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Memorial Day: Reflection and Celebration

    May 25 - Memorial Day

    Of the two official United States holidays recogniz­ing the commitment of members of America’s military services, Memorial Day honors those who lost their lives while defending their country.

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  • Obama Steps Up Support for Young Entrepreneurs (Photo: White House)

    Obama Steps Up Support for Young Entrepreneurs

    “I believe that entrepreneurs like you can make the world a better place, one idea at a time,” President Obama told young entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries..."

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  • Ambassador at AmCham’s Judicial Reform Conference (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Ambassador at AmCham’s Judicial Reform Conference

    "From an economic perspective, since we are amongst a business audience, weakness in the rule of law and corruption can have an especially corrosive effect."

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  • The U.S. Helps Renovate Bell Kindergarten in Haskovo (Photo: Regional Governor's Office Haskovo)

    The U.S. Helps Renovate a Kindergarten in Haskovo

    On Thursday, May 14, Col. James Crowhurst, Senior Defense Official for the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria, and Haskovo Regional Governor Mr. Dobri Belivanov inaugurated the recently renovated Bell Kindergarten in the Municipality of Haskovo.

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    Statement to Press at NATO Ministerial

    Secretary Kerry (May 13): "The United States stands very firmly behind the Wales commitments, with respect to NATO. We believe very strongly in NATO’s role, particularly on the southern flank in dealing with Libya, in dealing with some of the problems of migrants."

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  • 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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