Bulgaria

Introduction

A vibrant and beautiful land nestled in the Balkans, Bulgaria is home to a pleasing blend of rich folklore traditions and modern leisure activities.

The country’s mountain slopes have recently gained popularity with ski enthusiasts the world over as a refreshing alternative to other, more familiar European destinations. For those seeking warmer travels, Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline offers long, sandy beaches – perfect for a summer weekend by the sea.

For nature enthusiasts, Bulgaria is famous for its picturesque landscapes, and its mountains and forests offer exciting opportunities for hiking, trekking, biking and horse-riding.

As a historic crossroads between East and West, Bulgaria’s cultural landmarks include a rich tapestry of heritage villages, historical townships, Roman ruins, Orthodox churches and Ottoman mosques all coexisting in a captivating history well worth exploring.

Program Advantages

The opportunity to invest, not donate your wealth

No restrictions on dual citizenship

All of the main applicant’s family members can benefit from the Bulgarian CBI programme

Visa-free travel to 169 countries worldwide including Europe’s Schengen Area

EU citizenship gives right of establishment in all 28 EU countries and Switzerland

No physical residence requirement

Program Requirements

The Bulgaria cbi Programme requires a person to make a significant economic contribution to the country. In exchange, and subject to a stringent vetting and due diligence process, including thorough background checks, the applicants and their families are granted citizenship.

The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age to qualify and must meet the application requirements by selecting one of the 2 investment options available under the programme:

Option 1

Option 1

Investment of € 512,000 into a certified government project (such as tourism, industry, and local development initiatives)

OR

Option 2

Option 2

Investment of € 512,000 into government bonds or shares of Bulgarian companies traded on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange

Program Features

Fast Track Your Application

Applicants have the opportunity to greatly accelerate the application timeline for their Bulgarian citizenship.

To be eligible for a Bulgarian passport after 2 years instead of the standard 5 years, the applicant may invest € 512,000 in the first year, and then increase their investment to 1,024,000 EUR in the second year by investing a further € 512,000 in Priority Investment Projects specified by the government of Bulgaria.

The investment must be maintained for at least three years, two of which must be after the applicant’s citizenship is granted.

Application Timeline

Stage 01

Select your preferred investment

From the available options

Our expert team is available to consult with you regarding your goals and risk appetite to suggest the optimum investment option for your situation.

Stage 02

Submit application

Our experts prepare and submit your documents

Our expert processing team completes immigration forms for the main applicant and any dependent family members, and will submit these along with all supporting documents. As part of your application, you will be required to visit Bulgaria a total of 3 times for interviews and biometrics submissions (our staff are available to accompany you during your visits).

Stage 03

Make your selected investment

Upon approval

Once your application has been approved you will be required to pay all government fees and make the relevant investment under your chosen option.You will be required to hold your investments for a minimum of 5 years (2 years if using the fast-track option).

Stage 04

Apply for citizenship

Receive your citizenship and collect passport

After your application is approved, you will be issued with a Bulgarian residence permit within 4-6 months. After fulfilling the investment holding requirement of 5 years (2 years if making use of the fast-track option) you will be able to apply for Bulgarian citizenship and receive your passport.

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