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Oriental Republic of Uruguay
The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a functioning embassy in Uruguay. Uruguay is serviced by the Embassy in Argentina.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Argentina
Address: Sucre 1568, C1428DUT, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Telephone: +54 11 4781 8644; +54 11 4786 6273
Working hours: Mon – Fri, 09:00 – 17:30
E-mail: [email protected]
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Sr. Igor Jorge Svetogorsky, Address: Río Negro 1394, Piso 3, Montevideo, Uruguay
Telephone: (598-2) 902-2210
Consulate of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria, 102 Bulgaria Blvd., Belisimo Business Center, 7th floor
Telephone: +359 877 977 351; +359 700 1 1616 - 24/7
E-mail: [email protected]
The level of crime in Uruguay is relatively low. Corruption indexes of the country are the lowest on the continent.
Healthcare is a well-developed mixed system - public and private. Almost the entire population is registered in medical care.
Recommended vaccines and personal hygiene advice:
Observe strict personal hygiene.
Specifics of the local legislation:
Compliance with local rules is recommended.
Exit fee - USD 31.00 (when leaving the country by plane).
Uruguay lacks an established rail and metro system, but bus transport is very well developed.
Uruguay is the second smallest country on the continent, after Suriname. The country is divided into 19 districts. The current territory of Uruguay was known in the past as the Eastern Country, which also encompassed the Brazilian state of Rio Grande. The name originates from the geographical location of the far eastern land of the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata. Uruguay has a strong economy and is one of the main countries where eco-systems for protection of environment are very well developed. The education system is well developed and the level of education of the population is very high. Rioplatense Spanish, variety of Spanish originating in and around the Río de la Plata Basin and Riverense Portuñol, a variety of Portuguese, are spoken in Uruguay.
The Uruguayan Carnival can be observed annually at the beginning of the year, with various groups performing the remarkable local folklore.
The emergency telephone number in Uruguay is 911.
Uruguayan peso (UYU)
1 peso = 100 centimos
UYU 27 ≈ EUR 1
Uruguay is a green backwater between the Uruguay River, Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is temperate and humid with four distinct seasons. The pleasant climate and short distances allow nature lovers to enjoy it all year round.
Uruguay is the second smallest country on the continent, after Suriname. The country is divided into 19 districts. The current territory of Uruguay was known in the past as the Eastern Country, which also encompassed the Brazilian state of Rio Grande. The name originates from the geographical location of the far eastern land of the Viceroyalty of Rio de la Plata. Uruguay has a strong economy and is one of the main countries where eco-systems for protection of environment are very well developed. The education system is well developed and the level of education of the population is very high.
Travel papers and visas
Passport valid for not less than 6 months from the last day of planned stay in the country. Bulgarian citizens do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days in Uruguay. Such stay may be extended at the National Immigration Office, at a cost of about USD 20.
Issuance of identity documents:
Any Bulgarian citizen residing in Uruguay may apply for a passport, identity card and Emergency Travel Document at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Argentina.
A birth certificate must be presented when the first identity card is issued. A police document verifying the relevant circumstances must be presented if the identity card and/or passport is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
The issuance of an Emergency Travel Document for children born abroad requires the presentation of a certified local birth certificate and the presence of both parents. For the issuance of an Emergency Travel Document to return to Bulgaria in case of lost/stolen documents, a report from the police stating the relevant circumstances must be presented (theft, burglary, robbery, etc.).
Emergency travel document:
In case of emergency (lost passport), Bulgarian citizens can seek on-the-spot assistance from a diplomatic mission of an EU Member State to obtain an Emergency Travel Document.
: [email protected]
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 Uruguay to Bulgarian citizens must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay. Then, they need to be certified by the Embassy of Uruguay in Argentina. The signature and certifications of the Embassy of Uruguay in Argentina are certified by the Consular Office of the Embassy of Bulgaria in the capital of Argentina.
Once the documents have been prepared in this way, 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.