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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.

The statement is prepared by the Consular Section. It includes the full name of the American citizen (please bring your U.S. passport) and the full name, date of birth and current address of the Bulgarian citizen spouse. 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.

Please schedule an appointment before you come. 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 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.