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  • Dressed as a Pilgrim, a young girl enjoys a forkful of mashed potatoes at the Montessori Children’s Center in Wheeling, West Virginia (Photo: AP)

    Thanksgiving: A Favorite U.S. Holiday

    Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to gather with family and friends, share a traditional meal and express gratitude for the good things in life.

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    Ambassador Samantha Power on Ukraine

    "What we can do – what we need to do – is keep ratcheting up the pressure on Russia until it abides by Minsk and chooses the path of de-escalation. Russia’s actions in Ukraine are not only a threat to the countries in Russia’s immediate vicinity, but also to the international order."

  • Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Master Course  (Photo: U.S Embassy)

    Master Course in Agribusiness Management

    On Monday, November 3rd, Ambassador Marcie B. Ries took part in the opening ceremony of a U.S. – Bulgarian master course in Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship at Plovdiv Agricultural University.

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  • Cooperation in Sports Diplomacy (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Cooperation in Sports Diplomacy

    On November 2nd, 2014, Ambassador Marcie B. Ries and Bulgarian Tennis Federation President Stefan Tzvetkov announced their intent to cooperate in sports diplomacy.

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  • Annual Translation Award Krastan Dyankov
    Annual Translation Award Krastan Dyankov

    27 November, 2014 (Thursday); 7 p.m.; American Corner, Sofia City Library, 4a Slaveykov Sq., Sofia. The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation is pleased to invite you to the eighth annual Krastan Dyankov Translation Award Ceremony.  

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    U.S. Indicts Two for Conspiracy to Sell Illegal Rhino Hunts

    The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were charged October 23 with conspiring to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns.  

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    U.S. Democracy: Midterm Elections

    Midterm elections, so named because they occur in even-numbered years at the halfway point of a presidential term, determine which political party will control the two chambers of the U.S. Congress for the upcoming two years.  

news from consular section

  • Courier Service for Non-immigrant Visa Applicants

    Our courier service provider TNT is starting a new Home Delivery service on October 27. This means that if your visa is approved, you can have your passport and visa delivered directly to your home or office address. 

  • New Consular Fees Effective on 12 Sep 2014

    The Department of State published some amendments to the Schedule of Fees for Consular services, effective on 12 Sep 2014. 

  • Technical Problems with Passport/Visa System

    The U.S. Department of State continues to experience technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. At the U.S. Embassy Sofia, we have been able to approve many of the visas that were affected and we continue to work to process the others. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. 

  • July 4th Voting Message

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2014 U.S. elections!  

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Attacks Against Foreigners

    U.S. Embassy Sofia informs U.S. Citizens that the Embassy has received several reports in the past few months regarding attacks in Sofia against foreigners. 

  • Worldwide Caution

    The Department of State has issued this Worldwide Caution to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 25, 2013, to provide updated information on security threats and terrorist activities worldwide.  

  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2014

    Your vote counts! Did you know that many recent U.S. elections have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by military and overseas voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline.  

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