Last update 11 June 2018Diplomatic missions
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Republic of Paraguay
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a diplomatic mission in Paraguay. The Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina is accredited for Paraguay.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Argentina
Address: Sucre 1568, C1428DUT, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telephone: +54 11 4781 8644, +54 11 4786 6273
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 9.00 - 17.30 h
Embassy of Paraguay in Rome (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: Via Firenze, 43 Scala A int. 17 - 00187 Roma
For additional information, please contact:
Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Berlin, Germany
Address: Hardenbergstraße 12, 10623 Berlin
Telephone: +3031 99 86 0
Fax: +3031 99 86 17
Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Vienna, Austria
Address: Prinz Eugen Strasse 18/1/2/7, 1040 Vienna
Telephone: +43 1 505 4674
Fax: +43 1 941 9898
Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Paris, France
Address: 1, Rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris
Telephone: +33 1 4222 8505
Fax: +33 1 4222 8357
Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in Madrid, Spain
Address: Eduardo Dato, 214 Izquierda, 28010 Madrid, Spain
Telephone: +3491 3082746
Fax: +3491 3084905
Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay in London, United Kingdom
Address: 344 Kensignton High Street, 3rd floor, London W14 8NS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7610 4180
Fax: +44 20 7371 4297
Paraguayan Guarani (PYG)
Europeans first arrived in this region in the early 16th century.
The capital of Paraguay, Asuncion, was founded in 1537 and became the centre of a Spanish colonial province. Independence from Spanish domination was declared in 1811.
Paraguayis a multinational state, and Mestizos are the most numerous group. The country’s population numbers 6,506,464 people, with a density of just 14.2 people per square kilometre.
The country has many monuments and landmarks that are under the auspices of UNESCO.
Official Languages in the country are Spanish and Guarani.
Crime and security
Paraguayhas the highest share of informal economy, compared to the rest of Latin America, while smuggling a serious public problem. According to the international agency “Transparency International”, Paraguay is the most corrupt country in South America.
Specifics of legislation
The sentences for possession of and illegal trade in drugs vary from 5 to 15 years.
Visitors are advised to get vaccinated against yellow fever, smallpox, typhus, hepatitis and malaria.
Driving with a national or an international driving license is allowed in the country.
The climate is subtropical to temperate. Typical average monthly temperature – in the month of July 17 to 19 degrees Celsius, in January – 27 to 29 degrees Celsius.
Travel papers and visas
Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry.
Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days in Paraguay, and such a stay can be extended by another 90 days. It is mandatory to have a return ticket, or a ticket for further travel.
Travel for children
Children can travel to Paraguay alone only with permission of both parents, which is notarised and legalised by a representation of Paraguay.
The airport fee is 31.00 USD
Certification and Legalisation
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Paraguay must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Paraguay in Argentina. The signature and certification of the embassy of Paraguay in Argentina 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.
Emergency Travel Document
In case of emergency (such as a lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek assistance on the spot from a diplomatic mission of any EU Member State for the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document.