Visas and Travel Documents

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Visa Requirements:

In general, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to enter Bulgaria:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK (British Citizen Passport Holders and British Nationals /Overseas/ only), USA, Uruguay, the Vatican, Venezuela, SAR - China (Hong Kong, Makao) All holders of passports from countries not mentioned in the list above need visas to enter Bulgaria. More detailed restrictions are below.

Specific requirements:

With Bulgaria's entry into the EU in 2007, Bulgaria's visa requirements have been upgraded to meet EU requirements. Basically, entry into Bulgaria is now as (relatively) simple as entry into any EU Member State.

Entry requirements for Americans: Citizens of the USA do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for a period of up to 90 days within a six-month period. Passports must be valid for at least three months after entry.

Entry requirements for UK nationals: UK passport holders, endorsed British Citizen, do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for a period of up to 90 days in a six-month period. Passports should be valid for the period of intended stay. Other UK passport holders require a visa and a passport that is valid for at least six months.

Entry requirements for Canadians: Canadians do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for a period of up to 90 days within a six-month period. A passport valid for at least three months after entry is required.

Entry requirements for Australians: Australians do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for a period of up to 90 days within a six-month period. A passport valid for at least three months after entry is required.

Entry requirements for South Africans: South Africans need a visa to enter Bulgaria. A passport valid for at least six months on entry is required and a visa will only be issued if blank pages are available.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders: New Zealanders do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 90 days within a six-month period. A valid passport valid for at least three months on entry is required.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals: Irish nationals do not need a visa to visit Bulgaria for a period of up to 90 days within a six-month period. A passport valid for the period of intended stay is required.

Passport/Visa Note: Visitors must have proof of sufficient funds or onward or return tickets in addition to other documents needed for the next destination. Valid health insurance is required. All visitors to Bulgaria must register as foreigners at a local police station within five days of arrival. This registration is usually done as a matter of course through the hotel or accommodation establishment. Visitors are advised to check this, as a dated registration slip has to be submitted when leaving the country. Immigration and entry regulations are very strictly enforced. Passports of all visitors should be valid for at least six months on entry for those requiring a visa, and three months on entry for visa exempt nationals other than those from EU countries, whose passports must be valid for period of stay.

Otherwise, all except the following require entry visas to Bulgaria:

Nationals of EU countries for stays of up to 90 days within each six-month period (except nationals of Estonia, Ireland and the UK, who may stay for up to 30 days within a six-month period);

Nationals of Chile, Iceland, Malaysia and Norway for stays of up to 90 days within a six-month period;

Nationals of Andorra, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Switzerland, and Vatican City for stays of up to 30 days within each six-month period;

Nationals of Croatia, Korea (Rep), Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of), San Marino and Tunisia.

Note: Nationals of Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Congo (Dem Rep), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Sudan must apply for an airport transit visa and may not leave the airport transit lounge. They need to present a valid flight reservation to get the visa.

Validity: Single-entry visas for tourist visits are normally valid for three months from date of issue for a maximum stay of 30 days. Multiple-entry visas are for business visits and are normally valid for three months from date of issue. Transit: Up to 24 hours.

The Bulgarian visas are issued by the Bulgarian embassies and consulates abroad, not at the airports or the land and sea passport control points in Bulgaria. Visa application requirements may include but are not limited to:

Valid passport;
Application form;
One passport-size photo;
Return ticket or documentation for next destination;
Fee, payable in cash or by postal order only;
Proof of sufficient funds (at least 50 USD a day);
Proof of paid fare for onward destination;
For motor vehicle transit, proof of an extra 200 USD for each entry;
Proof of a secured return trip;
For business visits: Letters from the applicant's company and from the Bulgarian business partner, endorsed by the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce;
For private visits: A letter of invitation by a Bulgarian citizen endorsed by the local authorities.

Please see this website for a list of all Bulgarian embassies abroad.

Please Read Before Commenting: We are not the official Bulgarian Consulate, and therefore we cannot answer your specific questions about Bulgarian visas. WE DO NOT ISSUE INVITATION LETTERS! Please direct all questions to the Bulgarian Consulate in your country. Thank you.

