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British Embassy Bulgaria

British Embassy Bulgaria – Address, Telephone, Opening Times and Map. Travel Advice and UK Passport Entry Requirements to Bulgaria.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements – Visas

British citizens holding valid passports can enter Bulgaria without requiring a visa. However, please note that British subjects, e.g. of Irish descent and born before 1 January 1949, must obtain a visa from the Bulgaria Embassy London prior to any visit to Bulgaria; failure to do so will mean that you will be refused entry.

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Entry Requirements – Passport validity

You must hold a valid passport to enter Bulgaria. For stays of up to three months your passport must be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you do not need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this. However, it is always sensible to have a short period of extra validity on your passport in case of any unforeseen delays to your departure.

Entry Requirements – Currency regulations

Any person entering or leaving the EU will have to declare the cash that they are carrying if this amounts to 10,000 Euros or more.

British Embassy Bulgaria

British Embassy Bulgaria
9 Moskovska Street
Sofia 1000

+ 359 (2) 933 9222

+ 359 (2) 933 9250


Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday: 06:00-16:00 & Friday 06:00-14:00 GMT
Monday to Thursday: 08:00-18:00 & Friday 08:00-16:00 Local Time

Local laws and customs

The Bulgarian authorities treat all drug-related (including possession) and or sex offences very seriously (the age of consent is 16). Custodial sentences can be expected for any foreigners convicted of such offences. Offences relating to drunken, disorderly behaviour and hooliganism may also be treated more seriously than in the UK.

You should avoid taking photographs near potentially sensitive areas such as military establishments in order to avoid any misunderstanding. If in doubt, ask permission.

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