Last update 15 November 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 1: Without special recommendations
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Rome is accredited for Malta.
Address: Ambasciata della Repubblica di Bulgaria a Roma, Via Pietro Paolo Rubens, 21 00197 ROMA
Tel: +39 06 322 46 40, +39 06 322 46 43
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 17.00 h
Embassy of Malta in Italy
Address: Lungotevere Marzio, 12, 00186, Roma, Italy
Telephone: +39 066879990
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.00 h
Honorary Consul of Malta in Bulgaria
1619 Sofia, Boyana, 36, rue Petko Voyvoda
Tél.: +359 2 805 50 55
Fax: +359 2 805 50 00
Crime levels in Malta require no special consideration for foreign travellers.
Maltese legislation is, on the whole, consistent with EU legislation.
Healthcare is of a high standard.
The warm Mediterranean climate throughout the year makes Malta an attractive tourist destination for many EU citizens.
Travel papers and visas
No entry visas required. Bulgarians must have a valid Bulgarian ID card or a Passport in order to enter Malta.
Due to the lack of Bulgarian diplomatic representation in Malta, in the case of theft of personal documents (ID card or passport), Bulgarian citizens should contact an Embassy of an EU Member-State in Malta to be issued an Emergency Travel Document to return to Bulgaria.
Certification and Legalisation
Bulgaria and Malta are parties under the Hague Convention on the abolishment of the requirement for legalisation of foreign public documents dated 1961. Thus, the documents/deeds comprised in each of the two countries shall be provided with a seal – “Apostille” of the relevant Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as translated and verified under the relevant order, to serve in front of the competent authorities of the other country.
Maltese authorities do not send civil status documents through diplomatic channels. Bulgarian citizens need to have their civil status documents certified with an ‘Apostille’ and after getting them translated by an authorised translator they must send them to the relevant Bulgarian municipality.