Office of the Honorary Consul of Canada to Bulgaria in Sofia


Note that the Honorary Consul is not responsible for visa applications.

To apply for a visa, study permit, work permit, please contact the VAC (Visa Application Centre):

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Sofia
77 Tzar Assen street, 1st floor, Sofia
Helpline number: (+359 2) 939 47 47

Or apply online at

Assistance to Canadians: This Office provides consular assistance, notarial services and passport and citizenship application forms to Canadian citizens. Honorary Consul offices do not issue passports.

Full consular services are offered at the Embassy in Bucharest.

Important note – All enquiries about Canadian visas and immigration to Canada are handled by the Visa and Immigration section, rather than the Consular section. This includes enquiries from Canadian citizens who wish to sponsor their relatives to come to Canada or who wish to invite relatives or friends to come to Canada.

Fees and accepted methods of payment

Credit/ Debit: Only Visa or MasterCard are accepted. The fees will be charged in Canadian dollars. Please complete and sign the Credit Card Authorization Form   

Administrative fees of $1.50 CAD per $50.00 CAD transaction will be charged separately by the processing agent and should not be included in the total amount authorized.

You may use one authorization form for more than one service or application; just mark the total amount and the name(s) of all applicants.

Address, Telephone, Fax, Email

7, Pozitano street, block no. 3, first floor, office no. 4
Postal code 1301
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria 
Tel: + 359-2-969-9710 
Fax: +  359-2-981-6081

Hours of Service to the public

Monday to Friday 08:30 - 13:00

Hours of Operation

Monday  to Thursday
08:30 - 17:00

08:30 - 14:00

Statutory Holidays - 2015

Our offices are closed on the following days:

January 01New Year’s Day
March 03Bulgaria National Day
April 06Easter Monday (catholic)
April 13Easter Monday (orthodox)
May 06Bulgarian Army Day
September 07Labour Day (Canada)
September 22Independence Day (Bulgaria)
October 12Thanksgiving Day
December 24Christmas Eve
December 25Christmas Day
December 31New Year’s Eve