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  • President Obama at the GLACIER Conference

    President Obama at the GLACIER Conference

    "Climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is happening here and now. On this issue, of all issues, there is such a thing as being too late. And that moment is almost upon us." - President Barack Obama

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to deliver remarks at the welcome reception for the GLACIER Conference at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, on 31 August 2015 (State Dept. Photo)

    Statement on Climate Change and Arctic

    31 August - Joint statement from the U.S., Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, UK, and EU at conclusion of the GLACIER conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

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  • Meeting with YES and ASSIST School Exchange Students (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Meeting with YES and ASSIST Exchange Students

    Acting Public Affairs Officer Tammy Paltchikov hosted the YES and ASSIST high school exchange students before their travel to the U.S. for one year.

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  • GLOW Leadership Academy 2015 (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    GLOW Leadership Academy 2015

    Congratulations to the 2015 GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) graduates! They are joining an alumni group of 900+ girls and women, who are among the best and the brightest and working to make a better future for Bulgaria.

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  • Monty Alexander (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    18th Annual Bansko Jazz Festival

    With support from the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, the Monty Alexander Trio performed Wednesday at the 18th Annual Bansko Jazz Festival.

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  • Summer Music Academy 2015
    Summer Music Academy 2015

    New Bulgarian University, September 1-10, 2015 - Milcho Leviev and Vicky Almazidu invite you to the Summer Music Academy in New Bulgarian University, Bulgaria. 

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  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution (July 31, 2015)

    The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. 

  • 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: http://bulgaria.usembassy.gov/pass2.html 

  • 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 acs_sofia@state.gov 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!  

  • 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.  

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