Registration in the Republic of Bulgaria of children of Bulgarian citizen (s) born abroad based on documents issued by local authorities


Citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria who are abroad are obliged to provide or send to the Bulgarian diplomatic or consular representation in the country concerned, a certified copy or extract of the document within six months after the birth of a child's birth certificate by a local authority together with a request stating their permanent address in the Republic of Bulgaria.
 
 
 
The citizens can also provide the legalized birth certificate with the certified Bulgarian translation by a Bulgarian diplomatic or consular representative or by a translation firm with an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria. The signing of the Bulgarian translator's translation is done at the Consular Relations Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at: 2, Alfred Nobel Str., Sofia.
 
 
 
If the document is issued in a country with which the Republic of Bulgaria does not have a legal aid contract explicitly providing for exemption from legalization, the document is legalized (certified) by Apostille, according to the Hague Convention No. 12 or is provided with a seal of the MFA of the respective country, subsequently certified by the Bulgarian diplomatic or consular representation in that country.
 
 
 
It is not necessary for the local act of birth to be legalized if it originates from a country with which Bulgaria has a legal aid contract that explicitly provides for exemption from legalization.
 
 
 
 
 
Parents submit an application for a passport to the child after receiving from the municipality a Bulgarian birth certificate with the registered ID.
 
 
 
Detailed information on States Parties as well as on Apostille issuing authorities in each country can be found at www.hcch.net
 
 
 
The municipality where the birth of the child is registered is the municipality of the permanent address of the mother; if she is not a Bulgarian citizen - in the municipality on the permanent address of the father.
 
 
 


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Registration in the Republic of Bulgaria of children of Bulgarian citizen (s) born abroad based on documents issued by local authorities Registration in the Republic of Bulgaria of children of Bulgarian citizen (s) born abroad based on documents issued by local authorities