Nonimmigrant Visas

On June 17, 2023, the application fee for U.S. visitor visas and other non-petition based nonimmigrant visas will increase from $160 to $185.  Petition-based (H, L, O, P, Q, and R) visa fees will increase from $190 to $205.  E visa application fees will increase from $205 to $315.  For additional information on visa fees please visit Fees for Visa Services (

Starting May 12, 2023, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers will no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States.  For more information, please click here.

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Sofia is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

Please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website for complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To contact a customer service representative, please visit the GSS Contact Us page or use the contact information below:

To reach the U.S. Consulate in Sofia, please write to:

  • Telephone:Please contact a customer service representative using one of these telephone numbers:
  • Callers in Bulgaria:Call 02 4916 461
  • Callers in the United States:Call 1-703-988-7106.

Interview Appointment Information:

Fax: +359 (2) 937-5209

Inquiries about Nonimmigrant Visas may be made only in writing and addressed to the attention of Chief of Consular section:

Fax +359 (2) 937-5209

Postal Address from the U.S.:

Consular Section, Attn: Nonimmigrant Visa Unit
Department of State
5740 Sofia Place
Washington, DC 20521-5740

Postal Address from outside the U.S.:

U.S. Embassy, Consular Section
Attn: Nonimmigrant Visa Unit
Ul. Kozyak 16
Sofia 1408, Bulgaria

Please note that no one may accompany applicants into the embassy’s consular waiting room. This includes American citizens, spouses, attorneys, sponsors, friends, and family members. Thus, any information these individuals would like to present should be submitted with the application materials or given to the applicant to present to the Consular Officer during the interview. We appreciate your understanding.

To help speed up the security process and save time, you should ensure that you are not carrying any prohibited items.

Backpacks and large bags are not permitted in the Embassy and may cause you to be denied entrance into the Embassy.

Laptops, tablets, bags and all other prohibited items from the list cannot be kept by the security guards.

Additional prohibited items include:

  • electronic equipment
  • dangerous items
  • bottles
  • food
  • sealed envelopes
  • sealed packages
  • sprays, perfumes and other liquids


There is no parking lot on the Embassy grounds. We recommend you use public transportation or a taxi as it can be difficult to find street parking near the Embassy.

The streets around the Embassy are part of the paid Green Zone. If you choose to come by car, please be advised that you will not have access to your phone in the waiting room of the Consular section and you should use paper parking coupons. You may find more information on the official website of the Urban Mobility Center.