Last update 11 June 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
Islamic Republic of Mauritania
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. For any consular issues, all Bulgarian citizens staying either short-term or long-term in Mauritania can refer to the Bulgarian Embassy in Tunisia.
Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria to the Tunisian Republic
Address: 5 Rue Ryhane, Cité Mahrajène, 1082 Tunis, B.P.6 Tunisie
Telephone: +216 71 798 962; +216 71 800 980
Fax: +216 71 791 667
Office hours: 08.00 - 16.30 h
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in Berlin, Germany (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: Kommandantenstr. 80, D-10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 030 2065883
Fax: +49 030 20674750
Mauritanian ouguiya (MRO)
Crime and security
The situation connected with security in the country is unstable. There is threat from terrorist actions and kidnapping of foreigners.
The level of healthcare is low. Healthcare is paid.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens enter IR Mauritania with a passport with period of validity of not less than 6 months as at the date of travel. Other special documents are not requested.
Bulgarian citizens travel to Mauritania with visas which may be obtained through the Bulgarian Embassy in Tunisia or the Mauritanian Embassy in Berlin. From late May 2014 it is possible to obtain visa at the airport in Nouakchott.
Not necessitated travels to Mauritania shall be avoided.
Unorganised travels are not recommended.
What the consular officers can do for you
Upon need, the Bulgarian citizens residing in Mauritania may address for assistance the embassies of EU member states at place.
Consular services may be rendered at the closest Bulgarian diplomatic or consular representative office.
Certification and Legalisation
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Mauritania must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Mauritania in Tunis. The signature and certification of the Mauritanian embassy in Tunis 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 extraordinary situations, such as damaged, lost or stolen passport, the Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at the embassy of any EU member state in Mauritania.