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.