Last update 11 June 2018Diplomatic missions
Level 1: Without special recommendations
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Republic of Portugal
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: Rua do Sacramento a Lapa, 31, 1200-792 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: +351 213 976 364; +351 213 976 367
Fax: +351 213 979 272
Office hours: 08.30 - 13.00 h; 14.00 - 17.00 h
Out-of-hours hotline: +351 933 611 337
Office hours: 10.00 - 13.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Republic of Portugal in Bulgaria
Address: Sofia: 7 “Positano” str., Bl. 3, 5th Floor
Telephone: +359 2 448 41 10, +359 2 448 41 09, +359 2 448 01 08
Fax: +359 2 448 41 02
Office hours: 09.30 - 13.00 h; 14.00 - 17.30 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Crime and security
Crime rate in Portugal does not necessitate any specific measures to ensure personal safety.
Some caution is required when travelling by public transport or visiting areas with a predominantly immigrant population.
The actions of Bulgarian citizens travelling to, via or from Portugal should comply with the requirements of customs regulations of the country.
Items for personal use need not to be declared and are duty-free, if they are within normal quantities.
In Portugal there are no outbreaks of infectious diseases. No immunizations are required upon entry.
Bulgarian citizens travelling to Portugal are recommended have a vaccine against tuberculosis.
It should be noted that within the European Union, Portugal is one of the countries with the highest rate of AIDS per capita.
Portugalis one of the hottest countries in Europe with an Atlantic-Mediterranean climate. Spring and summer are usually sunny, and in July and August temperatures are extremely high: up to 30-35°C in the central part, an up to 45°C inland to the south. Autumn and winter are typically rainy and windy, but there are also sunny days and temperatures rarely fall below 5°C. Snow usually rains during winter in mountainous areas to the north. Mean annual temperatures are 13°C in the north and 18°C in the south. The climate in Madeira and the Azores is rainy and humid.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens can travel with an ID card only, as Bulgaria and Portugal are both members of the EU.
As EU citizens, citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria are entitled to reside in another Member State, including Portugal, for up to 90 days without any conditions or formalities other than the requirement to hold a valid personal identity card or passport.
For recognition in Bulgaria of a public document issued by a foreign country and vice versa, for a Bulgarian public document to be recognized in another country - the documents must be translated and provided with an “Apostille” under the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents done at The Hague on October 5, 1961, to which both Bulgaria and Portugal are signatories. The translation must be performed by a sworn translator and his/her signature needs to be certified.
Bulgarian identity documents
Every Bulgarian citizen residing in the country may apply at the embassy for a passport, identity card or a temporary passport.
For the issuance of a temporary passport to children born abroad, the local birth certificate of the child with an “Apostille” and the presence of both parents is required. For the issuance of a temporary passport for return to Bulgaria (in case of lost/stolen documents) a police report registering and describing the circumstances (theft, robbery, forcible removal, etc.) is required.
The primary civil status certificate is to be issued by the competent local authorities (civil registry in the respective municipality) and registration terms should be observed. Special attention must be paid when registering the birth of a child, as the term is one month.
After the local document certifying civil status is obtained, it should be submitted before the consular section, in translation and certified under the established order – with an “Apostille”, if the persons concerned are unable to register birth, marriage before the local authorities or death in any other way.