MINISTRY OF JUSTICE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
National Council for Assistance and Compensation to Victims of Crime
Address: 1 Slavyanska Street, Sofia 1040, Republic of Bulgaria
In the case of criminal offences committed in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria, the deciding authority in relation to applications for compensation in cross-border cases is the National Council for Assistance and Compensation to Victims of Crime.
In the case of criminal offences committed outside the Republic of Bulgaria, the National Council for Assistance and Compensation to Victims of Crime acts as an assisting authority and transmits the application for compensation to the competent authority of the country in which the criminal offence was committed.
Yes, you can.
The National Council for Assistance and Compensation to Victims of Crime pays for the translation.
No, there are not.
The victim is not present during the procedure for awarding compensation by the country.
See the answer to the previous question.
Yes, they will. The medical documents, including those attesting to medical costs issued by the country concerned, may be accepted and/or recognised, but the National Council decides on this matter on a case-by-case basis.
The travelling costs related to a medical examination might be reimbursed, but the National Council decides on this matter on a case-by-case basis.
The application for compensation is reviewed within one month from the date when it was received. If necessary, this time limit can be extended by up to three months.
In Bulgarian and in English.
The decisions of the National Council for Assistance and Compensation to Victims of Crime cannot be challenged.
The procedure for awarding compensation by the country does not require the involvement of a lawyer.
Yes. The Bulgarian Association of Victim Support Organisations
Tel. +359 29819300
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