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Bulgarian Citizenship through Marriage

Turkish citizens (who marry with a Bulgarian citizen) are have the right to acquire Bulgarian citizenship. The primary condition for this is that they prove that their marriage is real. Then, D visa application is made and the visa is issued for Bulgaria and a residence permit is obtained. At the end of the 5-year indefinite residence permit, the person can apply for Bulgarian citizenship. In this page, you can find detailed information about the procedure for applying to Bulgarian citizenship through marriage and the list of documents to be prepared. However, citizenship procedures through marriage and D visa applications are long and complex. A minor error in your paperworks will extend your processing time more than it actually does. If you do not complete your missing documents, D visa and residence permit applications may result in negative results. Therefore, we recommend that you seek advice before you apply for a D visa. Euroasia Global Visa Services will support you in all your transactions, from the preparation of your documents to your D visa application. You can call our authorities for a list of up date documents for your D visa.

Required Documents for D Visa Application through Marriage

  • Passport
  • Biometric Photo: It should be up to date and The photographs background should be white.
  • Visa Application Form
  • Bulgaria Marriage Certificate
  • Fully Inclusive Population Registration Example: Must be notarized from Bulgaria.
  • Criminal Record: Must be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Bulgarian translation.
  • Lease: Residence must belong to the in Bulgaria.
  • Commitment 1: The spouse who is a Bulgarian citizen must declare that he / she will cover the care and expenses of the Turkish spouse. (Declaration 1)
  • Commitment 2: Both spouses must declare that marriage isn't  fake and they live together. (Declaration 2)
  • Bank Account Statement: Summary of the account opened in a bank in Bulgaria on behalf of the Turkish spouse
  • Photocopy of Lechna Card: It must belong to the Bulgarian citizen spouse .
  • Name Equivalence Certificate: Name of the Bulgarian citizen spouse

Additional Services

One of the documents that must be filed for Bulgaria D visa applications through to marriage is the Travel Health Insurance with a guarantee of 30 thousand Euros which is valid in all European countries. You can get this document from our office.You can get support from our authorities for your translation and notarization procedures during  D visa applications.

D Visa Application Procedures for Marriage

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We said that those who apply for Bulgarian citizenship through marriage should first obtain a D visa (residence permit). You can read more about the list of documents and procedures for D visa application through marriage. If you find it complicated, we recommend that you seek advice in order to avoid a bad surprise during your application. You can ask D Visa list of documents according to your personal situation and prepare your documents and send them to our office by cargo.

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When your documents are received by our authority, they will be checked as the first job. If you have incomplete and incorrect documents, our representative will call you by phone or e-mail and ask you to complete your deficiencies.

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D visa applications through marriage are made to the Bulgarian Consulate and Embassy in personally. However, it may take a long time to make an appointment for a visa application. If you receive advice from our office in such cases, our authorities will help you make an appointment. If your documents are complete, they will meet with you at the appropriate day and time to make an appointment with the Bulgarian Consulates or the Embassy. You can submit your documents by yourself on the appointment day. The visa officer may ask you to prepare additional documents if deemed necessary. He can also call you for a face to face meeting.

What is the next step after taking D visa?

The decision making authority for "visa applications through marriage" is the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry. The duration of your visa may be extended because of the intensity of these two diplomatic missions or public holidays. However, if there is no setback, your application for a residence permit in Bulgaria may be concluded within 45-60 days.

If you get Marriage in Bulgaria: The D visa holder and his wife, who is a Bulgarian citizen, should go to Bulgaria as a second stage. But before the Directorate of Population in Turkey 'Marriage Registration Example' and should take "Population Registration". With these documents, the couple should go to Bulgaria and their marriage is made by making an appointment in the marriage department of the region where the Bulgarian citizen is connected. A few days after the marriage, the couple's marriage certificates will issued in Bulgaria. Marriage certificate and the residence of the spouse who is a citizen of Bulgaria is attached to the Foreigners Department of the Police Department and a "residence permit" application is made. 5-year indefinite session card is taken. At the end of 3 years, the person is entitled to apply for citizenship and apply for Bulgarian citizenship by going to the Citizenship section of the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice. Then it waits 2 years for the application to be evaluated and after 5 years she/ he becomes a citizen.


  • The person receiving the Bulgarian Residence Card through marriage, together with his wife/ husband, who is a citizen of Bulgaria, is entitled to free movement in the member states of the European Union.
  • The documents submitted to the Bulgarian Consulates and Embassies during the D visa application must apostilled by the governor and the district governor. In addition, these documents must be translated into Bulgarian and must be notarized. The person applying for Bulgarian citizenship through marriage must apply for a residence permit as the first job when they go to Bulgaria with a D visa. If the applicant returned to Turkey without D visa  it would been canceled and must make the very beginning the entire process.
  • 15 days after the application for a D visa and residence permit through marriage, the Bulgarian police goes to the address of the couple to see if they are actually married and whether they live. If the marriage is fake or the couple don't live the place they've been submitted, D Visa application and Residence permit may be negative.

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