Access to Public Information

Requirements, procedures, instructions

  1. The submission of applications for access to public information and their registration is carried out in the building of the Ministry at ul. 8 Slavyanskaya st..
  2. The examination of the application, the provision or refusal to provide information are in accordance with the Access to Public Information Act.
  3. Access to public information shall be granted on payment of the costs specified in accordance with DIRECTIVE No H-1 of 7 March 2022 on setting the norms for payment of the costs of providing public informationof the Minister of Finance.
  4. Possible ways of electronically requesting the service/electronically receiving the result of the service

The provision of access to public information is a Level 4 Primary Electronic Service – Provision of Level 3 Services for which electronic delivery and electronic payment is provided if fees are payable for the receipt of an electronic administrative service.

Possible ways to request the service electronically

A request for access to public information may also be submitted electronically:

  • to the Ministry’s official e-mail address: e-docs@mi.government.bgor via the Access to Public Information Platform: https://pitay.government.bg/PDoiExt/. In these cases, a signature is not required in accordance with the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and certification services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC (OJ L 257/73 of 28 August 2014) and the Electronic Document and Electronic Certification Services Act.
  • through the Single Portal for Access to Electronic Administrative Services (SPAEAS) (https://egov.bg) and through the Secure Electronic Delivery System (SEDS) (https://edelivery.egov.bg). Before you start an electronic application, you need to have and install a Qualified Electronic Signature Certificate (QESC) or Qualified Electronic Signature (QES) on your computer.

Possible ways of receiving the result of the service electronically

  • electronically to the applicant’s e-mail address.
  • via the Access to Public Information Platform.
  • as an electronic document in the applicant’s account in the Secure Electronic Delivery System.

Internal rules and model documents

Internal rules for access to public information at the Ministry of Informationapproved by Order РД-16-366/19.04.2024.

Application for access to public information

Protocol of acceptance of an oral application for access to public information

Protocol under Article 35, paragraph 2 of the Law on Access to Public Information