Last update 08 November 2023Diplomatic missions
Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)
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The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Nepal. The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in New Delhi, India is accredited to Nepal.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of India
Address: 16/17 Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi – 110021
Telephone: +91 11 26115549; +91 11 26115551
Fax: +91 11 26876190
Mobile number for emergencies: +91 9910999498
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone for visa related information, appointments and consular matters: +91 966 776 5100
Working hours: 09:00 to 18:00 (local time)
Monday to Thursday from 10:00 to 15:00 (local time) - acceptance of applications for visa and consular services; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00 to 13:00 (local time) - delivery of issued visas and consular services documents.
Appointments only by e-mail.
E-mail: [email protected]
Bulgarian Honorary Consul in the country
Mr. Bhola Bikram Thapa
President Group of Companies
Yak & Yeti Marg, Durbar Marg
Ward No. 1, Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box – 1307
Telephone: +977 1 4229335; +977 1 4220245
Fax: +977 1 4221180
Е-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Nepal in Berlin is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of Nepal in Berlin, Germany
Address: Guerickestraße 27, Berlin, D-10587
Telephone: Telephone: +49 30 343 599 20
Fax: +49 30 343 599 06
Email: [email protected]
In general, the situation in the country is relatively calm. Individual cases of pickpocketing can be found in the capital, especially in tourist areas, airports, buses and hotel rooms.
Medical care in private clinics in Nepal is of a good standard, but it is relatively expensive.
Healthcare outside the Kathmandu area is not at a satisfactory level. It is difficult to provide evacuation in case of illness or accident in a remote area of the country.
The following diseases occur: dengue fever, cholera, malaria, Japanese encephalitis.
Contact with stray animals and especially monkeys can be dangerous. In the event of a bite or scratch, medical attention should be sought immediately.
Only factory bottled water or boiled water and ice made from such water should be consumed during the stay in Nepal. Fruits and vegetables should be washed thoroughly and dried before consumption. Consumption of food that has not undergone heat treatment is not recommended. Unhygienic restaurants and food stalls on the street should be avoided.
Customs requirements for Nepal can be downloaded from HERE.
The traffic of vehicles is in the left lane of the roadway.
Locations of public protests, if any, should be avoided.
Temples are only visited with covered legs and shoulders and no pictures of the images of the gods are allowed; shoes are taken off upon entry.
Medical insurance with higher risk coverage is required.
Nepalese Rupee (NPR)
Travel plans should be tailored to the country's climate. During the winter months from November to January, flights, especially in high mountain areas, are often cancelled due to bad weather conditions.
In the monsoon season (June—September), landslides form on many roads outside the Kathmandu Valley, blocking traffic for long periods.
Travel papers and visas
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Nepal.
Bulgarian citizens need a visa to visit Nepal. A visa can be obtained locally upon arrival in the country or at the Embassy of Nepal. The Embassy of Nepal in Berlin is accredited to Bulgaria. Bulgarian citizens should contact the Nepal Diplomatic Mission prior to travel to clarify requirements on a case-by-case basis.
European Emergency Travel Document
In case of emergency (lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek on-the-spot assistance from a diplomatic mission of any EU Member State to obtain an Emergency Travel Document.
