Last update 11 June 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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Regular passport: visa not required
Diplomatic passport: visa not required
Official passport: visa not required
Republic of Niger
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Niger. Bulgarian citizens on a short-term or long-term stay in Niger can contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Algeria on any consular-related matters.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Algeria
Address: 13, bd. Colonel Bougara, Alger – Centre, Alger 13, Algerie
Telephone: +213 21 23 00 14; +213 21 23 01 21
Fax: +213 21 23 05 33
Mobile number: +213 161 560 935
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/algeria
The Embassy of Niger in Berlin is accredited for Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Niger in Berlin
Address: Neue Jakob Street 4, 10179, Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 212300
Fax: +49 30 21230212
West African CFA franc (XOF)
Taking USD, EUR and traveller’s cheques is advised.
Criminality rate and security
Visitors are recommended to pay special attention to their safety. Avoid travelling at night. Carry a copy of your ID document and only a small amount of cash on you. Travelling to the interior of the country should be avoided. Serious and petty crime levels are very high, especially in tourist centres and cities. The Northern regions of Niger, along the border with Mali, are very dangerous for European citizens and kidnapping is common. The area is a known stronghold of 'Al Qaeda'.
Homosexual relations are forbidden in Niger but there is no serious cultural bias against it.
Import of foreign currency is unlimited.
Export of foreign currency is unlimited. Export of local currency is allowed up to 25,000 XOF.
Duty-free personal use items for import are limited to 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars, 250g of tobacco and 1 litre of spirits.
Import of plants is forbidden.
Upon entering the country by car, you are required to show valid insurance papers at the border. Taxis should be hired only after negotiating the final price. Travelling after dark by car should be done with extra caution. Bulgarian drivers in Niger are required to have a Bulgarian and International Driving Licence.
The level of healthcare is low. You are strongly advised not to drink the tap water. You should use it for washing only after boiling.
The rainy season is from June to September.
Travel papers and visas
You need a Passport, valid for a minimum of 6 months after the date of entry into Niger.
Immunisation against Yellow Fever is required. The latestinformation on vaccines necessary for Nigercan be obtained from the National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, tel. +359 2944 69 99 221.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Niger (holders of ordinary, official or diplomatic passports) need a visa, which they can obtain from the Embassy of Niger in Berlin.
During hot months, drinking more fluids and eating low-fat food, as well as avoiding alcohol, is advisable.
Avoid travelling at night.
Avoid travelling in the interior of the country.
Carry a copy of your ID document and only a small amount of cash on you.
Certifications and Legalisations
For all Bulgarian citizens’ documents, issued by the authorities of Niger, to be valid in Bulgaria and to be recognised by Bulgarian institutions, a stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Niger is required. They then need to be certified by the Embassy of Niger, accredited for Bulgaria (in this case – in Berlin). The signature and the stamps of the Consular Department are verified by the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin as well.
Thus prepared, the documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria, and the translation needs to be certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Emergency Travel Document
In cases of emergency - damaged, lost or stolen passport - Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document from an Embassy of any Member State of the EU in Niger.