How soon do you need your Bulgaria Tourist Visa for Non-U.S. Citizens?
Please Note: We are currently experiencing an issue when trying to pay by Credit Card, we are working on this but in the mean time please note you can pay by check when placing an order.

As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at [email protected] at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for Non-US Citizens applying for a Bulgaria Tourist visa in Washington DC

Travel Document Systems is unable to assist in the visa process as a personal appearance is required, please contact the nearest Embassy/Consulate for further information.

# Multi Entry visas are normally issued to business persons whose business contacts in Bulgaria require frequent entries into the country. The Bulgarian Embassy requires prior approval from Sofia for the issue of Multi Entry visas. Visa processing time is subject to the discretion of the Embassy.

# Visas are valid for three months from date of issue and may be extended before the date of expiration.

# Citizens of the USA and the European Union (holders of regular passports) are not required Bulgarian visas for a stay of up to 90 days. However, a border tax of approximately US $20 is payable on entry. If planning to stay more than 90 days, or traveling on diplomatic or official passport, a visa is required and must be obtained in advance.

# For motorists a national drivers license is required. Motor vehicle insurance can be arranged at the Bulgarian border point of entry for nominal fee.

# Medical Insurance - Upon entering the country the visitor must have travel/medical insurance, covering emergency medical expenses, repatriation, transportation of mortal remains, funeral, hospitalization. The coverage should be for at least $5000. If the visitor has an insurance of this type, valid for Bulgaria, a copy of the policy (with legible policy number, company name, duration of validity and sum of coverage) or a letter from the insurance company containing these data, should be submitted upon application. If the applicant has no such insurance, he/she can apply for a visa without it, but the insurance should be obtained after the Consular Officer informs the applicant that the visa request is approved. The visa will then be issued as soon as the applicant submits a copy of the insurance policy (with legible policy number, company name, duration of validity and sum of coverage) or a letter from the insurance company containing these data, by fax (202-234-7973), by mail or in person.
# Additional information on current requirements for those wishing to enter as tourists is available from Balkan Airlines, tel: (212) 371 2047



Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Bulgaria Tourist visa for Non-US Citizens and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications for a Bulgaria Tourist visa should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $36.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $39.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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