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.

Our phone lines remain open 24/7. If you have any questions please call (+359) 2 933 9222.

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.

Read the latest information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in Europe, including our practical guide to Living in Bulgaria.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Bulgaria, see how to return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Bulgaria during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

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 9222.

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.

Apply online for 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.

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

British Ambassador to Bulgaria

Contact us

British Embassy Sofia

9, Moskovska St
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria

We have temporarily suspended appointments for all notarial and documentary services and marriage documents.

Our phone lines remain open 24/7. If you have any questions please call (+359) 2 933 9222.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-sofia

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email BritishEmbassySofia@fco.gov.uk

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