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Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

Services - Embassy of Finland, Sofia : Services


26 Bacho Kiro,1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
Tel. +359-2-810 2110


The Embassy of Finland in Sofia provides a range of services for Finnish and foreign nationals permanently residing in Finland. The services are based on Consular Services Act (PDF, 163 kB).

Welcome to Finland will help you in the early days of settling in Finland. It gives you information about living and working in Finland, explains how Finnish authorities work and gives basic information about Finnish culture and society.

For Finnish citizens

  • Passports
  • Assistance with matters pertaining to Finnish authorities such as citizenship, military service, and population register
  • Aid to citizens in distress
  • Administration of voting in Bulgaria for Finnish elections

Other services

  • Visas
  • Residence and work permits
  • Notary services
  • Information on Finland and Finnish public services
  • Business Services - Team Finland

Consular service hours and how to make an appointment for a passport, Schengen visa or residence permit

CUSTOMER SERVICES: Mon-Wed 09.00-12.00 by appointment only

TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES: Mon-Wed 13.00-15.00 tel. +359-887 493 873


The visa section is open for applicants to submit their application BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. It is the responsibility of each applicant to make an appointment with the Embassy beforehand.

Appointment hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 09.00-12.00.
Closed on Finnish and Bulgarian Public Holidays.

Please send an e-mail to with your requested time of visit. The Embassy has limited number of appointments reserved for the visa applicants. Please book your appointment and apply in advance.

Please note that as from November 2015, all Schengen visa applicants will be requested to submit their biometric data, including fingerprints and a digital photograph.

Your e-mail must include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Contact details
  • Schedule date for travelling or moving to Finland
  • Purpose of travel (tourism, business, family visit or other) or type of residence permit

pdfFinnish and Bulgarian Public Holidays 2019

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Updated 1/7/2019

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