Republic of Bulgaria



CSCA Cetrificate

Certificates for verification of e-documents



This page contains information regarding certificates issued by the Republic of Bulgaria needed for verification and authentication of Bulgarian electronic passports and Residence Permits. Some information of the issuing authorities is also included.


Country Signing Certification Authority (CSCA) of the Republic of Bulgaria

The administrative management of CSCA is carried out by:

Ministry of Interior – Bulgarian Identity Documents Directorate
48 Maria Louisa blv.
1202 Sofia, Bulgaria
e-mail: [email protected] 

Certificates for the Public Keys of CSCA

CSCA certifies the Document Signers (DS) and the DS sign the Security Object (SOd) which is stored in the e-document. The actual certificate of the DS, which contain its public key, is also included in the SOd.

Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria has established two Document Signers and each of them is assigned to a different type of e-document:

  •  DS-P is the authority, which signs the data in the e-passports;
  •  DS-R is the authority, which signs the data in the e-residence permits issued to foreigners.

Public key certificates:

The current public key is available as self-signed certificate, and as link certificate, verifiable by the previous public key.

Current CSCA Certificate (Certificate 2019)

CSCA Self-Signed Certificate 03/2019
BG CSCA 20.03.2019

SHA-1 thumbprint:
17 25 b8 89 25 73 7c 9f 9f 19 69 ec ee ec 52 97 95 c9 ff 16

CSCA Link Certificate 2014-2019

BG CSCA LINK 20.03.2019

SHA-1 thumbprint:
b3 4c 5e a4 bc bc 39 ef dc f5 ce 48 26 75 0f 18 60 e1 6a 28

Previous public key certificates:

CSCA Self-Signed Certificate 03/2010

BG CSCA 05032010

SHA-1 thumbprint:
94 a4 eb 79 a1 73 f5 b9 c9 f8 15 69 eb ff af 82 7b c2 67 78

CSCA  Self-Signed Certificate 04/2014

BG CSCA 16.04.2014

SHA-1 thumbprint:
95 c2 5e b9 de 05 e2 d1 f0 fa 8a 3f 0d 82 3e 8e 63 4d f7 cf

CSCA Link Certificate 2010-2014

BG CSCA 16042014

SHA-1 thumbprint:
9f bd aa 53 8a de 72 26 2c a6 f1 ec eb 43 d7 ab af d6 51 b1

Certificate revocation list:

BG CSCA CRL 05.08.2021

Communication with the CSCA

Information necessary for verification of the authenticity of certificates shall be provided also in other electronic or written form upon request through [email protected]; [email protected]


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