +39 06 852 494
Fax: +39 06 840 80042

The Consulate General of Jamaica in Madrid, Spain
Address: Martinez Lage & Asociados, Claudio Coello 37, 28001, Madrid
Telephone: +34 91 435 8483; +34 91 4264470
Fax: +34 91 577 3774

General information

general information

Local currency

Jamaican dollar  (JMD)

1 USD = 85 JMD

Interesting facts

Jamaica, together with Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico form the Greater Antilles archipelago. This is the third island in the Caribbean Sea, whose name comes from the Indian word “xaymaca” means “the land of springs”.

Although in close proximity to Latin America, the country is under the British flag, under the jurisdiction of Queen Elisabeth II, while the official language is English.

Crime and security

The level of criminal acts and violence is quite high.

Legislation specifics

Homosexual acts in Jamaica are illegal and even punishable with detention in prison.

Road traffic

The vehicles in the country drive in the left lane. If you want to rent a car, you have to be at least 25 years old.

Climate

The land is predominantly flat and most of the territory of Jamaica is occupied by a limestone plateau.

The season of hurricanes lasts from June until November.

Travel papers and visas

 

Bulgarian citizens are required to have a visa for their visit to Jamaica lasting less than 30 days, but it is possible to extend your stay up to 90 days. The visa costs USD 20.00 and can be taken out at arrival in the country. You need to have the following documents, in order to take out your visa:

  • 1 photo passport format;
  • a passport with validity at least six months from the date of entering the country;
  • completed application form;
  • paid fee of USD 20.00;
  • return ticket;
  • evidence of adequate financial means to support your stay;
  • for employment visas– also a letter by the employer company.

 

At leaving the country, one should pay an exit fee between 15 and 25 US $.

Practical advice

Electricity is delivered at 110 V, which is identical to the US standard.

The emergency telephone numbers are119 for police and 110 for medical emergency.

Competitive service

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Jamaica must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Jamaica in Havana, Cuba. The signature and certification of the embassy of Jamaica 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 – damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply for issuing an Emergency Travel Document at any embassy of an EU member state in Jamaica.

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