Legal protection of refugees and migrants programme

The refugees and migrants legal protection programme has been in place since 1994. It is supported mainly by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and works in cooperation with the State Agency for Refugees at the Council of Ministers.

The programme offers legal consultations, representation and attorney defense to approximately 5,000 people annually. It takes part in the development of refugee and migration policy of Bulgaria, assists for the successful integration of refugees in Bulgaria, as well as for their dignified return to their countries of origin.

The Programme offers free specialised legal consultations. Its team is engaged in: representation in refugee status determination proceedings, professional and independent legal defence, defence before the courts and other state institutions, assistance for successful integration, assistance for voluntary repatriation.

The programme operates in a separate office, located at 1 Uzundjovksa Street, 1000 Sofia, tel. +3592 981 3318 and +3592 980 2049.