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Leroy Sim tan
Philippines

Holding a Philippine passport Travelling via cruise ship from Romania to Bulgaria to final stop Bucharest Have multiple entry Schengen visa do we need Bulgarian visa

Reply Apr 21st, 2019
Aman
India

I'm back to india three days stay sofia airport cells.

Reply Apr 20th, 2019
Aman
India

Indian people not entry without Sachegan visa

Reply Apr 20th, 2019
Nikola Mitev 5004261742
Fiji

Privet ot Fiji, Az i saprugata me sme napusnali BG v 1986 g. za posleden pat sme bili pres 1995 g v Bulgaria sega sme s Pasporti ot Fiji no reshixme da se zavarnem kam korenite si. Iskame parvo da se informirame kakvo trjabva za tova. Az imam Pensija ot Germania i smjatame da prodadem nasite Firmite tuk i da pribereme vav Vidin. Njamame Bulgarski dokumenti a tuk njama Bulgarsko Posolstvo. Molja Vi uvedomete ni kak da postapim. Mnogo Vi Blagodarja Predvaritelno.

Reply Apr 15th, 2019
Dean

We are travelling from UK to Israel but transferring in Bulgaria, do we need to get Bulgarian Visa in this travel, under Philippine Passport?

Reply Apr 14th, 2019
Arjun
India

I hold India passport, Currently i am working as a HR manager in UAE. Can you please let me know the documents which are required for visiting Bulgaria

Reply Apr 14th, 2019
Guest
Bulgaria

Mr Arjun kindly contact email address Consularcontact@gmail.com. Thanks

Reply Apr 15th, 2019
aamir
Pakistan

hi sir i hope you fine and good.my maryy 5 monts i want vist visa me and my wife

Reply Apr 10th, 2019
Karen
Bulgaria

Contact email consularcontact@gmail.com

Reply Apr 10th, 2019
Mrs shakeel
Pakistan

Plz send me detail how to applying bulgarian visa i want to vist and settle with family thanx

Reply Apr 7th, 2019
Becki
Bulgaria

Africans should not always think to get an invitation card from Europe before they can obtain a visa. Majority of European nations have their overseas consulate in Africa already. I have seen many Africans travel to Bulgaria by obtaining visa from their home country. If you are African and you need enquiry about Bulgaria visa, contact this address Consularcontact@gmail.com Thanks

Reply Mar 31st, 2019
Claude
Bulgaria

I m from Burundi How i can apply a visa and wich country i can go and get visa Thanks

Reply Mar 31st, 2019
Karen

Dear Claude, contact the consulate in your country via email consularcontact@gmail.com

Reply Mar 31st, 2019
Juan Carter
United States

The email is not working

Reply Apr 3rd, 2019
Smith

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Reply Apr 4th, 2019
Karen

Joan Carter the email address is working. Make sure you type the correct spelling consularcontact@gmail.com OR Smithvasquez1395@gmail.com

Reply Apr 4th, 2019
Karen

Joan Carter the email address is working. Make sure you type the correct spelling consularcontact@gmail.com OR Smithvasquez1395@gmail.com

Reply Apr 4th, 2019
Abdallah
Belgium

Hello, I have a travel document from Belgium and a residence card valid till 2021, Do I need a visa to enter Bulgaria? Thanks

Reply Mar 26th, 2019
Editor

Abdallah, I know the names of these countries are similar but they are still different countries and you still need a visa because Bulgaria is not schengen. Everyone who goes there needs a visa, no matter where they live or where they were born (unless they are from Bulgaria!). Just go to the Bulgarian Embassy in Belgium and they will help you, okay?

Reply Mar 27th, 2019
Douglas Benson
South Africa

We are South Africans with valid Schengen Visas Would Bulgaria accept this?

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Guest

Bulgaria is not a Schengen country. To visit Bulgaria, you need to obtain a Bulgarian visa,

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Guest

Bulgaria is not a Schengen country. To visit Bulgaria, you need to obtain a Bulgarian visa,

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Douglas

Thanks a lot

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Sheikh md faisal
Bulgaria

Sir i have travel like, tourke, Malaysi, oman,india, & dubai investor visa,,now i need travel to Bulgari, whats required document need,me Bangladesh passport holde,

Reply Mar 11th, 2019
Guest

You need to visit or contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Dhaka and ask them.

