Country Report

Country Report: Bulgaria Last updated: 10/07/24


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This report was written by Iliana Savova, Director, Refugee and Migrant Legal Programme, Bulgarian Helsinki Committee and was edited by ECRE.

This report draws on information provided by monthly immigration and asylum statistical analyses published by the national authorities, regular information sharing utilised by the National Coordination Mechanism in the area of asylum and international protection, established since 2013 and chaired by the State Agency for Refugees (SAR), as well as monthly border, detention and refugee status determination (RSD) monitoring implemented by the refugee assisting non-governmental organisations.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2023, unless otherwise stated.


To access the updated report, you can navigate through the table of content on the right end side or download the full report (in PDF) above.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation