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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Luxembourg. The Embassy of Bulgaria in Brussels is also accredited for Luxembourg and Bulgarian citizens residing in Luxembourg on a short or long-term basis can turn to it for consular assistance and consular services.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brussels, Belgium
Address: Avenue Moscicki 7, 1180 Bruxelles
Telephone: +32 2 374 47 88; +32 2 374 08 66
Fax: +32 2 375 8494
Emergency out-of-hours hotline: + 32 473 981 042
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/belgium
Working hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:30
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 –16:00

Consular Office with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brussels
The Consular Office is located in a separate building from the Embassy:
Rue Copernic 4C, 1180 Bruxelles
Telephone: +32 2 375 86 50
Emergency out-of-hours hotline: + 32 473 981 042
E-mail: [email protected] 
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/belgium 
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday, from 10:00 to 13:30, except the last working day of the month; Wednesday, from 14:00 to 17:00 (for receiving of issued documents only).

Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgariain the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Mr. Dimitri Zois
Address: 29 Rue Alphonse Munchen, Luxembourg, 2172
Telephone: (+352) 44 89 23
Fax: (+352) 44 88 87
E-mail: [email protected]

Diplomatic representation of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the Republic of Bulgaria
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg does not have an Embassy in Bulgaria. H.E. Mr. Ronald Dofing has been accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Republic of Bulgaria, based in Luxembourg.
Postal address:
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
9, rue du Palais de Justice
L-1841 Luxembourg Visas for Luxembourg
Telephone: (+352) 247 72443
E-mail: [email protected] 
Website: bulgaria.mae.lu

Visas are issued by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Sofia. More information: https://bulgaria.diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/ambassade-et-consulats/ambassade/adresse-et-heures-ouverture .

Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the Republic of Bulgaria
Mrs. Sasha Bezuhanova
1618 Sofia 100 Rodopski izvor St.,
Telephone: (+359) 2 818 50 75, / (+359) 2 818 50 72
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

Security level:
Luxembourg is one of the safest travel destinations. The crime rate in the country does not suggest special measures for personal safety.
As in most large cities, pickpocketing and petty crime in Luxembourg City can be a problem in crowded places, especially on public transport and at the central train station, as well as in hotel lobbies. In case of theft, contact the nearest police station. If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112.

The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to emergency and urgent (medical and dental) care when you are in EU countries, including Luxembourg.
More information about Luxembourg can be found HERE https://www.vdl.lu/en.

Customs requirements:
The customs requirements for import/export/transit of goods within the EU can be found on the website of the Customs Agency at https://customs.bg/wps/portal/agency/home/info-citizens/info-traveling
Detailed information on customs requirements for travel can also be found on the Luxembourg customs portal at http://www.do.etat.lu/direction.htm.

Road traffic:
The speed limit in Luxembourg is 50 km/h in urban areas and 90 km/h on open roads. On motorways it is 130 km/h, reduced to 110 km/h in rain or snow.
Vehicles joining the road on the right shall have priority unless a special priority road sign is displayed.
The use of low beam headlamps during the day is recommended for all vehicles, while outside cities at night and during low visibility, the use of high beam headlamps is recommended. If you are in a populated area, you can only use the horn in cases of extreme danger.
Traffic on roads across the country is controlled by speed traps, fixed and mobile cameras and radar. Fines for traffic offences go up to EUR 145.
The permitted blood alcohol content is up to 0.05%. For professional drivers and novice drivers with less than 2 years of experience, the limit is 0.02%.
The use of a mobile phone while driving is not permitted; the use of hands-free equipment is permitted. Seat belts must be worn in all seats where a seat belt is fitted.
Public transport - Public transport (bus, train, tram) is free throughout the country You will only need to buy a ticket if you are travelling first class on national trains or if you are planning to cross the border into Germany, France or Belgium.

