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Canadians who wish to travel to Bulgaria are required to have valid Canadian passports when traveling to Bulgaria. This must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of intended departure from Bulgaria. Canadians are not required to obtain a visa to enter Bulgaria, for a maximum stay of 90 days; this is applicable for tourist, business or student purposes. However, those who are not staying in hotels must register with the local police within 48 hours of arrival.
Citizens of Canada or Canadian passport holders who wish to stay in Bulgaria for more than 90 days are required to obtain a visa prior to traveling. Additionally, those wishing to extend their visit in Bulgaria must leave the country and apply for the appropriate visa in Canada.
Foreigners entering or transiting in Bulgaria should present the following:
- Proof of adequate funds for their stay amounting to €50 per day
- A return or onward ticket or
- Sufficient funds to obtain one
- Visa for the next destination country
Important Notice: Documentary proof of valid insurance policy granted by an insurance company licensed for operation within the European Union, with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for coverage of any repatriation, emergency medical aid and emergency treatment costs for the length of stay. Foreigners are also required to fill up a customs declaration of currency and valuables upon arrival and this must be stamped by Bulgarian customs. Responsibility of safe keeping lies with the traveler, as this must also be presented upon departure. Failure to produce this document upon departure may result in serious consequences, such as delays, confiscation of undeclared monies and even possible prosecution.
These entry and exit requirements have been obtained from and confirmed with Bulgarian authorities. They are, however, subject to change at any time. For up-to-date information, contact:
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
325 Stewart Street
Telephone: (613) 789-3215
Fax: (613) 789-3524
Consular Offices of the Republic of Bulgaria, Canada
2420 Doulton Drive
Telephone: (905) 454-0221
Fax: (905) 454-3935
4570 King Edward Avenue
Telephone: (514) 573-0360
Fax: (514) 573-0361
65 Overlea Blvd.
Telephone: (416) 696-2420 / -2278
Fax: (416) 696-8019