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  • Announcement

    Dear Consular section clients, please be advised that our regular pick-up/drop-off service between 4:00- 4:30 p.m. at the main entrance will be moved to 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

  • Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing

    Due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of U.S. passports that were approved at overseas passport facilities. Applications accepted at U.S. Embassies or Consulates, including the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, on or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the embassy at which you originally applied. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available at the following: 

  • Announcement

    The Department of State is experiencing technical difficulties processing passport applications at this time. This issue is worldwide and every possible step is being taken to resolve the issue as soon as possible. If you need to travel in the next three weeks, the U.S. Embassy may be able to issue a limited-validity temporary passport. If you are traveling within three weeks or if you have any questions, please contact us at or tel.: 02 937 5100 (9:00 am to noon, Monday through Friday). We recognize and regret any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

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