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  • Diversity Visa (DV) Program - 2017

    The Department of State is pleased to announce the beginning of the Diversity Visa lottery program 2017 (DV-2017), commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery.”

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  • Simple Facts of Climate Change
    Simple Facts of Climate Change

    Climate scientists are in nearly unanimous agreement that the Earth’s atmosphere is getting warmer. Over the next 100 years, this warming will affect the way people around the world live. Nearly all climate scientists agree the Earth’s atmosphere is getting warmer and will affect the way people around the world live. 

  • Stardust International Theater Festival Knezha
    Stardust International Theater Festival Knezha

    The eighth edition of Stardust International Theater Festival Knezha will be held from 5 to October 11, 2015

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    ANUGA 2015

    Dates: October 10-14, 2015 Location: Cologne, Germany, Koelnmesse. Anuga is the world’s largest and most important food and beverage fair - for new markets and target groups, for all the trends and themes and, above all, for first-rate contacts and business deals. 

  • Sofia Biting Docs Film Festival
    Sofia Biting Docs Film Festival

    October 12th - 18th, 2015 SOFIA BITING DOCS presents a selection of documentary films. 

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  • Announcement

    Due to a consular systems upgrade, consular operations at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria will be closed to the public for appointments on Friday, October 9. Inquiries received via phone and email will not be affected by this system upgrade. You can find contact information for each unit of the Consular Section at: We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

  • 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: 

  • 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!  

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