Bulgaria Residency by Investment Time line

  • Phase 1
    Main Applicant



    Month 1

    STEP 1
    File preparation and submission. Application fees are due at this stage.

    STEP 2
    Appointment at a Bulgarian Consulate for document signing.

    STEP 3
    Investment transfer by the applicant. 





  • Month 3

    STEP 4
    Investment certificate issued.

    STEP 5
    Second appointment at a Bulgarian Consulate for Visa D application.




  • Month 5

    STEP 6
    Visa D granted, followed by the first trip to Bulgaria. Submission of application for permanent residence (PR).





  • Month 8-9

    STEP 7
    Permanent residence approved, followed by a second trip to Bulgaria. Submission of application for a Bulgarian PR card.

    STEP 8
    Receipt of Bulgarian PR card (three days after application).

  • Phase 2
    Family




    Once the main applicant is issued the Bulgarian ID document, the procedure for qualifying family members begins. The process for obtaining a Bulgarian ID may take six months (this includes two mandatory trips to Bulgaria for each qualifying family member).