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Welcome to the Visa Unit!

Dear Consular section clients, please be advised that our regular pick-up/drop-off service between 4:00- 4:30 p.m. at the main entrance will not be available on March 27, 2015. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

We are pleased that you are interested in traveling to the United States.

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria processes applications for both non-immigrant and immigrant visas, and our staff is dedicated to facilitating the travel of Bulgarians to the United States.  All Bulgarian citizens traveling to the United States require a visa.  Travelers with passports from certain countries may travel to the United States on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)- please see the latest information on the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before departure.

If you are traveling to study, work, or participate in an exchange program, please read more about how to obtain a Nonimmigrant Visa.

Immigrant visas (sometimes known as "green cards") are for persons who plan to remain permanently in the United States. Anyone who wishes to enter the United States to reside there permanently must apply for an Immigrant Visa.

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you will find it informative and helpful.  Please visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for additional information.

Visa Unit
U.S. Embassy Sofia