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Principality of Monaco
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital Monaco. The Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria in Paris is also accredited in Monaco. The Principality of Monaco has no accredited Ambassador in Bulgaria. There is an Honorary Consulate of Monaco in Sofia.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco
Address: Ambassade de Bulgarie; 1, avenue Rapp; 75007 Paris
Telephone: +33 1 45 51 85 90
Out-of-hours hotline: 0033 /0/ 6 21 84 95 15
Fax: +33 1 45 51 18 68
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 12:30
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in Paris
Address: 22, boulevard Suchet, 75016 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 4504 7454
Fax: +33 1 4504 4516
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of Monaco in Bulgaria
Mr. Sergey Penev
The level of security in the Principality of Monaco corresponds to Western European standards.
Health care in the Principality of Monaco corresponds to Western European standards. There is no requirement for vaccines prior to travel.
Specifics of the local legislation:
Homosexuality is not punishable in the Principality of Monaco.
It is not accepted to move with bare body parts in the city.
The import of an unlimited amount of local and foreign currency is allowed, but amounts exceeding EUR 7,600 are required to be declared. Items for personal use shall not be taxed. There are restrictions on the import of plants and animals.
There is no restriction on the export of local and foreign currency, but quantities exceeding EUR 7,600 need to be declared.
The Principality of Monaco is not a member of the EU but is in a customs union with the French Republic, so the same customs requirements apply to the country as to the French Republic.
Buses are the most commonly used in the country. There is a helicopter connection from Nice airport to the Principality of Monaco which is cheaper than a taxi. As the Principality of Monaco is located on the Nice-Marseille railway line, all long-distance trains also stop in the Principality of Monaco.
The currency of the Principality of Monaco is the euro (EUR). Credit cards are accepted everywhere.
The Principality of Monaco is located on the French Mediterranean coast between the cities of Nice and Manton. Typical Mediterranean climate, hot summers and mild winters.
Travel papers and visa requirements
Bulgarian citizens may travel to the Principality of Monaco only with a valid identity card or international passport.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian nationals can travel to Monaco on a valid ID card or passport.
European Emergency Travel Document:
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Monaco.
Legalization and certification:
Monaco is a party to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all public documents issued to Bulgarian citizens by the authorities in Monaco must be provided with the Apostille stamp of the Monegasque Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Once the documents have been prepared in this way, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized company in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Likewise, public acts issued by the Bulgarian authorities shall bear the Apostille stamp of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, be translated and certified by the Legalization and Certification Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to serve before the authorities of Monaco.