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The Principality of Monaco
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in the capital city Monaco-Ville. The Bulgarian Embassy in Paris is accredited to the Principality of Monaco. The Embassy of Monaco in Paris is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in France and Monaco
Address: Ambassade de Bulgarie; 1, avenue Rapp; 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 1 45 51 85 90
Fax: +33 1 45 51 18 68
Office hours: Mon to Fri, 10.00 - 12.30
Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in Paris
Address: 22, boulevard Suchet, 75016 Paris, France
Tel.: +33 1 4504 7454
Fax: +33 1 4504 4516
Honorary Consul of Monaco in Bulgaria
1000 Sofia, 20, rue Aksakov
Tél.: +359 2 930 09 70
Fax: +359 2 930 09 78
Credit cards are accepted everywhere.
Crime Level and Security
Western European standards apply. It is not acceptable to walk around the city scantily dressed.
You are allowed to bring into the country an unlimited amount of money in local and foreign currency, but amounts in the excess of EUR 7,600 must be declared. Items for personal use are not levied with duty. There are restrictions on the import of plants and animals.
You can take out of the country an unlimited amount of money in local and foreign currency, but amounts in the excess of EUR 7,600 must be declared.
Monacois not an EU member, but is in a customs union with France; the country applies the same customs regulations as those for France.
Homosexuality is not illegal in Monaco.
Buses (coaches) are the most commonly used means of transport in the country. There is a helicopter link from the airport in Nice to Monaco, which is cheaper than a taxi. Since Monaco is situated on the Nice-Marseille railway line, all long distance trains stop at Monaco.
Western European standards apply.
Mediterranean climate. Monaco is located on the French Mediterranean coast between Nice and Menton. Hot summers and mild winters.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian nationals can travel to Monaco on a valid ID card or passport.
There are no special vaccination requirements before travelling.
Legalisation and certification
Monacois a signatory to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents To be valid in Bulgaria and serve before Bulgarian institutions, all public documents issued to Bulgarian citizens by the authorities in Monaco must have an "Apostille" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Monaco. With the Apostille, documents must then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorised translation agency in Bulgaria, and the translation must be certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Similarly, public documents issued by the Bulgarian authorities should have an Apostille of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and be translated and legalised by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in order to be used before the authorities of Monaco.
Emergency Travel Document
In emergencies, if their passport gets damaged, lost or stolen, Bulgarian citizens can apply for a temporary EU passport to the Embassy of any EU Member State in Monaco.