The Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa systems. This issue is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working urgently to correct the problem and restore full operability.
Applications for a U.S. visa made after June 8, 2015, are also affected by this delay. Nonimmigrant visa applicants who did not submit their DS-160 online application prior to June 9, 2015, should reschedule their interview appointments. Individuals with urgent travel should follow the instructions for expedited emergency appointment found on this website.
Applicants should NEVER purchase tickets prior to receipt of their passport with visa. We cannot expedite the pick-up of visas on the basis of pre-purchased tickets. The TNT pick-up location or home delivery address can be changed at any time prior to 11:59 p.m. on the day before the interview at the Embassy.
If you experience problems completing the DS-160 form, please check the information available at: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/forms/ds-160--online-nonimmigrant-visa-application/frequently-asked-questions.html or write to: email@example.com. The call center agents are unable to answer any questions or provide guidance on this process.
Dear Consular section clients, please be advised that our regular pick-up/drop-off service between 4:00- 4:30 p.m. at the main entrance will be closed on June 19, July 1 and July 3, 2015. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Bulgaria. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia.
This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Bulgaria.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Bank and Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Change Document Delivery Address
- Track & Retrieve My Passport
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Waiver of Personal Appearance for Qualified Visa Applicants – Drop-Box
- Application Pending Further Action
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs
- Travel Coordinator
- Crew Visa Program
- Group Appointments
- Diplomatic and Government Officials
- Visas for Applicants under 14 and over 80
- Bulgaria SWT Program