Practical advice:
When travelling abroad, we strongly recommend that you register your stay outside Bulgaria to receive up-to-date information related to your stay in the country concerned, as well as to be able to receive the necessary assistance in the event of possible natural disasters, accidents, acts of terrorism or other unforeseen circumstances.
When abroad, you should comply with local laws and norms, as you will fall under their jurisdiction during your stay. We recommend that you inform yourself about them in advance.
If for any reason you are detained by local authorities in Luxembourg, request that you be put in touch with the Consular Office with the Embassy in Brussels. The Honorary Consuls of the Republic of Bulgaria in Luxembourg and Belgium do not have consular powers and are not part of the Embassy, do not rely on them for full consular assistance and services.
In the event of arrest, the Consular Office may, through the competent Bulgarian institutions, notify your relatives and, if you expressly request it, a consular officer may visit you at the place of detention or assist your relatives to visit you. The Consular Office can insist on the appointment of a lawyer and an interpreter for you, as well as on respect for your fundamental human rights and ensuring that you are treated in the same way as nationals of the host country.
The Consular Office cannot release you from a detention order or seek special treatment for you during detention; give you legal advice or pay your legal costs; or represent you in legal proceedings.
If you fall victim to a crime or get into trouble during your stay, call the local 112 number for help, which will automatically detect where you are calling from and send the appropriate service to help you.
In the event of theft, loss or destruction of your identity documents, cash, travel tickets, etc., immediately notify the nearest police office in person and ask for a copy of the record establishing the event. Contact the Consular Office with the Embassy to declare a stolen or lost Bulgarian identity document and to apply for the necessary documents (Emergency Travel Document) to continue your journey or to return to Bulgaria.
When travelling abroad, we recommend that you always carry a photocopy of your Bulgarian identity documents and/or birth certificate with you, separately from your original identity documents, which will help to issue a new Bulgarian identity document quickly and smoothly.
You need to have sufficient funds for your planned stay abroad. In case of theft or loss of these funds, you can seek financial assistance from the Consular Office only if your relatives or close persons deposit the amount you need with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finance and Property Management Directorate. The Embassy cannot provide you with loans or undertake to pay your food, transportation, hotel, legal or hospital bills unless the necessary funds have been deposited with the MFA.

Local currency:
Euro (EUR)

Climatic characteristics:
Mixed Atlantic climate, with lots of rain and fog. Small temperature amplitudes.

Travel papers and visas

Citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria, as citizens of the European Union, have the right to reside on the territory of another Member State, including Luxembourg, for up to 90 days, without any conditions or formalities, except the requirement to hold a valid identity card or passport. Their family members have the same right, even if they are not citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria or another EU Member State, if they hold a valid passport and a residence card issued by Bulgaria to a family member of an EU citizen. Those who do not have such a card must certify that they are family members of an EU national and then receive a free visa.

All EU nationals have the right to stay in another EU country for more than 90 days, provided they:

- are workers or self-employed in the host Member State, or;
- are enrolled in a private or public educational establishment accredited or funded by the host Member State, on the basis of its legislation or administrative practice, for the primary purpose of undergoing a course of study, including vocational training and;
- have full health insurance cover in the host Member State and satisfy the relevant national authorities, by declaration or other equivalent means of their choice, that they have sufficient funds for themselves and their family members in order not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host Member State during their period of residence, or are family members accompanying or joining a Union citizen who fulfils the above conditions.

In very rare cases, an EU country may refuse access to you or your family members on grounds of public policy, public security or public health. In such a case, the authorities must prove that you or your family members are a real, present and sufficiently serious danger. You have the right to receive this decision in writing, stating all the grounds and how and within what time limits you can appeal.

Competitive service

The Consular Office is located in a separate building at Rue Copernic 4C, 1180 Brussels, which is different from the Embassy.

Opening hours of the Brussels Consular Office for consular services are from 10:00 to 13:30 every working day, except on non-working days and on the last working day of the month, with additional reception hours every Wednesday from 14:30 to 17:00 for receiving of issued documents.

The days off of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brussels in 2023 are published at: https://www.mfa.bg/embassies/belgium/messages/36057 .

Acceptance of applications for Bulgarian identity documents (identity card, passport or Emergency Travel Document) is done online only after filling in an online form and making an appointment via the eBDS online platform https://www.consulatebg.eu/ . Exceptionally, in case of emergency, pre-booking can be done by e-mail [email protected]  or by phone +32(0)2 375 86 50 (every working day, except Wednesdays, from 14:30 to 17:00).

All other consular services, including notarization of power of attorney, signature, content, copies of documents, etc.), as well as the issuance of certification documents, are provided WITHOUT prior appointment during reception hours.
Receipt of finished documents (Bulgarian identity documents, certified documents and certificates) is available without prior appointment every Wednesday from 14:30 to 17:00.

Detailed information on the main consular services can be found on the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brussels, as follows:

- TERMS FOR ISSUING AND OBTAINING OF BULGARIAN IDENTITY DOCUMENTS: https://www.mfa.bg/embassies/belgium/messages/34483 
- REGISTRATION IN BULGARIA OF THE DEATH OF A BULGARIAN CITIZEN OCCURRING ABROAD: https://www.mfa.bg/embassies/belgium/messages/36321 
Fees for consular services from the Consular Office with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brussels can be found at: https://www.mfa.bg/embassies/belgium/messages/33432
The fines for violations of the Bulgarian Identity Documents Act, which are imposed at the Consular Office with the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Brussels, are published at: https://www.mfa.bg/embassies/belgium/messages/33433

The Bulgarian Embassy is fully prepared to provide the necessary assistance to Bulgarian citizens who are victims of criminal offences on the territory of Belgium and Luxembourg, who are in distress as a result of natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other unforeseen circumstances, as well as to respect their fundamental human rights and ensure the same treatment as the citizens of the host country in cases of detention.

Hotline for emergencies and urgent calls during out-of-hours only: +32 473 981042.

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