China Embassy in Bulgaria

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Mr. Wei Jinghua
Address: Street Alexander Von Humboldt 7, Sofia 1113, Republic of Bulgaria 
Tel: +359-2-9733910
Fax: +359-2-9711081

Consular Office of Chinese Embassy in Bulgaria

Tel: +359-2-9733851 (in Bulgarian language); +359-2-9733851 (in English language)
Fax: +359-2-9711081


Bulgarian citizens are exempt from visa fees according to the Agreement between them. It regularly takes 7-10 working days for issuance, so applicants need submit application at least one week before their departure.

Type Third Country Citizen USA Citizen
Single Entry valid for 3 months USD 40 USD 140
Duble Entry valid for 6 months USD 60 USD 140
Multiple Entry valid for 6 months USD 80 USD 140
Multiple Entry valid for 1 year USD 120 USD 140
In addition, Chinese visa is free of charge for foreign citizens from Albania, Maldives, Pakistan, Micronesia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia (Production cost is $ 3), and Belarus (Only for children up to 16 years old).

Visa Exemption to Hong Kong

Citizens of the Republic of Bulgaria are exempted from the requirements for entry into or transit through Hong Kong for a period of stay up to 90 days per period of six months.

Important Notice about Application

Basic Requirements:
1. The original passport or a travel document valid for at least 6 months.
2. A application form, one recent 2-inch, bareheaded and full-faced passport photo, attached to the application form.

In addition to providing the above-mentioned documents, an applicant is also required to answer relevant questions and provide following documents according to different types:

L for Tourism/Family Visit: for tourists, applicants shall evidence their financial capability of covering the travelling expenses, and when necessary, provide the air, train or ship tickets to the heading country/region after leaving. For visiting relatives, applicants are required to provide invitation letter from their relatives.

F for Business/Training/Lecture/Scientific-Technological and Cultural Exchanges, or Study (less than 6 months): the invitation letter from the inviting unit or the notification letter/telegram from the authorized unit is required. 

X for Study: Application Form for Overseas Students (JW201 Form or JW202 Form), Admission Notice and Physical Examination Record for Foreigners are required.

Z for Work/Employment: the Employment License of the PRC for Foreigners and a notification letter/telegram issued by an authorized organization or company are required.

G for Transit: valid visas and on-going tickets to the heading countries/regions are required.

 Please contact Embassy of Bulgaria in PRC if Bulgarians are in distress there.
 China Tour from Sofia Bulgaria
 Related Chinese Embassies in Europe: Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic
- Last modified on Jul. 02, 2020 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Bulgaria
Asked by Sve from BULGARIA | Jun. 24, 2020 03:26Reply
Notice of work permit
I'm currently in China and waiting for Notice of Work Permit. Once I get it, do I need to apply Z visa outside China or I can apply here already?
Answers (1)
Answered by Selina from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 02, 2020 00:12

You can apply for a work visa within mainland China. Try do to it at the local exit and entry administration after you get all the documents.
Asked by Aneliya Stoyanova from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 10, 2019 15:17Reply
Cost of the visa
I live in London and will travel to Beijing to see my daughter which works in China. I have Bulgarian and British citizenship. I will travel with British passport. How much will cost the visa?
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Answered by Larry from UNITED KINGDOM | Sep. 11, 2019 21:00

It costs 151 pounds for a regular single-entry visa.
Asked by Rumyana from BULGARIA | Jul. 15, 2019 03:45Reply
Hi, I'm looking to get a Chinese visa in Bulgaria next week.
If I apply in Bulgaria – is there an additional fee I need to pay ?
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Answered by Nancy from USA | Jul. 15, 2019 20:57

Dear, if you are the third country citizen, the fees are different and may be more or less.
Asked by peter unwin from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 26, 2019 09:55Reply
i am english in bulgaria how much would it be to get a visa for china
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Answered by Oliver from USA | Jun. 27, 2019 18:45

It costs $80 for a single entry.

Asked by Brian from BULGARIA | May. 06, 2019 17:13Reply
I am a US citizen living in Bulgaria. May I apply for a visa to China at the embassy in Sofia
Hi. I am a US citizen living in Bulgaria. I am a professor and have been invited to teach a course at the China University of Political Science and Law in July. May I apply for a visa to China, as a US citizen, at the Chinese Embassy in Sofia. Thank you. Brian
Answers (1)
Answered by Kate from BULGARIA | May. 08, 2019 18:40

Brian, you can apply for a China visa at the embassy in Sofia.
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