passport & visa requirements bulgaria

Passport & Visa Requirements to Bulgaria

Passport or Identity Cards for European Nationals

European Nationals are required to prove evidence of nationality and identity in order to be allowed into any EU member state. This proof can be a valid passport or a national identity card. Either is acceptable. Visas are not required by EU Nationals

EU nationals are permitted to stay for up to 90 days after which visitors must register with the local police and obtain any legal permits for longer duration’s.

Eu nationals do not need  to show proof of a return ticket nor hold sufficient funds for the length of their stay.

Passports or ID Cards for Non European Nationals 

Non Europeans require a passport with at least 3 months validity beyond the length of your visit.

In addition, you are also required to be in possession of a return ticket and sufficient funds to cover your stay in Bulgaria.


Visas are not required by European citizens, USA, Canada or Australian Nationals

Any other Nationals not referred to above are advised to contact your embassy for passport/ visa requirements.


If bringing a pet from another EU country, your animal requires a pet passport, microchip and rabies vaccination certificate.

Here is a link to Bulgaria Pet Passport for more information regarding the import of your pet from all countries.

 Schengen Agreement Countries

The Schengen Agreement abolished internal borders enabling passport-free movement between a large number of European countries.

The citizens of the Schengen zone countries have the right to migrate internationally without any limitations. A basic European human right, the freedom of movement, .

According to the European Parliament, Bulgaria and Romania have brought their border security up to EU standards and are fit to join Schengen, but not all EU governments agree, and a decision on their bid to join has been postponed.

 Additional Info

British Embassy Sofia

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