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Last update 05 May 2023Diplomatic missions

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Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)


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Oriental Republic of Uruguay

The Republic of Bulgaria has no functioning embassy in Uruguay. The servicing embassy for Uruguay is 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
Office hours: Mo - Fri, 9.00 - 17.30
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/argentina

Accredited to Bulgaria is the Embassy of Uruguay in Bucharest.

Embassy of Uruguay in Bucharest, Romania (accredited for Bulgaria)
Address: 011972 Bucureşti, Bd. Primăverii, Nr. 19-21, at.1, Sector 1
Tel./Fax: +40 21 313 81 29; 313 81 30
Office hours: 09:30 - 17:30 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.embadeuruguay.ro

Honorary Consul of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in Bulgaria
Dr. Joachim Kalamaris
1202 Sofia, №20 "George Washington" Str.
Tél: +359 877 97 73 51
E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: www.uruguayconsulate.com

In case of need, you may consult the following embassies of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay:

Embassy of Uruguay in Bon, Germany
Address: Gotenstrasse 1-3, 53175
Telephone: +49 0228 36 60 36
Fax: +49 030 263 90 170
Officehours: 09.00 - 13.00 h; 14.30 - 17.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]

Embassy of Uruguay in Budapest, Hungary 
Address: Verhalom Utca 12/16, Edificio A 1st Floor 3, 1023
Telephone: +36 1 326 04 91
Fax: +36 1 326 04 59
E-mail: [email protected][email protected]

Embassy of Uruguay in London, the United Kingdom 
Address: 2nd Fl, 140 Brompton Road,London SW3 1HY
Telephone: +44 207 589 88 35
Fax: +44 207 581 95 85
Officehours: 9.00 -17.00
E-mail: [email protected]

General information

general information

Local currency  

Uruguayan peso (UYU)

1 peso = 100 centimes

27 UYU ≈ 1 EUR

Interesting facts

Uruguay is the second smallest country on the continent, after Surinam. The country is divided to 19 districts. The current territory of Uruguay has been known in the past as the Eastern Country, which has also covered the Brazil state of Rio Grande. 

The name originates from the geographic location of the far eastern land of the Vice-Kingdom of Rio De La Plata.

Uruguay has strong economy and is one of the major countries where the eco-systems for protection of environment are very well developed.

The educational system is well developed and the educational level of the population is very high.

It is the only country in Latin America having ensured direct access to potable and purified water resources.

The official language is Spanish. The speaking dialect in Uruguay is “rioplatence” – a Spanish dialect from the area of Rio De La Plata, and “portuniol riverence” – a Portuguese dialect.

Crime and security

The level of criminality in Uruguay is relatively low.

Corruption indexes of the country are the lowest on the continent.

Customs requirements

At the border point you shall obtain a note for entering the country which shall be carefully kept as is subject to returning at the exit from Uruguay. 

Road traffic

In Uruguay no railway transport or metro are constructed, though bus transport is very well developed.


Health care is provided by a very well developed mixed system – public and private healthcare.

Almost the entire population is registered by the medical care institutions.


Uruguayis a country soaked in greenery between the rivers Uruguay, Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. The climate is moderate and humid, with clearly distinguishable four seasons. The pleasant climate and short distances allow lovers of nature to take delight of it during the whole year. 

Travel papers and visas

Passport valid for not less than 6 months as from the last day of the planned stay in the country. Bulgarian citizens do not need visa for a stay of up to 90 days in Uruguay. Such stay may be extended at the National Immigration Office, as the price thereof is about 20 USD.


Practical advice

The emergency phone number in Uruguay is 911.

Annually, at the beginning of the year the Uruguayan carnival may be watched, where different groups representing the spectacular local folklore are usual participants.

Competitive service

Certification and Legalisation

In order to be valid in Bulgaria and recognised by the Bulgarian institution any documents issued by the authorities in Uruguay must bear the stamp of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After that they should be certified by the embassy of Uruguay in Argentina. The signature and certification of the embassy of Uruguay in Argentina should be certified at the consular service of the embassy of Bulgaria there.

The documents should then be translated into Bulgarian by an authorsed translation agency in Bulgaria and certified by the Certifications and Legalisations Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Emergency Travel Document

Upon emergencies (lost passport) Bulgarian citizens may ask at place assistance from the diplomatic mission of an EU member state for issuing of an Emergency Travel Document.

Issuing of Bulgarian identity documents

From the beginning of 2012 the biometric data system has been commissioned in the Embassy of R. Bulgaria in Uruguay, which permits the acceptance of applications for issuing of new passports.

Each Bulgarian citizen residing in Uruguay may apply for issuing of passport, personal identity card, driver’s license or temporary passport at the two mentioned embassies. 

Upon issuing of a first personal identity card, a birth certificate shall be submitted as a must. Upon losing, stealing, damaging or destructing of a personal identity card and/or passport, a document issued by the police shall be submitted in evidence of these circumstances.  

For issuing of temporary passports to children born abroad, requested is the submission of a verified local certificate on the child’s birth and the attendance of both parents.  For issuing of temporary passport for return to Bulgaria in case of lost/ stolen  documents, a protocol issued by the police in evidence of these circumstances (stealing, robbery, forced deprivation, etc.) shall be submitted. 

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