Consular Services for Foreign Nationals
Visa for Bulgaria
Since 1 January 2007 the Republic of Bulgaria has been applying the European Union’s Common Visa Policy, subject to the terms of the Accession Treaty.
For more information on visa regime, Visa Facilitation Agreements (VFA), types of visas, visa application process and requirements when entering the country, please visit: https://www.mfa.bg/en/services-travel/consular-services/travel-bulgaria/visa-bulgaria.
Important: Holders of valid Schengen visas and holders of residence permits issued by Denmark have the right to enter and reside in the Republic of Bulgaria visa-free for a period of no more than three months in any six-month period from the date of the first entry, within the validity of their visa/residence permit.
Acc. to Art. 84. of the Notaries and Notarial Practice Act, Bulgarian consular officials abroad can, in compliance with the respective provisions of the Civil Procedure Code and if the document is created in Bulgarian, certify the date, the contents and the signatures on a private document, which is not subject to entry and is presented by a foreign citizen only if the document is meant to have effect in the Republic of Bulgaria.
Acquiring Bulgarian citizenship by foreigners
It is by the diplomatic and consular representations of the Republic of Bulgaria abroad that documents can be submitted to the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria for acquiring Bulgarian citizenship upon meeting the respective legal requirements.
More detailed information can be obtained at https://mjs.bg/23/.
Certificate for return of a foreigner to the Republic of Bulgaria is issued to a person without citizenship or to a foreigner with conceded protection in the Republic of Bulgaria, who has lost abroad his Bulgarian personal document (card of a foreigner with humanitarian status/temporary foreigner’s card/certificate for travelling abroad for foreigners with humanitarian status /certificate for travelling abroad of person without citizenship). The same document shall also be issued to a foreigner under art. 34, para 7 of the Asylum and Refugees Act or on the grounds of an act of the Council of Ministers in the implementation of commitments under the resettlement and relocation stemming from Bulgaria's membership in the European Union when he does not possess valid national documents for travelling abroad.