BULGARIA RESIDENCY

Investment Immigration Program (IIP)

The Bulgarian Citizenship Act or the Bulgarian Immigrant Investor Program (BGIIP), which has been in operation since 2009. Bulgarian citizens are citizens of the European Union and as such can live, work and study in any country within the European Union. You and your family will obtain European Permanent Residence status and subsequently Bulgarian citizenship without having to move away or renounce your current nationality.

ADVANTAGES

  • Permanent resident & citizen of the European Union (EU).
  • Visa free travel to 169 countries.
  • Exemption from physical residence enforced by legislation.
  • Strategic geographical location, connecting Europe to Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Fast track option available for European citizenship for investors and their families within two years.
  • No language requirements for residency or citizenship
  • One of the lowest tax rates within the EU.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must make a qualified investment.
  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Provide all required documents in English.
  • Successfully pass a due diligence check.
  • Visit Bulgaria twice during the application process.
  • Have a personal net worth of over €1,000,000.00.

ADVANTAGES

  • Permanent resident & citizen of the European Union (EU).
  • Visa free travel to 169 countries.
  • Exemption from physical residence enforced by legislation.
  • Strategic geographical location, connecting Europe to Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
  • Fast track option available for European citizenship for investors and their families within two years.
  • No language requirements for residency or citizenship
  • One of the lowest tax rates within the EU.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants must make a qualified investment.
  • Be over 18 years old.
  • Have no criminal record.
  • Provide all required documents in English.
  • Successfully pass a due diligence check.
  • Visit Bulgaria twice during the application process.
  • Have a personal net worth of over €1,000,000.00.

INVESTMENT OPTIONS

APPLICANT MUST INVEST 100% OF THE SPECIFIED INVESTMENT.

PERMANENT RESIDENCY

  • The applicant must invest BGN 1,000,000 (approx. €512,000) in a fully guaranteed government bond portfolio for 5 years. At the end of the term the applicant gets the full amount back without interest.
  • The applicant can apply for citizenship after holding permanent residence for a period of 5 years.

Permanent Residency (Financed Investment)

  • Make a one-off non-refundable payment of €195,000 which is used to finance the Permanent Residency investment on behalf of the client.

FAST TRACK CITIZENSHIP

  • After holding permanent residence for at least 1 year the applicant can then apply for ‘Fast Track’ Citizenship by making a further bond investment of €512,000 which must be held for 2 years.
  • Citizenship is generally granted 3 months after the Fast Track option is exercised.

FAST TRACK CITIZENSHIP (Financed Investment)

  • Make a one-off non-refundable payment of €110,000 which is used to finance the Fast Track Citizenship investment on behalf of the client.

PROCESS

  1. File preparation and submission of application for main applicant.
  2. Permanent residence granted in 6-9 months.
  3. Submit PR applications for qualifying dependents.
  4. Can apply for Citizenship after 5 years.
  5. Permanent Residence.

