Bulgaria ETIAS for citizens of Japan

Many Japanese citizens are interested in Bulgaria and have asked about the ETIAS program. ETIAS is a new regulatory regime that went into effect on January 1, 2018. This article provides an overview of the ETIAS program and how Japanese citizens can apply.

Applying For Bulgaria ETIAS From Japan

If you are a citizen of Japan and you wish to apply for a visa to Bulgaria, please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the following website and create an account: http://evisa.bulgaria.info/.
  2. On the home page, click on “Laws and Regulations” and then on “Foreigners”.
  3. On the next page, under “Visa applications”, click on “ETIAS application”.
  4. On the following page, fill in the required information and submit the application.
  5. Once the application is processed, you will receive a notice about your visa status. If your visa is approved, you will be able to travel to Bulgaria and use it once you arrive there. If your visa is denied, please contact the embassy or consulate in Japan for more information about your specific case.

Reasons You Should Get An Bulgaria ETIAS

If you are a citizen of Japan, you should consider getting an Bulgaria ETIAS. An ETIAS is an electronic Travel Authorization, and it will allow you to travel to Bulgaria without a visa.

Bulgaria has been ranked by the World Economic Forum as one of the safest countries in Europe. The country has a stable government and economy, and it is a great place to visit.

The Bulgarian ETIAS is valid for three months, and it can be used to travel to the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.

You can apply for your Bulgarian ETIAS online at http://etias.bg/. If you have any questions about obtaining an ETIAS or traveling to Bulgaria, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

Things To Consider Before Coming To Bulgaria

If you are planning to come to Bulgaria for tourism, business, or any other purpose, it is important to be aware of the visa requirements.

According to the Bulgarian government’s website (bulgaria.mfa.gov.uk), citizens of Japan need a visa if they are coming for tourism, business or educational purposes. For stays longer than 90 days, a visa is required for citizens of all countries except citizens of China, Korea and Russia who are allowed a stay of 180 days without a visa.

The website also states that Turkish citizens do not require a visa when travelling to Bulgaria for tourism or business purposes, but they must still have a valid passport and travel documents.
Applications for visas can be made at the Bulgarian embassy or at specific border control points.

Please note that no refund will be given for visas that are not applied for or applied for but not granted.

Bulgaria ETIAS For Citizens Of Japan – FAQ

Citizens of Japan travelling to Bulgaria must carry a valid passport or national ID card. You can also use an ETIAS transit visa. For more information, see the ETIAS website.

If you are a citizen of Japan and you want to visit Bulgaria for tourism, private/business reasons or as part of an organised trip, you will need to get an ETIAS visa. You can apply online or at a Bulgarian embassy or consulate.

You need to provide documentation that proves your identity and that you have the funds to cover your stay in Bulgaria. This includes your plane ticket and hotel reservation(s), if applicable. If you are travelling on business, you need to bring Proof of Business Registration (BOI).

You can get an ETIAS visa for up to 90 days, extendable for another 90 days if you have the necessary documentation. You should check the validity of your visa before travelling to Bulgaria.


The ETIAS program overview – In early 2018, Bulgaria announced the ETIAS program. This is a new visa-free travel program for citizens of Japan that will become available from March 1, 2019. The ETIAS program allows Japan passport holders to travel to Bulgaria without a visa for 30 days. There are some restrictions on the travel, though, so be sure to read the full article to learn more.

The ETIAS (Eligible transporter of individuals for official business) is a new visa-free travel program for citizens of Japan that will become available from March 1, 2019. This program allows Japanese passport holders to travel to Bulgaria without a visa for 30 days. The ETIAS requirements are: nationals of Japan who are 18 years of age or older; have a valid passport with at least two blank pages; have an uninterrupted stay in one of the 38 countries that participate in the European Travel Information System (ETIAS); and have been issued an ETIAS sticker in advance by their airline or tour operator.

Currently, the ETIAS program includes 38 countries: Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland Isle of Man Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Ukraine United Kingdom

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