Not only immigrants can apply for Bulgarian citizenship, also Turkish citizens who fulfill the necessary requirements can apply too. The Bulgarian citizenship application procedures and the documents required to be prepared vary according to the applicant's year of migration and personal circumstances. We therefore recommend that you seek advice on citizenship procedures before applying.
You can find the list of required documents to apply for Bulgarian citizenship in this page. When you give power of attorney to our experienced officials, we can carry out the follow up of your documents on your behalf.
Those who apply for Bulgarian citizenship must definitely have travel health insurance. This document can be taken from our office upon your request. In addition, you can easily handle the documents such as notarization and translation required for citizenship application from our office.
The most important step in the application for Bulgarian citizenship is the preparation of documents. The name equivalence certificate and birth certificate are indispensable for the citizenship application. The applicant must obtain the Name Equivalence Certificate. But it is necessary to go to Bulgaria for the birth certificate. If you don't have time and don't think that you can't take the time, our officers (by giving a power of attorney) can get your birth certificate. If your date of birth in official documents is spelled differently in Turkey and Bulgaria, you can fix it by referring to the Civil Court
If your name equivalence and birth certificate are ready, it is time for you to apply to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice for citizenship. The applicant must also go to Bulgaria for this procedure. If you do not have time, we can do your citizenship inquiry by giving power of attorney to our authority without you having to go. According to a response from the Ministry of Justice to "a citizen of Bulgaria" or "not a citizen of Bulgaria", the application for citizenship may be initiated.
If the answer is "citizen of Bulgaria", you can apply directly. But if the answer is "not a citizen of Bulgaria" , the person before applying to the embassy Consulate of Bulgaria in Turkey and Bulgaria must receive a D type visa . The D visa issued in 2 months can be taken from Bulgaria for an indefinite 5-year residence permit. The applicant must visit Bulgaria twice for this procedure.
A person who lives in Bulgaria for 3 years with a residence permit is entitled to apply for Bulgarian citizenship at the end of this period. The person prepares the Bulgarian citizenship application documents and makes an appointment to two years after (fifth year of his/hers residency) the General Directorate of Citizenship of the Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria.
On the date of appointment, the applicant is interviewed and his/hers application is completed. Application for citizenship in Bulgaria is carried out by the General Directorate of Citizenship of the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice. Applications are evaluated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Municipalities. In addition, the citizens' units dealing with the citizenship of the police centers are carried out. Approximately 1.5-2 years after the application, the person can become a citizen. The person receiving the certificate of citizenship may issue a Bulgarian passport.
Expenses in Bulgarian citizenship procedures vary according to the number of documents to be prepared. The amount you pay for services intermediary institution, translating cost and notaries costs are required to leave a budget for expenses such approval.
1951 -1978 years in the waves of immigration that took place between hundreds of thousands of people came to Turkey from Bulgaria. According to the agreements made between the two countries; It is accepted that those who migrated in 1951 forcibly and those who emigrated in 1978 voluntarily. But those who come in both periods have the right to apply for Bulgarian citizenship, provided they are still alive. as well as leakage from the outside of the mass exodus to Turkey's important to remind that they can apply for citizenship. Once the applicant has acquired her citizenship, she can also apply for Bulgarian citizenship for her children and grandchildren, provided that she waits 5 years for each generation.
Children under the age of 18, whose parents are Bulgarian citizens, are eligible for Bulgarian citizenship. Citizenship application procedures are made through the mother or father. The documents required for citizenship application, ‘Name Equivalence Certificate’, ‘Birth Certificate’ and other documents are prepared in a notarized and translated form, and the Bulgarian Identity Number (EGN) is required for the child. EGN must be certified by the Ministry of Justice. A Bulgarian passport can be applied for the child whose EGN is obtained.
Those who are not Bulgarian citizens but among Bulgarian family members can apply for citizenship. Parents whose children are Bulgarian citizens, or children over the age of 18, whose parents are Bulgarian citizens, have such a right.
Persons who marry a Bulgarian citizen are entitled to Bulgarian citizenship. First of all, the marriage must be documented. Then, the person must apply for a visa for Bulgaria D and apply for a residence permit there. After waiting 5 years, a residence permit can be applied for citizenship.
Turkish citizens have the right to acquire Bulgarian citizenship, although they do not have a family bond with a Bulgarian citizen. One way is to invest in Bulgaria. When the company founders purchase a Government Bonds worth 512 thousand Euros, they can apply for Bulgarian citizenship with their Investor Certificate.
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