If the procedure ends with a final refusal, the rejected applicant is entitled to receive back his/her identity documents from the staff of the Agency for Refugees.

RefIn addition to this, the Agency staff issue the rejected applicant a certificate which is presented to the immigration police for the purpose of voluntary return to the country of origin.

Some embassies in Bulgaria require that this document is presented for the purpose of issuing a laissez-passer document for the return to the country of origin if the foreigner’s passport is not valid.

For more information about the procedure of returning to the country of origin in the event of a final refusal, see “Voluntary return”.