List of bilateral treaties and agreements on mutual legal assistance concluded by the Republic of Bulgaria

ALBANIA

Treaty for Legal Assistance in Civil Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Albania (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 15.04.2004 – SG, no. 35 of 28.04.2004. Prom. SG, no. 9 of 27.01.2006. Entered into force on 19.01.2006)

ALGERIA

Treaty on Judicial and Legal Assistance in Civil, Commercial, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Algerian Democratic and People’s Republic (Ratified by Decree no. 87 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria of 29.01.1975 – SG, no.13 of 13.02.1976. Prom. SG, no. 27 of 5 April 1985. Entered into force on 01.04.1985)

ARMENIA

  1. Treaty on Extradition between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Armenia (Ratified by a law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 15.02.1996 – SG, no. 17 of 27.02.1996. Prom. SG, no. 81 of 15.07.1998. Entered into force on 07.12.1997)
  2. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Civil Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Armenia (Ratified by a law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 15.02.1996 – SG, no. 17 of 27.02.1996. Prom. SG, no. 81 of 15.07.1998. Entered into force on 07.12.1997)
  3. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Armenia (Ratified by a law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 15.02.1996 – SG, no. 17 of 27.02.1996. Prom. SG, no. 81 of 15.07.1998. Entered into force on 07.12.1997)

AUSTRIA

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Austria on Legal Assistance in Civil Matters and Documents (Ratified by Decree no. 79 of the Presidium of the National Assembly of 6.10.1969 – SG, no. 12 of 1968. Prom. SG, no. 79 of 10.10.1969. Entered into force on 22.08.1969)

AZERBAIJAN

  1. Treaty on Extradition between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Azerbaijan (Ratified by a law passed by the 37th National Assembly on 16.05.1996 – SG, no. 46 of 17.04.1996. Prom. SG, no. 78 of 08.07.1998. Entered into force on 26.09.1997)
  2. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Civil Matters between the Republic Of Bulgaria and The Republic of Azerbaijan (Ratified by a law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 16.05.1996 – SG, no. 46 of 1996. Prom. SG, no. 78 of 08.07.1998. Entered into force on 26.09.1997)
  3. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Azerbaijan (Ratified by a law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 16.05.1996 – SG, no. 46 of 17.04.1996. Prom. SG, no. 78 of 08.07.1998. Entered into force on 26.09.1997)

BELARUS

  1. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Belarus on Legal Assistance in Civil Matters (Ratified by a law adopted by the 40th National Assembly on 20.09.2007 – SG, no. 80 of 05.10.2007. Prom. SG no. 26 of 07.03.2008. Entered into force on 30.12.2007)
  2. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Belarus on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Ratified by a law adopted by the 41st National Assembly on February 16, 2011 – SG, no. 18 of 01.03.2011. Prom. SG, no. 17 of 28.02.2012. Entered into force on 07.10.2011)
  3. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Belarus on Extradition (Ratified by a law adopted by the 41st National Assembly on 16.02.2011 – Prom. SG, no. 84 of 28.10.2011. Entered into force on 07.10.2011)

BELGIUM

  1. Convention on Extradition between Bulgaria and Belgium (Ratified by Decree no. 46 of Tsar Ferdinand I of 18.12.1908, Prom. SG., no. 89 of 1909 and no. 107 of 1909. Entered into force on 06.06.1908)
  2. Convention between Bulgaria and Belgium on Some Court Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 12 of Tsar Boris III of 13.06.1932. Prom. SG, no. 65 of 1932. Entered into force on 04.07.1932)

CHINA

  1. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the People’s Republic of China on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Ratified by law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 15.02.1996 – SG no. 17 of 1996. Prom., SG, no. 22 of 14.03.1997. Entered into force on 27.05.1996)
  2. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the People’s Republic of China on Judicial Assistance in Civil Matters (Ratified by law adopted by the 36th National Assembly on 12.01.1994 – SG no. 6 of 1994. Prom., SG, no. 60 of 4.07.1995. Entered into force on 30.06.1995)
  3. Treaty of extradition between the Republic of Bulgaria and the People’s Republic of China (Ratified by law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 12.02.1997 – SG no. 16 of 1997. Prom., SG, no. 78 of 8.07.1998. Entered into force on 03.07.1997)

