Last update 31 December 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)
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The Kingdom of Morocco
Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria
Ambassade de la République de Bulgarie
Address: Royaume du Maroc, Rabat - 10 000, 4, Avenue Ahmed El Yazidi (ex av. Meknes)
Tel.: +212 537 76 54 77; +212 537 76 40 82
Fax: + 212 537 76 32 01
Out-of-hours hotline: +212 661 230 656
Office hours: 08.30 - 16.30 h
Consular Service: 09.00 - 13.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Sofia
Address: 1, Chervena Stena St., 1421 Sofia
Tel.: +359 2865 1126, +359 2 865 1137
Fax: +359 2865 4811
Office hours: 09.00 - 15.00
Honorary Consul of Morocco in Bulgaria
4000 Plovdiv, 7, rue Todor Hrulev
Tél.: +359 32 62 46 64
GSM: +359 888 354 828
E-mail: [email protected]
Moroccan Dirham (MAD)
Exchange rate: 1 EUR - about 11 MAD
Criminality rate and security
The crime rate in the country is relatively low and under control.
In the framework of its EU "advanced status" of association and its process of democratisation and modernisation, Morocco is bringing its legislative framework into line with the EU.
Without declaration, you can import or export cash amounts up to 100,000 MAD in foreign currency (around 9,000EUR).
For foreigners who are granted long and/or permanent stay in the country, the cash limit allowed to be exported from the country is 40,000 MAD per year, but not more than 20,000 per time.
Any amount larger than the abovementioned one can be exported with certification (a document from a bank or from an exchange bureau).
Bulgaria and Morocco are parties to the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic of 1968, which regulates the relevant rules and regulations in Europe and other countries which have signed the international treaty.
Moroccohas the necessary facilities and highly-qualified local and foreign specialists in the health care field.
The National Health Insurance system is very good, especially for employed citizens.
Travel papers and visas
Due to a unilateral decision of the Moroccan side and as per the bilateral visa agreement of March 2005, Bulgarian citizens, holders of ordinary, diplomatic and official passports with more than 6 months’ validity, do not need visas for up to 90 days’ stays in Morocco for tourism, business and private visits.
This period may be extended on-the-spot after submission of the necessary supporting documents to the relevant Moroccan administrative authorities for the control of foreigners.
To enter Morocco, Bulgarian citizens need a passport (ordinary, diplomatic, official or seafarer) with a term of validity of over 6 months. A Bulgarian ID card alone is not acceptable.
Immunisation against yellow fever, or other typical African diseases, is not required.
In the case of detention by local authorities, you have the right of access to an employee of the Embassy of Bulgaria in Rabat.
Before departure from Bulgaria or after arrival in Morocco, it is recommended that you record the address and telephone numbers of our embassy in Rabat.
The Kingdom of Morocco maintains the necessary police apparatus to control crime. In the central parts of larger cities in the country, police presence is assured every 200-300 metres and at every major junction.
As everywhere else in the world, it is not advisable to walk in suburbs or poor residential areas either night or day, and generally not to take long trips unaccompanied.
It is not advisable for women to go out alone at night, even on the central streets of big cities, wearing jewellery and carrying handbags.
It is not recommended for foreigners to use public transport, where skilful pickpockets are often found. It is advisable to use taxis.
During trips it is highly advisable for foreign citizens to be accurately informed about their route, and at tourist sites to only trust official guides, who can be hired at national tourist offices.
In Morocco the ownership, sale and/or use of drugs are strictly prohibited. This offence is punished severely by law and police checks are frequent and very thorough. Foreign citizens should be particularly cautious in the area of Reef (Northern Morocco) where drug dealers are more aggressive.
After the bombing at a cafe in Central Square in the city of Marrakech, on 28 April 2011, which killed 17 people, 14 of whom were foreign tourists, it is advised to exercise a high degree of caution and vigilance in public places and at mass gatherings in cities and tourist sites. In this respect there is a sharp increase in police control in the country in which, as a rule, order and a normal internal environment are well-maintained.
Certifications and Legalisations
To be recognised in Bulgaria and Morocco, documents issued by the Moroccan authorities, and those issued by Bulgarian ones, should be certified and accompanied by a translation, certified by the Embassy.
The Consular Department of the Embassy can only verify signatures and stamps of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Bulgaria and the MFA of the Kingdom of Morocco, therefore the documents presented at the Consular Department must be certified beforehand by the abovementioned institutions.
Translations must be done by translators, duly appointed as per the requirements of the Embassy.
In Bulgaria, legalisation of documents is carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Justice legalise Bulgarian public documents with a special certificate, called an ‘Apostille’.
Issuance of ID documents (passports, ID cards, driving licences and temporary passports)
Bulgarian citizens residing in Morocco can apply to the Consular Department of the Embassy for issuance of Bulgarian ID documents: passports, identity cards, driving licences or temporary passports.
The Consular Department of the Embassy in Rabat is equipped with the necessary technical means to collect biometric data from applicants.