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  • Secretary John Kerry (DOS Photo)

    Kerry Addresses the Lima Climate Change Conference

    Secretary Kerry addresses the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, on December 11, 2014.

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  • OSAC General Assembly Meeting 2014 (Photo: U/S. Embassy)

    OSAC General Assembly Meeting 2014

    On December 10, 2014, the OSAC Bulgaria Country Council held its annual general assembly meeting at the Holiday Inn, Sofia.

  • Charges d’Affaires Bruce Berton (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    International Anti-Corruption Day Event

    Charges d’Affaires Bruce Berton spoke on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, which takes place each year on December 9.

  • Secretary Kerry (DOS Photo)

    International Anti-Corruption Day

    Secretary Kerry: "On this day, International Anticorruption Day, the United States reiterates its commitment to working with its partners to combat the scourge of corruption."

  • Cover of the 2014 "To Walk the Earth in Safety" Report

    To Walk the Earth in Safety (2014)

    Secretary Kerry: "For more than two decades, the U.S. has been at the forefront of international efforts to remove these deadly devices and to address the humanitarian effects that these weapons can have on civilian populations."

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  • Masters of Photography: Ryan McGinley
    Masters of Photography: Ryan McGinley

    VIVACOM ART HALL, December 12, 2014 - January 30, 2015. Curator: Dessislava Dimova 

White rhino (Karl Stromayer/USFWS)
    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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