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1604, 2024

Understanding Residency Requirements for Bulgarian Citizenship

Bulgarian citizenship by Naturalization, Legal Information|

Many applicants are uncertain about the type of residency status required to apply for Bulgarian citizenship by naturalization. It's important to note that citizenship by origin does not necessitate residency. Under the Citizenship Act, applicants must have held valid permanent (Постоянно пребиваване) or long-term residency (Дългосрочно пребиваване) for five years preceding their citizenship application, or three years if married to a Bulgarian spouse. [...]

204, 2024

Applying for Bulgarian Schengen Visas from a Third Country

Family Reunification, Legal Information, News, Visas & Residency|

Updated Guidelines for Non-EU Citizens Applying for Bulgarian Schengen Visas from a Third Country valid of April 2024 In light of the ongoing conflict between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, there have been significant changes to the process for non-EU citizens applying for a Bulgarian Schengen visa from a country other than their home nation. Previously, having a valid residency card in a [...]

1603, 2024

The Suicide of the Bulgarian TRO Program

Visas & Residency|

The Suicide of the Bulgarian TRO Program: A Shift in Bulgaria's Residency and Visa Policies The prospect of opening a Trade Representative Office (TRO) in Bulgaria has long been a viable and straightforward path for non-EU citizens to acquire a D visa and Bulgarian residency. This program, known for its accessibility and simplicity, allowed foreign businesses a foothold in Bulgaria, also offering the [...]

103, 2024

Parliament Approves New Language Requirements for Bulgarian Citizenship

Bulgarian citizenship by Descend|

Language Requirements for Applicants of Bulgarian Origin With 154 votes in favor, the Bulgarian Parliament approved on first reading amendments to the Citizenship Act, introducing a requirement for candidates applying for Bulgarian citizenship to pass a Bulgarian language exam. This condition will apply to those applying for citizenship based on Bulgarian origin, who constitute the largest group of all applicants, as well as [...]

1802, 2024

Bulgaria Golden visa compared to Hungary Golden Visa

Bulgarian citizenship by Investment, Featured|

While some companies prioritize selling services regardless of quality or accuracy, potentially misleading clients, our approach emphasizes compliance and integrity. Perhaps these companies don't intend to mislead, but limited program knowledge may lead them to inadvertently provide incorrect information.         Take, for instance, a service provider promoting Hungary's Golden Visa. The fervor to capitalize on this [...]

1102, 2024

Bringing Family Members to Bulgaria: A Guide to Family Reunification

Family Reunification, Featured|

Bringing Family Members to Bulgaria: A Guide to Family Reunification For two decades, family reunification has become a leading reason for migration into the European Union. This process enables legal residents in EU Member States, known as sponsors, to bring their family members to join them. Such reunification is not just a personal matter; it plays a vital role in fostering socio-cultural stability. [...]

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