The Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria, in Kazakhstan are pleased to announce
the opening of their Visa Application Centre in Almaty and Astana. The site
provides information on procedures applicable to Kazakh residents who wish to
apply for a Bulgarian Visa not exceeding 90 days to travel to Bulgaria. However
the long stay visa exceeding 90 days has to be submitted directly to the
Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria in Astana. This site provides with details
related to your application submission and collection process along with other
useful information you need to know.
The visa applications are to be submitted at the Bulgaria Visa Application
Centre in Almaty and Astana in accordance with the Jurisdiction specified. All
applications collected by the Visa Application Centre will be sent to the
Embassy of The Republic Bulgaria in Astana for assessment and resolution. Visa
Application Centre staff have no say in the visa decisions taken by Embassy of
The Republic of Bulgaria, Kazakhstan.
For Prospective Applicants
Applicants who wish to apply for a visa are requested to kindly read the
information on this site carefully. The guidelines listed on this site are to
help you prepare your documents accurately. This will reduce the risks of your
application being incomplete or take a longer time to being processed.
The Embassy of The Republic of Bulgaria has the right to ask for any other
additional documents it considers necessary, and/or may call the applicant for
an interview, and has a contractual right of refusal without any explanation.
Kindly note, that in all cases the visa fee, service charge and all
optional fees are non-refundable.
A visa application should be submitted at least 15 days before the intended
visit and cannot be submitted earlier than three months before the intended
visit. Processing time will be 10 working days depending on the season and
It is also possible to submit a visa application directly to the Embassy
however this process might take longer. The procedure is applicable only for
accredited agents. Applicants are obliged to prepare their
documents and pay consular fee in advance. Please plan your trip accordingly,
depending on the season and work load; it might take few days between your
requested appointment and actual submission of the documents. Processing time
for submitted applications is approximately 10 working days.
||Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose
of visit’ – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire
visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on
choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature,
we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take
to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of the Republic
of Bulgaria. Go to ‘All about your visas’ link on this website
and find out details related to the visa category you want to apply for – here,
you can find the applicable fee, documents required, Visa application form,
photo specifications and more.
||Submit your application: Please ensure you read the security
regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre. Visit Visa
Application Centre as per appointment scheduled and submit your completed Visa
Application Forms along with required supporting documents.
||Pay applicable Fee: Submission Officer will advise you on
total payable amount in Tenge (Visa Fee + Service fee in Tenge and a Receipt
will be provided for all payments made at the Centre.
After submission of documents at
the Visa Application Centre, you can also check status of your application
online by simply providing the unique VAC Reference Number and your Date of
Birth. VAC reference number can be found on the Invoice-Cum-Receipt provided by
the Submission Officer at the application centre at the time of submission.
To track your application online please click here.