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Article 14(2), first indent - Names and addresses of the competent receiving or transmitting authorities

The receiving and transmitting authority is:

Ministry of Justice

International Legal Cooperation and European Affairs Directorate

Cooperation in Civil Matters Unit

Administrative address: Ul. Slavyanska No 1

Postcode : 1040

City/municipality: Sofia

Telephone: (+359-2) 92 37 544;

92 37 576

E-mail address:

Article 14(2), second indent - Receiving and transmitting authorities' geographical areas of jurisdiction

The receiving and transmitting authorities have jurisdiction over the whole of Bulgaria's territory.

Article 14(2), third indent - Available methods of receiving applications

Applications for legal aid must be sent to the Ministry of Justice by post or submitted directly at the Ministry's registry.

Article 14(2), fourth indent - Languages that may be used for completion of the application

Applications and accompanying documents must be drawn up in, or translated into, Bulgarian.

Last update: 26/09/2022

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