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Visa Guidelines for New Students


Visa Application
It is important to apply at least 8-12 weeks before the start of your course at VCHTM.

To apply for the student visa (D), the following enclosures are required to be submitted along with of 2 Sets of Photocopies with Originals at Embassy of Bulgaria upon receiving Certificate of Acceptance from Ministry of Education, Bulgaria

  • Visa application form, duly filled in, dated and signed along with visa fee
  • 1 recent passport-size photos in colour (3,5x 4,5cm)
  • Valid passport along with 2 copies
  • Original Certificate of Acceptance issued by Ministry of Education Bulgaria
  • Original Academic Documents/Transcripts and Migration Certificate Apostille
  • Original Police Clearance Certificate (P C C)- Apostille
  • Medical Certificate Apostille
  • Housing/Accommodation Letter arranged by VCHTM.
  • Tuition Fee Payment Receipt issued by VCHTM.
  • Health Insurance in Bulgaria arranged by VCHTM.
  • Travel Insurance from Local Insurance company (In your Country of Residence)
  • Proof of financial resources (bank statement of the applicant or applicant’s parents with available account balance equivalent to €4000)


Visa requirements vary for each country so you should check with the Embassy of Bulgaria /Consulate in your country before applying.

After your arrival in Bulgaria, the College will obtain the necessary permits for study.

Pre-Departure Sessions
Organized by the local representative in many countries for students to meet each other and to receive a briefing on how to prepare for their stay in Bulgaria.

Transfer from Sofia Airport
For students arriving at Sofia airport, the College can arrange a transfer (Paid Service). For more information, please contact your local representative or VCHTM admissions office. It is important that you must notify us about your arrival details one week prior to your departure to Bulgaria at admission@vchtm.com.

The following information should be supplied:

  • Ms/Mr, student first name and last name
  • VCHTM Student ID
  • Date of birth
  • Arrival date
  • Arrival time
  • Airline and flight numbers
  • Arriving from