To accept passport applications authorization and evaluation are belong to diplomatic representation in Turkey. The Ankara Embassy, the General Consulate of Istanbul, the General Consulate of Edirne and the Consulate of Bursa are the diplomatic representatives authorized for passport procedures. Bulgarian citizens living in Turkey, people who receive citizenship through marriage and investments can be found in red Bulgarian passport application.
Appointments for a Bulgarian passport now can be made electronically. Our visa service will make an appointment for your passport process according to the date of the consular unit and you are eligible and inform you about the necessary procedure.
Bulgarian passports are being supplied by the diplomatic representation for Bulgarian citizens living in Turkey. In Bulgaria, the regional units under the Population Directorates are authorized for these procedures.
In order to apply for a passport, you must be in personally at the relevant consulate. You must submit your documents in personal at the time of the appointment that the consulate sees appropriate for your application.
During the application, the consular officers scan the applicant's fingerprints, face and signature. That's why you need to be in person to apply. The procedure will finalize about 3 months.
Applicant Bulgarian citizen must meet certain conditions for passport processing. For application there are documents that need to be made available wherever you live (Bulgaria or Turkey). We recommend that you familiarize yourself with these documents and the necessary conditions before you start preparing for your application. Our representative will guide you to complete your work faster and easier.
With regard to how to obtain a Bulgarian passport, the passport application process in general is as follows;
1) First, the person requests an appointment from the relevant consulate unit for the application of the passport.
2) On the day of the selected appointment, he or she will be present at the consulate and present his / her documents and signature, face and fingerprint scanning will be taken.
3) It pays different fees according to the age of the persons and whether they get their passports for the first time. Children between 0-14 years pay separately, children between 14-18 pay separately, adults between 18-58 pay separately, adults between 58-70 pay separately and adults over 70 pay separately. For detailed information, you can check out the documents required to issue a passport.
4) Applicants must declare one of the birth certificate / identification card (to the lichna karta) / ELV (driving license) / passport documents for the proceedings together with the zayavlenie (petition).
Once the necessary procedures for passport applications have been completed, the process begins if there is no objection to the processing of your application. The processing processes may be short or long depending on the form of the application. When your Bulgaria passport inquiry is completed, you will need to be go to the consulate and get your passport.
Passports are usually issued within 90 days. However, for immigrant citizens coming to Turkey between 1971 and 1978, in 1949 to 1951 or at 1989 years processes are different from each other. For more information, please see the Citizenship Process subpages of our website.
Citizens entitled to get a passport through marriage and investment also have different application issuing times. There are long procedures for those applying for citizenship through these methods. For example, there is an obligation to reside for 5 years after completing certain procedures for applying for citizenship through marriage. In order to apply for citizenship through investment, it is necessary to obtain a government bond of 512.000 Euro and the investor certificate must be obtained from the Ministry of Economy with this bond.
All these processes vary according to the type of application and the conditions. After at least 5 years, after the necessary interviews and language examinations, citizenship will be acquired if deemed appropriate by the Bulgarian authorities. After obtaining the citizenship, the person can apply for a passport.
It may take less time for immigrant citizens to obtain their passports. According to the conditions of the individuals, this period can last for 3 or 6 months or 5 years.
Since Bulgaria is a member of the European Union, everyone with a Bulgarian passport is entitled to visa free travel to all European countries. Because having a Bulgarian passport means being a citizen of the European Union.
You can make a visa free travel to European countries such as Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Malta, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Greece and Cyprus by Bulgaria Passport. However, this doesn't mean that they won't be subject to control by the border security authorities. Please note that entry to the country you wish to travel is subject to the permission of the authorities at the border. For this reason, your travel health insurance, accommodation documents and so on. you should keep it with you.
Travel with this passport is limited to 90 days in 180 days. There may be exceptions to terms. You will need to apply for a long term visa for the country you wish to stay longer.
Every country has its own rules. Criminal sanctions may be imposed if the period specified is exceeded and further accommodation is made. This differs according to the rules of the country you want to travel to. Please check if the country you are traveling to has a heavy sanction. Because the sanctions imposed on you may have a negative impact on your next trips.
Also ıt doesn't matter how you get your passport. It does not matter whether you acquire citizenship through investment or through marriage. If you have a passport, you will also be entitled to travel without a visa.
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Bostvana, Brazil, Brunei, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela (can be traveled by tourist card), Guatamala, Granada, Georgia (visa will require after 360 days), Dominica, Dominican Republic (tourist card required, valid for 30 days), El Salvador, Ecuador (limited to 90 days only for tourist trips.
Visa is required for other purposes) Israel, Kiribati, Macau, Hong Kong, Colombia, Republic of Korea, Kosovo, Costa Rica (up to 30 days), Mauritius, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives (up to 30 days), Morocco, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zealand, UAE, Palestine, Palau, Panama (up to 30 days), Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Singapore, Serbia, Taiwan, East Timor Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Tunisia, Turkey (up to 30 days), Ukraine, Uruguay, the Philippines (up to 30 days), Finland, Japan, Honduras and Chile.
Citizens who go from Turkey to America with Bulgaria passports, should the fulfill their travels condition necessary procedures. There are 2 options to be able to apply from Turkey;
Turkish and Bulgarian citizens (dual citizens) can apply for a visa to the travel to their interested countries from Turkey.
These people are living or has work permit in Turkey, can apply for a visa from the diplomatic representation in the country.
You must meet one of the above conditions in order to travel with a Bulgarian passport. Double citizens can apply for a visa with one of their Turkish or Bulgarian passports. However, Bulgarian citizens must have a work permit or residence permit in order to complete the application process in Turkey.
Application evaluation process of foreign nationals who has residence cards in Turkey may take longer than visa applications of Turkish citizens. Therefore, it is recommended that persons who are dual citizens act within the scope of this information. However, we should remind you that the authority to evaluate and finalize visa applications is always in the relevant consulate.
People who have working permission or residence permit in Turkey, do their application by Bulgaria passport. In addition to the required documents for application, a residence card and documents showing work permits must be submitted. Application for a visa with a Bulgarian passport does not provide any additional benefit to the applicants. However, it is a priority to make an application from the Republic of Turkey by Turkish passports.
You can reach the necessary documents for your travel from the related country page, you can call our call center and get support from our representatives.
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