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Bulgaria - Apply for Passport

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Submit a passport issuance application at a diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Bulgaria.
  2. Appear in person at the consular office upon submission of the application.
  3. Pay the required fee.

Note:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs may send the passports issued to the relevant diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Bulgaria abroad:

  • through its own official channels
  • through a company certified as a carrier of valuable shipments, if the applicant has requested the forwarding via a carrier company services and has paid for that service DHL.



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Required Documents[edit]

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e.g.
1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria
Address: 2, Aleksandar Zhendov Str., Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
Phone: + 359 948 2999

Consular Relations Directorate
The Directorate announces the following phone numbers on which information is given every working day between 09.00 am and 17.30 p.m:

  • visas: + 359 2 948 3016
  • general non-visa consular information: + 359 2 948 2005
  • legalization/verification of documents: + 359 2 807 64 23; + 359 2 807 64 26
  • ?-mail: consular@mfa.bg
  • Fax: + 359 2 971 36 20
  • Fax: + 359 2 971 28 42
  • Director: Rakovski LASHEV
  • Phone: + 359 2 971 70 89; + 359 2 948 2365
  • Fax: + 359 2 971 36 20

Situation Centre Directorate

  • Phone: +359 2 948 30 08; +359 2 971 28 44; +359 2 870 41 57
  • e-mail: crisis@mfa.bg

Ministry's Reception Desk

  • Phone: + 359 2 948 20 18 - ??nvisa questions, + 359 2 971 10 54 - visa questions
  • In the working days from 9.30 to 12.00 h and from 14.00 to 16.00 h



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Eligibility[edit]

  • Must be a citizen of Bulgaria.



Fees[edit]

Fees varies from age and time of issue.

Children (1st passport, under 14)

  • Time of issue (30 days): 10 BGN
  • Time of issue (3 days): 20 BGN
  • Time of issue (8 hours): 50 BGN

Children (under 14)

  • Time of issue (30 days): 20 BGN
  • Time of issue (3 days): 40 BGN
  • Time of issue (8 hours): 100 BGN

Adult (between 14 and 58)

  • Time of issue (30 days): 40 BGN
  • Time of issue (3 days): 80 BGN
  • Time of issue (8 hours): 200 BGN

Adult (between 58 and 70)

  • Time of issue (30 days): 20 BGN
  • Time of issue (3 days): 40 BGN
  • Time of issue (8 hours): 100 BGN

Adult (over 70)

  • Time of issue (30 days): 10 BGN
  • Time of issue (3 days): 20 BGN
  • Time of issue (8 hours): 50 BGN

Disabled

  • Time of issue (30 days): 3 BGN
  • Time of issue (3 days): 6 BGN
  • Time of issue (8 hours): 15 BGN



Validity[edit]

A Bulgarian Passport is valid for 5 years.



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Processing Time[edit]

Processing time in issuing a passport may vary from 30 days, 3 days and 8 hours.



Related Videos[edit]

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Instructions[edit]

  • The applicant must appear in person because the consular officer will take digital images of the applicants signature, face and fingerprints.



Required Information[edit]

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



Need for the Document[edit]

A Bulgarian Passport is an international travel document issued only to citizens of Bulgaria and may also serve as a proof of Bulgarian citizenship.

There are three types of passport: service, diplomatic and regular passports. The service passport is issued to staff of a government entity. Diplomatic passports are issued to high-ranking officials and members of their immediate families. Regular passports are issued to Bulgarian citizens and must be renewed every five years. For non-Bulgarians, it is necessary to become a legal citizen of Bulgaria before obtaining a Bulgarian passport.



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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: http://www.mfa.bg/



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