CUBA

Treaty between the Peoples‘ Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Cuba on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal matters (Ratified by Decree no. 1959 of the Presidium of the National Assembly of 02.11.1979 – SG, no. 90 of 13.11.1979. Prom. SG, no. 85 of 31.10.1980. Entered into force 25.07.1980)

CYPRUS

Treaty on legal assistance in civil and criminal matters between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Cyprus (Ratified by Decree no. 1792 of the State Council of 17.06.1983 – SG no. 49 of 24.06.1983. Prom., SG, no. 4 of 15.01.1985. Entered into force on 11.01.1985)

DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 1587 of the State Council on 4.08.1989 – SG no. 62 of 11.08.1989. Prom., SG, no. 15 of 20.02.1990. Entered into force on 15.02.1990)

FORMER CZECHOSLOVAK SOCIALIST REPUBLIC

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic on Legal Assistance and the Settlement of Relations in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 538 of the State Council of 15.04.1977 – SG, no. 34 of 1977. Prom. SG, no. 20 of 14.03.1978. Entered into force 06.01.1978)

FORMER FEDERATIVE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Federative People’s Republic of Yugoslavia on Mutual Legal Assistance (Ratified by Decree no. 167 of the Presidium of the National Assembly of 8.06.1956 – SG, no. 16 of 1957, Prom. SG, no. 16 of 01.03.1957. Entered into force 26.01.1957)

FORMER UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics on Legal Assistance in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 784 of the State Council of 15.04.1975 – SG, no. 33 of 25.04.1975. Prom. SG, no. 12 of 10.02.1976. Entered into force 18.01.1975)

FRANCE

Treaty on mutual legal assistance in civil matters between the Government of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the French Republic (Ratified by Decree no. 269 of the State Council dated 28.02.1989 – SG, no. 18 of 1989, Prom. SG, no. 92 of 28.11.1989. Entered into force 01.10.1989)

GEORGIA

  1. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Civil Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Georgia (Ratified by a law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 15.02.1996 – SG, issue no. 17 of 1996, Prom. SG, no. 3 of 10.01.1997. Entered into force on 06.06.1996)
  2. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Georgia (Ratified by a law adopted by the 37th National Assembly on 15.02.1996 – SG, issue no. 17 of 1996, Prom. SG, no. 3 of 10.01.1997. Entered into force on 06.06.1996)

GREECE

Treaty on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Hellenic Republic (Ratified by Decree no. 1198 of the State Council of August 6, 1976 – SG, no. 68 of 24.08.1976, Prom. SG, no. 49 of 24.06.1980. Entered into force on 26.04.1980)

HUNGARY

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Hungarian People’s Republic on Legal Assistance in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 595 of the Presidium of the National Assembly of 4.08.1966. Prom. SG, no. 29 of 11.04.1967. Entered into force 10.03.1967)

INDIA

  1. Treaty on Extradition between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of India (Ratified by the Decision of the 39th National Assembly dated 22.07.2004. Prom. SG, no. 68 of 03.08.2004. Entered into force on 01.02.2007)
  2. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of India (Ratified by a law adopted by the 40th National Assembly on March 21, 2008 – SG, no. 36 of 2008. Prom. SG, no. 48 of 26.06.2012. Entered into force on 09.10.2008)
  3. Treaty on the the Transfer of Sentenced Persons between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of India (Ratified by law adopted by the 40th National Assembly on 21.03.2008 – SG no. 36 of 2008. Prom., SG no. 48 of 26.06.2012. Entered into force 09.10.2008)

