Last update 28 August 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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We call on Bulgarian citizens to refrain from travelling!
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Bulgarian citizens residing in Mauritania on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Tunis.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Tunis
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
Working hours: 08:00 – 16:30
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy in Berlin is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of Mauritania in Berlin, Germany
Address: Kommandantenstr. 80, D-10117 Berlin
Telephone: +49 030 2065883
Fax: +49 030 20674750
E-mail: [email protected]
The situation in the country in terms of security is unstable. There are threats of terrorist acts and kidnappings of foreigners.
The level of healthcare is poor, and the same is paid for.
Avoid non-urgent travel to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Unorganized travel is not recommended.
The local currency in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is the mauritanian ouguiya (MRO).
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens must enter Mauritania with a passport valid for at least 6 months at the date of travel. No other special documents are required.
Bulgarian citizens travel to Mauritania with visas, which can be obtained through the Mauritanian Embassy in Berlin. An entry visa for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania can also be obtained at Nouakchott International Airport.
In case of need, Bulgarian citizens residing in Mauritania can turn to the embassies of EU member states on the spot for assistance.
Consular services can be provided at the nearest Bulgarian diplomatic or consular mission.
European Emergency Travel Document:
If you lose your passport during your stay in Mauritania, you can contact the consular section of one of the EU member state embassies operating in the country.
Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in Mauritania to Bulgarian citizens must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mauritania. Then, they need to be certified by the Embassy of Mauritania in Tunis. The signature and certifications of the Embassy of the Mauritania in Tunis are certified by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Bulgaria in the capital of Tunisia.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized company in Bulgaria and certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.