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  • State of the Union Address (White House Photo)

    State of the Union Address

    Jan. 20 - "... A brighter future is ours to write. Let's begin this new chapter - together - and let's start the work right now ..." - President Obama.

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  • Combating Modern Slavery

    Combating Modern Slavery

    The '3P' Paradigm of Prevention, Victim Protection, and Prosecution.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. (DOS Photo)

    Martin Luther King Jr.Day: A Day to Serve Others

    Monday, January 19 is a federal U.S. holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. To celebrate the life and work of Reverend King, this year everyone is encouraged to make a pledge to serve your community at least one day, or preferably every day, of the year, to help make our communities, and our countries, better places to live.

  • Secretary Kerry and Ambassador Ries
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    Secretary of State Kerry Visits Bulgaria

    Secretary Kerry and Ambassador Ries admire Sofia's oldest building, St. George Church, on a mid-morning walk between meetings with President Plevneliev and Prime Minister Borrisov.

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  • President Obama

    Statement by the President on the Attack in France

    I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people.

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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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