Last update 11 June 2018Diplomatic missions
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The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Nepal. For any consular issues, all Bulgarian citizens (staying either short-term or long-term) in Nepal, can refer to the Bulgarian Embassy in New Delhi, India
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in India
Address: 16/17 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021
Tel.: +91 11 26115549, +91 11 26115551
Fax: +91 11 26876190
Emergency Mobile Tel.: +91 9910999498
The Embassy of Nepal in Moscow has been accredited for Bulgaria.
Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Criminality rate and security
The situation in the country is unstable. There is a general threat of terrorist acts. There are often strikes and demonstrations in Nepal, which result in blocked streets, and they can develop into riots.
There are cases of attacks and robberies of foreigners in Kathmandu as well as in other parts of the country. Pickpocketing is common in the capital, particularly in tourist areas, at airports, on buses and in hotel rooms.
In some places in Nepal, it is possible to shop with Indian rupees, but the country's government has banned the import and use of banknotes of 500 and 1,000 Indian rupees. If such notes are carried when entering Nepal, they shall be confiscated by local authorities and a fine shall be imposed.
Healthcare in the private medical clinics in Nepal is good, but it is relatively expensive.
Healthcare outside the area of Kathmandu is of an unsatisfactory level. It is difficult to ensure evacuation in case of illness or accident in the remote areas of the country.
There are seasonal outbreaks of dengue fever. Cholera, malaria, Japanese encephalitis and rabies are common.
Contact with stray animals, especially monkeys, is dangerous. In the case of bites or scratches, you must immediately seek medical assistance.
During the stay in Nepal it is recommended to consume only bottled water or pre-boiled water and ice from such water. Fruits and vegetables should be thoroughly washed and dried before consumption.Consumption of food that has not undergone heat treatment is not recommended.Any unhygienic restaurants and food stalls on the street should be avoided.
When making travel plans you are strongly advised to consider the climatic conditions of the country. During the winter, which is from November to January, flights, especially in high-mountain regions, are often cancelled due to bad weather.
In the monsoon season (June - September) there are landslides on many of the roads outside the valley of Kathmandu, which block traffic for a long time.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian nationals need a visa to visit Nepal. A visa can be obtained on-the-spot upon arrival in the country or at any embassy of Nepal. In Bulgaria the embassy of Nepal in Moscow is accredited.
Places of public protest should be avoided.
Temples are visited only with legs and shoulders covered and you are not allowed to photograph images of the deities; shoes must be taken off when entering.
Medical insurance with higher-than-normal coverage should be taken out.
What can the consular office do for you:
- protecting the rights and interests of Bulgarian nationals, Bulgarian legal entities and people of Bulgarian origin in India and other countries of accreditation - Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, in accordance with Bulgarian law and international treaties that are in force for Bulgaria, within the limits permitted by international law and customs, and the legislation of India and other countries of accreditation
- providing advice to individuals and legal entities on matters of consular or significant public interest, or to Bulgarian citizens in distress
- providing advice to Bulgarian individuals and legal entities on the representation of their interests in investigation and court cases, where restrictions on entry are imposed for the territories of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, in search of inheritance/inheritors etc., within the countries of accreditation
- accepting, processing and forwarding to the relevant Bulgarian institutions, any applications for issuance of Bulgarian ID documents (passport, ID card or driving licence)
- accepting and processing declarations for the nullification of Bulgarian ID documents, acceptance of invalid Bulgarian ID documents and then informing the competent Bulgarian institutions about this
- accepting and processing applications for temporary passports of Bulgarian citizens, whose documents have been lost or stolen, and for foreigners’ certificates for return to Bulgaria; issuance of replacement travel documents after obtaining the required authorisation from the relevant Bulgarian institutions
- issuing of penalties for administrative violations of the Law on Bulgarian ID documents
- issuing of certificates, official notes, etc. within the jurisdiction of the Embassy
- accepting and processing of applications for establishment of Bulgarian citizenship and Personal ID number, entering the Personal ID number in the National Population Database and for a choice / change of the permanent and present address in the Republic of Bulgaria
- accepting and processing applications for acceptance or restoration of Bulgarian citizenship or for release from Bulgarian citizenship
- receiving and processing announcements on civil status and on documents for civil marriage at the Embassy
- translating and verification of the translator’s signature on civil status documents and on other documents and papers under the predetermined competencies
- providing notary certifications of signatures and transcripts and copies
- accepting and processing applications for Bulgarian visas
- providing information on procedures for issuing visas
- providing assistance for Bulgarian citizens and foreigners in distress, in the territories of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka
- defending the interests of Bulgarian individuals and legal entities in extraordinary circumstances (natural disasters, terrorist attacks etc.) and the rights of Bulgarian citizens who are victims of traffic for sexual or other forms of exploitation, etc.
- providing information for Bulgarian citizens detained and/or serving sentences of imprisonment within the territory of the countries of accreditation
- representing the interests of under-aged, legally incapacitated people and incapacitated people under international customs and the laws of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka
- searching for Bulgarian citizens, or people of Bulgarian origin, in the territories of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, upon request from Bulgarian individuals or legal entities, who claim a legitimate interest, within the framework of international customs and the laws of those countries
- helping the crews of sea and river vessels flying the flag of the Republic of Bulgaria, as well as of aircraft, registered in the Republic of Bulgaria, within the framework of international customs and the laws of the host countries. If necessary - adopting voyage declarations, ship clearance documents and resolving disputes between the captain, other officers, the crew and the passengers, as far as this is allowed by the legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria.
- providing information about injured, detained or dead Bulgarian citizens in the territories of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka
- providing information on procedures and required documents, as well as providing assistance for repatriation to Bulgaria or to ponduct funerals in these countries, in the case of death of a Bulgarian citizen
- in the case of arrest - a visit by the consular officer to the Bulgarian citizen in detention; providing information and assistance to the relatives of the detained person to enable them to visit the Bulgarian citizen in prison; efforts to ensure the same attitude to the detained Bulgarian citizen as to the citizens of the host country
- providing updated information on travel to and from the countries of accreditation
- accepting requests for access to public information and providing information on issues related to Bulgarian ID documents (passport, ID card or driving licence), the possibility of restoration or acquisition of Bulgarian citizenship, civil status, citizenship, Apostille legalisation, translations of documents and verification of the translator’s signature etc., notary activities within the competencies of the Embassy
- in cases of emergency, when Bulgarian nationals are in financial trouble, their relatives can pay the necessary amount to the Foreign Ministry and the Embassy can then pay the person the appropriate amount.
Certification and Legalisation
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Nepal must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Nepal in India. The signature and certification of the embassy of Nepal in India 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.