Getting Married in Bulgaria

If you are a U.S. citizen and wish to marry a Bulgarian citizen in Bulgaria, the Bulgarian authorities require that you make a statement before a U.S. consular officer, swearing that you are legally eligible to marry. This statement is not required if the American citizen holds dual citizenship and is also a Bulgarian citizen.

Fill out this statement and print it. Do not sign until requested to do so during your appointment at the embassy.

Please schedule an appointment for a notary service. Once you schedule the appointment, please contact us at to provide the full name of your fiancée, if accompanied by them. We reserve the right to reschedule your appointment if you are late or come unprepared.

The fee for notarization of this statement is $50. The fee may be paid by cash in U.S. dollars or in Bulgarian leva or by a credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners. Personal checks are not accepted.

The sworn statement must then be taken to the Consular Section of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to be authenticated before you may get married. Address: 2, Alfred Nobel Str. Tel.: 02/948 29 99

For additional information about getting married while abroad, please click here.