Know Your Visa Type

To apply for a visa to Bulgaria the Customer must determine the visa category. Visa category should be fully consistent with the purpose of the trip. Neither Visa Application Centres nor a call centre is permitted to advice in the selection of the visa type.

After determining the visa category the Customer is preparing a package of documents.

Below you can find is a list of existing categories of visas. For detailed information on the required documents for the visa category you have selected, please click on the type of visa:

Tourist: This visa category is intended for Customer who plan to visit Bulgaria for tourism. Please click .

Business visit: This type of visa caters to people who tend to visit Bulgaria for business. Please click .

Family or friends visit: To use this visa are eligible those Customer who wish to visit relatives or friends who legally reside in Bulgaria. The Customer must provide evidence that he / she belong to this category. Please click .

Cultural-Sports-Artists-Scientific activities or Study: For persons who wish to travel to Bulgaria in order to attend Cultural-Sports-Artists-Scientific activities or Study Please click.

Official visit: This type of visa caters to people who tend to visit Bulgaria for an official delegation visit. These Customers are the members of official delegations who plan to participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs. Customer will have to provide evidence that he/she falls under this category. Please click .

Please pay your attention that according to temporary facilitation of entrance on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria for foreign nationals you are not required to have Bulgarian visa if:

  • If the Customer’s have Schengen Multiple Visa, they can enter into Bulgaria without a visa.
  • Citizens of Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan don’t need be a residence of Kazakhstan for submitting documents for visa (they do not have an Embassy).

Mentioned above Schengen permits/visas should be valid at least until the date of leaving the territory of Bulgaria.