To have an Apostille placed, Bulgarian documents must be formatted according to the current requirements. When you receive a document meant to be used abroad, always inform the employee of the issuing institution so they can include the necessary elements for use abroad.
Without legalization – documents to and from countries with which Bulgaria has a bilateral legal assistance treaty are exempt from the requirement to be legalized or Apostilled. You need only an official translation of the document and a certification of the translation at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The documents issued by a foreign state must bear the stamp of the agency authorized in the legal assistance treaty.
We advise our clients to carefully check what the respective country and institution requires – only translation, an Apostille, verification of the translator’s signature, or all of the above.