Visa Required:
Visa Processing Time:
Usually takes up to 10 working days. But urgent visas can be obtained in 3 working days by paying double the application fee.
Visa Appointment Required:
Visa Appointment Procedure:
Appointments can be booked by calling the 24-Hour Automated Booking System on 090 6554 0750 (calls cost 1 per minute from BT landlines).
Visa Application Fee:
GBP 46. For Urgent Visa processing: GBP 92.
Free for: Minors under the age of 6 years.
Only cash or Postal order issued to the Bulgarian Embassy accepted.
Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
Documents Required:
Application Form
Completed and signed visa application form with 1 recent passport size photo glued to it.
Need to be valid for more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with 1 blank page to affix the visa sticker. British Residence Permit must also exceed by more than 3 months the validity of the requested visa. A copy of the UK resident permit is also to be provided.
Confirmed hotel reservation or proof of possession of sufficient financial means (funds of minimum EUR 50 per person per day but not less than a total of EUR 500) to cover the accommodation costs.
A reservation or a return airline ticket. A reservation may be presented upon submission of the visa application but the ticket itself must be presented upon the issuing of the visa itself. Else proof of possession of financial means (funds of minimum of EUR 300) to cover the costs of the applicant's return can be shown.
Financial Means
Proof of sufficient funds during the stay.
Status Proof
Recent letter of employment or recent student confirmation letter.
Letter of Invitation
An original invitation from the host is required only if the applicant has been invited by a private person or visiting friends and family.
Postal Application:

Visa Application Procedure:
Visa applications have to be made in person at Embassy of Bulgaria
186-188, Queen's Gate, London SW7 5HL between 9:30am to 1:30pm on the date of appointment.
Photocopies of all documents are to be provided at the time of application.
Visa Collection Procedure:

General Visa Information:
All visitors should bear in mind that under Bulgarian Law they are required to contact the local police station within 48 hours of their arrival in Bulgaria and present in writing the address at which they will be staying. If they are staying in a hotel or private lodgings, the hotel management/host are obliged to register them at the local police station.
Bulgaria Embassy Information:
Embassy of Bulgaria
186-188 Queen's Gate
London SW7 5HL
Visa Section Admission Hours: 
09.30 - 13.30, Monday to Friday - By Appointment Only.
24-Hour Automated Booking System: 09065540750 (calls cost GBP 1/min)
24-Hour Visa Information Service: 09065508950 (calls cost GBP 1/min)
Individual Inquiries on Submitted Applications: 02075893763 (13.00-15.00 only)
Visa for Bulgaria
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