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
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CSCA Link Certificate 2014-2019
BG CSCA LINK 20.03.2019
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
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
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
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]