Bulgarian Visa Regulations by Passport Country

Reference list of Bulgarian visa regulations by passport country for all countries of the world. This list is for reference only. Regulations are subject to change without notice, so please be sure to check with your nearest Bulgarian diplomatic station to confirm the particulars of your case.

Countries are listed in alphabetical order and include requirements for regular, diplomatic and service passports.

Country NameRegular PassportDiplomatic PassportService Passport
Afganistanyesyesyes
Albaniano (3)nono
Algeriayesyesyes
Andorranonono
Angolayesyesyes
Antigua & Barbudanonono
Argentinanono (5)no (5)
Armeniayesnoyes
Australianoyesyes
Austria no (1)nono
Azerbaijanyesnono
Bangladeshyesyesyes
Barbadosnonono
Bahamasnonono
Bahrainyesyesyes
Belarusyesyesyes
Belgium no (1)nono
Belizeyesyesyes
Beninyesyesyes
Boliviayesyesyes
Bosnia & Herzegovinanonono
Botswanayesyesyes
Brazilnonono
Bruneinonono
Burkina Fasoyesyesyes
Burundiyesyesyes
Bhutanyesyesyes
Vanuatuyesyesyes
Vatican Citynonono
Great Britainno (1)nono
Venezuelanono (5)no (5)
Vietnamyesnono
Gabonyesyesyes
Gambiayesyesyes
Ghanayesyesyes
Guatemalanonono
Equatorial Guineayesyesyes
Guyanayesyesyes
Guinea-Bissauyesyesyes
Guineayesyesyes
Germanyno (1)nono
Grenadayesyesyes
Georgiayesnono
Greeceno (1)nono
Denmarkno (1)nono
Djibutiyesyesyes
Dominicayesyesyes
Dominican Republicyesyesyes
Egyptyesyesyes
El Salvadornonono
Equadoryesyesyes
Eriteayesyesyes
Estoniano (1)nono
Ethiopiayesyesyes
Zambiayesyesyes
Zimbabweyesyesyes
Israelnonono
Indiayesnono
Indonesiayesnono
Iranyesno (5)no (5)
Iraqyesyesyes
Irelandno (1)nono
Icelandno (1)nono
Spainno (1)nono
Italyno (1)nono
Yemenyesyesyes
Jordanyesyesyes
Cape Verdeyesyesyes
Kazakhstanyesnono
Cambodiayesyesyes
Cameroonyesyesyes
Canadanoyesyes
Qataryesnono
Kenyayesyesyes
Cyprusno (1)nono
Kiribatiyesyesyes
Kyrgyzstanyesyesyes
China (People's Republic)yesnono
China (Macau)nonono
China (Hong Kong)nonono
Colombiayesyesyes
Comorosyesyesyes
Congoyesyesyes
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)yesyesyes
Korea (People's Demcratic Republic of)yesnono
Korea (Republic of)nonono
Costa Ricanoyesyes
Kosovoyesyesyes
Ivory Coastyesyesyes
Cubayesyeses
Kuwaityesnono
Laosyesyesyes
Latviano (1)nono
Lesothoyesyesyes
Liberiayesyesyes
Libyayesyesyes
Lebanonyesyesyes
Lithuaniano (1)nono
Lichtensteinno (1)nono
Luxembourgno (1)nono
Mauritaniayesyesyes
Mauritiusnonono
Madagascaryesyesyes
Macedoniano (3)nono
Malawiyesyesyes
Malaysianonono
Maldivesyesyesyes
Maliyesyesyes
Maltano (1)nono
Moroccoyesnono
Marshall Islandsyesyesyes
Mexicononono
Myanmaryesyesyes
Micronesiayesyesyes
Mozambiqueyesyesyes
Moldovayesnono
Monacononono
Mongoliayesnono
Namibiayesyesyes
Nauru Rebublicyesyesyes
Nepalyesyesyes
Nigeryesyesyes
Nigeriayesyesyes
Nicaraguanonono
New Zealandnonono
Norwayno (1)nono
UAEyesyesyes
Omanyesyesyes
Pakistanyesyesyes
Palestineyesyesyes
Palauyesyesyes
Panamanonono
Papua New Guineayesyesyes
Paraguaynonono
Peruyesnono
Polandno (1)nono
Portugalno (1)nono
Puerto Riconoyesyes
Rwandayesyesyes
Romaniano (1)nono
Russiayesnono
Samoayesyesyes
San Marinononono
Sao Tome & Principeyesyesyes
Saudi Arabiayesyesyes
United Statesnoyesyes
Swazilandyesyesyes
Saint Luciayesyesyes
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesyesyesyes
Saint Kitts & Nevisnonono
Seychellesnonono
Senegalyesyesyes
Sierra Leoneyesyesyes
Singaporenonono
Syriayesyesyes
Slovakiano (1)nono
Sloveniano (1)nono
Solomon Islandsyesyesyes
Somaliayesyesyes
Sudanyesyesyes
Surinameyesyesyes
Serbiano (4)nono
Tadjikistanyesyesyes
Tanzaniayesyesyes
TaiwannoN/A (6)N/A (6)
Thailandyesyesyes
East Timoryesyesyes
Togoyesyesyes
Tongayesyesyes
Trinidad & Tobagoyesno (5)no (5)
Tuvaluyesyesyes
Tunisiayesnono
Turkmenistanyesnono
Turkeyyesno (5)no (5)
Ugandayesyesyes
Uzbekistanyesyesyes
Ukraineyesnono
Hungaryno (1)nono
Uruguaynonono
Fijiyesyesyes
Philippinesyesyesyes
Finlandno (1)nono
France no (1)nono
Haitiyesyesyes
Netherlandsno (1)nono
Hondurasnonono
Croatianonono
Central African Republicyesyesyes
Chadyesyesyes
Montenegrono (3)nono
Czech Republicno (1)nono
Chilenonono
Switzerlandno (1)nono
Swedenno (1)nono
Sri Lankayesyesyes
South Africayesnono
Jamaicayesyesyes
Japannonono

Footnotes:

(1) Citizens of the European Union, the European Economic Zone and Switzerland may exercise their right of free passage and are exempt from the the requirement to apply for long term residence through the type D visa regime. They are also exempt from the requirement to apply for and receive a work permit before entering Bulgaria.

(2) Citizens of the Republic of Turkey holding an ordinary passport and a valid visa issued by a Shengen Zone member state or a member of the European Union, or who hold a residence permit issued by a Shengen Zone member state, a member of the European Union, Switzerland or Lichtenstein, may enter the Republic of Bulgaria for transit purposes for a period of up to 5 days, when the direction of transit is from the Republic of Turkey towards the country which has issued the visa or residence permit, as well as when returning from the visa or residence permit issuing country to the Republic of Turkey.

(3) Only holders of biometric passports are exempt from visa requirements. Holders of non-biometric passports are subject to visa regulations according to the existing agreements between visa issuing authorities.

(4) Holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Administration (in Serbian “Koordinaciona uprava”) are exempt from the biometric passport requirement.

(5) Citizens of these countries holding diplomatic and service passports may enter the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria without a visa for a period of up to 30 days.

(6) The Republic of Bulgaria does not recognize diplomatic or service passports issued by Taiwan as valid travel documents.

 

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