Embassy Services


Tourist visas – any Bulgarian national may submit an application for this type of visa, though in some cases the visa applications may be rejected by the Qatari authorities. The applicant needs to submit the following documents for the tourist visa application:

  • 2 passport photos
  • Bank statement that proves availability of not less than 1200 Euros in the applicant’ personal account.
  • Entry visa application form – properly completed and signed by the applicant
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Air ticket and hotel reservations
  • Invitation for official visit  (if available)
  • Visa issuance fee for the amount of 28 Euros should be paid in advance via a bank transfer to the bank account of the embassy and a copy of the bank transfer has to be attached to the application. 

It takes around 15 days to issue the visa and it is not possible to issue visas on an urgent basis. In case the visa application is rejected, the visa fee will not be refunded to the applicant.


Legalization of documents

The Embassy provides services with regards to legalization of original Bulgarian documents only (for example: birth certificates, marriage certificates, academic diplomas, commercial documents and others). The legalization is performed by the embassy after the respective document has been legalized with APOSTIL by a Bulgarian official authority (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education or Ministry of Justice) and after an official translation to English or Arabic language has been attached whereas the translation should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

With regards to the commercial documents and some other documents, the amount of the legalization fee differs in accordance with a special tariff. The applicant needs to confirm the total amount due for the legalization of his documents and needs to pay the fees in advance via a bank transfer to the account of the Embassy and provide a copy of the bank transfer along with the documents for legalization. The legalization of the documents is performed by the respective Consular Services official within 2-3 days and it is not possible to apply for legalization on an urgent basis.