With its rich history, proud culture, and stunning scenery, planting a flag in Bulgaria can be quite worthwhile if you’re willing to endure the process. The country is also a food lover’s paradise with diverse local cuisine. Bulgaria’s diverse and scenic landscape also means that you have a great variety of options to choose from when deciding on your official second residence. Whether you dream of owning an Alpine ski villa or a condo by the beach, you’ll have plenty of options in Bulgaria.

Why Bulgaria?


The Investor Program for  Citizenship in Bulgaria has the following benefits:

 Unrestricted right to live, work and study in Europe.

 Right to own land in any EU country.

 Bulgaria’s history is rich and fascinating and also it’s breath-taking beauty is one more reason, for people to stay here.

 Residency within six to nine months.

 Fast-track option for citizenship within two years.

 Special exemption from physical residence enforced with legislation.

 Government-approved investments and available financing options from banks.

 No language requirements.

 No obligation to relinquish current nationality.

 Lowest tax rates and free-trade environment within the EU.


Investment Options


Government Bond

BGN 1 million : Refundable at end of 5 year without any appreciation.


Financed investment

Loan from chartered bank on worldwide assets worth BGN 1 million for 5.5 years.

Qualifying Requirements


In accordance with the Bulgarian Citizenship Act, foreign investors who hold a permanent resident permit for at least five years are eligible to apply for Bulgarian citizenship. The requirements for those who opt for the regular program are as follows:

Be over 18 years old.

 Must have maintained permanent resident status and a valid residential address for the past five years.

 Must have never been sentenced by a Bulgarian court for a capital offence or accused in criminal proceedings for such a crime (unless he/she has been rehabilitated).

Investors will need to file a citizenship application and pass medical tests in their current country of residence.


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