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Bulgaria expects to join U.S Visa-Weaver Program

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Bulgaria's strategic partnership with the United States is very important in terms of the visa-free travel program. We believe that Bulgaria meets all the criteria. The only criterion Bulgaria has not covered yet is the visa refusal rate, but we are witnessing a positive trend. Years ago, the visa refusal rate stood at 18%, while in 2019 it was 9.75%, Bulgaria’s Ambassador to Washington Tihomir Stoychev told Nova TV. 

It is unacceptable to divide EU citizens into two categories. I strongly hope that the visa regime will be abolished during the term of office of the new President of the United States", Ambassador Stoychev added:


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