BASIC (08-05)

GN 00312.066 Bulgaria – Vital Statistics Records

A. Procedure – Birth Certificates for SSA Purposes and Baptismal Certificates

1. Office to Contact

a. Claimant is a U.S. Citizen

Consular Section
American Embassy, Sofia
Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20521-5740

b. Claimant is Not a U.S. Citizen

Bulgarian Embassy
1621 22nd NW
Washington, D.C. 20008

People residing outside the U.S. should contact the Bulgarian Embassy (or designated representative) in their country of residence.

c. Baptismal Certificates

Church at which the event took place.

2. Fee

  1. Birth Certificates: No fee if the request is sent to the U.S. Embassy.

    $7.00 U.S if the request is sent to a Bulgarian Embassy or consulate.

  2. Baptismal Certificates: Varies.

B. Procedure – Marriage and Death Certificates

1. Office to Contact

The local public registrar’s office in the place where the event took place,

or

A Bulgarian Embassy if the claimant is residing outside Bulgaria.

2. Fee

1.50 BGL in Sofia (legalization 2.00 BGL); fees may vary in the countryside.

$7.00 U.S. if the request is made through a Bulgarian Embassy


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200312066
GN 00312.066 - Bulgaria - Vital Statistics Records - 08/26/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:08/26/2005