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Bulgaria - Register a Death

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Registration of death in Bulgaria should be done at the Citizen's office. Following is the procedure on how to register a death.


It could be done by next-of-kin, or if they were not present, by anyone else present at the time of death.

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  • The person who will register a death must prove his identity.
  • The Citizen's office will then issue the Certificate of Death within 48 hours.

Required Information

  • Date, day of the week and exact hour of death
  • Exact place of death (country, municipality, town)
  • Cause of death
  • Name and surname of the deceased, place and date of birth, identity card number, age, gender, nationality, marital status, permanent address
  • Names of the deceased's parents, identity card numbers and address (if applicable)
  • Name, identity card number and permanent address of the person that registered the death
  • Name, identity card number and signature of the person issuing the Certificate of Death


  1. Go to the Citizen's office of a local town hall.
  2. Prove your identity.
  3. Give accurate information regarding the death. Give exact and complete details in registering the death.
  4. After 48 hours, a death certificate will be issued.

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Required Documents

  • proof of identity


There is no fee.


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Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Health
Telephone Number: +359 2 93 01 101 (C)
Fax Number: +359 2 981 06 27
Physical address:
5, Sveta Nedelja Square BG-1000 Sofia Bulgaria
Institution website address:

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