British Embassy Sofia

9, Moskovska St
1000 Sofia

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Consular Section

The Sofia Consular Section office works by appointment only and is therefore not open to the public at all times. See more information on how to make an appointment here.

2018 Public Holidays

Monday 1 January New Year’s Day
Monday 5 March Bulgarian Liberation Day (substitute day)
Friday 30 March Good Friday (UK)
Monday 2 April Easter Monday (UK)
Friday 6 April Good Friday (BG)
Monday 9 April Easter Monday (BG)
Tuesday 1 May Labour Day
Monday 7 May May Bank Holiday/St George’s Day (substitute day)
Thursday 24 May Day of the Slavonic Alphabet
Thursday 6 September Bulgarian Unification Day
Monday 24 September Bulgarian Independence Day (substitute day)
Monday 24 December Christmas Eve
Tuesday 25 December Christmas Day
Wednesday 26 December Boxing Day

Visa services

All visa enquiries are now provided by an external commercial partner.

Visa applications to travel to the UK must be made in advance online through the TLS Contact website

Should you need to contact UK Visas & Immigration (including status updates, supporting documents and guidance) please visit the UKVI website