Carrying your ID in Bulgaria

2 Jun 2015

Every foreigner is obliged to carry his passport (or Bulgarian residency permit) while staying in Bulgaria.
Every Police office has the right to stop you for a routine check on the street and you need to present him both, your passport and the address card.
In case you do not have a valid passport the Police officer has the right to detain you for up to 48 hours with the purpose of identification.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You need to carry your passport (or Bulgarian residency permit), not a copy of it and not any other type of ID.