Living in Bulgaria

Guidance on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU, accessing healthcare, getting a document legalised, English-speaking lawyers, how to vote abroad.

  1. Apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC)

    Applying for your free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) or European Health Insurance Card (EHIC): who can apply and where you can use them.

  2. Bulgaria travel advice

    Latest travel advice for Bulgaria, including how to stay safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and information on returning to the UK.

  3. Bulgaria: care homes and hospices

    List of care homes and hospices for UK nationals in Bulgaria.

  4. Bulgaria: doctors

    List of English-speaking medical facilities in Bulgaria.

  5. Bulgaria: lawyers

    Lists of English-speaking lawyers for British nationals in Bulgaria.

  6. Bulgaria: notarial and documentary services

    How someone in Bulgaria can get documents certified, united or legalised, have a document prepared in English or the local language and view informative notes.

  7. Bulgaria: translators

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Bulgaria.

  8. Buying property in Bulgaria

    Advice for British people buying property in Bulgaria, including information on legal advice, fraud, residence requirements and more.

  9. Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised.

  10. Healthcare for UK nationals living in Bulgaria

    Summary: How to get state healthcare if you live, work or study in Bulgaria.

  11. Living in Bulgaria

    Information for British citizens moving to or living in Bulgaria, including guidance on residency, healthcare and passports.

  12. Living in Europe: citizens' rights if you moved before 1 January 2021

    Information for UK nationals living in the EU, EEA EFTA countries and Switzerland since before 1 January 2021, including guidance on residency and healthcare.

  13. Support for British nationals abroad: a guide

    This guide highlights some of the main ways you can help yourself stay safe abroad and what help the FCDO can provide.

  14. UK benefits if you’re going or living abroad

    Find out what benefits you might be able to receive while you’re abroad and how to export them from the UK or claim them while abroad

  15. Voting if you move or live abroad

    How to vote if you move or live abroad, including eligibility and registration