Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Group Visa Print E-mail
The Group visa is issued for transit passage or with an entitlement to stay for a cumulative duration not exceeding 30 days to aliens who are citizens of one State, who have formed the group prior to their departure, who hold a group passport, and subject to the condition that they enter, stay in and leave the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria as a group.

Upon submission of an application for the issuing of a group visa, each member of the group must submit an application, presenting with it:

• a group passport or another group identity document to which a visa may be affixed;

• a photocopy of the pages of the foreign-travel document containing the personal data and the visas affixed and/or a photocopy of the residence permits held;

• an application completed in a standard form and 1 colour photograph (passport size (3.5 by 4.5 cm) of each of the members of the group, glued to the application form).

In addition to the above, the following must be presented upon submission of applications for the issuing of a transit group visa:

• proof of guaranteed means of transport for the transit passage and a copy of this proof, and/or proof of possession of sufficient financial means for continuation of the journey;

• proof of possession of sufficient financial means to cover the subsistence costs for each transit passage, to the minimum amount of EUR 50 or the equivalent of this amount in another freely convertible currency and, in the case of an overland transit passage by a means of transport operated by the applicant, additional financial means to the minimum amount of EUR 200 or the equivalent of this amount in another freely convertible currency.

In addition to the above, the following must be presented upon submission of applications for the issuing of a short-stay group visa:

• proof of possession of sufficient financial means to cover the subsistence costs, to the minimum amount of EUR 50 for each day of the stay as requested by the visa application or the equivalent of this amount in another freely convertible currency, but not less than a total of EUR 500 or the equivalent of this amount in another freely convertible currency, or a document of pre-paid tourist services;

• proof of possession of sufficient financial means to cover the accommodation costs, to the minimum amount of EUR 50 for each day of the stay as requested by the visa application or the equivalent of this amount in another freely convertible currency, or a document of pre-paid overnight stay in a collective tourist accommodation establishment, or proof of invitation from a Bulgarian natural person certifying that accommodation will be provided;

• proof of possession of sufficient financial means to cover the costs of leaving Bulgaria or a ticket and, in the case of crossing the border by land, sea or river by means of transport operated by the applicant, financial means to the minimum amount of EUR 300 or the equivalent of this amount in another freely convertible currency.