In an emergency, when a life is in danger or a crime is being committed, always call 112. You will then be asked which emergency service you require, the police, an ambulance or the fire service.
If you need to contact the emergency services and you have difficulty speaking or reading Bulgarian, interpreters can be provided.
There are two other special telephone lines: one is the one for victims of violence – 0800 18 676 – and the other one is for reporting children abuse – 116111.
IMPORTANT: Whatever number you are trying to call within Bulgaria, do not forget the country tel. code, which is 359. Thus, if you are calling from a phone with a foreign card, in order to call 080018676 you will have to dial 00359 800 18 676. A random tel. number that we have provided with its regional code (for Sofia for example) 02 1112223 should be dialed 00359 2 1112223.