Alert – U.S. Embassy Sofia, Bulgaria

Location:  Bulgaria
Event:  Bulgarian Parliament extends the validity of Bulgarian identity documents for 6 months. 

On November 6, 2020, the Bulgarian National Assembly amended the State of Emergency Act to extend the validity of expiring Bulgarian identity documents, including residency cards for foreigners.  Identity documents expiring before January 21, 2021, will remain valid for a period of six months past their expiration date.  Individuals can still apply to renew their identity documents before the six-month extension ends.

More information can be found on the Bulgarian Ministry of Health website

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