Last update 24 August 2023Diplomatic missions
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Republic of Niger
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Niamey. Bulgarian citizens residing in Niger on a short or long-term basis may address consular matters to the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Algeria.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Algeria
Address: 13, bd. Colonel Bougara, Alger – Centre, Alger13, Algerie
Telephone: +213 21 23 00 14; +213 21 23 01 21
Fax +213 21 23 05 33
Mobile: +213 161 560 935
Working hours: 08:00 – 14:00
Opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 – 14:00
E-mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Niger in Berlin is accredited to Bulgaria.
Embassy of Niger in Berlin, Germany
Address: Machnower Str. 24, 14165 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: +49 30 80589660
Travellers are advised to pay particular attention to their personal safety. Avoid travelling at night. Carrying a copy of your identity document and a small amount of money is recommended. Avoid travelling inland. There is a very high level of crime, kidnapping and theft in the major cities and tourist centres. Particularly dangerous for the kidnapping of European citizens are the northern regions of Niger, along the border with Mali, where part of the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda is concentrated
Low level of healthcare. The water should not be drunk, it should be used for washing only after boiling. Immunization for yellow fever is required. For up-to-date information on mandatory and/or recommended vaccines you may contact the Regional Health Inspectorates in the country. Yellow fever vaccine is administered at the following Regional Health Inspectorates: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate; Varna RHI; Burgas RHI; Pleven RHI; Plovdiv RHI; Blagoevgrad RHI and Ruse RHI.
Specifics of the local legislation:
Homosexuality is prohibited in Niger, but is accepted by local citizens.
You can import an unlimited amount of currency into Niger.
Export of foreign currency — without restrictions, local — up to 25,000 francs.
Goods for personal use may be imported duty-free, including 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars, 250 grams of tobacco and 1 litre of alcohol.
The import of plants is prohibited.
If you are travelling by car, you must present a valid insurance at the border when entering Niger. Taxis are usually recommended to be hired only after negotiating the fare in advance. Take particular care when travelling by car in the dark. An international driving licence + a Bulgarian driving licence are required.
Avoid travelling at night and inland. Carrying a copy of your ID and a small amount of cash is recommended.
West African Franc (XOF).
Carrying dollars, euro or travellers cheques is recommended.
Rainy season — from June to September.
Travel papers and visas
You must enter the country with an international passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry into Niger. Bulgarian citizens travelling to Niger (holders of regular, official and diplomatic passports) need a visa which they can obtain at the Embassy of Niger in Berlin.
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 Niger.
Certifications and legalizations:
In order to be valid in Bulgaria and to be able to serve before Bulgarian institutions, all documents issued by the authorities in Niger to Bulgarian citizens should bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Niger. Then, they are certified by the Embassy of Niger accredited to Bulgaria — in this case in Berlin. The signature and certifications of the Consular Office are then certified at our Embassy in Berlin.
Once the documents have been so prepared, they must be translated into Bulgarian by an authorized translation agency in Bulgaria and the translation must be certified by the Department of Certifications and Legalizations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.