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Last update 07 April 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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Regular passport: visa not required

Diplomatic passport: visa not required

Official passport: visa not required

Republic of Latvia

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital Riga. The territory of the Republic of Latvia is covered by the Bulgarian Embassy in Warsaw.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Poland
Address: Al. Ujazdowskie 33/35, 00-540 Warszawa, Poland
Working hours: 08:30 – 17:00 h
Telephone: +48 22 629 40 71, +48 22 629 40 72
Fax: +48 22 628 22 71
Out-of-hours hotline: + 48 668 668 813
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/poland

Consular district: The territory of Poland, Latvia and Lithuania
Address: Al. Ujazdowskie 33/35, 00-540 Warszawa, Poland
Telephone: +48 22 629 40 71, +48 22 629 40 72
Fax: +48 22 628 13 40
Out-of-hours hotline: + 48 668 668 813
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 08:00 – 16:30 h
Office hours for citizens: 09:00 – 12:00 h
E-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in Latvia
Mrs. Mairita Solima, honorary consul of Bulgaria in Latvia
Address: Doma laukums/square 1, Riga, LV-1050, Latvija
Tel.: +371 7 211-776
Fax: +371 7 503-326
E-mail: [email protected]

The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Warsaw is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Warsaw
Chancery: ul. Królowej Aldony 19, 03-928 Warszawa
Telephone: +22 617 11 05 (09.00 - 17.00 h)
Telephone: +601 293 611 (emergency contact telephone for citizens of Latvia)
Fax: +22 617 11 06 (24 h)
E-mail: [email protected]
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 09.00 - 16.00 h
Consular Section
Office hours: Mon, Wed, 10.00 - 12.00 h.
Telephone: +22 616 40 14 (9:00 to 17:00 h)
E-mail: [email protected]

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia in Bulgaria
Aleksandar POPOV
1463 Sofia, 17, rue A. Budevska
Tél.: +359 2 980 93 21; 903 34 45
Fax: +359 2 980 24 26
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

general information


Latvia is a Western European country - the following security measures are recommended:

- Risk of car theft

-Theft of baggage, petty theft

-Use only taxis bearing a taxi plate
 For tourists in Riga, there is a hot police telephone in English - +371 67 181 818

Local currency

The local currency is Euro (EUR).

Customs Requirements

In Latvia you can bring cash amounting to up to 10,000 euros, but it must be declared on entry. You can bring duty-free goods for personal use. Imports of arms are banned.

There are no restrictions on exports from the country of goods and currency.

Legislation specifics

In the Republic of Latvia homosexuality is not prohibited.

Road traffic

If travelling by car, on the border when entering the country is recommended to wear a green card. Bulgarian driving license is valid. Public transport is well-developed. In some places the road network is in poor condition. Vehicles must keep lights switched on throughout the year. Caution when driving - Latvia is among the countries with the highest mortality rate in transport accidents.


Healthcare does not meet West European Standard.

Travel papers and visas

Travellers can enter the country with a passport or identity card valid for the duration of their stay. Bulgarian citizens travelling to Latvia (holders of ordinary, business and diplomatic passports) do not require a visa.


Competitive service

Bulgarian citizens staying for short or long terms in the Republic of Latvia may contact the Embassy of Bulgaria in Warsaw for consular matters.

In extreme cases – such as a damaged, lost or stolen passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for a temporary travel passport before the embassy of an EU Member State in Latvia.

Bulgarian Identity Documents:

The diplomatic representation of Bulgaria in Warsaw has the technical capability of taking digital images signature, face and fingerprints of the applicant and is accepting applications for the issuance of passports, ID cards or temporary passports.

Certification and Legalisation:

The Republic of Latvia is a party to the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.

In order for them to be valid in the Republic of Bulgaria and to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities of Latvia to Bulgarian citizens should be provided with an Apostille by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia.

Thus processed, documents must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria, and such translation must be certified by the “Legalization and Certification” Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.


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