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Peter
Ireland

I am a resident in Ireland on a stamp 4 eu fam. Do I need a visa to travel to Bulgaria?

Reply Mar 5th, 2019
Smith

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Reply Mar 10th, 2019
Guest

Bulgaria is not a Schengen country. You need a Bulgarian visa.

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Ranya zena
Egypt

Dear sirs , I want to have visa fir Bulgaria next summer. I am from Egypt

Reply Mar 5th, 2019
Guest

So contact or visit your nearest Bulgarian Embassy

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Nyang

I Am a business man from Africa. I am looking for a suitable market for pets, precious stones and cocoa world wide. Please anyone here to help me? Nyangtatah@gmail.com

Reply Feb 25th, 2019
Rahul mahajan
India

I want to travel to Bulgaria

Reply Feb 20th, 2019
Carole Morris

My residency is due for renewal but I no longer own a property there but live with my partner in his house, will there be a problem with renewal

Reply Feb 15th, 2019
Guest

Contact your Embassy and ask them.

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
Tina
United Arab Emirates

I’m a Kenyan living in abudhabi and I would like someone to help me how to apply for Bulgaria visit visa

Reply Feb 7th, 2019
Smith

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Reply Feb 17th, 2019
Tina
United Arab Emirates

Would like someone to help me on how I can apply for Bulgaria visa Living in abudhabi uae

Reply Feb 7th, 2019
Ashutosh
India

What about visa for Indian passport holder ? If I have Turkey or Greece visa, can I travel to Bulgaria with these visas or need Bulgaria visa ? I intend to stay at Sofia only for 2 days....

Reply Feb 3rd, 2019
Guest

Why would you think if you have a visa for Turkey or Greece that you can visit Bulgaria? No. You need a Bulgarian visa to visit Bulgaria.

Reply Mar 19th, 2019
ASHUTOSH ATRAY
India

What are the charges for Bulgaria visa ? I need to stay there for just 3 days. Where can I apply for Bulgaria visa in India. I am staying at Mumbai- India.

Reply Jan 30th, 2019
Phil
Bulgaria

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Reply Feb 3rd, 2019
Noor khan
Bulgaria

I am very interesting to visit Bulgaria but I don't know how I get visa regarding I am working in k.s.a tnx .

Reply Jan 25th, 2019
Phil
Bulgaria

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Reply Feb 3rd, 2019
Mike Day
Azerbaijan

Can I live in Bulgaria

Reply Jan 20th, 2019
Junaid
Pakistan

I want family member to visit me in bulgaria he is holding a pakistani passport i need assistance with acquiring a family visit visa for him.

Reply Jan 18th, 2019
Smith

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Reply Jan 14th, 2019
Eldar
Azerbaijan

I'm an Azerbaijan citizen and I have a valid US Visa in my passport till 02.12.2019, may I travel to Sofia with this visa?

Reply Jan 14th, 2019
Smith

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Reply Feb 17th, 2019
Tochukwu Celestine
Nigeria

sir pls iam Nigerian, I study metallurgical and materials engineering I want to practice it in Bulgaria

Reply Jan 11th, 2019
Smith

Contact me

Reply Jan 14th, 2019
chris
Nigeria

visit our office in abuja. good lucky

Reply Mar 13th, 2019
abdulfetahi adem
Ethiopia

i am very interesting to visit bulgeria but i dont know how i get visa

Reply Jan 10th, 2019
Smith

Contact me

Reply Jan 14th, 2019
Bashdar

Hello My name is Bashdar I have uk residence permit and I am EU family member my wife from lithunan I hold Iraqi passport can I travel to Bulgaria do I need visa or with out visa I can go I have a car I want to drive back to London from Iraq I need to driver through Bulgaria last time I drove from London to Iraq through France Italy Greece I didn’t need visa but this time I want to drive through Bulgaria please tell me if I need visa or I don’t I ask few people they said I don’t need visa but I want to check with you thank you

