Are you new in Bulgaria and you are about to start an asylum procedure? Or have you been here for a while already but you still need some guidance on how to deal with the day-to-day obstacles in your life? Well, you are in luck, because your solution is one click away and it is free of charge! The Foundation for Access to Rights – FAR has officially launched its web platform that will provide refugees in Bulgaria all the information they may need – from applying for asylum to enrolling a child in school, getting married and much more.

At FAR we believe that refugees and asylum-seekers have the right to receive information as a key factor for their active inclusion in society and empowerment, which balances their disadvantaged position. Therefore, taking into account the crucial role of modern communication technologies, a team of professionals from FAR maintains this unique online platform. On you will find step-by-step instructions on how to overcome various procedures that you may have to undergo as an immigrant or a refugee in Bulgaria. Even the most complex judicial procedures are explained in an understandable language so that the content can be easily absorbed by all users. Moreover, to make it even better, we have also inserted an accessible Service Map where, following your personal needs, you can easily browse the contacts of different service providers such as hospitals, lawyers and language centers.

The webpage is available in four languages – English, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu! The content is constantly updated in order to be in line with the latest developments in the field of refugee life in Bulgaria.

FAR has solid expertise and experience in providing asylum-seekers, refugees and immigrants in Bulgaria with legal aid and thus has valuable practical insight in the field. Our head lawyer Valeria Ilareva has more than 18 years of experience in migration and asylum law. She is the leader of the dedicated team behind, who supervises and ensures that the content is legally accurate and easy to understand.

Enjoy and let us know your feedback!

  • is maintained by the Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR) without external funding. If you find the information useful, please support our work with a donation of any size.
  • If you are reading this and you are a Service provider who wants to be included in our Service Map, please contact us on this e-mail –, so that together we can make the life of refugees and immigrants in Bulgaria easier!
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