I'm a non-EU citizen living in the UK. My UK visa is expiring at the end of September. Would it be possible for me to apply for a visa and visit Bulgaria in August? I know that for a Schengen visa, it's required that I have at least 3 months left on my UK visa after the end of the trip. Does a Bulgaria visitor visa have similar requirements?

Thanks for your help.

P.S: no problem with passport validity, my passport is valid until 2022.

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Bulgaria, while not yet part of the Schengen Area, has a visa policy that is based on the Schengen acquis.

As an example, the VFSGlobal Germany requirements don't specify that your UK visa has to be valid for three months after a Schengen area trip but, rather that, if your UK visa is not valid for three months afterwards, you would have to apply for the Schengen visa from your country of residence, e.g, your home country.

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