EU citizens to be assisted in Bulgarian embassies & consulates outside the EU

EU citizens to be assisted in Bulgarian embassies & consulates outside the EU

Citizens of the European Union in countries outside the EU will be able to approach the Bulgarian embassy or consulate for assistance if their own country does not have diplomatic representation there, Bulgaria’s government decided on April 11 2018.

They will have the same rights as Bulgarian citizens, according to a decree adopted at a regular meeting of the Cabinet.

Cases when consular protection may be given include arrest or detention, when the person is a victim of a crime, in the event of a serious accident or serious illness, a death, a need for emergency repatriation or for temporary travel documents, a government statement said.... / IBNA

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