ITALY

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Italian Republic on Legal Assistance and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil Matters (Ratified by the Resolution of the Grand National Assembly dated 4.01.1991, Prom. SG, no. 11 of 8.02.1991 with a correction. Prom. SG, no. 13 of 15.02.1991)

KAZAKHSTAN

  1. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Kazakhstan on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Ratified by a law adopted by the 43rd National Assembly on May 14, 2015, SG, issue no. 38 of 26.05.2015, Prom., SG, no. 19 of 28.02.2017. Entered into force on 5.11.2015)
  2. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Kazakhstan on extradition (Ratified by a law adopted by the 43rd National Assembly on May 14, 2015, SG, no. 38 of 26.05.2015. Prom., SG, no. 64 of 21.08.2015. Entered into force on 14.08.2015)

KOREA

  1. Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Korea (Ratified – SG, nos. 10 of 2009, Prom. SG, no. 26 of 06.04.2010. Entered into force 08.04.2010)
  2. Treaty On Extradition Between The Republic Of Bulgaria And The Republic Of Korea (Ratified – SG, no. 10 of 2009. Prom. SG, no. 26 of 06.04.2010. Entered into force 08.04.2010)

KUWAIT

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the State of Kuwait on Legal and Judicial Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 185 of the State Council on 07.02.1989 – SG no. 13 of 14.02.1989. Prom., SG, no. 59 of 01.08.1989. Entered into force on 06.07.1989)

LEBANON

  1. Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Lebanon on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil Matters (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 25.10.2001 – SG, no. 95 of 2001. Prom. SG, 45 of 27.05.2004. Entered into force 10.04.2004)
  2. Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Lebanon for extradition (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 25.10.2001 – SG, no. 95 of 6.11.2001. Prom. SG, no. 45 of 27.05.2004. Entered into force 10.04.2004)
  3. Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Lebanese Republic on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 25.10.2001 – SG, no. 95 of 6.11.2001. Prom. SG, no. 45 of 27.05.2004. Entered into force 10.04.2004)
  4. Treaty between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Lebanon on Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 25.10.2001 – SG, no. 95 of 2001, prom. 45 of 27.05.2004. Entered into force 10.04.2004)

LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on Legal Cooperation (Ratified by Decree no. 1169 of the State Council of 17.04.1984 – SG no. 33 of 24.04.1984. Prom. SG., no. 65 of 20.08.1985. Entered into force 05.08.1985.)

POLAND

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Polish People’s Republic on Legal Aid and Legal Relations in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 172 of the Presidium of the National Assembly of 07.04.1962 – SG, no. 31 of 17.04.1962. Prom. SG, no. 37 of 10.05.1963. Entered into force 20.04.1963)

ROMANIA

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Romanian People’s Republic on Legal Assistance in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 33 of the Presidium of the National Assembly dated 24.01.1959 – SG, no. 9 of 30.01.1959, Prom. SG, no. 18 of 01.03.1960. Entered into force 4.07.1959)

SPAIN

  1. Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Spain (Ratified by a law adopted by the National Assembly on 27.04.1994 – SG, no. 39 from 10.05.1994. Prom., SG, no. 10 of 31.01.1995. Entered into force on 01.07.1994)
  2. Treaty on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Spain (Ratified by a law adopted by the 36th National Assembly on 27.04.1994 – SG, no. 39 of 1994. Prom., SG, no. 11 of 01.02.1995. Entered into force on 01.07.1994)

THE KINGDOM OF MOROCCO

  1. Treaty on Legal Assistance In Criminal Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Morocco (Ratified by a law adopted by the 40th National Assembly on 20.09.2007 – SG, no. 80 of 5.10.2007. Prom. SG, issue no. 1 of 03.01.2014. Entered into force 21.12.2013)
  2. Treaty on Extradition between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Kingdom of Morocco (Ratified by a law adopted by the 40th National Assembly on 20.09.2007 – SG, no. 80 of 05.10.2007. Prom. SG, no. 1 of 03.01.2014. Entered into force 21.12.2013)

THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF MONGOLIA

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the People’s Republic of Mongolia on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 1127 of the Presidium of the National Assembly of 24.12.1968 – SG no. 2 of 07.01.1969, Prom SG, no. 88 of 14.11.1969. Entered into force 10.04.1969)

THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Treaty on Legal Assistance In Civil Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia (Ratified by a law adopted by the 38th National Assembly on 12.01.2001, SG, no. 7 of 23.01.2001. Corrected SG, no. 10 of 2001, Prom. 40 of 19.04.2002. Entered into force 07.04.2002)

THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Syrian Arab Republic on Legal Aid in Matrimonial, Civil and Criminal Matters (Ratified by the Decree no. 1341 of the State Council of 12.09.1976 – SG, no. 77 of 28.09.1976. Prom. SG, no. 53 of 8.07.1980. Entered into force 5.12.1977)

TUNISIA

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Tunisia on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 2464 of the Council of State of 26.12.1975 – SG, no. H of 9.01.1976, promulgated, SG, no. 91 of 16.11.1976. Entered into force 31.08.1976)

TURKEY

  1. Treaty on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Turkey of 22.06.1992 (Ratified by Decree no.160 of the State Council of 18.02.1976 – SG, no. 20 of 09.03.1976. Prom. SG, no. 16 of 23.02.1979. Entered into force 27.10.1976)
  2. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Turkey for the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (Ratified by a law adopted by the 36th National Assembly on 15.07.1993 – SG, no. 65 of 1993. Prom. SG, no. 61 of 07.07.1995. Entered into force 24.06.1995)

UKRAINE

Treaty on Legal Assistance In Civil Matters between the Republic of Bulgaria and Ukraine (Ratified by law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 04.11.2004 – SG., no. 102 of 19.11.2004. Prom. SG no. 104 of 27.12.2005. Entered into force 29.12.2005. Corrected SG, no. 2 of 06.01.2006)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  1. Treaty on Extradition between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the United States of America (Ratified by law, adopted by the 40th National Assembly on 23.04.2008 – SG, no. 43 of 29.04.2008. Prom. SG, dated 21.05.2009. Entered into force 21.05.2009)
  2. Agreement on Certain Aspects of Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the United States of America (Ratified by law, adopted by the 40th National Assembly – SG, no. 43 of 29.04.2008. Prom. SG, no. 39 from 25.05.2010. Entered into force 01.02.2010)

UZBEKISTAN

  1. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Uzbekistan on Extradition (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 26.05.2004 – SG, no. 49 of 08.06.2004. Prom. SG, no. 105 of 30.11.2004. Entered into force 11.11.2004)
  2. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Uzbekistan on Legal Aid in Civil Matters (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 26.05.2004 – SG, no. 49 of 08.06.2004. Prom. SG, no. 105 of 30.11.2004. Entered into force 11.11.2004)
  3. Treaty between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Uzbekistan on Legal Aid in Criminal Matters (Ratified by a law adopted by the 39th National Assembly on 26.05.2004 – SG, issue no. 49 of 08.06.2004. Prom. SG, no. 105 of 30.11.2004. Entered into force 11.11.2004)

VIETNAM

Treaty on Legal Aid in Civil, Matrimonial and Criminal Matters between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Ratified by Decree no. 3861 of the State Council of 13.11.1986 – SG, no. 90 of 21.11.1986. Prom. SG, no. 69 of 04.09.1987. Entered into force on 05.07.1987)

YEMEN

Treaty between the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen on Legal Assistance in Civil and Criminal Matters (Ratified by Decree no. 881 of the State Council of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria dated 22.07.1988 – SG, no. 58 of 29.07.1988. Prom. SG, no. 11 of 7.02.1989. Entered into force on 22.01.1989)

*Disclaimer: The titles of the treaties above are for indicative purposes only, as not all of them provide for English version.