Bulgarian Citizenship by origin (descent)

Situated in the heart of the Balkans, Bulgaria is known for its rich, vibrant culture, biodiversity, valuable archeological monuments, marine and skiing resorts, delicious cuisine and lasting folk customs.

Bulgaria is one of the oldest European countries, and it didn’t change its name ever since, which is saying something about constancy, though there’s no refusing the progress – the country has one of the fastest internet in EU.

And, by the way, one of the quickest procedure of granting citizenship.

  • By naturalization – suitable for someone who has resided in Bulgaria for a period of time, speaks the language fluently, has an income and occupation enabling him/her to support himself/ herself in the Republic of Bulgaria.

  • By marriage (family reunification) – for any person who has been, for at least three years, and still is, legally married to a Bulgarian citizen may apply for permanent residency and subsequently – citizenship as well

  • By investment – those, willing to buy government bonds in the amount of 1 million EURO will qualify under the fast track Bulgarian citizenship program (approximately 24 month). Thus one is not required to live and work in Bulgaria, or to know the language. The investment is fully refundable.

  • By origin (descent) - This program is based on provisions in the Bulgarian citizenship act (modified in 2021), a faster and more transparent procedure. Official evidence of origin would mean a Bulgarian ancestor up to the applicant’s great-grandparents generation (or adopted by a Bulgarian citizen under the conditions of full adoption) If you are eligible, this option is cheaper, more straightforward, and even faster than applying through investment.

Thanks to new regulations, the decision on granting citizenship can take 12-24 month.
The children also become eligible too once you become a national, the spouse can become a citizen by residing or investing

Bulgarian Citizenship

We can advise you on the eligibility of your acquiring the Bulgarian citizenship by origin, to assist in the gathering, clarification and putting together of the supporting documents, obtaining evidence of your Bulgarian origin, finding the certificates issued by local or central government authorities in Bulgaria.

Our lawyers have considerable professional experience when it concerns acquiring Bulgarian citizenship and passport.

And as a citizen of Bulgaria, you will be allowed to:

  • Travel visa-free to more than 170 countries around the globe, including Canada, the UK, or Australia.

  • Receive high level of social security and health care in the EU;

  • Exercise the right to purchase land in any European country;

  • Have the benefits of a more flexible tax policy;

  • Possibility of acquiring EU citizenship for the whole family;

  • Ensure the right to a get quality education and a decent standard of living.

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