Birth Certificates

  • Fees: 5 BG leva for a regular service (7 days); 7,50 BG leva for an expedited service (3 days); 10 leva for an express service (1 day)
  • Document Name: Удостоверение за раждане (Udostoverenie za razhdane)
  • Issuing Authority: the local municipality
  • Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal of the municipality, the clerk’s signature, the color and the format may vary.
  • Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Civil Registry Office clerk
  • Registration Criteria: The parents register the birth of their child with their IDs
  • Procedure for Obtaining:  1. Request for issuance, 2. ID (or a power-of-attorney), 3. Receipt for the paid fee.
  • Certified Copies Available: Duplicates of birth certificates are issued according to the same procedures.
  • Comments:  Bulgaria is signatory to the Vienna convention of 1976. In addition to the regular birth certificates, Bulgarian civil authorities issue birth certificates in three languages: Bulgarian, French and English. The form is two-sided and bares the seal of the Civil Registry Office