How to Prepare for Your Appointment

Please note:

  • Use the American format for your date of birth: MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/year)
  • You must provide your Social Security Number. If you fail to provide the information, you will encounter a delay in processing and/or denial of your passport application.
  • Include a valid email address where you can be reached.
  • Include a valid local phone number where you can be reached.
  • List a local (Bulgarian) mailing address. This could also be a hotel address, friend’s address, etc. If your permanent address is not the same as mailing, please fill out a street address (no P.O. box)
  • List all other names you have used: maiden name, legal name change, name change due to marriage/divorce.
  • Height: Please do not leave blank, fill out your height in feet/inches.
  • Hair Color: Please do not leave blank.
  • Eye Color: Please do not leave blank.

Please print the application forms on SINGLE-SIDED PAPER – double-sided printing will not be accepted.

You may find a list of prohibited items when visiting the Embassy and information about parking at

We reserve the right to reschedule your appointment if you are late or come unprepared.