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Bulgarian Citizenship Procedures for 1978's Immigrants

Migration of people from Bulgaria who came to Turkey in 1978 is considered under two separate titles. The first "forcibly displaced" and the second "voluntary". Therefore, a longer process is required when they apply for citizenship again.

Forced displaced persons cannot be deprived of their citizenship because they didn't remove from their citizenship. Thats why, they can take back their citizenship in a shorter time. Before applying, one must question whether he is a Bulgarian citizen. According to the result, he can either apply directly or apply for citizenship at the end of his 5-year period in Bulgaria by obtaining a D Visa and a residence permit.

In the meantime, it is worth remembering; If the 1978 immigrant is not alive, the citizenship does not pass to the children. In this page, you can find more information on the citizenship application procedure, documents and citizenship inquiry procedures of 1978 immigrants.

Since citizenship applications are difficult, long and complex, we recommend that you get a counseling. If you give a power of attorney to our Euroasia GVS authorities, we can make your citizenship inquiry and manage your visa application together.

Required Documents for for  1978's Bulgarian Immigrants Visa Application

  1. Biometric Photo: Must be taken within the last 6 months.
  2. Passport: Must be valid for at least 2 years.
  3. Birth Certificate: It should be obtained from the Population Directorate of the city where the applicant was born in Bulgaria. (Akt za rajdane)
  4. Name Equivalence Certificate: I can be obtain from the District Population Directorate.
  5. Apostilled Criminal Record: Should translate to Bulgarian and must be notarized from Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  6. Full Family Status Registration Example: It should shows the arrival and transition date in Turkey. Should be stamped and signed.
  7. Letter that you are not a Bulgarian citizen: should be obtained from the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice.
  8. A Letter which is shows which agreement you have migrated for: It must have been obtained from the municipality of the region where you live in Bulgaria.
  9. Bank Account Statement: The bank reference letter for your account opened in your name in Bulgaria.
  10. Notary approved contract of your address of residence and notary approved undertaking from the landlord making the contract. (Declaring that the applicant will remain in his / her home)

Additional Services

As with all visa types, D visa applications are required to have a Travel Health Insurance  covering the period of stay in Bulgaria. You can have this document in our office upon your request. If the applicant wishes to travel to Bulgaria by car, he / she is also required to take out  Green Insurance.

We can also issue this document in our office within 1 day. In addition, you will need to apply for the visa application such as translation, notarization, you can contact our authority in the process of approval.

Visa Application Procedure for  1978's Bulgaria Immigrants

Name Equivalence Certificate

Bulgarian immigrants in Turkey with names written on official documents in Bulgaria names may be different. Before applying for a D visa, the person must obtain a Name Equivalence Certificate by writing a petition to the District Population Directorate. It proves to be the same person as this document.

Get Your Birth Certificate

Another important document in the application of visa and citizenship for 1978 immigrants is the Birth Certificate. People with different dates of birth in the documents should going to the headman of the area they are attached for receive birth certificate.

Make Correction If Your Birth Dates are Different

If you don't have time to go to Bulgaria to issue a birth certificate or don't want to waste time with procedures, just call our office. If you give power of attorney to our authorities, we will take your Birth Certificate and deliver it to you without having to go to Bulgaria.

Inquiry of Bulgarian Citizenship 

1978's of immigrants are excluded from citizenship for they said they're volunteers when they come to Turkey. To apply for Bulgarian citizenship again, they need to question their citizenship status. They can apply to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice for questioning.

If they receive an answer such as "Applicant is not a citizen of Bulgaria" as a result of this interrogation, they can obtain citizenship procedures by obtaining a D visa and a Residence Permit. If you don't have time to go to Bulgaria for this process, you just need to give a proxy to our authority.

Send Your Documents to Our Office

You can provide Name Equivalence Certificate and Birth Certificate and prepare other application documents and send them to our nearest office via cargo. The decision making authority for D type visa application is only the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Our office will only advise you during the preparation of the documents and the appointment process.

It may take a long time to make an appointment with Bulgarian representatives. If you contact our authority for this, they will talk to you and arrange your appointment at the appropriate day and time.

Our authority will inform you by providing control of your documents

Your documents will be checked immediately when they reach our authorities. Our representative will immediately notify you when your old, missing and incorrect documents are issued and will ask you to complete the missing documents as soon as possible.

We Determine Your Application Day

D type Visa applications are made to the Bulgarian Consulates and Embassies in person. However, making an appointment is a long and difficult process. If you prepare your documents and send them to our office, our authorized person checks and makes an appointment for you in a convenient day and time. You can apply to the Bulgarian Consulate or Embassy on the day of the appointment with your documents. Visa authorities may call you for a face-to-face interview or ask you to prepare additional documents if they deem it necessary.

How many days does 1978's Immigrants visa applications take?

The visa application process for 1978's immigrants varies depending on the public holidays and intensity of the Bulgarian Consulates and Embassies. Requesting additional documents by the authorities may also extend your visa exit period.

The process of interrogating citizenship application from the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice varies between 8-10 months. Birth Certificate can be issued in 1 month on average. However, if the population of the history in the documents in Turkey and Bulgaria does not overlap, ıt should be corrected by applying to the court. This process results in an average of 2-3 months.

It takes approximately 2 months to obtain a Name Equivalence Certificate, Immigration Paper and Declaration of Nationality.

What is the next step for  D type visa?

The person receiving a Bulgaria D Visa will go to Bulgaria and apply to the Foreigners Department of the city where he / she resides and obtain a yearly Residence Permit for a period of 5 years. By renewing its session every year without any interruption, at the end of the 3rd year, it is entitled to apply for citizenship.

The Bulgarian Ministry of Justice applies for citizenship by going to the Citizenship department. After waiting for 2 years, at the end of the 5th year, he/she gets his/ hers citizenship back.

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