Protest in front of U.S. Embassy

Monday, April 10, 2017 The Embassy has been informed of a planned protest directly across Kozyak Street from the Embassy’s main entrance this afternoon, Monday, April 10, 2017.  The Association of Syrians in Sofia plans to stage an anti-U.S. protest between the hours of 4 pm and 6 pm.  The embassy remains open but advises U.S. citizens ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

Last Updated: March 6, 2017   As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This ... Read More»

Protest Advisory

Pro-Nazi and Nationalist Groups to March and Protest on Saturday, February 18, 2017 The Embassy has been informed of a planned march and protest through parts of the city on Saturday, February 18th.  The organizers of the protest plan to march from NDK to 1 Trakiya St., approximately during the hours of 1700 to 2100.  Information ... Read More»

Turkey

January 25, 2017 U.S. citizens are warned of increased threats from terrorist groups in Turkey.  Carefully consider the need to travel to Turkey at this time, and avoid travel to southeast Turkey due to the persistent threat of terrorism.  The Department of State has placed restrictions on official travel by U.S. government personnel to Istanbul ... Read More»

Turkey Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria would like to draw your attention to the latest Turkey Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State on October 29, 2016. Turkey Travel Warning The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey.  U.S. citizens should avoid travel ... Read More»

Turkey Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria would like to draw your attention to the latest Turkey Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State on October 24, 2016 and to the security message issued by the Consulate General in Istanbul on October 22, 2016. Turkey Travel Warning The U.S. Department of State continues to ... Read More»

Voting Message for U.S. Citizens: Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the United States.  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 8.  U.S. citizens who want to participate in ... Read More»

Turkey Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria would like to draw your attention to the latest Turkey Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey.  U.S. citizens should avoid travel to southeast Turkey and carefully consider the ... Read More»

Turkey Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria would like to draw your attention to the latest Turkey Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.  On August 23, 2016, the ... Read More»

Protest at Sofia Courthouse August 9

U.S. Embassy Sofia informs U.S. citizens of a planned protest of motorcyclists in front of the Sofia Courthouse on Tuesday, August 9 at 1900 hrs.  The protesters seek justice following the death of two Bulgarian motorcyclists killed in a vehicular accident on July 24th.  Further reports indicate this protest will also be carried out in ... Read More»

Turkey Travel Warning

The U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria would like to draw your attention to the latest Turkey Travel Warning issued by the U.S. Department of State. The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.  The U.S. Department of State ... Read More»

Turkey Travel Warning

The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey.  In light of the July 15 coup attempt and the resulting potential for interruptions to travel and daily life, we suggest U.S. citizens reconsider travel to Turkey at this time.  This replaces ... Read More»

Taxpayers Webinar on June 29

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT. To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers or https://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link.  Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time.  The session will ... Read More»

Travel Alert – Europe

As part of the State Department’s continuous efforts to provide Americans travelling abroad with information about relevant events, we are alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.  The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present ... Read More»

Advisories to U.S. Citizens

The March 23 security message that the U.S. Embassy distributed to U.S. citizens concerning threats in Sofia is no longer in effect. The Embassy appreciates the proactive measures taken by the Government of Bulgaria in response to threat concerns, and the Embassy continues to work closely with the Government of Bulgaria on counter-terrorism issues.  Recent ... Read More»

Travel Alert – Europe

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. U.S. ... Read More»

March and Protest on March 3, 2016

U.S. Embassy Sofia informs U.S. citizens of a planned march and protest scheduled on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  The Ataka political party plans to march from National Palace of Culture to the Alexander Nevski Cathedral, between the hours of approximately 1130 and 1500.  The U.S. Embassy recommends that U.S. citizens avoid those areas during the ... Read More»

Demonstration on February 13, 2016

U.S. Embassy Sofia informs U.S. citizens of a planned march and protest scheduled on Saturday, February 13, 2016.  The organizers of the protest plan to march from NDK to 1 Trakiya St., approximately during the hours of 1700 to 2100.  This protest is part of an annual commemoration of the death of Bulgarian General Hristo ... Read More»

Declassified Photos

U.S. citizens in Bulgaria should be aware that the release of declassified photos of U.S.- or coalition-held prisoners from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts could prompt anti-U.S. protests and violence against U.S. interests including private U.S. citizens.  The photos are being released as part of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.  We remind you ... Read More»

Travel Alert – Worldwide

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.  Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both ... Read More»

Worldwide Caution

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high ... Read More»

Demonstration on February 14, 2015

U.S. Embassy Sofia informs U.S. citizens of a demonstration scheduled on Saturday, February 14, 2015.  The demonstration will take place in front of the memorial plaque on 1 Trakiya Street from 5pm-9pm.  However, information suggests there may also be a march starting at the National Palace of Culture (NDK).  This demonstration is part of an ... Read More»
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