Time To Residency
- Bulgaria Country profile
- Benefits of the program
- Investment requirements
- Visa-free and visa-on-arrival country list
About the program
To be eligible to apply for this program, you must be over 18 years old, in good health and without a criminal record.
Applicants are also required to make a deposit in a Governmental Bond Portfolio for an investment period of five years, with no further payment required.
As a permanent resident of Bulgaria, you are a resident of the European Union, thus you are entitled to freedom of movement in the Schengen area.
High standard of living
Bulgaria has a low cost of living for high-standard of goods and services.
Health & Education
You and your family will be able to study in schools or universities across Bulgaria and enjoy world-class healthcare.
Bulgaria has low tax rates and free trade environment within the EU with Macroeconomic and financial stability.
Minimal residency required
There are no physical residency requirements. You are not required to visit before or after the application.
Dual Citizenship permitted
There is no need to renounce your current citizenship(s), and your home authorities are not notified of your new citizenship.
Main applicant requirements
- Main applicant requirements:
- 18+ years of age
- Good health
- No criminal record
- Successfully pass due diligence checks
- Confirmed investment sources
- Eligible dependents
- Spouse of the main applicant
- Children (biological or adopted) regardless of age
*Parents and children older than 18 must be dependent on the main applicant.
The expected timeframe for the application process is 6 months. The first stage of the document collection can differ in length depending on the applicant’s ability to gather the documents. Our team guides this process with samples and best practice advice.
The reviewal stage is subject to the respective Government schedule and can be impacted by factors which we, as authorised agents have no control over. Savory and Partners collaborates with the Government throughout the entire process, and we aim to provide the quickest and smoothest experience for the applicant.
Read about the process steps in detail here
Offered in accordance with the Foreigners in the Art. 25, para 1, items 6 or 7, of Foreigners in Republic of Bulgaria, the Investor Program for Residence and Citizenship includes a fast-track citizenship option. To qualify for application, you will need to meet one of the requirements outlined in the “Investment Options” section.
Acquiring a Bulgarian permanent residence through the immigration program provides investors with all the rights of a Bulgarian citizen, except the right to vote. The residence gives applicants the right to enter and leave Bulgaria freely, as well as the right to travel across all European countries visa-free.
Q: Can I include my family?
Yes, you can include qualified members of your family in the application or add them after you have obtained your citizenship for an additional fee. A qualified family member can be a child not older than 25 years, a spouse, and parents and in-laws older than 50 which are financially dependent on the main applicant.
Q: Are there any interviews, language tests, or work experience requirements?
The Government of Vanuatu does not require you to pass any interviews, language tests or have previous work experience to be able to apply for this program.
Q: Do I need to visit Vanuatu before obtaining my citizenship?
You are not required to visit Vanuatu before or after obtaining your citizenship, you are, however, welcome to visit and explore the country.
Q: Does Vanuatu provide a biometric (ePassport) passport?
Yes, the passport of Vanuatu is now a biometric passport, also known as an ePassport.
Q: How many pages does the Vanuatu passport have?
The new biometric passport of Vanuatu has 32 pages.