Temporary passports shall be issued by the diplomatic or consular missions of the Republic of Bulgaria to Bulgarian citizens who reside abroad but do not hold valid travel or identity documents.
Temporary passports shall be valid for up to 12 months depending on the time needed for the relevant citizen’s return to Bulgaria.
A temporary passport shall be issued based on an application. Upon acceptance of the application, the consular official shall enter into the automated information system:
- The personal data indicated in the application
- Information on the documents enclosed
- Digital images of the applicant’s signature and face
The Ministry of Interior shall, via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, notify the diplomatic or consular mission of the Republic of Bulgaria abroad of its opinion concerning the issuance of the temporary passport requested within three working days.