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Legalities Weddings in Bulgaria

In Bulgaria, according to Bulgarian Family Code, the only legally valid marriages are the civil ones.Therefore, the religious ceremony does not have a legal status, is optional and can be performed only after a civil ceremony has taken place. A civil marriage in Bulgaria is generally recognized by foreign countries, but it is advisable that verification is made with the authorities of the respective countries. There are cases in which some countries require an apostle on the marriage certificate issued in Bulgaria by the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.It will be requested some specific paperwork and translations that have to be done by an appointed translator in Bulgaria. We recommend to have at least 4 months planning time for a wedding .