Certifications and legalizations
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before the Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in Nepal to Bulgarian citizens must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal. Then, they need to be certified by the Embassy of Nepal in India. The signature and certifications of the Embassy of the Nepal in India are certified by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Bulgaria in the capital of India.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized company in Bulgaria and certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The following services are provided:
• Protection of the rights and interests of Bulgarian citizens, Bulgarian legal entities and persons of Bulgarian origin in India and in the other countries of accreditation — Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, in accordance with Bulgarian legislation and international treaties in force for the Republic of Bulgaria, within the limits permitted by international law and norms, as well as the legislation of India and the other countries of accreditation;
• Consulting natural persons and legal entities on matters of consular activity or of significant public interest or Bulgarian citizens in distress;
• Consulting natural persons and legal entities on the representation of their interests in investigative and judicial proceedings, in case of restrictions on entry into the territory of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, in tracing inheritance/heirs, etc. on the territory of the countries of accreditation;
• Acceptance, processing and forwarding to the competent Bulgarian institutions applications for issuance of Bulgarian identity documents (passport, identity card and driving licence);
• Acceptance and processing of statements for declaring invalid Bulgarian identity documents; accepting invalid Bulgarian identity documents and subsequently informing the competent Bulgarian institutions;
• Acceptance and processing of applications for Emergency Travel Documents of Bulgarian citizens with lost or stolen documents and of certificates of return to Bulgaria of foreigners; issuance of replacement travel documents after obtaining the relevant permission from the competent Bulgarian institutions;
• Drawing up of Acts for established administrative violations under the Bulgarian Identity Documents Act;
• Preparation of certificates, service notes, etc. within the competence of the Embassy;
• Acceptance and processing of applications for establishing Bulgarian citizenship and personal identification number, for entering the personal identification number in the National Population Database and for choosing/changing permanent and current address in the Republic of Bulgaria;
• Acceptance and processing of applications for acquisition or restoration of Bulgarian citizenship or for release from Bulgarian citizenship;
• Acceptance and processing of civil status notifications and documents for contracting civil marriage in the Embassy;
• Performing translation and certification of the translator’s signature of civil-status documents and certification of the translator’s signature of other documents and papers in accordance with the competences laid down;
• Notarization of signatures and transcript/copies;
• Acceptance and processing of applications for Bulgarian visas;
• Providing information on the procedures and conditions for issuing visas;
• Acceptance of requests and cooperation for providing assistance to Bulgarian citizens and foreigners in distress on the territory of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
• Protection of the interests of Bulgarian natural persons and legal entities in emergencies (natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc.) and of the rights of Bulgarian citizens — victims of trafficking for sexual or other forms of exploitation, etc.;
• Providing information on Bulgarian citizens detained and/or serving custodial sentences in the territory of the countries of accreditation;
• Representing the interests of minors and under-aged children, and persons of limited capacity, persons with disabilities within the framework of international norms and the legislation of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
• Tracing Bulgarian citizens or persons of Bulgarian origin in the territory of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka at the request of Bulgarian natural persons or legal entities in the presence of a legitimate interest and within the framework of international norms and legislation of these countries;
• Rendering assistance to the crews of sea and river vessels sailing under the flag of the Republic of Bulgaria and to aircrafts registered in the Republic of Bulgaria, within the framework of international norms and the legislation of the host countries; if necessary — accepting ship sailing declarations, formalising ship documents and settling of disputes between the master, commanding staff, seamen and passengers, insofar as this is provided for by the legislation of the Republic of Bulgaria;
• Providing information on injured, detained, deceased or killed Bulgarian citizens on the territory of India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
• Providing information on the procedures and documents required and provide assistance for repatriation to Bulgaria or for carrying out a funeral/burial in these countries in case of death of a Bulgarian citizen;
• In cases of arrest — visit of the consular official to the detained Bulgarian citizen; provide information and assistance to the relatives of the detained person to visit him/her in prison; make efforts to ensure the same treatment of the detained Bulgarian citizen as the citizens of the host country;
• Providing up-to-date information when travelling to and from countries of accreditation;
• Acceptance of requests for access to public information and providing information on matters relating to Bulgarian identity documents (passport, identity card and driving licence), on the possibilities of restoring or acquiring Bulgarian citizenship, on civil status, on citizenship issues, apostilles, legalizations, translation of documents and certification of the signature of the translator, etc. notarial activities in accordance with the competences laid down;
• In exceptional cases of Bulgarian citizens in distress and after their relatives have deposited the necessary amount at the cash desk of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy will pay the person the corresponding amount.