Last update 11 June 2018Diplomatic missions
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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in DPR Korea
Address: DPRK, Pyongyang, Munsudong
Telephone: +850 2 381 73 43
Fax: +850 2 381 73 42
Out-of-hours hotline :+ 850 191 2502349
Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Bulgaria
Office: 3, Sofiisko pole St., Darvenitsa Residential Area, 1756 Sofia;
Telephone: +359 2 975 33 40; +359 2 974 61 00
Fax: +359 2 974 55 67
Office hours: 09:00-12:00; 15:00-18:00
Telephone: +359 2 974 61 11; +359 2 975 33 40
Office hours: 09:00 – 12:00; 14:30 – 18:00
Trade Representative Office:
Telephone: +359 2 975 30 49
North Korean won (KPW)
Currently no credit or debit cards may be used for transaction on the territory of DPR Korea.
It is advised travellers to carry on them funds in Euro, USD or Chinese yuan, preferably in small denominations.
No special vaccinations are required when travelling to DRP Korea.
Travel papers and visas
Any Bulgarian citizen holding a regular passport is required to have an entry visa. Visa can be obtained at the North Korean Embassy in Sofia.
Holders of diplomatic and service passports travel visa-free.
Tourist travels to DPR Korea is only possible as part of a tourist group organised by a travel agency. The latter is in charge of the arrangements involved in obtaining the visa required.
Tourist travels within the country take place in organised groups only. Such groups are always accompanied by at least two North Korean citizens.
Mobile phones and GPS devices of arriving foreign citizens are withheld at the airport and then returned back upon departing from the country.
Internet use by foreign citizens on the territory of DPR Korea is practically impossible.
Photographing on the territory of DPR Korea should be done with extreme caution and only after an explicit permission received in advance by the local citizens accompanying the group.
Bulgarians visiting DPR Korea are advised to have medical insurance and carry with them a set of basic medications.
Entry fee (upon arrival at Pyongyang airport) – about 11 EUR
Bulgarian identity documents
The Consular Office at the Embassy is not technically equipped to record biometric data and hence, accepts applications for issuing of identity cards, temporary passports and driving license only.
Certifications and legalisation
Bulgariaand Korea DPR have signed an Agreement for Legal Aid under which documents drawn up by any of the states do not require additional legalisation in order to hold validity before the authorities of the other state.