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Principality of Liechtenstein
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in the capital Vaduz. The Swiss Embassy in Sofia is accredited for Bulgaria and the Embassy of Bulgaria in Switzerland for Liechtenstein.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Swiss Confederation
Address: Bern 3005, Bernastrasse 02-04
Telephone: +4131 351 14 55; +4131 351 14 56
Fax: +4131 351 00 64
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 12:00
E-mail: [email protected]
Embassy of the Swiss Confederation in the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 33 Shipka St., P.O.Box 244, 1000 Sofia
Telephone +3592 942 01 00
Fax: +3592 946 16 22
Working hours: Mon – Thu, 08:00 – 13:00 and 13:30 – 16:45; Fri, 08:00 – 13:00
Consular Office: 08:15 – 10:00 (Mon – Fri)
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of Bulgaria in Liechtenstein
Dr. Helmut Schwärzler, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Principality of Liechtenstein
Vaduz, Consular District: Principality of Liechtenstein
Address: P.O.Box 730, Feldkircherstrasse 15
9494 Schaan, Fürstentum Liechtenstein
Telephone: +423 239 85 40
Fax: +423 239 85 45
E-mail: [email protected]
High level of security — Western European.
High level of healthcare.
Travel papers and visa requirements
You must enter the country with a valid international passport or identity card at the time of exit. Bulgarian citizens travelling to Liechtenstein (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) do not need a visa.
No special immunizations are required.
You can bring an unlimited amount of currency into Liechtenstein. You can import goods for personal use duty-free. The import of foodstuffs is prohibited.
There are no restrictions on exports of goods and currency from the country.
If you are travelling by car, it is recommended to carry a green card at the border when entering the country. Bulgarian driving licences are valid. Well-developed public transport.
The local currency is the Swiss franc.
Travel papers and visas
A valid international passport or identity card is required upon entry into the country. No visa is required for Bulgarian citizens (holders of regular, business and diplomatic passports), travelling to Lichtenstein.
No special vaccinations are required.
Bulgarian citizens residing in Liechtenstein on a short or long-term basis may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Switzerland, Bern for consular matters.
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply for the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Bern.
Issuance of identity documents
Applications for identity cards, passports and Emergency Travel Documents can be made at the Embassy Consular Office.
The Emergency Travel Document of a child born in Switzerland must be applied for and signed by both parents, or only by one parent if the other has express power of attorney to do so. Parents present the multilingual Swiss birth certificate and their valid identity documents.
The procedure for registration of a change in the current civil status of Bulgarian citizens may be carried out in person, through an authorized person or through the diplomatic channel via the Embassy. In this case, the established practice is to form the documents as diplomatic pouches and the period for sending such pouches by courier is not fixed in time and cannot be predicted with accuracy (it may take more than 6 months).
When the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Swiss Confederation is notified ex officio by the Swiss authorities, the registration in Bulgaria of the respective event shall be carried out ex officio by the Embassy.
Switzerland is a party to the Vienna Convention on the Issue of Multilingual Extracts from Civil Status Records. Due to the fact that the Swiss forms of the multilingual civil status certificates (Formulas A, B and C) differ from the ones approved by the Convention, it is recommended to provide them with an ‘Apostille’, as some municipalities in Bulgaria refuse to redraw the multilingual Swiss certificates. The translation of the document could be done by an authorized company in Bulgaria and the certification of the signature of the Bulgarian translator is done by a notary.
The finished document is then submitted to the municipality of the permanent address in Bulgaria, on the basis of which a Bulgarian certificate is issued.
Local law prohibits civil marriage at the Embassy.
All consular services are payable in local currency (Swiss francs) and can be paid by bank card via POS terminal or in cash.
Consular endorsements and legalizations
Consular endorsements of powers of attorney, declarations or other documents take place after the person has personally signed the document before a consular officer.
If a personal appearance is not possible, the signature shall be affixed before a Swiss notary, the document shall be certified with an Apostille, translated into Bulgarian by a sworn translator and the translation shall be certified.
Official documents issued in Switzerland and required for presentation in Bulgaria must be provided with an Apostille, translated into Bulgarian by a sworn translator and certified.
The ‘Apostille’ seal is affixed by the Clerk of State's Office in the Canton in which the document was issued.
The translation of the document could be done by an authorized company in Bulgaria and the certification of the signature of the Bulgarian translator is done by a notary.
European Emergency Travel Document
In extreme situations — in case of damage, loss or theft of a passport, Bulgarian citizens can apply for an Emergency Travel Document at an Embassy of an EU Member State in Liechtenstein.