Reply Jan 4th, 2019
shafqat nawaz
Bulgaria

Hi sir am so sorry i was forget to mention am from pakistan and living in dubai

Reply Dec 24th, 2018
shafqat nawaz
Bulgaria

Hi sir i am coming in bulgaria by visit visa and i will invest 250000 bulgarian and is it possible can i invest money at visit visa and can get TR and i want to invest in hotel and restaurent buisness sir pleas reply me am waiting for your answer good bye

Reply Dec 24th, 2018
Smith

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Reply Jan 14th, 2019
shafqat nawaz
Bulgaria

Hi sir am in dubai and i want to settel my life in bulgaria and i can invest 250000 bulgarian for buisnes is it possible can i get TR by investing this amount

Reply Dec 24th, 2018
MD Azizul Haque
Bangladesh

I agree your country visit

Reply Dec 16th, 2018
Manjit Singh
Cyprus

Good i need visa for Bulgaria

Reply Nov 18th, 2018
Smith

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Reply Jan 14th, 2019
Julie Goldman
South Africa

Good Day. My son is a commercial diver based in Cameroon but a South African citizin. The Dive company he works for is wanting to send him on a specific course early 2019. What documents will he require from himself and from the company ?

Reply Nov 15th, 2018
hillary
Nigeria

I'm living in Nigeria,How can I get Bulgarian visa

Reply Nov 15th, 2018
Foosiya ibrahim cise
Ethiopia

Iwant to help vise bulgaria

Reply Nov 14th, 2018
Hamed
United Arab Emirates

Iranian citizen living in UAE, How to get bulgairan visa ?

Reply Nov 10th, 2018
Claire Griffiths

If you are interested in buying a property around £3500 - £10,000 then contact me and I will advice on residency with D8 visa in Bulgaria. clairegriffiths1966@gmail.com

Reply Nov 8th, 2018
Mike Donaldson

Hi Claire am v interested in a property purchase in that price band nr Varna and would welcome any advice on residency with a D8 visa-much appreciated, Mike Donaldson

Reply Jan 3rd, 2019
Leonard Page
South Africa

Hi Claire. My wife and I are interested in buying a property or properties in that price range between Varna and Burgas and a Rural property less than 100km from the coast. We plan to retire in Bulgaria. We are South African citizens. Your help will be much appreciated. Leonard & Jana Page.

Reply Mar 27th, 2019
Khan
Ireland

Hi I want to buy property ....

Reply Apr 20th, 2019
Atul D
Singapore

Hi I am a Indian Passport Holder, working in Singapore. I need to visit Bulgaria for a business meeting. Where can i apply for Bulgaria visa in Singapore

Reply Nov 6th, 2018
brian nesta
Bulgaria

hi am a cameroonian studying in china and a footballer too i have an invitation from a bulgarian club what other documenst do i need to get visa

Reply Nov 6th, 2018
Saiful
Bulgaria

I am trying to get you there but I do not know how I will come to Bangladesh.

Reply Nov 5th, 2018
Taidor Gatluak
Egypt

The first of all I would like to thank you for your giving me this opportunity. Secondly, I am greeting your highly consideration officer in Bulgaria. I am very interesting to join you ant to stay in Bulgaria as residents. I came to Egypt after my home was set on fire by President of south sudan. The only conditions for Egypt the cost of living stay in Egypt is very expensive and the cost of house also expensive am looking for place where my life becomes comfortable and here in Egypt no more job to do and now I plan that to visit your most beautiful environment which is Bulgaria. It's possible to stay peacefully there in Bulgaria? And if I get visa I want to stay there and to renew my visa anytime. Is there any job to to there in Bulgaria? And thank for your consider all nationality as qual. Thank you so much. Is there any showing money in to airport to allow you to stay in Bulgaria?

