Any Bulgarian citizen residing abroad may submit an identity card issuance application at a diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The applicant files the application in person in the diplomatic or consular representation.Consular official takes a digital image of the applicant’s signature and face.
The consular official informs the applicant about the issued ID card within 5 working days upon the confirmation for the document.
In case the issuance of ID card is prevented by certain discrepancies in the data filled in, the mission informs the applicant within 7 working days for elimination of such discrepancies.
Incasethatwithinonemonthuponthenotificationtheapplicantdoesnotrectifyalldifferences, theapplicationprocedureis suspended.
Requirements for the photo
At missions where no technical capacity is available for taking digital images of applicants’ signatures and faces upon acceptance of their applications, they shall submit their identity card issuance applications with a photograph enclosed.
Sending the applications for ID cards
The thus collected applications for ID cards can be sent from the representations to the MFA:
- through the official channels
- via a carrier company, certified for transfer of valuable items, if the applicant has indicated the use of the service “transfer via a carrier company” and has paid for this service DHL.
Receiving the card
The ID card is issued by the Ministry of the Interior. The diplomatic representation or consular service informs the citizen within 7 business days. Thecardcanbetransferred:
- through official channels, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- via a carriercompany, certified for transfer of valuable items, if the applicant has indicated the use of the service “transfer via a carrier company” and has paid for this service DHL.