We develop and maintain relations between the United Kingdom and Bulgaria.

We work on a wide range of issues including the economy, energy policy, justice and home affairs and international security.

We have built a joint action plan to bring about growth in both countries and enhance the competitiveness. We work with the Bulgarian authorities to minimise harm to the UK from organised crime and to assist British nationals in Bulgaria.

Our services

Travel advice

Information, news and updates, listed country by country, to ensure you stay safe, avoid problems, and make informed decisions when living or travelling abroad.

Passports

How to renew or replace your British passport if you live outside the UK.

Emergency travel documents

We may be able to provide an emergency travel document if you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, you should contact our consulate team as soon as possible.

For all other applications, please check what you must bring with you and then make an appointment using the links below. Please call for advice before making an appointment if:

  • you have never applied for a British passport before
  • you are applying on behalf of a child.

An emergency travel document does not guarantee entry to every country. Read what an emergency travel document does.

Book an appointment for an emergency travel document in Sofia

Visas

This Embassy does not deal with visa matters. For information on whether you need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom and how to apply, please see the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Births, deaths and marriages

Information on how you can register a birth or death which occurred overseas, and legal documents for couples marrying or entering into civil partnerships abroad.

Legalisation Service

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities. The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.

Consular fees

Information on the current cost of fee-bearing services.

Notarial services

Information about notarial services we provide, including on how to book an appointment with us.

Buying property

Detailed guide giving practical advice and things to consider when buying property in Bulgaria.

Our people

Sarah  Riley

Sarah Riley

Chargé d'affaires, British Embassy Sofia

    Contact us

    British Embassy Sofia

    9, Moskovska St
    1000 Sofia
    Bulgaria

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