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Visa Information Update

Applying for a Bulgarian visa is only in person, as we collect biometric data (digital picture and fingerprints). There is no other consular office in South Africa, except in Pretoria, where you can apply for a Bulgarian visa, and you should plan a visit to the Embassy. Prior appointment is needed. The visa fee for people over 12 years of age, if no exemption rule applies, is ZAR 1520. The processing term for the most common type of visa – C type – is 15 calendar days. Kindly, have this in mind in order to avoid situations like having to re-schedule flights. The visa fee is not reimbursed to applicants whose visa application is rejected. You may check the status of your visa application either by phone or by e-mail ([email protected]). When your visa is ready, you may collect your passport personally, through an explicitly authorized person, or by courier.
26 October 2021
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Non-working days of the Embassy in 2017

Non-working days of the Embassy in 2016
06 January 2017
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Requirements for Bulgarian visa

Applying for a Bulgarian visa is only in person, as we collect biometric data (digital picture and fingerprints). There is no other consular office in South Africa, except in Pretoria, where you can apply for a Bulgarian visa, so you should plan a visit to the Embassy with prior appointment.
28 November 2016
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Non-working days of the Embassy in 2016

Non-working days of the Embassy in 2016
02 March 2016
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Days closed in 2015

Days closed in 2015: 2, 3 Mar/ 10, 13, 27 Apr/ 1,6 May/ 21, 22, 24 Sep/ 16, 24, 25, 31 Dec
03 February 2015
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Days closed 2014

Days closed 2014: 3 March / 18, 28 April / 1- 6, 24 May / 22, 24 September / 16, 24, 25, 26, 31 December. The Embassy will be opened: 10, 31 May / 13 December
10 January 2014
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The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria informs that as from 1 July 2013 the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria will start issuing biometric visas

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria informs that as from 1 July 2013 the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Pretoria will start issuing biometric visas
26 June 2013

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