I have landed in Sofia with my wife, and we went to the Migration Directorate at Maria Luiza Blvd., and it was not a pleasant experience, let me tell you that.
We went there yesterday with all the papers in order (we assume), help and assistance from our landlord and the agency we used to find our apartment, in case of need.
We get inside their office, which is really small and overcrowded. We are greeted by workers that are some of the most unpleasant that I have had to deal with abroad, ever. And it seems that most of them are unable to speak any English at all, and this is at their Migration, which just makes it weird.
We came up to the counter eventually and we handed over my wifes passport and other documents. They had a look at it and simply said "No". We asked them why, and she gave us a quick answer in Bularian, a little rude, and pointed us away from there.
After a while one woman reluctantly explained to us in English. She said something similar to this, "You come too late here. You should come in the first five days of enter Bulgaria. No need to do now, you are free to go.".
Does anyone know what the heck she means by that? No need to do (register) now? Free to go, where? Free to stay in Bulgaria?
We called the agent that offered to help us if we met any issues with the migration, and tried to hand the pone over to the worker so she could explain to him. The worker got furious, pointed us away and refused to take the phone.
I am still quite suprised by the whole experience. I can assure you that I have never experienced anything like this before.
What happens if you don't register your living address at the migration?