Bulgaria Tourist Visa

Bulgaria, situated at the crossroads of Eastern and Southeastern Europe, beckons with a blend of rich history, diverse landscapes, and cultural vibrancy. Sofia, the capital, showcases a mix of Roman, Ottoman, and Soviet influences, seen in landmarks like the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the ancient Serdica archaeological complex. The medieval town of Plovdiv, one of Europe's oldest continuously inhabited cities, charms with its well-preserved Old Town and Roman amphitheater. Bulgaria's natural wonders include the scenic Rila Monastery, nestled in the Rila Mountains, and the Seven Rila Lakes, offering breathtaking alpine views. The Black Sea coastline, with its golden beaches and historic towns like Nessebar, provides a coastal escape. Bulgaria's Thracian heritage is reflected in ancient tombs and the UNESCO-listed Kazanlak Tomb. With warm hospitality, a rich tapestry of traditions, and a landscape embracing mountains, coastlines, and historic sites, Bulgaria invites exploration off the beaten path in the heart of the Balkans.

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Bulgaria Tourist Visas are typically short-stay visas, allowing stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

As from 01 February 2012 holders of valid common two or Multiple entry Schengen visas are allowed to visit Bulgaria without a Bulgarian national visa, whereas the allowed number of entries and period of stay in Bulgaria should be equal to the permitted number of entries and period of stay on the common Schengen visa. Holders of valid long-term visas or residence permits issued by Schengen countries are allowed multiple entries and a period of stay in Bulgaria for up to 90 days in any six-month period from the date of the first entry, without a Bulgarian national visa.

With a Schengen visa issued by any of the 27 Schengen countries, you can visit Bulgaria. Here is a list of Schengen countries: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Bulgaria Tourist Visa Checklist:

Before applying for your Bulgaria or Bulgaria Tourist Visa, make sure you have the following essential documents ready:

  • Bulgaria Visa Application Form - Understand and respect the visa regulations and conditions. Be honest and accurate in your application.
  • Valid Passport with a validity of six months from the date of intended departure from Bulgaria and have at least two blank pages.
  • Two recent photographs as per Bulgaria visa requirements.
  • Flight Itinerary - A round-trip flight reservation.
  • Travel Itinerary - Detailed plans for your trip, including hotel reservations or a letter of invitation from a host in Bulgaria.
  • Proof of Financial Means – Salary Slips, Income Tax Returns, Bank statements demonstrating your ability to cover your expenses during your stay in Bulgaria,
  • Travel Health Insurance covering a minimum of €30,000 in medical expenses and valid in all Bulgaria countries.
  • Proof of Accommodation, either a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from family or friends.
  • Cover Letter explaining the purpose of your visit.

TTK Visa Specialist shall assist you based on the plan you choose and guide on the Bulgaria visa requirements for tourists based on your nationality, purpose of travel and duration of stay. You can either subscribe to our Basic Service OR subscribe to our Premium Service and get the right advice and guidance through every step of this process.

Submussion and Appointment

Submission and Appointment

We will schedule an appointment with the Visa Application Centre or Foreign mission for your visa application submission based on your travel plan and preferred slots (if available). You need to ensure that all documents as per the detailed checklist are sent to us on time.

Visa processing time

Bulgaria Tourist Visa Processing Time

15 to 20 business days from the date of filing the application with the Visa application Centre or foreign mission. Duration may subject to change without any further notice.

Plan your application well in advance to ensure timely approval.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Make sure to submit all necessary documents as per the checklist for a successful visa application. With our Premium Service, our team of experts will not only guide you through every step but will also validate all the documents before they are submitted.

A visit to Bulgaria promises unforgettable experiences. With the right planning and preparation, you can obtain your tourist visa and embark on your journey to explore the rich culture, history, and beauty of this wonderful country. TTK Visas shall get you a right visa based on the nationality, purpose, and duration of stay. Enjoy your trip to Bulgaria!

We wish you a successful visa application and a pleasant journey to Bulgaria!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


No, a Tourist Visa is for tourism and leisure purposes only. You are not allowed to work in Bulgaria with this visa.

It's recommended to apply 3 months before your intended travel date.

No, you need get the Schengen visa to travel.

Yes, it's a requirement to have travel insurance covering at least €30,000 in medical expenses.

Tourist visas are typically not extendable, so plan your stay accordingly.

The processing time varies but typically takes around 15 Business days from the date of submission.

it's recommended to provide hotel reservations, an invitation letter from a host in Bulgaria can be submitted as an alternative.