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South Africa Embassy and Consulates in Bulgaria

2 Diplomatic Missions 2 Cities

South Africa Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria

South Africa Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria
1000 Sofia, 26 “Bacho Kiro” Str.
Phone: + 359 2 939 50 15 Working hours: Open now (Close in 7 hours 5 minutes)

South Africa Honorary Consulate in Varna, Bulgaria

South Africa Honorary Consulate in Varna, Bulgaria
9000 Varna, 18, Rue San Sefano
Phone: +359 52 60 33 87 Working hours: Open now (Close in 7 hours 5 minutes)

Holidays to be Observed in 2021

The Embassies and Consulates of South Africa may close on the following Bulgarian and South African holidays in 2021/2022:

Holiday
Holiday Date Counting down
Day of Reconciliation Thursday, December 16 1 month, 4 weeks
Christmas Eve Friday, December 24 2 months
Christmas Day Saturday, December 25 2 months, 1 week
Day of Godwill Tuesday, December 28 2 months, 1 week
New Year's Day Saturday, January 01 2 months, 2 weeks
Liberation Day Thursday, March 03 4 months, 2 weeks
Human Rights Day Monday, March 21 5 months
Good Friday Sunday, April 10 5 months, 3 weeks
Family Day Wednesday, April 13 5 months, 3 weeks

Frequently asked questions, answered

1. How many South African Embassies/Consulates are there in Bulgaria?

South Africa currently maintains 2 diplomatic representative offices in Bulgaria including Sofia and Varna.

2 - Do Bulgarian citizens need a visa for South Africa?

Bulgarian citizens are required to obtain a valid visa in order to be allowed entry into South Africa. Kindly contact the nearest embassies or consulates of South Africa in Bulgaria for further instructions.

3- What is the Holiday Calendar of South African embassies in Bulgaria?

The South African representative offices in Bulgaria will be closed in observance of the following Bulgarian and South African holidays in 2021/2021:

  • Day of Reconciliation (ZA) Thu, Dec 16, 2021 (1 month, 4 weeks)

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Time in South Africa vs Bulgaria

Pretoria, South Africa time is 1:00 hours behind Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria 10:25AMMonday, October 18, 2021
Pretoria, South Africa 09:25AMMonday, October 18, 2021