169 VISA-FREE TRAVEL COUNTRIES

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  • Residency Bulgaria  Albania
  • Residency Bulgaria  Andorra
  • Residency Bulgaria  Austria
  • Residency Bulgaria  Belarus
  •   Belgium
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bulgaria
  • Residency Bulgaria  Croatia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Cyprus
  • Residency Bulgaria  Czech Republic
  • Residency Bulgaria  Denmark
  • Residency Bulgaria  Estonia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Faroe Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Finland
  • Residency Bulgaria  France
  • Residency Bulgaria  Germany
  • Residency Bulgaria  Gibraltar
  • Residency Bulgaria  Greece
  • Residency Bulgaria  Greenland
  • Residency Bulgaria  Hungary
  • Residency Bulgaria  Iceland
  • Residency Bulgaria  Ireland
  • Residency Bulgaria  Italy
  • Residency Bulgaria  Kosovo
  • Residency Bulgaria  Latvia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Liechtenstein
  • Residency Bulgaria  Lithuania
  • Residency Bulgaria  Luxembourg
  • Residency Bulgaria  Macedonia (FYROM)
  • Residency Bulgaria  Malta
  • Residency Bulgaria  Moldova
  • Residency Bulgaria  Monaco
  • Residency Bulgaria  Montenegro
  • Residency Bulgaria  Netherlands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Norway
  • Residency Bulgaria  Poland
  • Residency Bulgaria  Portugal
  • Residency Bulgaria  Romania
  • Residency Bulgaria  San Marino
  • Residency Bulgaria  Serbia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Slovakia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Slovenia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Spain
  • Residency Bulgaria  Sweden
  • Residency Bulgaria  Switzerland
  • Residency Bulgaria  Ukraine
  • Residency Bulgaria  United Kingdom
  • Residency Bulgaria  Vatican City
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bangladesh *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Brunei
  • Residency Bulgaria  Cambodia *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Hong Kong (SAR China)
  • Residency Bulgaria  Indonesia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Japan
  • Residency Bulgaria  Kazakhstan
  • Residency Bulgaria  Kyrgyzstan
  • Residency Bulgaria  Laos *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Macao (SAR China)
  • Residency Bulgaria  Malaysia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Maldives *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Nepal *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Philippines
  • Residency Bulgaria  Singapore
  • Residency Bulgaria  South Korea
  • Residency Bulgaria  Sri Lanka *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Taiwan
  • Residency Bulgaria  Tajikistan *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Thailand *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Timor-Leste
  • Residency Bulgaria  Benin *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Botswana
  • Residency Bulgaria  Burkina Faso
  • Residency Bulgaria  Cape Verde Islands *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Comores Islands *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Djibouti *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Egypt *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Ethiopia *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Gabon *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Gambia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Guinea-Bissau *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Kenya
  • Residency Bulgaria  Madagascar *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Malawi *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Mauritania *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Mauritius
  • Residency Bulgaria  Mayotte
  • Residency Bulgaria  Morocco
  • Residency Bulgaria  Mozambique *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Reunion
  • Residency Bulgaria  Rwanda *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Sao Tome and Principe
  • Residency Bulgaria  Senegal
  • Residency Bulgaria  Seychelles *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Somalia *
  • Residency Bulgaria  South Africa
  • Residency Bulgaria  St. Helena *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Swaziland
  • Residency Bulgaria  Tanzania *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Togo *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Tunisia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Uganda *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Zambia *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Zimbabwe *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Australia **
  • Residency Bulgaria  Cook Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Fiji
  • Residency Bulgaria  French Polynesia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Guam **
  • Residency Bulgaria  Kiribati
  • Residency Bulgaria  Marshall Island
  • Residency Bulgaria  Micronesia
  • Residency Bulgaria  New Caledonia
  • Residency Bulgaria  New Zealand
  • Residency Bulgaria  Niue
  • Residency Bulgaria  Northern Mariana Islands **
  • Residency Bulgaria  Palau Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Papua New Guinea*
  • Residency Bulgaria  Samoa
  • Residency Bulgaria  Solomon Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Tonga
  • Residency Bulgaria  Tuvalu
  • Residency Bulgaria  Vanuatu
  • Residency Bulgaria  Anguilla
  • Residency Bulgaria  Antigua and Barbuda
  • Residency Bulgaria  Aruba
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bahamas
  • Residency Bulgaria  Barbados
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
  • Residency Bulgaria  British Virgin Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Cayman Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Curacao
  • Residency Bulgaria  Dominica
  • Residency Bulgaria  Dominican Republic
  • Residency Bulgaria  French West Indies
  • Residency Bulgaria  Grenada
  • Residency Bulgaria  Haiti
  • Residency Bulgaria  Jamaica *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Montserrat
  • Residency Bulgaria  Puerto Rico **
  • Residency Bulgaria  St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Residency Bulgaria  St. Lucia
  • Residency Bulgaria  St. Maarten
  • Residency Bulgaria  St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Residency Bulgaria  Trinidad & Tobago
  • Residency Bulgaria  Turks & Caicos Isl.
  • Residency Bulgaria  US Virgin Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  Argentina
  • Residency Bulgaria  Belize
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bermuda
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bolivia *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Brazil
  • Residency Bulgaria  Canada **
  • Residency Bulgaria  Chile
  • Residency Bulgaria  Colombia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Costa Rica
  • Residency Bulgaria  Ecuador
  • Residency Bulgaria  El Salvador
  • Residency Bulgaria  Falkland Islands
  • Residency Bulgaria  French Guiana
  • Residency Bulgaria  Guatemala
  • Residency Bulgaria  Guyana
  • Residency Bulgaria  Honduras
  • Residency Bulgaria  Mexico
  • Residency Bulgaria  Nicaragua *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Panama
  • Residency Bulgaria  Paraguay
  • Residency Bulgaria  Peru
  • Residency Bulgaria  Suriname *
  • Residency Bulgaria  United States **
  • Residency Bulgaria  Uruguay
  • Residency Bulgaria  Venezuela
  • Residency Bulgaria  Armenia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Bahrain *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Georgia
  • Residency Bulgaria  Iran *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Israel
  • Residency Bulgaria  Jordan *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Kuwait *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Lebanon *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Oman *
  • Residency Bulgaria  Palestinian Territory
  • Residency Bulgaria  Qatar
  • Residency Bulgaria  Turkey
  • Residency Bulgaria  United Arab Emirates

GENERAL INFO

* As Bulgaria is not part of the EU Schengen Agreement, holding residency only grants you the ability to live in the country without having visa free access to other countries. Once you fulfill all Permanent Residency government requirements, you will be allowed to apply for citizenship during year 5.

If the Bulgarian Passport & Citizenship is granted to you, you will hold an EU Passports, with visa free access to 156 countries, and the ability to live, work and open up businesses in any EU country.

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