No visa is required for stays less than 90 days for business and tourism purposes per the State Department website, however your passport must be valid for 3 months past your return date from Bulgaria (6 months is highly reccomended), and you must have at least 1 blank visa page. Please cross reference the State Department Website for recent travel requirement changes and more detailed information, basic information from the State Department is copied below.
A US passport is required for US citizens who are not Bulgarian nationals. US citizens are authorized to stay in Bulgaria for a total of 90 days within a six-month period without a Bulgarian visa. This law is strictly enforced. You can file an application to extend your stay beyond the original 90 days for urgent or humanitarian reasons, but the application must be submitted to regional police authorities no later than five days prior to the end of the original 90-day period. Travelers who have been in the country for 90 days and then leave will not be able to re-enter Bulgaria before the six-month period expires. Travelers using official or diplomatic passports must secure visas prior to arrival. Please plan and apply for your visa early. Upon entering the country, Bulgarian immigration authorities request that all foreigners declare the purpose of their visit and provide their intended address.
Non US Passport Holders Travel Requirements
Your nationality, purpose of visit, length of visit, and number of desired entries effect whether or not you need a visa to this country. Swift does not store all possible combinations of passport and visa requirements, but we are happy to research whether or not you need a visa and what the requirements are if you do need a visa. We do this by visiting a consulate website, going to the actual consulate, or calling the consulate for more information. If you would like us to research visa requirements for you, please fill out the Research Request Form, and a Swift representative will contact you within 24-48 hours with an answer to your inquiry. If at all possible, we will get back to you in the same day. Research requests are $15/request.
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