Last update 20 July 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 4: Termination warning throughout the country (except in case of extreme necessity)
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Republic of Nicaragua
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Nicaragua. The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico has been accredited for Nicaragua.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico
Address: Paseo de la Reforma 1990, Col. Lomas de Chapultepec, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, c.p.11000, México D.F.
Tel.: +52 55 55963283; +52 55 55963295
Fax: +52 55 55961012
Office hours: 09.00 – 12.30 (Mon to Fri)
Information by telephone: 09.00 – 14.00 (Mon to Fri)
Embassy of Nicaragua in Rome (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: 00198 Roma, Via Brescia, 16
Tel.: +39 6 841 46 93, +39 6 841 34 71
Fax: +39 6 853 04 079
Office hours: 09.00 - 13.00 h
Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO)
1 USD = 22.6985 NIO (fixed rate)
Criminality rate and security
Public safety in the country is within the normal range.
Possession and use of drugs is punishable by law.
The time for hurricanes and rains is from June to November.
Sanitary conditions - there is a risk of stomach problems.
Epidemics of malaria and cholera appear periodically.
The possibility of dengue infection is high throughout the country.
Vaccines are obligatory against: yellow fever (for people entering Nicaragua from another Latin American country), poliomyelitis, diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella; parotitis (mumps) for children up to 5 years of age.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens holding valid passports do not require visas to stay in the country for up to 90 days. Their stay in Nicaragua may be extended by the migration authorities for a period of 30 days, not to exceed the 90 days limit.
If travelling by plane there is an entry fee of 5 USD and an exit fee of 32 USD.
You must have a passport, valid for at least six months.
For further information on visa and other issues, Bulgarian citizens can refer for assistance to the following:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Consular Section: Telephone: +505 244 8000, +505 244 8007, +505 244 8002, +505 244 8085, +505 244 8010, +505 244 8086
Entry fee - 5.00 USD (when entering the country by plane)
Exit fee - 32.00 USD (when exiting country by plane)
Drink bottled water.
Do not buy and consume food from street vendors.
Eat fresh fruit and vegetables only after washing them thoroughly.
When walking outdoors, wear light clothes, which cover the entire body, to better avoid mosquito bites.
Issuing of ID documents
The Bulgarian citizens in Nicaragua could apply for issuing of new passports, identity cards and driving licence through the Bulgarian embassy in Mexico which has the technical equipment for the collection of biometric data - fingerprints and photographs.
Certifications and legalisations
Nicaraguais not a party to the Hague Convention for certification of public acts with an ‘Apostille’.
The procedure for certification of the translation and legalisation of documents from Nicaragua, which are to be used in the Republic of Bulgaria, is as follows:
- Certification by the Foreign Ministry of Nicaragua
- Certification by the Embassy of Mexico in Nicaragua
- Certification by the Mexican Foreign Ministry
- Certification by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Mexico, which is accredited for Nicaragua.
Procedure for certification of documents from the Republic of Bulgaria, intended to be used in the territory of Nicaragua:
- ‘Apostille’ from the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry
- Certification by the Embassy of Mexico in Budapest, which is accredited for the Republic of Bulgaria
- Certification by the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Certification by the Consular Service of the Embassy of Nicaragua in Mexico
Thus formed documents must be accompanied by a translation that is certified by the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.
Emergency Travel Document
In cases of emergency (e.g. lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can apply on-the-spot for an Emergency travel Document from a Consular Department of any Member State of the EU.