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Offices

 

Offices

EMBASSY WORKING TIME
The Embassy offices are open on weekdays from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00.
Telephone switchboard: +35929217300 (active from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.30); Fax: +35929803717

OPENING HOURS OF THE CONSULAR SECTION
The CONSULAR DESK is open from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00, Tuesday and Thursday from 15 to 16 (only for document collection)
During the current health emergency phase, the public can access the Consular Desk only by appointment or for situations of proven urgency / emergency, equipped with a personal mask and after measuring the body temperature at the entrance. Limitation to a maximum of 3 people at the same time in the waiting room. Access to any accompanying persons is forbidden.
Please carefully consult the Embassy website and the COVID-19 emergency dedicated page before calling the Embassy offices to request information about the measures in force in Bulgaria and Italy.
For information and to make an appointment, please contact the Consular Section by writing an e-mail to consolare.sofia@esteri.it
It is also possible to contact the Consular Chancellery by phone at the following numbers: from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 12.00 (in Italian and Bulgarian) at the number +35929217316 and from 15.00 to 16.00 (in Italian and Bulgarian) at the number +35929217331.

Outside of this time frame, the following EMERGENCY numbers are active only for reporting serious and proven emergency situations that require immediate and non-deferrable interventions (such as: accidents, arrests, serious medical problems, natural disasters, serious family situations):

  • From Monday to Friday from 18.00 to 22.00, on Saturday, Sunday and holidays the following number is active (in Italian): +359888466577
  • On Friday from 18.00 to 22.00, on Saturday, Sunday and on holidays from 8.00 to 22.00 the following number is active (in Bulgarian): +359887774384

From 22.00 to 8.00 it is possible to contact the local emergency number 112 (with which it is possible to communicate as well as in Bulgarian also in English, French and German) or the official on duty of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the number +390636912666.

EMISSION OF THE EMERGENCY TRAVEL DOCUMENT – ETD
In case of theft or loss of documents, the Embassy can issue a temporary travel document (ETD - Emergency Travel Document) valid only for the return to Italy or the country of residence. In order to obtain the document, the citizen will have to visit the Embassy, from Monday to Friday from 9 to 11.30. On weekends and public holidays, it will be possible to issue ETDs only in cases of proven emergency (accidents, arrests, serious medical problems, natural disasters, serious family situations). Therefore, we kindly advise all citizens travelling to Bulgaria to acquire two different travel documents, that will be kept separately (i.e. ID to bring with you and passport that will be kept in a safe place).

 

EMBASSY OF ITALY

Head of Mission H.E. Ambassador Stefano BALDI
2, Shipka Street
1000 Sofia – Bulgaria
PEC email address: amb.sofia@cert.esteri.it

SECRETARIAT OF THE HEAD OF MISSION
Tel. +359 2 9217 304/305
E-mail: segreteria.sofia@esteri.it

COUNSELLOR OFFICE
Deputy Head of Mission: Mr. Francesco Calderoli
E-mail: segreteria.sofia@esteri.it

COMMERCIAL OFFICE
Head Responsible: Mr. Francesco Calderoli
E-mail: commerciale.sofia@esteri.it

To request assistance from the economic-commercial section click here

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE
Contact person: Ms. Paola Fasano

CONSULAR OFFICE / VISAS
Head Responsible: Mr. Francesco Calderoli
Head of Visa department: Ms. Rita Di Lauro
E-mail: visti.sofia@esteri.it

Head of Passports department: Jasmina Unzain
E-mail: consolare.sofia@esteri.it

PEC email address
Consular Section: amb.sofia.consolare@cert.esteri.it

PEC email address
Passports amb.sofia.pass@cert.esteri.it

PRESS OFFICE
Press Agent: Ms. Elza HADJIYSKA
Tel. +359 2 9217304
E-mail: stampa.sofia@esteri.it

PROMOTION OF TRADING EXCHANGE SECTION - INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN TRADE (ICE)
Director Ms. Alessandra Capobianco
2, Kniaginia Maria Luisa Blvd., Business Center TZUM, floor 5th, Sofia 1000
Tel: +359 2 9861574
Fax: +359 2 9817346
E-mail: sofia@ice.it
Opening hours:
Monday- Thursday 09.00 - 17.30
Friday 09.00 - 14.30

ITALIAN INSTITUTE OF CULTURE
Director Ms. Verena Vittur
2B, Parish Street
1000 Sofia - Bulgaria
Tel. +359 2 8170480
Fax: +359 2 8170490
E-mail: iic.sofia@esteri.it

SCHEDULE OF OFFICIAL FESTIVITIES 2020

  • 1st January 2020 – New Year’s Day
  • 6th January 2020 – Epiphany
  • 3rd March 2020 – Republic of Bulgaria’s National Holiday
  • 13th April 2020 – Easter Monday
  • 25th April 2020 – Italy’s Liberation Day
  • 1st May 2020 – Labor Day
  • 24th May 2020 – Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture Day
  • 2nd June 2020 – Republic of Italy’s National Holiday
  • 22nd September 2020 – Bulgarian Independence Day
  • 25th December 2020 – Christmas
  • 26th December 2020 – St. Stephen’s Day

In these days, the offices of the Italian Embassy are closed.

 


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