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Bulgarian Citizenship for Investors

Bulgaria, a member of the European Union, gives citizenship to foreigners on condition that they invest in their own countries. For this, investors need to invest 512 thousand euros in Bulgaria. This amount is also available as a loan from Bulgarian banks.

How Do Investors Get Bulgarian citizenship?

The applicant must first acquire investor status in Bulgaria. Within this, the "Investor Certificate" must be obtained from the Ministry of Finance.

Also the lease document of the house which will planned to sit in Bulgaria is necessary for D visa applications to Bulgaria Consulate or Embassy in Turkey. Following this application, the applicant goes to Bulgaria with a visa and will obtain a residence permit.

After continuing his/ her residence permit in Bulgaria for 5 years, he / she is entitled to a permanent residence permit. After obtaining this right, he/ she can apply for Bulgarian citizenship.

You will be able to read the current list of documents and information on the application procedure for Bulgarian citizenship in this page. However, the investors application for citizenship is quite long and complex. If you don't want to have problems during this process, we recommend that you seek counseling. When you contact Euroasia GVS officials, you can manage all the steps from preparing your documents to your D visa application.

Required Documents for Investor's Citizenship Application

1) Visa Application Form: (Must be completed and signed by the applicant.)
2) Passport: (Must add the old visa pages.)
3) Biometric Photo: (taken in the last 6 months with a white background.)
4) Government Bond Bills of 512 thousand Euros (The person who gets the 512 thousand Euros of Government Bonds from the Bank of Bulgaria gains the status of an investor. This money taken for citizenship is obliged to stay in the bank for 5 years.)
5) Investor Certificate: (Certificate should obtained from the Ministry of Finance to gain investor status.)
6) Lease agreement: (Lease or title deed of the house to be resided in Bulgaria.) It should be notary approved from the landlord (declaring that the applicant will stay in his/ her home)
7) Apostilled Criminal Record: (The person who will apply for citizenship should not have a criminal record. So there should be no crime. Also the investor must be above the legal age limit.)
8) Bank Account Summary: A breakdown of the bank account where the amount of money will be provided he/ she cover her/ his payments for as long as it stays in the country.

Additional Services

The mandatory document to be prepared by the investors applying for citizenship through investment include ‘Travel Health Insurance’. You can have a Travel Health Insurance from our office which covers 30 thousand Euro to cover the days of stay in the country.

In addition, those who go to Bulgaria with their own car or company car must have "Green Insurance" . You can also take this document from our office within a day. Just send a copy of your car license. You can also get support from our authorities for your Bulgarian translation and notarization procedures.

Citizenship Application Procedures for Investors

Send the documents to our office by courier or cargo

You can find out the current list of documents you need to prepare in accordance with your situation by contacting our authority. In order to avoid any delays in the application process, you should collect the list of documents we have shared with you completely. After you complete your paperwork you can send it to our nearest office by cargo.

We Inform You About the Process

During the course of your application, our authorized person will take care of your transactions and will check and inform you as soon as we receive your documents. If there are any missing, incorrect or outdated documents in your paperworks, they will prompt you to correct them immediately.

Please note that visa authorities will evaluate your application based on your documents, and even a small error that is overlooked may result in an extension or negative outcome of your visa process.

We Determine Your Application Day

In order to obtain Bulgarian citizenship, investors must go to the country by obtaining a D Visa firstly. The D visa applications are made personally to the Consulate and the Embassy of Bulgaria in Turkey.

These two representations make regional distinctions in D visa applications. In other words, a person residing in Istanbul cannot apply from the Consulate of Bulgaria in Edirne. It is required to apply from İstanbul to the Consulate of Bulgaria in Istanbul.

When you send your documents to our nearest offices in Istanbul, Bursa, Edirne, Izmir, Antalya and Gaziantep, our authorized person will meet with you and make your appointment at the appropriate consulate on the appropriate day and time. On the day of the appointment, you will take your paperwork and hand it over to the Bulgarian Consulate or Embassy. Visa authorities may request additional documents from you if they seem it necessary. The only decision maker for visa applications is the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry.

What is the next phase after D visa application?

D visa applications are completed in approximately 45-60 days. This process may be prolonged because of the public holidays and intensity of the Consulate or Embassy.

The second stage will start for the investor whose D visa has been issued. The person must go to Bulgaria and apply for Residence Permit to the Foreigners Department of the Police Headquarters to which his residence address is attached. A residence permit may be issued for a period of 3 -6 or 12 months.

A person who has been residing in Bulgaria for 5 years can obtain an indefinite residence permit at the end of this period. It is also entitled to apply for Bulgarian citizenship. It applies for citizenship to the General Directorate of Citizenship of the Ministry of Justice. These procedures may result in approximately 6-18 months.

WARNINGS

  • If the holder of the Bulgaria Residence Card says "European Unit" on the card, that investor is entitled to free movement in the European Union countries. If there is no sign on the residence card; He/ she can just travel to the Balkan countries, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia.
  • Since Bulgaria is an EU member, a person with Bulgarian citizenship has the right to live and work all over Europe and Schengen member countries.

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