About British Embassy Sofia

9, Moskovska St
1000 Sofia

Contact form

+359 2933 9222

(+359) 2 933 9250

Our phone lines remain open 24/7. If you have any questions please call +44 1908 516666.
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

Opening hours

From Monday 16 March 2020, the Embassy is closed to visitors due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bulgaria. Access to the Consular Section is by appointment only.

Privacy notice

If you visit the British Embassy in Sofia, see our privacy notice for visitors which explains how we will process your data for security and public health management reasons.

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.

2021 Public Holidays

Friday 1 January New Year’s Day
Wednesday 3 March Bulgarian Liberation Day
Friday 2 April UK Easter Friday
Monday 5 April UK Easter Monday
Friday 30 April Bulgarian Easter Friday
Monday 3 May Bulgarian Easter Monday/Early May bank holiday
Tuesday 4 May Labour Day Holiday
Thursday 6 May St George’s Day
Monday 24 May Day of the Slavonic Alphabet
Monday 6 September Bulgarian Unification Day
Wednesday 22 September Bulgarian Independence Day
Friday 24 December Christmas Eve
Monday 27 December Christmas Day (substitute day for 25th)
Tuesday 28 December Boxing Day (substitute day for 26th)

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

Disabled access

The British Embassy Sofia is keen to ensure that their buildings and services are fully accessible to disabled members of the public. Wherever possible, we have made our buildings and services accessible. Sometimes however, this is not possible due to security or other restrictions. In these situations we will endeavour to provide a service or access to a building in an alternative way to ensure equality of access for disabled people. To assist disabled visitors, we have set out below details of disabled access at this embassy. We hope this information is helpful.

General physical access

  • all entrances to the building are unobstructed
  • wheelchair access to the office is gained by using the lift
  • the Embassy is equipped with a toilet specially designed for the needs of wheelchair users and those with limited physical mobility located on the 4th floor and on level -3
  • commercial parking facilities are available next to the building. They have full transfer space for wheelchairs
  • floor coverings within the embassy are safe and even
  • internal doors are mostly fire doors and therefore heavy and not easy to use for those with mobility impairment
  • the building is generally well lit; the embassy is fitted with emergency alarms and arrangements are in place for assisting disabled visitors in case of emergency/evacuation

Access for visually-impaired and deaf/ hard of hearing visitors

  • signs are mostly clear and easy to read. Please ask if you require any help with any information within the Embassy
  • guide and hearing dogs are welcome
  • minicom and textphones are not installed