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Last update 02 May 2023Diplomatic missions

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Level 2: Increased attention (please be informed in detail about the current situation in the country)


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The Italian Republic

Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria in the Italian Republic
Ambasciata della Repubblica di Bulgaria a Roma
Address: Via Pietro Paolo Rubens, 21, 00197 ROMA
Telephone: +39 6 322 46 40; +39 6 322 46 43
Fax: +39 6 322 61 22
Out-of-hours hotlines: + 39 06 322 46 40; + 39 06 322 46 43
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.00 h
E mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/italy 

Consular service:
Telephone: + 39 6 360 04367
Fax: +39 6 3224648
Office hours: Every day 9:30-13:00 h, Thursday 15:00 -16:30 h
E-mail: [email protected]

Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Milan, Italy

Telephone for information during working hours from 9:00 to 17:00 and in connection with the complicated situation with COVID-19: 0039 3756596458
E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://www.mfa.bg/embassies/italy2
Fax: +39 02 84942902
Economic and Trade Section

Adriana Koleva
Tel.: +39 039 5964689
Mobile tel.: +39 3295910349
E-mail: [email protected]

General Consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria in Milan 
Consolato Generale della Repubblica di Bulgaria

Via Daniele Manin, 37
20121 Milano
Tel.  0039-02-35987381
Fax  0039-02-47769931
email: [email protected] 

Embassy of the Italian Republic in The Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 1000 Sofia, 2 “Shipka” str.
Telephone: +359 2 921 73 00
Fax: +359 2 980 37 17
Office hours: 09.00 - 17.00 h
Website: www.ambsofia.esteri.it

Honorary Consul of Italy in Bulgaria

Antonio Tarquinio

9000 Varna, 28, rue Knyaz N. Nikolaevich, app.7

Tél: +359 888 456 810; +359 898 779 803

E-mail : [email protected] 

Guiseppe De Francesco

4000 Plovdiv, rue Petko Karavelov, ét.2

Tél: +359 32 265266

Fax; +359 32 263434

E-mail : [email protected].it

General information

General Information

Local currency


Crime and security

The level of criminality in Italy does not require taking special personal security measures.

Recommendable is that citizens shall be specially watchable when visiting South Italy, as well as Napoli, Rome, Florence, Venice and other towns characterized by high concentration of tourists.

Requested is paying higher attention when crossing the ports of Bari and Brindizi. Upon traveling by car, recommendable is closing of windows. You should avoid long idle stays and rests (night spending) at petrol stations and parking lots. No luggage without proper surveillance shall be left in the car.

To Bulgarian citizens passing by a motor vehicle the Italian boundary at the ports of Bari, Brindizi and Ankona, recommended is not to transport unfamiliar foreign or Bulgarian citizens, as well as unaccompanied luggage of third people.

Law specifics

The legislation of the country is unified to a great extent with the European legislation and is not distinguished by any special peculiarities. 

Road traffic

Traffic rules shall be strictly observed! Upon violation and incapability to pay the imposed penalty the driver’s license is immediately taken away.  Please wear appropriate clothes upon visiting of religious tourist sites.  


The country is characterised with the high level of its healthcare.  

Travel papers and visas

Bulgarian citizens must possess a valid personal identification card or an international passport to enter and reside on the territory of Italy. No visa is requested for entering the territory of Italy. There is no special requirement on the validity of personal identification cards or international passports.  

Competitive service

Issuing of Bulgarian identity documents

Every Bulgarian citizen residing in the country may apply at the Embassy for issuing of passport, personal identification card, or temporary passport.  

Civil status

Primary civil status certificate is issued by the competent local authorities (the municipalities), as the established time terms for registration shall be observed; attention shall be paid upon registration of the birth date of a child.

After obtaining of the relevant local verification document on civil status, the document shall be submitted at the consular office after having been translated and verified under the prescribed order – with “Apostille”, in case the interested people are not able to realize in another way the registration of birth, concluded civil marriage, or death in front of the local authorities.

Upon concluding of a civil marriage in front of the local municipality, the submission of “Nulla osta” is obligatory – a document stating for the availability of no hindrances to the conclusion of marriage. Such document is issued by the consular office on the grounds of civil status certificates of the two candidates to marry.

Certification and legalisation

For the recognition in Bulgaria of a public document issued by a foreign country, and vice versa – for the recognition of a Bulgarian document in another country – documents must be translated and provided with “Apostille”, in conformity with the Convention on abolishing of the requirement for legalisation of foreign public deeds, concluded in Hague on October 5, 1961, to which Bulgaria and Italy are parties. The translation shall be made by a sworn translator and his/her signature verified.

In Bulgaria, “Apostille” is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice, and in Italy – by the local prefectures. 

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