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  • Located in Southeast Europe bordering Black Sea between Romania and Turkey
  • The weather is moderately cold with damp winters and hot and dry summers. Earthquakes and landslides are common natural hazards

 

Marriage to a Bulgarian Citizen

Every country has its own laws that apply to its citizens marrying a person from a different country. Getting married to a Bulgarian citizen with the goal of eventually bringing them to Canada to live is a process with many steps. 

You must demonstrate to Bulgarian officials that they are not currently married to anyone else. Click here to learn more.

If you want to bring your Bulgarian spouse or partner to live in Canada, you must then file a sponsorship application for them to become a permanent resident. If they would like to visit you in Canada while their application is in process, they must also apply for a visitor visa. For more information, please see our family sponsorship page and our visitor visa page.

See a sample Sponsorship Application

 

Bulgarian Marriage Basic Requirements

In order to marry a citizen of Bulgaria, you must demonstrate to the Bulgarian government that you are eligible to do so. This includes:

  • Proof of country of birth
  • Proof of single status
  • Proof of age requirement

If you need a visa to enter the Schengen Area to travel to Bulgaria, you will need:

  • Passport with at least 6 months validity
  • Completed application form
  • Copy of declaration form
  • Passport size photo
  • Copy of green card, or visa bank of applicant’s home country
  • Invitation from a Bulgarian citizen
  • Return ticket
  • Proof of medical insurance

Bulgarian Marriage Ceremony

The marriage ceremony to a Bulgarian citizen can legally take place in Bulgaria, Canada, or any other country as long as both parties have the necessary visas to enter this country legally. This marriage can then be recognized when applying for a permanent residence or a visitor visa for your Bulgarian spouse. To learn more about cereomny customs, see below.

Family Members

If your Bulgarian spouse has dependent children, this does not affect the Bulgarian Marriage document application.

If you have dependent children, they have no effect on the application to marry a Bulgarian citizen.

How long is the Bulgarian Marriage document valid?

The document is valid for 6 months from the date of issue. If you do not marry your Bulgarian fiancé within 6 months of the issuance of the Bulgarian Marriage document, you must apply again with new supporting documents.

List of Bulgarian Consulates in Canada

Embassy of the republic of Bulgaria in Ottawa, Canada

Calling Bulgaria

The country code is 359 so to call dial 011 – 359 – area code – local number

Area Codes:

Smolyan Province codes (301: Smolyan, 309: Pamporovo)

2 Sofia
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30xx
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31x Plovdiv Province codes
31xx
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32 Plovdiv
33x Plovdiv Province codes (331: Asenovgrad)
33xx
34 Pazardzhik
35x Pazardzhik Province codes (350: Peshtera, 359: Velingrad)
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35xxx
36x Kardzhali Province codes (361: Kardzhali)
36xx
36xxx
37x Haskovo Province codes (373: Harmanli, 379: Svilengrad)
37xx
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38 Haskovo
39x Haskovo Province codes (391: Dimitrovgrad)
39xx
41x Stara Zagora Province codes (316: Chirpan)
41xx
41xxx
42 Stara Zagora
430 Tetra mobile network
43x Stara Zagora Province codes (431: Kazanlak)
43xx
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44 Silven
45x Sliven Province codes (453: Kotel, 457: Nova Zagora, 454: Tvarditza)
45xx
46 Yambol
47x Yambol and Haskovo Provinces codes (470: Topolovgrad, 478: Elhovo)
47xx
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51x Varna Province codes (518: Provadiya, 519: Devnya)
51xx
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52 Varna
53x Shumen Province codes (537: Novi Pazar, 538: Veliki Preslav)
53xx
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54 Shumen
55x Burgas Province codes (550: South coast zone 1, 554: Nesebar)
55xx
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56 Burgas
57x Dobrich Province codes (570: Kavarna, 579: Balchik)
57xx
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58 Dobrich
59x Burgas Province codes (590: South coast zone 2, 596: Pomorie)
59xx
59xxx
60x Targovishte Province codes (601: Targovishte, 608: Popovo)
60xx
60xxx
61x Veliko Tarnovo Province codes (610: Pavlikeni, 618 Gorna Oryahovitza)
61xx
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62 Veliko Tarnovo
63x Veliko Tarnovo and Pleven Provinces codes (631: Svishtov)
63xx
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64 Pleven
65x Pleven Province codes (650: Levski, 658: Belene)
65xx
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66 Gabrovo
67x Gabrovo and Lovech Provinces codes (670: Troyan, 675: Sevlievo)
67xx
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68 Lovech
69x Lovech Province codes (697: Lukovit)
69xx
69xxx
700 Local rate numbers (five digits)
70x Kyustendil Province codes (701: Dupnitsa)
70xx
71xx Sofia Province codes (720: Etropole, 721: Kostinbrod, 722: Samokov)
71xx
72x
73 Blagoevgrad
74x Blagoevgrad Province codes (745: Petrich, 746: Sandanski, 747: Razlog, 749: Bansko)
74xx
75xxx
75x Blagoevgrad and Sofia Provinces codes (750: Borovets, 751: Gotse Delchev)
75xx
75xxx
76 Pernik
77x Pernik Province codes (777: Radomir)
77xx
77xxx
78 Kyustendil
79xx Kyustendil Province codes
800 Toll free numbers (five digits)
81x Ruse Province codes (817: Byala)
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82 Ruse
83x Razgrad Province codes (838: Kubrat)
83xx
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84 Razgrad
85x Silistra Province codes (855: Dulovo, 857: Tutrakan)
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86 Silistra
87 GSM/UMTS mobile network Vivacom (seven digits) *
88 GSM/UMTS mobile network MTel (seven digits)
89 GSM/UMTS mobile network Globul (seven digits) *
900 Value added services (five digits)
91x Vratsa Province codes (910: Mezdra, 915: Byala Slatina)
91xx
91xxx
92 Vratsa
93x Vidin Province codes (936: Belogradchik, 938: Kula)
93xx
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94 Vidin
95x Montana Province codes (953: Berkovitsa)
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96 Montana
97x Vratsa and Montana Province codes (971: Lom, 973: Kozloduy)
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97xxx

Canadian Consulate in Bulgaria

9 Moskovska Street
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria

Telephone: (02) 969-9710
Fax: (02) 981-6081 E-mail: general@canada-bg.org

 

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