Bulgarian Birth Certificate: Essential Guide & Process Overview

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What is it?

A birth certificate is an official document provided by the state that declares the birth of an individual. It records the details such as the place, date and time of birth, and the names of the parents.

Who needs it?

Anyone born in Bulgaria who needs official proof of their birth details. It is mandatory for all Bulgarian citizens and is required for various processes such as obtaining a passport or driver’s license, and for school registration.


  1. The process begins with the medical institution where the birth took place. They will notify the municipality of the birth within 48 hours.
  2. The parents or guardians need to visit the local municipality office within seven days and submit an application.
  3. Along with the application, parents will also need to provide the necessary documents.
  4. After verifying the documents, the municipality will issue the birth certificate.

Required Documents

  1. Identity documents of both parents.
  2. Medical certificate of birth issued by the hospital or the medical institution.
  3. Certificate of marriage, if applicable.

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Additional details

It’s essential to note that both parents need to be present at the municipality to declare the birth. In cases where one parent cannot be present, a notarized consent from the absent parent should be presented. In cases of international adoption, diverse rules apply. It’s recommended to seek specific advice or assistance from a local service provider in such cases.


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