Living in Bulgaria

Guidance on EU Exit changes, accessing healthcare, getting a document legalised, English-speaking lawyers and how to vote abroad.

  1. Apply for a European Health Insurance Card

    Apply for or renew your free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) online.

  2. Bulgaria travel advice

    Latest travel advice for Bulgaria including safety and security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health

  3. Bulgaria: doctors

    List of English-speaking medical facilities in Bulgaria.

  4. Bulgaria: how to buy property

    How to buy property legally in Bulgaria and what you should do if you things go wrong.

  5. Bulgaria: lawyers

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

  6. Bulgaria: local information guide (Plovdiv)

    Information about emergency services, healthcare, safety, public transport and accommodation in Plovdiv.

  7. Bulgaria: local information guide (Sofia)

    Information about emergency services, healthcare, safety, public transport and accommodation in Sofia.

  8. Bulgaria: local information guide (Varna)

    Information about emergency services, healthcare, safety, public transport and accommodation in Varna.

  9. 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.

  10. Bulgaria: translators

    List of translators and interpreters for British nationals in Bulgaria.

  11. Get your document legalised

    Use the online service to get a UK document legalised

  12. Living in Bulgaria

    Official information British people moving to and living in Bulgaria need to know, including residency, healthcare and driving.

  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 FCO 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 when you’re abroad

    How to vote if you're going to be abroad temporarily on election day, and what to do if you're moving overseas long term