Monday, 16 January 2017
Legalisation of British Documents for Official Use in Bulgaria Print E-mail
The Hague Convention, abolishing the requirement for Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents ("Hague Legalization Convention") has been in force in Bulgaria since 2001.

If you need to use official British documents in Bulgaria, be it for business purposes (registration of companies, trade marks, patents) or personal and family reasons such as getting married in Bulgaria, they have to be legalized at the Legalization Office of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.

Address: The Legalization Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Old Admiralty Building, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2LG. Tel:020 7008 1111. Fax: 020 7008 1010. Internet site:

Once legalised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, such documents do not need further legalisation by the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in London.

In order to have a British document certified at the Bulgarian Embassy, you should first have it translated by one of the certified translator from the list on the Embassy’s website. Next, you should submit the document for certification to the Embassy’s Consular Section. The fee for this service is 11 GBR per document.