We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Bulgaria. The British Embassy in Sofia provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Bulgaria.

Our work covers a 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 organized crime and to assist British nationals in Bulgaria.

You can access UK government services while in Bulgaria.

Urgent assistance

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 9222. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Bulgaria, call 020 7008 1500.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact us to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
  • not a British citizen or
  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Sofia.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

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.

Legalisation services

The embassy provides legalisation services. Read our notarial and documentary services page for more information on legalisation.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Bulgaria.

Our people

Emma  Hopkins

Emma Hopkins

British Ambassador to Bulgaria

Contact us

British Embassy Sofia

9, Moskovska St
1000 Sofia

For consular assistance (24 hours), please call the British Embassy Bucharest +40 (21) 201 7351 while our phone line is not working.

Consular e-mail address: consularsection.sofia@fco.gov.uk

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