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Kingdom of Sweden
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Kingdom of Sweden
Address: Karlavägen 29, 11431 Stockholm
Telephone: +46 8 20 67 13; +46 8 723 09 38
Out-of-hours hotlines: +46 707797 155
Office hours: Mon - Fri, 10:00 - 12:30 h
E mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.mfa.bg/embassies/sweden
Honorary Consul of Sweden in Bulgaria
1504 Sofia, Bulgarie, 54, boul. Dondoukov
(s/c l’Ambassade Royale du Danemark)
Tél.: +359 2 417 71 78; +359 898 793 336
Web site: www.swedenabroad.com
Heures d’ouverture: 10.00-12.00 h
Swedish crown (krona) (SEK)
Crime and security
The level of crime in Sweden is among the lowest in Europe.
Visitors of the country should take the usual measures for their own safety and if necessary, address the Swedish Police.
The Swedish legislation is aligned with the EU acquis and the Schengen Area.
In accordance with the regulations, regardless of their registration, all automobiles and trucks on the territory of Sweden shall be equipped in all cases with winter tires having at least 3 mm tread depth in the period 1 December – 31March.
For trucks, buses and caravans with a total weight above 3.5 tons, valid shall be the requirement of at least 5 mm tread depth of all tires in the period 1 December – 31 March. This requirement concerns also foreign heavy vehicles. The requirement does not concern additionally hitched trailers.
The ban on using spike tires is effective from16 April until 30 September.
The Bulgarian driving licenses are valid in Sweden.
Pursuant to Art. 11 of Directive 2006/126/EC of the European Parliament, the Consular Service of the Embassy does not accept applications for re-issuing driving licenses of Bulgarian citizens with “normal residence” in Sweden.
“Normal residence” means the place, where a person usually lives, i.e. for more than 185 days during the calendar year.
Pursuant to the above quoted Directive, the driving licenses shall be issued by the respective EU member-state.
Medical services are provided through social insurance of the population in the health insurance system.
One can use European Health Insurance Card.
According to the Central Statistics Office of Sweden, 82% of the persons in need have access to healthcare. The survey shows that 65% of the population considers the quality of medical services to be reliable.
Travel documents and visas
One can travel with valid Bulgarian passport and identity card.
There is no visa regime between Bulgaria and Sweden.
There is an obligation for foreigners to register in the Police, when the period of their stay exceeds 90 consecutive days.
When travelling, the passports and the identity cards may be used until the expiry of their validity term.
Due to more frequent frauds on behalf of incorrect intermediary companies, we advise Bulgarian citizens wishing to get employment in Sweden to approach the specialised employment agencies on the following internet pages:
Information about the working environment for temporary employment can be obtained HERE.
Information on The Swedish Migration Board can be found HERE.
Certifications and legalisations
If a document issued by the Swedish Civil Register is to be acknowledged in Bulgaria and vice versa, if a Bulgarian document is to be acknowledged in Sweden, the document shall be legalised with a special certificate “Apostille” and translated. The translation should be made by a translator who has a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to perform official translations.
Bulgarian identity documents
The Embassy in Sweden accepts applications for passports, identity cards and temporary passports, because it has the equipment for taking biometric data (fingerprints and iris scan).
In Sweden, the civil status certificates are issued and legalised with aspecial certificate “Apostille”.
For issuing a Bulgarian Certificate of Birth, it is necessary to obtain a signed and stamped document from the Swedish Tax Agency (Register utdragbarnsfödelse); with a stamp “Apostille” affixed by a Swedish Notary Office; translated in Bulgarian by the sworn translators registered at the Embassy.
For issuing a Bulgarian Certificate of Marriage, it is necessary to obtain a document certifying registration of the marriage from the Swedish Tax Agency or a Certificate of Marriage, signed and stamped; with a stamp “Apostille” affixed by a Swedish Notary Office; translated in Bulgarian by the sworn translators registered at the Embassy, verifying the signature of the translator in the Embassy and file an application for registration of the marriage in Bulgaria.