The British Embassy in Bulgaria maintains and develops relations between the UK and Bulgaria. Our work covers a range of issues including the economy, energy policy, justice and home affairs and international security
We have temporarily suspended appointments for all notarial and documentary services and marriage documents. If you need a notarial or documentary service, please contact us and we will consider if we can provide it remotely.
Find out more on our UK and Bulgaria news page.
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Bulgaria. You can access UK government services while in Bulgaria.
If you’re travelling in Bulgaria, see our Bulgaria Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’re in Bulgaria and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online
If you’re in Bulgaria and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +359 2 933 92 22.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
The British Embassy Sofia has temporarily suspended notarial services due to coronavirus (COVID-19) until further notice. If you need a notarial or documentary service, please contact us and we will consider if we can provide it remotely.
We may be able to offer notarial services, including make a certified copy of a document. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
The embassy provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Bulgaria.
British Embassy Sofia
Our phone lines remain open 24/7. If you have any questions please call +359 2 933 92 22.
Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:
For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email BritishEmbassySofia@fcdo.gov.uk