How to obtain a residence permit in Bulgaria:
all ways to get a residence permit in Bulgaria in 2022
CoML is a permanent residence permit, which gives a foreigner the same rights as local residents. A residence permit in Bulgaria may have the following permits:
➥ A permanent residence permit is a long-term stay in the country, the initial term is 5 years. It can be extended;
➥ A residence permit is a long-term stay in the country, the maximum term is 1 year;
➥ A permanent residence permit is a permanent residence permit; the maximum term is limited to the validity of a foreign passport.
On what grounds is it possible to obtain a residence permit in Bulgaria?
❶ Open a company and create at least 10 jobs for local workers.
❷ Represent a foreign company that is registered with the BCCI.
❸ To marry a foreigner who has a permanent residence permit in Bulgaria.
❹ Become a foreign specialist in accordance with international agreements.
❺ Obtain a work permit.
❻ Become a financially secure guarantor for a certain Bulgarian citizen or a foreigner (if you have family ties).
❼ To undergo treatment on a long-term basis.
❽ Become a correspondent for foreign media that are accredited in Bulgaria.
❾ To be a wealthy pensioner, the amount for maintenance - from 1800 EUR.
❿ Be a family member of a person who has obtained a residence permit or a Bulgarian family member.
⓫ Have Bulgarian ancestry - the roots entitle you to a permanent residence permit in Bulgaria.
⓬ Purchase property in the country for the amount from 300 000 EUR.
⓭ Invest in disadvantaged areas of the country from 125 000 Euros.
How do I get a permanent residence permit and a permanent residence permit in Bulgaria?
There are 2 ways. The standard procedure is as follows:
➦ Applying for a visa D.
Applying for a residence permit in the country (submitted directly in Bulgaria).
Processing of documents. They also appear in the consideration of a residence permit application.
Getting a permanent residence permit. Registration is made after residence on the basis of residence permit for at least 5 years. Application and documents are submitted no later than 3 months before the end of the next residence permit.
➦ Another way - investment from 1 million leva. It entitles you to a permanent residence permit in Bulgaria immediately, without waiting for a 5-year period. It is also possible to register a representative office of a foreign company.
The easiest way is to apply for a residence permit for a foreign pensioner.
There is a simplified procedure for them, they only need to have a stable income (pension) and meet one of two conditions:
✔ to buy a residential or commercial space (the cost does not matter);
✔ to rent the property and draw up a contract.
How much does it cost to obtain a residence permit in Bulgaria for Russians and Ukrainians?
To obtain a D visa, you will need to pay the following cost points:
Consular fee - 100 euros.
1-year medical policy - 163 leva.
Translation of the certificate of criminal record - 25 EUR.
Payment will be required for the issuance of a residence permit:
Opening a local bank account: BGN 15.
State fee for a residence permit: 500 BGN.
Application fee: 10 levs.
Certificate of Representation: 43 euros.
Bank certificate of account and funds on it: 18 BGN.
Personal card: 45 levs.
The applicant must have an account on it:
for visa D: 6 minimum wages or 3900 levs;
for a residence permit: 12 minimum wages or 7800 levs.
Read the introductory article on Bulgaria.
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