Visa Information

Please check current visa requirements to enter Bulgaria. You may check the Republic of Bulgaria Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Visa for Bulgaria official web site whether you need a visa and how to obtain one if necessary.

Requests for Visa Support Letters (for those, who need a Visa to enter Bulgaria)

The conference has policy for issuing official Visa Support Letters as follows:

  • Visa Support Letters will be issued after successful registration and payment of conference fee
  • Visa Support Letters can only be issued for the person accepted to attend the conference
  • Visa Support Letters will be issued via email. Please contact a conference representative at lighting2018@nko.bg to arrange for a Visa Support Letter. You must include the following details: (1) Your name as appears on your passport; (2) Your Date of Birth; (3) Your Passport Number; (4) Passport Date of Issue; (5) Passport Date of Expire; (6) Title of an accepted paper or poster

Note: Obtaining a Visa Support Letters from the conference will not guarantee that your visa application will be approved. The letter contains supplementary information that explains a visa applicant’s purpose of travel to Bulgaria.

Getting to Varna

The conference will be held from 20-22 September 2018 at the Frédéric Joliot-Curie International House of Scientists, located in St. St. Constantine and Elena Resort near Varna, Bulgaria.

Venue Name
Frédéric Joliot-Curie International House of Scientists
Address
St. St. Constantine and Elena Resort, Varna, Bulgaria | GPS: 43.231234, 28.012097 (Decimal geographic coordinates)

Below is useful information on how to reach Conference venue.

By PlainBy Bus (Central Bus Station)By CarBy Rail

For those of you getting to Varna by Plain from the Varna Airport to the conference venue you can reach us by ordering a taxi or public transport.

Ordering a Taxi
We strongly recommend you the services of the taxi operator “Triumf Taxi” as a contractual partner of the Varna Airport. You can request the service of “Triumf Taxi” online. For further assistance and ordering a taxi, call +359 52 644444 or visit the company web-site www.triumftaxi.com to get familiar with taxi services and fees.
Venue Name: Hotel complex Frédéric Joliot-Curie International House of Scientists, St. St. Constantine and Elena. It is located approx. 20 km from Varna Airport.
We do not recommend you to use taxi services offered outside the airport terminal to avoid the risk of abuse and high taxi fees.

Public Transport
Take a Bus No. 409 at the bus stop in front of Varna Airport Terminal 2 main building. Get off on bus stop “St. St. Constantine and Elena”.
You can buy a ticket in the bus.

Those of you getting to Varna by Bus can reach us from the Varna Central Bus Station to the conference venue by ordering a taxi or public transport.

Ordering a Taxi
We strongly recommend you the services of the taxi operator “Triumf Taxi”. You can order a taxi by calling +359 52 644444. Visit the company web-site www.triumftaxi.com to get familiar with taxi services and fees. You can order a taxi by the company Online system, as well.

Public Transport
After arrival at the Central Bus Station, go to the nearest public transport bus station. You have to pass through the subway in front of the Central Bus Station to catch Bus No. 409 to the conference venue.

Get off on bus stop “St. St. Constantine and Elena”.

General information about Varna Urban Transport system is available at http://www.transtriumf.com/en/home.php

Venue Name
Hotel complex Frédéric Joliot-Curie International House of Scientists – St. St. Constantine and Elena.
Address
GPS: 43.231234, 28.012097 (Decimal geographic coordinates)

It is located approx.:

  • 15 km from Varna Bus Station
  • 15 km from Varna Railway Station
  • 20 km from Varna Airport
  • 10 km from the downtown of Varna
  • 8 km from Golden Sands Resort
  • 4 km from Aladzha Monastery
  • 33 km from the Balchik Palace and the botanical garden
  • 60 km from Cape Kaliakra

From the Central Varna Railway Station you can reach the conference venue by ordering a taxi or using public transport.

Ordering a Taxi
We strongly recommend you the services of the taxi operator “Triumf Taxi”. You can order a taxi by calling +359 52 644444. Visit the company web-site www.triumftaxi.com to get familiar with taxi services and fees. You can order a taxi by the company Online system, as well.
We do not recommend you to use taxi services offered outside (in front of) the Central Railway Station to avoid the risk of abuse and high taxi fees.

Public Transport
After arrival at the Central Railway Station, go to the nearest public transport bus station. Take a Bus No. 31 and get off at bus stop “St. St. Constantine and Elena” to the conference venue.