Last update 23 October 2023Diplomatic missions
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Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Portuguese Republic
Address: Rua do Sacramento a Lapa, 31, 1200-792 Lisboa, Portugal
Secretariat (all non-consular matters)
Working hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 17:00
Telephone: +351 213971713
Fax: +351 213979272
E-mail: [email protected]
Information on consular matters and appointment booking:
Working hours: Monday – Friday 14:30 – 16:30
Telephone: +351 213976364 and +351 213976367
Opening hours of the Consular Office:
Monday to Friday between 10:00 – 14:00
Hotline (for urgent emergencies): +351 933611337
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in North Portugal
Mr. António Rios de Amorim,
Corticeira Amorim, S.G.P.S., S.A.
Address: Rua do Ribeirinho, 202 – Apartado 13, 4536-907 S. Paio de Oleiros, Portugal
Telephone: +351 227475756;
Fax: +351 227475675
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Portuguese Republic in the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: Sofia: 7 Positano St., bl. 3, floor 5
Telephone: +359 2 448 41 10; +359 2 448 41 09; +359 2 448 01 08
Fax: +359 2 448 41 02
e-mail: [email protected]
The crime rate in Portugal does not imply taking special measures to ensure personal safety. Some caution is needed when travelling by public transport or when visiting areas with a predominantly immigrant population.
There are no outbreaks of communicable diseases in Portugal. There are no mandatory vaccination requirements for Bulgarian citizens travelling to Portugal.
The actions of Bulgarian citizens travelling to, through and from Portugal should comply with the requirements of the country's customs legislation. Items and accessories for personal use shall not be declared and shall not be subject to duty if they are within the normal quantity for the case. Customs requirements for Portugal can be downloaded from HERE.
Portugal is 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 of the country and up to 45°C in the interior south. Autumn and winter are usually rainy and windy, but there are sunny days and temperatures rarely drop below 5 °C. Snow usually falls in winter in the mountainous areas to the north. Average 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, as EU nationals, can enter the territory of Portugal with a valid identity card or passport and are allowed to stay for up to 90 days without any additional conditions. Children up to 18 years of age may travel with a notarized travel declaration from parents.
When travelling by car in the absence of the owner, a certified statement of consent from the owner of the car should be available.
For domestic travel, toll road segments must be paid for at counters located on the highway in cash or by card. Counters with special signage should be avoided. They are only for subscribers with pre-contracted agreements and an electronic reading device installed on the windscreen of the vehicle.
Bulgarian identity documents:
Any Bulgarian citizen residing in the country may submit an application to the Embassy for the issuance of a passport, identity card or an Emergency Travel Document. When requesting a passport for children, the presence of both parents on the child's birth certificate or the presentation of a notarized power of attorney from the absent parent is required, unless only one parent is noted on the birth certificate.
When applying for a passport, identity card and/or Emergency Travel Document in case of lost/stolen documents, a police report describing the circumstances (theft, robbery, forcible seizure, etc.) must be submitted.
When applying for a passport and/or identity card, in the absence of another identity document, the identity of the applicant must be certified by declarations from two witnesses (with a photograph of the applicant).
The initial civil status certificate (birth, marriage and death certificates) is issued by the competent local authorities (Civil Registry in the respective municipality), in compliance with the legally established deadlines.
The document certifying civil status, with or without an ‘apostille’, is presented to the Consular Office, where it is translated and certified free of charge. The document so prepared and certified is provided to the citizens, if they so wish, for sending to Bulgaria for registration of the event.
Consular services and visas at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Lisbon are paid by bank transfer, POS terminal or in cash.
Certifications and legalizations:
For recognition in the Republic of Bulgaria of a public document issued by Portugal, and vice versa, for a Bulgarian public document to be recognised in Portugal — the documents must be translated, and the translation must be done by a sworn translator and his signature must be authenticated.
According to the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, done at the Hague on 5 October 1961, to which Bulgaria and Portugal are parties, public documents must be certified by an Apostille.
Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016, all official documents and certified copies thereof issued by the official authorities of the other country which fall within the scope of the said Regulation (documents certifying one or more of the following facts) shall be recognised by Bulgaria and Portugal: birth, death, that the person is alive, name, marriage, marital capacity and marital status, divorce, legal separation or dissolution of marriage, registered partnership, capacity to enter into a registered partnership and registered partnership status, dissolution of a registered partnership, legal separation or dissolution of a registered partnership, parentage or adoption; domicile and/or residence, citizenship, no criminal record, etc.), being exempt from the requirement of legalization and Apostille.