Reply Oct 23rd, 2018
Faisal
United Arab Emirates

Hi sir i am pakistan national living in uae looking for visit visa whats the documents required

Reply Oct 22nd, 2018
Mohammed zillur Rahman mone
Bangladesh

How can possibly will i to get tourist visa

Reply Oct 11th, 2018
bakari nyanje
Kenya

good luk

Reply Oct 10th, 2018
Sani Lary
Spain

Hola soy Sani.soy de Ghana pero tengo la resodencia de España de UE..me hace falta visado para entered al Bulgatia

Reply Oct 9th, 2018
Hawlader Md. Efteas Uddin
Portugal

H. Excellency, I am holding portugees resident card and living Portugal .Am I require visa to enter Bulgaria.

Reply Oct 7th, 2018
H. Excellency

Yes, my dear subject, you need to apply for a visa. Visit the Bulgarian Embassy in Lisbon. Rua do Sacramento a Lapa 31. Telephone: (+351) 213 976 364. embassy.lisbon@mfa.bg

Reply Oct 8th, 2018
Talal Kuzbari
Germany

Hi, I'm holding the Syrian passport but living/working in Germany with a permanent residence permit. I need to go to Bulgaria in business trip with my company. What requirement are needed to fulfill here?

Reply Oct 4th, 2018
Guest

visit the Bulgarian embassy or consulate in Berlin, Hamburg or Frankfurt & apply there for a visa. They will tell you which documents to provide.

Reply Oct 4th, 2018
Muhammad Nahid
Bangladesh

hlw sir...i couldn't find any bulgaria embassy in bangladesh...if i want to come bulgaria with a spouse visa..what can i do..what's the documents i need to get the visa...

Reply Oct 3rd, 2018
Guest

Mr. Tanveer Imam- Honorary consul of Bulgaria in Dhaka, Bangladesh Address of the Honorary Consulate: House No. 14, 1st Floor Road No. 50, Gulshan – 2 Dhaka – 1212 Bangladesh Phone No. 00 8802 9861686 Fax: 00 8802 9886433 Email: imam.tanveer@gmail.com

Reply Oct 4th, 2018
Regina Gono
Zimbabwe

What are the job opportunities in Bulgaria?

Reply Sep 14th, 2018
Guest

Same as any other country.

Reply Oct 4th, 2018
Martin lyons
Thailand

Could you please tell me the visa rules for Thai nationals

Reply Sep 11th, 2018
Guest

Email, telephone or visit your local Bulgarian Embassy and they will provide you with the documents you need to provide to apply for a visa.

Reply Oct 4th, 2018
Imran Aslam Siddiqui
Pakistan

Hi, I am Pakistani national and i hold valid 5 USA visa. Can i get Bulgaria E visa?

Reply Sep 11th, 2018
Naveed
Bulgaria

Dear.sir/mudam I need viste visa of bulgaria plz tell me how i get the torist visa of bulgaria becoze in my country not your emmbassy. I am citizens of lesotho .plz assist me.

Reply Sep 7th, 2018
Horse
South Africa

Hi mr just go apply in south Africa.

Reply Sep 19th, 2018
Muhammad Amir
Pakistan

Hi sir I'm from Pakistan want to go bulgaria so kind which document i required . Thanks

Reply Sep 6th, 2018
SYED JAFRI
Pakistan

Hi, this is Jafri here , Dear I could not find Bulgarian visa requirement for Pakistan National, kindly send me link or tourist & business visa requirement, I will be thankful to your Excellency.

Reply Sep 4th, 2018
Her excellency

Hi Jafri - here is the link to the Bulgarian Embassy in Islamabad, you need to contact them to get a visa or information: https://www.mfa.bg/en/embassies/pakistan,

Reply Sep 5th, 2018
Diana
Ghana

What kind of documents you need to get Bulgaria visa?

Reply Sep 4th, 2018
Guest

Enquire with the Bulgarian Embassy in Ghana

Reply Sep 7th, 2018
Guest

Enquire with the Bulgarian Embassy in Ghana

Reply Sep 7th, 2018
Agnes
Bulgaria

hey am Agnes in Bulgaria for three months how can I get a visa

Reply Sep 2nd, 2018
Saeed Alam faraz
Pakistan

Excellent

Reply Sep 2nd, 2018
Rezalyn

Hi I’m a permanent UK residents but holding a Philippine passport, my husband who’s English and our three British Citizen children are planning to have a holiday in Bulgaria, now do I need a visa to travel with them ?

Reply Aug 20th, 2018
Guest

Contact your local Bulgarian Embassy for details

Reply Sep 4th, 2018

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