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  • Groundbreaking of the New Student Center (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Groundbreaking of the New Student Center

    September 21 - Ambassador Eric Rubin took part in the groundbreaking of the new American College of Sofia Student Center today.

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  • The First YES Abroad American Students in Bulgaria Visited AUBG (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    The First YES American Students Visited AUBG

    Americans Sophia Pettit, Rachel Freeman, and Elijah Septoff made one of their first trips in Bulgaria. On September 12, they traveled to Blagoevgrad and visited the American University in Bulgaria.

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  • Graf Ignatievo Media Day (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Graf Ignatievo Media Day

    September 16 - Bulgarian Defense Minister Nenchev witnessed first-hand today a demonstration of joint air policing operations during the media day at Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv.

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  • Renovation of Izvorche Kindergarten in Kabile (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

    Renovation of Izvorche Kindergarten in Kabile

    On Wednesday, August 24, Brigadier General Don Johnson, Assistant to the Adjutant General for the Tennessee (TN) Air National Guard and Tundzha Mayor Mr. Georgi Georgiev inaugurated the renovated Izvorche Kindergarten.

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  • 2015 Annual Report on International Freedom (IRF)

    2015 International Religious Freedom Report

    Deputy Secretary Blinken (Aug. 10): "When a government denies religious liberty, it turns citizens who have done nothing wrong into criminals, igniting tension that breeds contempt, hopelessness, alienation." Remarks| Report | Bulgaria

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  • Message for U.S. Citizens: Spread the Word!

    U.S. Citizen Town Hall: Meet and Greet with Embassy Staff and other U.S. Citizens - Learn about U.S. Citizen services - Enjoy complimentary wine, coffee and snacks! The evening of October 14, 2016, U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Sofia. RSVP Required: Email ACS_Sofia@state.gov

  • July 4th Voting Message

    Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete an FPCA each year to participate in elections as an overseas absentee voter.  

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel Alert - Europe (May 31, 2016)

    As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events. 

  • Important Announcement For Individuals Residing in Bulgaria Receiving U.S. Treasury Checks

    Due to new check clearing restrictions introduced by U.S. banks for cashing of personal and Treasury checks outside of the US, local banks in Bulgaria will no longer provide check-cashing services. 

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Declassified Photos

    U.S. citizens in Bulgaria should be aware that the release of declassified photos of U.S.- or coalition-held prisoners from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts could prompt anti-U.S. protests and violence against U.S. interests including private U.S. citizens.  

  • Important Information on Fee Collection Services

    The TrustPay fee collection option is unavailable as of January 1st 2016. You can pay your MRV fee in cash at any branch of First Investment Bank. We will post an update regarding the online payment option once that capability is restored.  

  • Travel Alert - Worldwide (November 24, 2015)

    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  

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