I am a citizen of Egypt. Would I be allowed to get married in Bulgaria while visiting Bulgaria on a tourist visa? If it matters, my fiancée is Bulgarian.

  • It's off topic and you don't need to make a new account
    – Gayot Fow
    Jan 1, 2016 at 18:27
  • @GayotFow what u mean that's off topic ?
    – ali lol
    Jan 1, 2016 at 18:30
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    – Gayot Fow
    Jan 1, 2016 at 18:54
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    I was tempted to vote it as off-topic, I think it can be salvaged with some editing, essentially, turning it into "Am I allowed to marry while travelling to Bulgaria on a tourist visa". This would be on-topic here, I believe. I'll edit the question.
    – Aleks G
    Jan 1, 2016 at 21:17

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The answer is yes you can, but it does matter that your fiancee is Bulgarian.

There is a residency requirement for getting married in Bulgaria (but only one of you needs to be Bulgarian):

Marriages in Bulgaria are subject to the residency requirement. One of the parties to the marriage should be either a citizen of Bulgaria or domicile in the country.

Also, according to the Family Code in Bulgarian Law, you need to clear Articles 6 and 7 to be eligible to marry. Article 6 mentions the residency requirement and Article 7 lists the prohibitions for contracting, but none of the prohibitions specifically exclude foreigners nor is there anything in the Visa Type C conditions that forbids you from marrying while on a visit visa.



People from my country often get married in Bulgaria even though both are non Bulgarian nationals.

This website also shows that there should be no problem. Note that this also lists the documents you need to bring with you.

  • Is this your website ? This still doesn't answer if an Egyptian national can get married on a tourist visa though
    – blackbird
    Sep 26, 2016 at 18:28
  • @blackbird this isn't my website. Maybe this has better info? Sep 26, 2016 at 18:55

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